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2013-04-30 10:31:15 AM

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If I had some PS skills I would shop toy figures of gods from different religions in place of the toys.
 
2013-04-30 10:31:19 AM

Revek: AverageAmericanGuy: Carn: AverageAmericanGuy: He has a point. When you remove emotion from the equation and let logic take charge, belief in deities seems weird and incongruent with a universe predicated on examinable physical laws.

But humans are not purely logical creatures. Along with our logical minds, we are burdened with our emotional mind as well. Except in the case of autistic children, of course. They are emotionally crippled, for better or worse. As far as atheism goes, for the better, obviously.

Autistic kids aren't emotionally crippled man.  My nephew is autistic, but he loves his sister and mother and grandparents and uncles, tells jokes (that are amazingly clever and funny for a 6 year old), loves robots, mario and superheroes, and in many ways is pretty much a normal kid.  He's got issues, but he's gotten way better with treatment and a huge part of that has been diet and supplements.  Autism for some may be an almost completely treatable condition.

Well, it's a spectrum disease. There are many with mild autism who are likely as not to find salvation in Jesus. And there are those who would not accept the existence of God if their souls depended on it.

I'm glad to hear your nephew is on the mild end of the spectrum.

My kid loves church but doesn't get the whole god is there but you can't see him thing.


Can he see the wind? Can he see infrared light? Are television signals visible as they travel over wires?
 
2013-04-30 10:31:33 AM

Revek: AverageAmericanGuy: Carn:
Well, it's a spectrum disease. There are many with mild autism who are likely as not to find salvation in Jesus. And there are those who would not accept the existence of God if their souls depended on it.

I'm glad to hear your nephew is on the mild end of the spectrum.

My kid loves church but doesn't get the whole god is there but you can't see him thing.


My kid thinks god controls magic, and thus can be propitiated for cool shiat. :P
 
2013-04-30 10:31:38 AM

Farce-Side: I like Fark atheists.  They're so condescending, implying that if you believe something different from them, you're an idiot and they are your superior, but at the same time decrying the religious people who treat atheists the same way.

Turns out, everybody's an asshole.  Who would have guessed?


Reminds me, Fark was a catalyst that deconverted me years and years ago.  It was my first encounter with non believers.

/what a relief that was
 
2013-04-30 10:32:35 AM

StrangeQ: in Adana, Turkey.

Yeah, how about coming back when the source isn't from a part of the world still trying to pull itself out of the middle ages?


About half of Turkey is trying to pull itself back into the middle ages.  Turkey used to be fairly secular and has been getting more formally Islamic in recent years.
 
2013-04-30 10:33:32 AM

chrylis: This ranks right up there with "fan death because the blades chop up the oxygen" in the competition to see how ridiculous a claim you can get people to buy by ascribing it to anonymous "researchers".




Hey, isn't that Dyson's fan claim? I rememeber hearing him say that conventional fans "chop up" the air.

/silly Koreans
 
2013-04-30 10:33:52 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: My kid loves church but doesn't get the whole god is there but you can't see him thing.

Can he see the wind? Can he see infrared light? Are television signals visible as they travel over wires?


With the right equipment, yes. Still a no on the God front, unless you have a super Godometer 9000, we can't afford such luxuries here.
 
2013-04-30 10:34:19 AM

duffblue: Atheism is a logical fallacy.


Must be part of god's master plan.
 
2013-04-30 10:34:51 AM
Autistic children are atheists, he said, "due to a lack of a section for faith social conformity and inhibitions about calling bullshiat when presented with bullshiatin their brains."
 
2013-04-30 10:35:03 AM
Horse shiat, I have aspergers, I believe in a god, not a christian god, my own god, I find christianity too illogical to get behind, don't need some arrogant twerp telling me how to believe.
 
2013-04-30 10:36:36 AM

duffblue: Atheism is a logical fallacy.



You're right. There is no god. But then again, every day I thank god for giving us RedHeads.
 
2013-04-30 10:36:47 AM
Given the vast size and scope of the known universe, from the smallest of atomic particles to the largest of the galactic superclusters. Being a person can be a wicked mind trip. Even at human scales, a planet with 6 billion people can be overwhelming. Especially when you consider that most of those 6 billion people are mean and have no regard for you at all. and a significant number of them even want you dead.

As a way to cope with it all, talking with an imaginary friend is cool with me. It is a perfectly valid strategy for dealing with the universe, and I have used it myself once in a while. It is even okay to form "imaginary friend club" with like minded people. Perhaps your club can do something to better the community.

But remember the rule: Don't make me talk to your imaginary friend, and I wont make you talk to mine.
 
2013-04-30 10:36:49 AM

local vagrant: Farce-Side: I like Fark atheists.  They're so condescending, implying that if you believe something different from them, you're an idiot and they are your superior, but at the same time decrying the religious people who treat atheists the same way.

Turns out, everybody's an asshole.  Who would have guessed?

Reminds me, Fark was a catalyst that deconverted me years and years ago.  It was my first encounter with non believers.

/what a relief that was


We don't all suck. :) (but some of us do)
Similarly, people of faith don't all suck either, but the same caveat applies.
 
2013-04-30 10:38:22 AM
pages.lightthenight.org

"What's wrong with being artistic?"
 
2013-04-30 10:39:12 AM
Uhhh... would someone tell my sister's kids this?
They are all fundie crazy, especially the autistic one.
 
2013-04-30 10:39:14 AM

Toggles: As a way to cope with it all, talking with an imaginary friend is cool with me. It is a perfectly valid strategy for dealing with the universe, and I have used it myself once in a while. It is even okay to form "imaginary friend club" with like minded people. Perhaps your club can do something to better the community.

But remember the rule: Don't make me talk to your imaginary friend, and I wont make you talk to mine.


I don't think I've ever seen that summed up as succinctly nor with as little tension as possible. Stolen, saved to disk, and potentially printed out in the future. *tips hat*
 
2013-04-30 10:39:20 AM

probesport: AverageAmericanGuy: My kid loves church but doesn't get the whole god is there but you can't see him thing.

Can he see the wind? Can he see infrared light? Are television signals visible as they travel over wires?

With the right equipment, yes. Still a no on the God front, unless you have a super Godometer 9000, we can't afford such luxuries here.


That's the problem. The 'God-shaped hole' doesn't exist and so he can't wrap his head around the life-changing experience salvation is for non-autistic people.

In a way his faith will need to be stronger for he believes without seeing.
 
2013-04-30 10:40:40 AM

Raw_fishFood: Good people are good regardless of their religious beliefs (or lack there of). If somebody stops being good because they found out you don't share the same beliefs, they are kind of a dick.

That's not to say you can't call people out on their personal brand of bullshiat, but do it in a way that respects the fact they are a fellow human being.


What do you say to a guy that's 35 and still thinks there's a Tooth Fairy?
 
hej
2013-04-30 10:41:07 AM

ausfahrk: True story:  When I was 12, I was called into the principal's office at school and told that my older cousin had committed suicide.  He was the product of a normal family who attended the Lutheran church in our small town, but he took his life at the end of a two-year slide that started with him renouncing his faith in God, in which he participated in sins and excesses of increasingly disturbing character.  Some of these included smoking marihuana, taking the innocence of his girlfriend, and stealing money from his parents to spend at the gambling parlour.  When he finally killed himself, I actually felt relieved because I knew it was the end of the suffering he'd put us through, even though he was likely headed to damnation.  Upon dissection of the corpse, they found that he had a developmental defect in his brain that caused him to be missing a large portion of his forebrain, and I can only imagine that it was related to the "area of faith" mentioned in the article.


I give you an A for effort.

/Shouldn't it be an E for effort?
 
2013-04-30 10:41:31 AM

ausfahrk: True story:  When I was 12, I was called into the principal's office at school and told that my older cousin had committed suicide.  He was the product of a normal family who attended the Lutheran church in our small town, but he took his life at the end of a two-year slide that started with him renouncing his faith in God, in which he participated in sins and excesses of increasingly disturbing character.  Some of these included smoking marihuana, taking the innocence of his girlfriend, and stealing money from his parents to spend at the gambling parlour.  When he finally killed himself, I actually felt relieved because I knew it was the end of the suffering he'd put us through, even though he was likely headed to damnation.  Upon dissection of the corpse, they found that he had a developmental defect in his brain that caused him to be missing a large portion of his forebrain, and I can only imagine that it was related to the "area of faith" mentioned in the article.


Now THAT'S a master trolling attempt. You didn't get many bites, but not for lack of trying!
9/10
 
2013-04-30 10:42:25 AM

RoboZombie: You guys just don't understand the SCIENCE behind this. Jenny McCarthy does!

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I don't know about you guys but the Suavity portion of my brain is f-ing ENORMOUS.

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2013-04-30 10:44:01 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: probesport: AverageAmericanGuy: My kid loves church but doesn't get the whole god is there but you can't see him thing.

Can he see the wind? Can he see infrared light? Are television signals visible as they travel over wires?

With the right equipment, yes. Still a no on the God front, unless you have a super Godometer 9000, we can't afford such luxuries here.

That's the problem. The 'God-shaped hole' doesn't exist and so he can't wrap his head around the life-changing experience salvation is for non-autistic people.

In a way his faith will need to be stronger for he believes without seeing.


That is awesome.
 
2013-04-30 10:44:42 AM

Mr. Cat Poop: Atheists were autistic children, now they're atheists not autistic children, so if you've a brain like autistic children you'll turn into an atheist.

Why do autistic brains get the works? That's nobody's business but the Turks.


Damn you, that is now in my head!!!
 
hej
2013-04-30 10:45:05 AM

ModernPrimitive01: so vaccinations cause atheism then?


Yes.
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2013-04-30 10:46:46 AM

PsyLord: alizeran: tetsoushima: [www.epicgifs.net image 720x480]
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FAKE!  The ducks aren't lined up together!  Hell, even the shoes aren't matching.


I thought the same thing. My daughter's organization skills would put that kid to shame. She does great in school, has plenty of friends and is one of the happiest kids I know - as long as you don't mess with her while she's arranging things.
 
2013-04-30 10:49:50 AM
Don't normally admire Turkish medical community but dammit ... that's actually pretty close to true
 
2013-04-30 10:50:23 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Can he see the wind? Can he see infrared light? Are television signals visible as they travel over wires?


Yes, yes, and yes.

Still can't see god, though.
 
2013-04-30 10:51:13 AM
I googled "aspergers" once because I suspect my inept supervisor has it. One of the search results was a link to some Christian forum discussing whether autism was a form on demonic possession. I feel so so sorry for any autistic child belonging to any of those religeous freaks.
 
2013-04-30 10:53:20 AM
No pics of Jenny so far.  We seem to be missing the point.
 
2013-04-30 10:54:03 AM

squibbits: I get it. Every time someone says something asinine, let's publish it so it pisses a lot of people off.gets a bunch of page views

 
2013-04-30 10:54:46 AM

ausfahrk: caused him to be missing a large portion of his forebrain,


Did he shoot himself in the head?
 
2013-04-30 10:55:13 AM

RoboZombie: You guys just don't understand the SCIENCE behind this. Jenny McCarthy does!
[www.uh.edu image 850x890]


Amazing how much cognition occurs in the sinus cavity. No wonder I can't think during pollen season!
 
Ant
2013-04-30 10:55:28 AM
All mentally retarded kids are fundamentalists and fundamentalism is a form of mental retardation.
 
Ant
2013-04-30 10:56:04 AM

duffblue: Atheism is a logical fallacy.


How so?
 
2013-04-30 10:56:25 AM

ausfahrk: True story:  When I was 12, I was called into the principal's office at school and told that my older cousin had committed suicide.  He was the product of a normal family who attended the Lutheran church in our small town, but he took his life at the end of a two-year slide that started with him renouncing his faith in God, in which he participated in sins and excesses of increasingly disturbing character.  Some of these included smoking marihuana, taking the innocence of his girlfriend, and stealing money from his parents to spend at the gambling parlour.  When he finally killed himself, I actually felt relieved because I knew it was the end of the suffering he'd put us through, even though he was likely headed to damnation.  Upon dissection of the corpse, they found that he had a developmental defect in his brain that caused him to be missing a large portion of his forebrain, and I can only imagine that it was related to the "area of faith" mentioned in the article.


And that's the news from Lake Woebegone, where all the women are strong, the men are good looking, and the children are above average.
 
2013-04-30 10:59:00 AM

mongbiohazard: ausfahrk: True story:  When I was 12, I was called into the principal's office at school and told that my older cousin had committed suicide.  He was the product of a normal family who attended the Lutheran church in our small town, but he took his life at the end of a two-year slide that started with him renouncing his faith in God, in which he participated in sins and excesses of increasingly disturbing character.  Some of these included smoking marihuana, taking the innocence of his girlfriend, and stealing money from his parents to spend at the gambling parlour.  When he finally killed himself, I actually felt relieved because I knew it was the end of the suffering he'd put us through, even though he was likely headed to damnation.  Upon dissection of the corpse, they found that he had a developmental defect in his brain that caused him to be missing a large portion of his forebrain, and I can only imagine that it was related to the "area of faith" mentioned in the article.

Now THAT'S a master trolling attempt. You didn't get many bites, but not for lack of trying!
9/10


'Gambling parlour' pushed it just a little bit too far.
 
2013-04-30 10:59:52 AM

ScaryBottles: duffblue: Atheism is a logical fallacy.

Sadly they have yet to discover what turns people into potatoheads.


I think that's Mattel.
 
2013-04-30 11:01:14 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-30 11:02:09 AM
Autism is a religion.
 
2013-04-30 11:02:39 AM
So according to this guy, religion is a side-effect of brain chemistry and has nothing to do with whether or not there's actually a higher power?

Does... does he even realize that he just asserted that his belief in god is likely incorrect?
 
2013-04-30 11:03:02 AM

Clemkadidlefark: Don't normally admire Turkish medical community but dammit ... that's actually pretty close to true


Says the guy who has schizophrenic, hallucinatory conversations with himself on Fark.com.
 
2013-04-30 11:04:04 AM

ausfahrk: True story:  When I was 12, I was called into the principal's office at school and told that my older cousin had committed suicide.  He was the product of a normal family who attended the Lutheran church in our small town, but he took his life at the end of a two-year slide that started with him renouncing his faith in God, in which he participated in sins and excesses of increasingly disturbing character.  Some of these included smoking marihuana, taking the innocence of his girlfriend, and stealing money from his parents to spend at the gambling parlour.  When he finally killed himself, I actually felt relieved because I knew it was the end of the suffering he'd put us through, even though he was likely headed to damnation.  Upon dissection of the corpse, they found that he had a developmental defect in his brain that caused him to be missing a large portion of his forebrain, and I can only imagine that it was related to the "area of faith" mentioned in the article.


1/10
 
2013-04-30 11:04:27 AM

Yogimus: ausfahrk: caused him to be missing a large portion of his forebrain,

Did he shoot himself in the head?


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2013-04-30 11:05:11 AM

Jim_Callahan: Does... does he even realize that he just asserted that his belief in god is likely incorrect?


He is a religious sociologist. He only 'realizes' what he is told to realize. Actual thought is strongly discouraged.
 
2013-04-30 11:08:04 AM

MustTryHarder: ausfahrk: True story:  When I was 12, I was called into the principal's office at school and told that my older cousin had committed suicide.  He was the product of a normal family who attended the Lutheran church in our small town, but he took his life at the end of a two-year slide that started with him renouncing his faith in God, in which he participated in sins and excesses of increasingly disturbing character.  Some of these included smoking marihuana, taking the innocence of his girlfriend, and stealing money from his parents to spend at the gambling parlour.  When he finally killed himself, I actually felt relieved because I knew it was the end of the suffering he'd put us through, even though he was likely headed to damnation.  Upon dissection of the corpse, they found that he had a developmental defect in his brain that caused him to be missing a large portion of his forebrain, and I can only imagine that it was related to the "area of faith" mentioned in the article.

Uh huh


I particularly enjoyed the use of the world "parlour". +1 gold star!
 
2013-04-30 11:08:16 AM

Reverend Monkeypants: My brother is autistic and has a serious problem with this because he believes the fark out of god and church and jesus.  He  almost went full... uh... retard and we had to dig the Jehovah's Witness BS out of his hands.


That's my brother, I worry about him constantly, he's easily lead.
 
2013-04-30 11:08:28 AM
So if autism is a form of atheism, and atheism is a religion, then religion is a form of autism!

/mind blown
 
2013-04-30 11:10:07 AM
duffblue 2013-04-30 09:32:16 AM
Atheism is a logical fallacy.

If atheism is a logical fallacy, it does not follow that theism is not a logical fallacy.
 
2013-04-30 11:10:27 AM

traylor: Autism is a religion.


Autism is Evolution
 
2013-04-30 11:10:49 AM

chrylis: StrangeQ: in Adana, Turkey.

Yeah, how about coming back when the source isn't from a part of the world still trying to pull itself out of the middle ages?

About half of Turkey is trying to pull itself back into the middle ages.  Turkey used to be fairly secular and has been getting more formally Islamic in recent years.


Had a blast in that country. It was soooooooo cheap the first time I went. 4 people eating and drinking for $10 or less. Free beer while shopping. Sometimes a kick-ass Doner. Handmade wool rug shipped back for free.

/vet
 
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