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2013-05-03 08:42:05 PM
are these the atheists who claim to be more charitible than christians who volunteer at outreach centers, but don't lift a finger to help the poor?
 
2013-05-03 08:42:06 PM

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www.charlock.org
 
2013-05-03 08:47:21 PM
God Haters Spread Their Message of Hate and Hopelessness™
 
2013-05-03 08:49:01 PM

Three Crooked Squirrels: I didn't grow up in the South, but if this kind of thing had gone on at my high school, there would have been two types of reactions from the vast majority of the 14-18 year olds in the student body: 1) some of the kids would have openly ridiculed them, and 2) the rest would have avoided the "weird churchees."  Church was for an hour on Sunday where I grew up.

Maybe this kind of thing is "cool" in the South.  Maybe it is just that everything is a little different 20 years later.  But I have to wonder whether the participants in these types of events are hoping for ridicule to feed their Christian persecution complex.


i did grow up and go to highschool in the south ( in Clinton, MS about 10 miles away from this school)

imagine being part of the religious minority in High School, and every morning the school has a big prayer circle with the students and teachers, every prep rally is a thinly valid revival, and 1/2 the school assembles are built around "With God and Jesus by my side", when you comment on your non-aberhamic faith you end up with a trip to the councilors office for being a "Disruptive Influence" because you dared question the glory of God

and to top it all, our graduation had 3 baptist preacher lead prayers instead of allowing any students speak
 
2013-05-03 08:50:06 PM

Popular Opinion: are these the atheists who claim to be more charitible than christians who volunteer at outreach centers, but don't lift a finger to help the poor?


No, they're the Christians with the 9000 member mega churches who put their money in gyms and recreation centers who claim to be more charitable.
 
2013-05-03 08:53:15 PM

clovercat: Popular Opinion: are these the atheists who claim to be more charitible than christians who volunteer at outreach centers, but don't lift a finger to help the poor?

No, they're the Christians with the 9000 member mega churches who put their money in gyms and recreation centers who claim to be more charitable.


While I respect members of those churches regardless of who they are, I also make the conscious choice not to give a tithe to those churches
 
2013-05-03 08:54:49 PM

Albertan: Did anyone here actually read the article? Your all coming down with the vapors over a non-story. You're like a bunch of Bible-bashers freaking out over Rock and Roll devil music in the 70's.
This is just the American Humanist organization over-reacting to make a point. Nothing more. RTFA

Pushy American evangelicals and frothing, nutbag, American secularists (if you think aren't just read the crap you've posted above with the identities switched) constantly biatch-fighting and out-douching each other, is why I'm glad I'm a Canadian.


as i said in my Boobies, it isnt a rare occurrence that you see Baptist focused school activities, it is a daily push to convert or get out

i am not joking, i had many friends who where so bullied and treated like trash by the "Christians" that they had to drop out and get there GED's at the local Jr. College
 
2013-05-03 09:08:16 PM

hardinparamedic: coeyagi: My friend who lives in Tennessee doesn't understand why I won't come to visit.

I thought it was because you got an F in Geograhy since you think that Tennessee and Mississippi are similar in any way. Maybe if you bought a TomTom....


They are in the South, or did you fail to catch the gist of the rest of my statement.

F in reading comprehension for you, mongo.
 
2013-05-03 09:16:01 PM

Cyberluddite: Jon iz teh kewl: Jesus must be like a flaming homo by now

Dude lived with 12 other guys, he thought nothing of kissing them affectionately, and he liked to wash other guys' feet.  You do the math.


Drank wine. Bummed around with fishermen and enjoyed the company of prostitutes as well.

now I get it. Men. Women. Wine.

freddie mercury was the second coming
 
2013-05-03 09:18:30 PM
aren't there any Christians who will stand up and call out this bullshiat?

Seriously, is it actually even possible to be Christian and respect the separation of church and state? I'm just wondering, because i've never heard a person say "I'm Christian and I think school prayer and and that crap is total crap and I'm glad it's not allowed because it shouldn't be"

instead you only hear "we're so oppressed! we can't flex our majority-number muscles at all times! boo hoo!"

So Christians, prove me wrong and please state your opposition to school prayer loud and clear. thank you.
 
2013-05-03 09:23:30 PM
What part of "separation of church and state" do these idiots not understand?

You also have churches for the Jesus thing, stop trying to force it on the schools.
 
2013-05-03 09:23:34 PM

Christian Bale: aren't there any Christians who will stand up and call out this bullshiat?

Seriously, is it actually even possible to be Christian and respect the separation of church and state? I'm just wondering, because i've never heard a person say "I'm Christian and I think school prayer and and that crap is total crap and I'm glad it's not allowed because it shouldn't be"

instead you only hear "we're so oppressed! we can't flex our majority-number muscles at all times! boo hoo!"

So Christians, prove me wrong and please state your opposition to school prayer loud and clear. thank you.


well, i am not a christian, so i don't count, but i don't think people that waste time talking about god are much worse than the people that waste time bashing god.

does anyone care what a bunch of talking monkeys think?
 
2013-05-03 09:23:44 PM

Cyberluddite: Jon iz teh kewl: Jesus must be like a flaming homo by now

Dude lived with 12 other guys, he thought nothing of kissing them affectionately, and he liked to wash other guys' feet.  You do the math.


He hung out with a hooker, too.
 
2013-05-03 09:24:51 PM
True fact: I'm an ordained member of the clergy of the Church of Spiritual Humanism.  Did it all online for about twenty bucks.  I was originally looking for a mail-order bishopric but those don't really exist.

/I absolve you of all your sins, child.  Go forth and commit some more of them.
 
2013-05-03 09:26:49 PM

FloydA: It's the sin of pride.


We ain't be holding with none of that there Papist hooha, boy.
 
2013-05-03 09:27:07 PM
You can teach religion in school when I can teach physics in church.
 
2013-05-03 09:29:01 PM

Weaver95: f*ck this.  how do I become a pagan?  is there some sort of rite or ceremony?


Virgin sacrifice. It shouldn't be too hard to find one on Fark.

FloydA: pxlboy: FloydA: ShawnDoc: pxlboy: I'm escaping to Seattle next year if all goes well; can't wait to get out of the south.

Say goodbye to the sun.  Also, on youtube search for "almost live seattle" for a good guide on what to expect and how to fit in.

[i105.photobucket.com image 519x389]
Photo taken in Seattle roughly 2 minutes ago.

(Also, Almost Live has been off the air for 20 years.)

Seattle is gorgeous from what I've seen. There is so much I am looking forward to.

[i105.photobucket.com image 519x389]
This is what my morning commute looks like.


You're gonna have a hell of a commute the day the lahars come to town. It's entirely possible that they could create a tsunami upon entering Puget Sound.
 
2013-05-03 09:29:58 PM

Skywolf the Scribbler: ProfessorOhki: As in, not be a public school.

I see, so the issue is that the faculty of a public school may not discuss or display media of their religious preferences within the school. Is that correct?


Correct.

Faculty can teach comparitive religion courses, they can teach the Bible as a work of literature, but they can't endorse any religion in school.

That means during school hours there's no faculty leading prayers, running religious Bible study, espousing their personal beliefs, or even organizing non-mandatory evangelical assemblies.

Nevermind that for this non-mandatory assembly the students weren't allowed leave.
 
2013-05-03 09:30:42 PM

Begoggle: You can teach religion in school when I can teach physics in church.



"the church" is responsible for some of the biggest scientific discoveries in history.

(of course that doesn't mean that they were happy about all of them, lol).
 
2013-05-03 09:31:12 PM

Weaver95: how do I become a pagan? is there some sort of rite or ceremony?


Paganism is disorganized religion.   You can pretty much make up your own ceremony.  It's what they all do anyway.

There is the Great Rite, which is pretty damn cool, but it's not really an initiation ceremony.

/thank Goddess for freaky pagan chicks
 
2013-05-03 09:32:44 PM

Clemkadidlefark: God Haters Spread Their Message of Hate and Hopelessness™


Yes, I hate god. Quetzalcoatl is a bastard.
 
2013-05-03 09:34:10 PM

Popular Opinion: Christian Bale: aren't there any Christians who will stand up and call out this bullshiat?

Seriously, is it actually even possible to be Christian and respect the separation of church and state? I'm just wondering, because i've never heard a person say "I'm Christian and I think school prayer and and that crap is total crap and I'm glad it's not allowed because it shouldn't be"

instead you only hear "we're so oppressed! we can't flex our majority-number muscles at all times! boo hoo!"

So Christians, prove me wrong and please state your opposition to school prayer loud and clear. thank you.

well, i am not a christian, so i don't count, but i don't think people that waste time talking about god are much worse than the people that waste time bashing god.

does anyone care what a bunch of talking monkeys think?


The atheists aren't waking me up at 5 in the morning to tell me I'm going to spend eternity burning in hell because I don't kowtow to God 24/7. They're not the ones oppressing people who are attracted to others with the same genitals. They're not the ones demanding America start writing laws and doctrine based on 2,000-year-old fairy tales and to make Christianity the official religion of a country founded on NO religion being held higher than any other.
 
2013-05-03 09:34:32 PM

Weaver95: f*ck this.  how do I become a pagan?  is there some sort of rite or ceremony?


You just need to find a good example and follow it. Might I suggest:

Crom, I have never prayed to you before. I have no tongue for it. No one, not even you will remember who we were, why we fought, or why we died. All that will matter is that two stood against many. Valor pleases you, Crom. So grant me one request. Grant me revenge! And if you do not listen, then to hell with you!
 
2013-05-03 09:34:34 PM
Mass brainwashing. It doesn't work on everyone.
 
2013-05-03 09:36:00 PM

FloydA: ShawnDoc: pxlboy: I'm escaping to Seattle next year if all goes well; can't wait to get out of the south.

Say goodbye to the sun.  Also, on youtube search for "almost live seattle" for a good guide on what to expect and how to fit in.


Photo taken in Seattle roughly 2 minutes ago.

(Also, Almost Live has been off the air for 20 years.)


And yet their guide to Seattle is still mostly accurate.
 
2013-05-03 09:37:04 PM

Popular Opinion: are these the atheists who claim to be more charitible than christians who volunteer at outreach centers, but don't lift a finger to help the poor?


There is nothing in this story about atheists, as such, at all. There are many religious people who are opposed to this sort of thing - in fact, in my experience, most are.
 
2013-05-03 09:38:57 PM

Clemkadidlefark: God Haters Spread Their Message of Hate and Hopelessness™


There is nothing in this story about "god-haters". Why do you always have to make things up to make your "points"? It would suggest that your point of view might be insupportable.
 
2013-05-03 09:41:57 PM

coeyagi: They are in the South, or did you fail to catch the gist of the rest of my statement.

F in reading comprehension for you, mongo.


Do you know how I know you have no clue about "The South"?

Hint: Tennessee is considered a "Yankee" state to the rest of the South, stemming from the Civil War and it's actions during.

Christian Bale: aren't there any Christians who will stand up and call out this bullshiat?


See "Americans United for Seperation of Church and State"

Clemkadidlefark: God Haters Spread Their Message of Hate and Hopelessness™


People, this is the prime example of someone so intellectually compromised and limited that they cannot fathom any other reason why someone would not believe the same they do than "They just hate my God"
 
2013-05-03 09:42:46 PM
Northwest Rankin HS...almost certain one of my teen crewmen goes there. Have to ask him.
 
2013-05-03 09:52:20 PM

hardinparamedic: coeyagi: They are in the South, or did you fail to catch the gist of the rest of my statement.

F in reading comprehension for you, mongo.

Do you know how I know you have no clue about "The South"?

Hint: Tennessee is considered a "Yankee" state to the rest of the South, stemming from the Civil War and it's actions during.

Christian Bale: aren't there any Christians who will stand up and call out this bullshiat?

See "Americans United for Seperation of Church and State"

Clemkadidlefark: God Haters Spread Their Message of Hate and Hopelessness™

People, this is the prime example of someone so intellectually compromised and limited that they cannot fathom any other reason why someone would not believe the same they do than "They just hate my God"


The American Humanist Association is not, as the article falesly states, an "atheist" organization - in includes Quakers, unitarians, and many other non-sectarian people of faith. Indeed, many of the people who oppose the conflation of church and state are people of faith - but the "martyr" types like to pretend that any and all objections to their dominionist machinations are "God-hating atheists".
Just more bullshiat from the bullshiatters.
 
2013-05-03 09:54:09 PM
No specific church or religion, huh, article? Let's see just how well a visit from druids or Scientologists would go over.
 
2013-05-03 09:55:05 PM

hardinparamedic: coeyagi: They are in the South, or did you fail to catch the gist of the rest of my statement.

F in reading comprehension for you, mongo.

Do you know how I know you have no clue about "The South"?

Hint: Tennessee is considered a "Yankee" state to the rest of the South, stemming from the Civil War and it's actions during.

Christian Bale: aren't there any Christians who will stand up and call out this bullshiat?

See "Americans United for Seperation of Church and State"

Clemkadidlefark: God Haters Spread Their Message of Hate and Hopelessness™

People, this is the prime example of someone so intellectually compromised and limited that they cannot fathom any other reason why someone would not believe the same they do than "They just hate my God"


Do you know how you don't know what the fark you are talking about? How many god damn inbred theofascistvlegislative proposals from TN have graced Fark recently? Lots.
 
2013-05-03 10:00:38 PM
Do churches in the south not have Sunday school? Why can't kids learn about Jesus then?
 
2013-05-03 10:02:41 PM
Wednesday night church is common down here.

In answer to your question, it's not about the ones already going to church, but getting the ones who aren't by any means necessary.
 
2013-05-03 10:02:44 PM

Mrtraveler01: Meanwhile in Georgia:

http://www.11alive.com/news/article/291133/3/ACLU-of-Georgia-to-inve s t igate-Lumpkin-Co-HS-prayer-meeting


The south is just doing their part to create full employment for public interest lawyers.
 
2013-05-03 10:02:45 PM
What's wrong with this is that they'll get off with a slap on the wrist and then do it again. The courts treatment of schools that violate church and state is similar to the United Nations: "Stop that or we'll tell you to stop that again!"
 
2013-05-03 10:08:41 PM

pxlboy: Wednesday night church is common down here.

In answer to your question, it's not about the ones already going to church, but getting the ones who aren't by any means necessary.


I thought the Atlanta area was relatively sane by Southern city standards?
 
2013-05-03 10:10:54 PM
When  writing an article on t h e w e b b e sure to use inconsistent spacing and   font sizes. It makes yo u r s  ite look very professional.
 
2013-05-03 10:24:37 PM
THAT'S WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THE SOUTH(Andy Razaf)Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys - 1942Phil Harris - 1947Also recorded by: Nolan Bruce Allen; Buddy Blue;Cliff Bruner; Moon Mullican; Red Stick Ramblers;Rollin' In The Hay
.Won't you come with me to AlabamyLet's go see my dear old MammyShe's fryin' eggs and boiling hammyThat's what I like about the SouthNow there you can make no mistakeyWhere those nerves are never shakyOught to taste her layer cakeyThat's what I like about the SouthShe's got baked ribs and candied yamsThose sugar-cured Virginia hamsBasement full of those berry jamsAn' that's what I like about the SouthHot corn bread, black-eyed peasYou can eat as much as you please'Cause it's never out of seasonThat's what I like about the SouthAahhh, don't take one, have twoThere's dark brown and chocolate tooSuits me, they must suit you'Cause that's what I like about the SouthWell it's way, way down where the cane grows tallDown where they say "Y'all"Walk on in with that Southern drawl'Cause that's what I like about the SouthDown where they have those pretty queensKeep a-dreamin' those dreamy dreamsWell let's sip that absinthe in New OrleansThat's what I like about the SouthHere come old Bob with all the newsGot the boxback coat with button shoesBut he's all caught up with his union duesAn' that's what I like about the SouthHere come old Roy down the streetHo, can't you hear those tappin' feetHe would rather sleep than eatAn' that's what I like about the SouthNow every time I pass your doorYou act like you don't want me no moreWhy don't you shake that head and sighAnd I'll go walkin' byOn, on, on and on and onHoney, when you tell me that you love meThen how come you close your eyesDid I tell you 'bout the place called Doo-wah-diddyIt ain't no town and it ain't no cityIt's just awful small, but awful prettyThat's Doo-wah-diddyWell I didn't come here to criticiseI'm not here to sympathiseBut don't tell me those no-good liesThat a lyin' gal like you can deviseYou love me like I love youSend me fifty P-D-QRoses are red and violets are pinkIf I don't get all fifty, I don't showShe's got backbones and turnip greensHam hocks and butter beansYou, me and New OrleansAn' that's what I like about the South
 
2013-05-03 10:28:39 PM

pxlboy: Three Crooked Squirrels: I didn't grow up in the South, but if this kind of thing had gone on at my high school, there would have been two types of reactions from the vast majority of the 14-18 year olds in the student body: 1) some of the kids would have openly ridiculed them, and 2) the rest would have avoided the "weird churchees."  Church was for an hour on Sunday where I grew up.

Maybe this kind of thing is "cool" in the South.  Maybe it is just that everything is a little different 20 years later.  But I have to wonder whether the participants in these types of events are hoping for ridicule to feed their Christian persecution complex.

All of these. I live in Georgia and see this kind pseudo-Christian posturing constantly. We have the distinction to being host to Chik-Fil-A HQ and the school district (Marietta) that put those little "evolution is only a theory" stickers on some science books.

I'm escaping to Seattle next year if all goes well; can't wait to get out of the south.


Are you me? I live by the Big Chicken and have been trying to move to Seattle for the past year. Seriously, we should become room mates or something when we get there.
 
2013-05-03 10:46:10 PM

MisterTweak: Jon iz teh kewl: Jesus must be like a flaming homo by now

To, you philistine, not on.

/but truth be told, my first thought was that we need a Southern Buk*ke Convention, to "anoint the sinners".


Hmmm.  Well, to be honest, I HAVE been pretty naughty lately.
 
2013-05-03 10:52:51 PM

Weaver95: doglover: Weaver95: doglover: Weaver95: f*ck this.  how do I become a pagan?  is there some sort of rite or ceremony?

It's easy. Just go to Hati and follow the priest's instructions.

that's voodoo, not paganism.

pa·gan
/ˈpāgən/
Noun
A person holding religious beliefs other than those of the main world religions.


If voodoo mainstream now?

all poodles are dogs, but not all dogs are poodles.  'pagan' is a pretty specific term and denotes a celtic or Mediterranean pantheon (or simply worshiping the God and Goddess).  Voodoo is more centered on south american and/or Caribbean tradtiions and beliefs and incorporates (or outright kidnaps) some christian saints and concepts.  so while I suppose that from one perspective you could say that any religion NOT christian is 'pagan', that like saying unix is exactly like OS/390 because neither operating system is Windows.  technically true, but also very inaccurate.


"Pagan" does not have such a specific meaning as you think.
 
2013-05-03 10:55:25 PM

sabreWulf07: AbbeySomeone: pxlboy: ShawnDoc: pxlboy: I'm escaping to Seattle next year if all goes well; can't wait to get out of the south.

Say goodbye to the sun.  Also, on youtube search for "almost live seattle" for a good guide on what to expect and how to fit in.

It gets to 100 degrees by the end of May or early June here in Atlanta. I'm looking forward to not seeing the sun; I've had quite enough of it.

Today is absolutely beautiful here!

Yea, don't tell anyone else but it's actually blue skies and 72 out right now, going to be a gorgeous weekend.

ATTENTION NON-LOCALS: Seattle is a drab, grey, rain-soaked, angst- and coffee- fueled downer, just like you imagine.  Attempt no landing here.



ALL THESE CITIES ARE YOURS EXCEPT SEATTLE.
 
2013-05-03 10:55:43 PM

FloydA: pxlboy: FloydA: ShawnDoc: pxlboy: I'm escaping to Seattle next year if all goes well; can't wait to get out of the south.

Say goodbye to the sun.  Also, on youtube search for "almost live seattle" for a good guide on what to expect and how to fit in.

[i105.photobucket.com image 519x389]
Photo taken in Seattle roughly 2 minutes ago.

(Also, Almost Live has been off the air for 20 years.)

Seattle is gorgeous from what I've seen. There is so much I am looking forward to.

[i105.photobucket.com image 519x389]
This is what my morning commute looks like.


You are one of  those people.

/love that ferry @ sunset
 
2013-05-03 10:56:26 PM

FloydA: less likely to get you laid


Refer to my previous comment on freaky Pagan women.

Trust me, screwing a hot crazy chick on a mountaintop by the light of the full moon is a religious experience.
 
2013-05-03 11:02:33 PM

jso2897: The American Humanist Association is not, as the article falesly states, an "atheist" organization - in includes Quakers, unitarians, and many other non-sectarian people of faith. Indeed, many of the people who oppose the conflation of church and state are people of faith - but the "martyr" types like to pretend that any and all objections to their dominionist machinations are "God-hating atheists".



I'm a Christian who believes strongly in the Separation of Church and State.  I've said before in other Fark threads that we need some sort of organization that promotes cooperation and mutual respect between folks of all religions, and the non-religious as well.  What you're talking about sounds similar.
 
2013-05-03 11:06:32 PM
After witnessing the second comming of Jesus, I said no more Mexican porn
 
2013-05-03 11:33:39 PM
Bankrupt this school, and go after every teacher and administrator who advocated this.  Ruin it, and never let them forget why.
 
2013-05-03 11:37:35 PM

Mrtraveler01: pxlboy: Wednesday night church is common down here.

In answer to your question, it's not about the ones already going to church, but getting the ones who aren't by any means necessary.

I thought the Atlanta area was relatively sane by Southern city standards?


Downtown, maybe.

Atlanta is a speck of blue in a sea of red derp.
 
2013-05-03 11:38:49 PM

studman 69: pxlboy: Three Crooked Squirrels: I didn't grow up in the South, but if this kind of thing had gone on at my high school, there would have been two types of reactions from the vast majority of the 14-18 year olds in the student body: 1) some of the kids would have openly ridiculed them, and 2) the rest would have avoided the "weird churchees."  Church was for an hour on Sunday where I grew up.

Maybe this kind of thing is "cool" in the South.  Maybe it is just that everything is a little different 20 years later.  But I have to wonder whether the participants in these types of events are hoping for ridicule to feed their Christian persecution complex.

All of these. I live in Georgia and see this kind pseudo-Christian posturing constantly. We have the distinction to being host to Chik-Fil-A HQ and the school district (Marietta) that put those little "evolution is only a theory" stickers on some science books.

I'm escaping to Seattle next year if all goes well; can't wait to get out of the south.

Are you me? I live by the Big Chicken and have been trying to move to Seattle for the past year. Seriously, we should become room mates or something when we get there.


Oh wow, I know you. It's Nate from FB. I met you through Sid and Christine.

I didn't know you were a Farker.
 
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