Ned Stark: Was it a lightningbolt?
sithon: And these are the people breeding in great numbers .
jst3p: theknuckler_33: jst3p: theknuckler_33: That is entirely my point. It was a joke and only a joke. My issue was only with the statement that the joke was preached as some sort of standard Catholic (or any other Christian) teaching. I've made this point several times and is the only point I've wanted to make. For some reason, my point is not being acknowledged for what it is.For what it is worth: I have been part of some pretty lax congregations. It would be a stretch to call it a "Common Catholic parable" but if I haven't heard heard that joke in church (I heard it so long ago I don't remember where it was) I have heard ones similar. It isn't offensive and it makes a good point about God working for us in unexpected and simple ways. A good message to send since the same God that used to perform major miracles that would make crowds get down on bended knee is shy now that there are camcorders and cell phone cams.It isn't unreasonable to think this joke was told in church, particularly with more contemporary non-denominationals out there.'Oh for goodness sakes. Fine. Mainstream religions preach that God tells people who pray to him for... whatever... that they are morans for not taking advantage of secular solutions to problems they face.skullcrusher. this is as close as you are going to get. I suggest accepting this apology.
PanicMan: Bees? Was it bees? I bet it was bees.
ciberido: WhoIsPurpleGoo: Bees?Resting after pining for the fjords?
Mr. Coffee Nerves: No matter one's personal theology (or lack thereof) I think we can all agree that if there is an afterlife these snapperheads have a permanent reservation in the room by the elevator in the most disused wing of the Endless Vuvuzela & Pan Flute Orchestra covers "Nickleback" Concert building adjacent to the Never-Ceasing Rerun of "Batman & Robin" Screen next to the Lake of Burning Hobo Semen where the roving Octo-Penised Rapenocerouses always have full bottles of Cialis.
ManateeGag: so, this is OK, but abortion is murder?
skullkrusher: MeanJean: Fusillade762MeanJeanYou know what would really be great? If the remaining children were fostered by gay couples.That would be an awesome part to the punishment.Atheists. I think atheists are more reviled that gays these days.How about gay atheists? =Dnow you're just repeating yourself/no, not serious save your quizzical dogs
Mr. Coffee Nerves: The real punchline to the joke is that God THEN said "But I'm sending you to hell anyway for that one time when you were 15 and you masturbated while thinking of Tom Selleck."
boozehat: Bonobo62: Idiots. Laughter is the best medicine. Not prayer. Laughter. Prayer is only the third-best medicine.i'll bite....what's the second?or is this like #2 with the underpants nomes?
GleefulFiend: CsbWhen I was 10 my parents went to some kind of retreat and left me in the care of my religious fundamentalist uncle and his family in rural Oregon. One day I was playing hide and seek in the barn with my cousins when I fell out of the hayloft and split my knee open on a combine blade. My uncle, who did not believe in doctors or medicine (hell, he barely believed in soap) put a butterfly bandage on it and told me not to bend my knee for the rest of the week until my parents got back.I needed stitches I never got, but I escaped the situation with a stiff knee and a gnarly scar (thankfully, I had been immunized against tetanus). I was a lot luckier than his youngest son, who self-medicated for depression with a chair and a noose. I was a lot luckier than the diabetic kid who died in the nurse's office at the school where my mom worked because the kid's family used prayer instead of insulin. That was 30 years ago./csbPoint is, this problem is not new and we as a society seem to be really bad at solving it. I hope they are convicted of murder this time.
Omahawg: I pray for boobs in my emaildon't disappoint me again, god!
rmatthewware: Every group of people that becomes large enough will have their nuts. Most Christians aren't like this. Most of us wouldn't let a child suffer. If you want to condemn these people, I'll be right there with you. But don't blame Christianity because some of his followers are idiots.
Churchy LaFemme: HighlanderRPI: The amazing part is that they have 7 other children that have survived thus far without falling prey to their parent's stupidityLet me guess: they don't believe in birth control either?
SpikeStrip: got run over by a crappy purple scion
jayhawk88: Seven other kids. I want to go beat these people with a lead pipe. In the Conservatory.We'll just sterilize them. I got an arc welder in the garage doing nothing.
IntertubeUser: More evidence that religion is child abuse. This is perhaps the most heinous of examples. But parents who teach their children that the earth is 6,000 years old, God hates them queers, etc. are other examples. But even something as innocuous as faith being a legitimate substitute for evidence or teaching kids to believe in supernatural causes (the basis of religion) leaves impressionable young minds handicapped in the real world.Religion IS child abuse.
Nadie_AZ: In a firefight outside of Mosul?
poonesfarm: Mauled by a saber-toothed tiger?
HindiDiscoMonster: Abox: FTA they could face a prison sentence as long as 10 years.And like Job, retaining faith despite continued misery by God's hand.I think you spelled Satan wrong.../Fark, I am disappoint - I thought you knew your bibles... so you could bash it more effectively.
farkmedown: Bacontastesgood: rmatthewware: Most Christians aren't like this. Most of us wouldn't let a child suffer. ...... But don't blame Christianity because some of his followers are idiots.Who are you talking to? I realize fark is rich in athiests and agnostics, but almost all of us recognize that most Christians are reasonable people. You are like 75% of the US population after all. There would be huge problems if most of you never went to or took your kids to hospitals.I was raised as a Christian Scientist.I got better.
Bacontastesgood: rmatthewware: Most Christians aren't like this. Most of us wouldn't let a child suffer. ...... But don't blame Christianity because some of his followers are idiots.Who are you talking to? I realize fark is rich in athiests and agnostics, but almost all of us recognize that most Christians are reasonable people. You are like 75% of the US population after all. There would be huge problems if most of you never went to or took your kids to hospitals.
HighlanderRPI: The amazing part is that they have 7 other children that have survived thus far without falling prey to their parent's stupidity
SpikeStrip: well, duh. let me show you my nickleback collection
jst3p: [i303.photobucket.com image 716x535]
jayhawk88: Seven other kids. I want to go beat these people with a lead pipe. In the Conservatory.
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