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2013-05-03 02:40:04 PM
Jesus must be like a flaming homo by now
 
2013-05-03 02:46:40 PM
Why do all these school prayer people feel the need to force Jews to commit apostasy?
 
2013-05-03 02:47:54 PM

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".
 
2013-05-03 02:54:32 PM

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.
 
2013-05-03 02:56:18 PM
And oh, the best part of that article with this ad for some insurance agent that showed up on that page for me.

ads.wisconsingazette.com

American insurance--fark yeah!!!
 
2013-05-03 02:59:57 PM
Morrison said attendance was not mandatory, and students could have stayed in classrooms if they wanted.
The lawsuit claims otherwise, citing an email Frazier sent to teachers before the senior class assembly on April 9. It also says students were prevented by a school security officer from leaving.


Oh for F*ck's sake.  Whether or not those servile f*ckwits in the Senior Class volunteered to do it, whether or not their church was "officially" involved (and I'd wager they certainly encouraged it if not instructing the kids to do it, since this type of "witnessing" is an integral part of the Evangelical faith), you can't do this shiat.

Seriously, The South - WTF is WRONG with you?
 
2013-05-03 03:07:55 PM

Aarontology: Why do all these school prayer people feel the need to force Jews to commit apostasy?


Arrogance.  They are certain that they, alone, understand the word and have all the answers.  It's the sin of pride.
 
2013-05-03 05:00:22 PM
Meh, school should just apologize and stop doing it, and the atheists should be ok with that.
 
2013-05-03 05:29:36 PM

FloydA: Aarontology: Why do all these school prayer people feel the need to force Jews to commit apostasy?

Arrogance.  They are certain that they, alone, understand the word and have all the answers.  It's the sin of pride.


This

serial_crusher: Meh, school should just apologize and stop doing it, and the atheists should be ok with that.


And this.
 
2013-05-03 05:40:34 PM
Jesus is of absolutely no use unless you plan on following his teachings.  In fact these actions are in direct violation of the teachings of Jesus.  It was He who said, "Render unto Caesar that which is Ceaser's.  Render unto God that which is God's".  And they're doing it for the sole purpose that Matthew 6:6 rails against.

For shame.
 
2013-05-03 05:41:00 PM
f*ck this.  how do I become a pagan?  is there some sort of rite or ceremony?
 
2013-05-03 05:46:16 PM
Come to Butthead.
 
2013-05-03 05:49:39 PM

Aarontology: Why do all these school prayer people feel the need to force Jews to commit apostasy?


www.rpp.com.pe
Cause I'm right and your wrong!!
 
2013-05-03 05:51:02 PM

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


Just a little goat killin and lovin.
 
2013-05-03 05:55:02 PM
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.
 
2013-05-03 05:55:22 PM

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.
 
2013-05-03 06:04:05 PM
I AM STERCULIUS. YOU HAVE ANGERED ME BY WORSHIPPING THIS "JESUS" PERSON.

bbsimg.ngfiles.com
 
2013-05-03 06:04:14 PM

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.
 
2013-05-03 06:13:14 PM

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?
 
2013-05-03 06:25:03 PM

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 pagan directory has a list of pagan groups in your area.

(Voodoo has better toys and weirder symbols, but it's less likely to get you laid.  Depends on what you want from a religion, I guess.)
 
2013-05-03 06:27:14 PM

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

Just a little goat killin and lovin.


Is the goat lovin' technically mandatory?  'Cause those little bastards can get a bit "whiffy," if you know what I mean.
 
2013-05-03 06:27:45 PM

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.
 
2013-05-03 06:29:06 PM

FloydA: 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 pagan directory has a list of pagan groups in your area.

(Voodoo has better toys and weirder symbols, but it's less likely to get you laid.  Depends on what you want from a religion, I guess.)


I think i'll walk down that list, see if any groups listed are still active.

and I'll pass on the voodoo.  I know someone who follows that path.  she's got issues.
 
2013-05-03 06:31:00 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.


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.
 
2013-05-03 06:38:09 PM
Bring in the Muslim clerics and let the students decide for themselves.
 
2013-05-03 06:39:15 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Bring in the Muslim clerics and let the students decide for themselves.


might as well invite the jews, pagans and atheists while you're at it.  you let one group in, you damn well let ALL of 'em in.
 
2013-05-03 06:40:26 PM
Weaver95:

I think i'll walk down that list, see if any groups listed are still active.

and I'll pass on the voodoo.  I know someone who follows that path.  she's got issues.



I don't blame you.  But if you ever find a group composed entirely of people without issues, please let me know.
 
2013-05-03 06:41:42 PM
pxlboy:

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

Let me know when you get here; I'll buy you a pint.
 
2013-05-03 06:42:35 PM

Weaver95: 'pagan' is a pretty specific term


Number one in Websters baby:
pagan
1: heathen 1; especially : a follower of a polytheistic religion (as in ancient Rome)


That's a big umbrella you've got there and how it's used by Wiccans, Druids, and every other fringe religion I've met. Pagan in the catch all term for everything that's not Abrahmic or Buddhism.
 
2013-05-03 06:44:08 PM
There are pagan groups in PA, fyi. I'm not in touch anymore, but any reason to visit New Hope is a good one.
 
2013-05-03 06:44:50 PM

doglover: Weaver95: 'pagan' is a pretty specific term

Number one in Websters baby:
pagan
1: heathen 1; especially : a follower of a polytheistic religion (as in ancient Rome)

That's a big umbrella you've got there and how it's used by Wiccans, Druids, and every other fringe religion I've met. Pagan in the catch all term for everything that's not Abrahmic or Buddhism.


interesting use of the term 'fringe'....
 
2013-05-03 06:51:11 PM

Mentat: Come to Butthead.


First thing I thought of.
 
2013-05-03 06:52:06 PM

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


you dont have to convert all at once.. in fact, many people started out with paganism simply by realizing windows computers often work better after you drip goat blood on the keyboard.

There's lots of ways up the mountain.. best part? You can still celebrate christmas!
 
2013-05-03 06:52:30 PM

FloydA: Voodoo has better toys and weirder symbols, but it's less likely to get you laid.


I don't know about that.  I find most ladies enjoy a dangerous bad boy vs a chubby boy who wears stupid necklaces and smells of patchouli.
 
2013-05-03 06:53:10 PM

Weaver95: doglover: Weaver95: 'pagan' is a pretty specific term

Number one in Websters baby:
pagan
1: heathen 1; especially : a follower of a polytheistic religion (as in ancient Rome)

That's a big umbrella you've got there and how it's used by Wiccans, Druids, and every other fringe religion I've met. Pagan in the catch all term for everything that's not Abrahmic or Buddhism.

interesting use of the term 'fringe'....


Christianity 2,200,000,000
Islam 1,750,000,000
Buddhism 1,200,000,000
Judaism 13,400,000

There's only so many people on Earth. Top estimates for Wicca place it in and around 1,000,000 people at the highest. Wicca is the most widely accepted pagan religion. Fringe is an accurate term, I'd say. Although I'd like to see it and some of the older polytheistic ones more mainstream.
 
2013-05-03 06:53:11 PM

FloydA: pxlboy:

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

Let me know when you get here; I'll buy you a pint.


I will take you up on that.
 
2013-05-03 06:53:31 PM

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.
 
2013-05-03 06:54:24 PM
After you've danced naked around a bonfire under the full moon while loaded up on beer and weed, Jesus just doesn't cut it, anymore.
 
2013-05-03 06:54:29 PM

ShawnDoc: chubby boy who wears stupid necklaces and smells of *herb*


This describes ALL priests worldwide.
 
2013-05-03 06:55:37 PM

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.
 
2013-05-03 06:55:49 PM
Buddha tells both to come to their senses.
 
2013-05-03 06:56:01 PM

Three Crooked Squirrels: 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.


They do it because they truly believe they have a moral and religious obligation to do everything they can to bring "sinners" "into the fold", no matter what.

/Used to be one, once upon a time.
 
2013-05-03 06:56:06 PM
I want to start a militant, fundamentalist Universalist church. That'll freak out the squares.
 
2013-05-03 06:56:12 PM

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.


Also, I have some friends and family already established up there, so it shouldn't be too hard to adjust.
 
2013-05-03 06:57:49 PM
"It was not based on any church or any religion," said Morrison
But Jesus was the only option, huh?

It's The Blues Brothers come to life.
"What kind of music do you usually have here?"
"Oh, we got both kinds. We got country AND western."
 
2013-05-03 06:58:09 PM

The Pope of Manwich Village: Buddha

dead guy tells both to come to their senses.
 
2013-05-03 06:58:51 PM

serial_crusher: Meh, school should just apologize and stop doing it, and the atheists should be ok with that.


Which the school will not do unless forced to. Hence the lawsuit.
 
2013-05-03 06:59:45 PM

Mentat: Come to Butthead.


first thing i thought of

imgc.allpostersimages.com
 
2013-05-03 07:00:33 PM

Cyberluddite: And oh, the best part of that article with this ad for some insurance agent that showed up on that page for me.

ads.wisconsingazette.com

American insurance--fark yeah!!!


 Whatever you're doing - blind date, job interview, or court date - you  cannot fail if you're wearing that suit.
 
2013-05-03 07:01:20 PM
whitneym49.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-05-03 07:02:15 PM
How many of these lawsuits have to be filed and won/settled before the schools in the south cut this shiat out?
 
2013-05-03 07:02:59 PM

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 absolutley beautiful here!
 
2013-05-03 07:03:22 PM

grimlock1972: How many of these lawsuits have to be filed and won/settled before the schools in the south cut this shiat out?


I don't think they're really capable of learning from their mistakes.
 
2013-05-03 07:05:00 PM
 
2013-05-03 07:08:04 PM

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 absolutley beautiful here!


I have two weather widgets on my desktop; one for here in Atlanta and one for Seattle. I watched the temperatures enviously last summer.
 
2013-05-03 07:08:35 PM
Follow the money.
 
2013-05-03 07:08:40 PM
The only way for these Theocrats to learn an appreciation for the separation of church and state is if we can start bankrupting school districts and municipalities.  Maybe when there's a price tag associated with proselytizing, they'll cease ramming their bullshiat superstition down everyone's throats.
 
2013-05-03 07:10:57 PM

IntertubeUser: The only way for these Theocrats to learn an appreciation for the separation of church and state is if we can start bankrupting school districts and municipalities.  Maybe when there's a price tag associated with proselytizing, they'll cease ramming their bullshiat superstition down everyone's throats.


Or taxing the churches.

/knows it will never happen
 
2013-05-03 07:10:57 PM

IntertubeUser: The only way for these Theocrats to learn an appreciation for the separation of church and state is if we can start bankrupting school districts and municipalities.  Maybe when there's a price tag associated with proselytizing, they'll cease ramming their bullshiat superstition down everyone's throats.


Nope, it'll just feed into their persecution complex.
 
2013-05-03 07:15:49 PM

Mrtraveler01: IntertubeUser: The only way for these Theocrats to learn an appreciation for the separation of church and state is if we can start bankrupting school districts and municipalities.  Maybe when there's a price tag associated with proselytizing, they'll cease ramming their bullshiat superstition down everyone's throats.

Nope, it'll just feed into their persecution complex.


Everything feeds into their persecution complex. Hell, even when the Christians (in the form of the Catholic Church) ruled Europe with an unquestionable iron fist they invented persecutors.
 
2013-05-03 07:17:32 PM
invisable sky wizard
 
2013-05-03 07:20:31 PM

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
Photo taken in Seattle roughly 2 minutes ago.

(Also, Almost Live has been off the air for 20 years.)
 
2013-05-03 07:20:50 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: The Pope of Manwich Village: Buddhadead guy tells both to come to their senses.


Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha is not dead. He's on another plane of existence called Reddit.
 
2013-05-03 07:22:52 PM

pxlboy: grimlock1972: How many of these lawsuits have to be filed and won/settled before the schools in the south cut this shiat out?

I don't think they're really capable of learning from their mistakes.


They're on a mission from God.
 
2013-05-03 07:24:57 PM
I kinda wish I'd had the courage to lay the legal smackdown at the high school I attended my senior year when they brought what'shisbucket with the brother-in-the-car-accident story where he somehow blamed atheism and porn.  Seriously, the guy even started out his speech with "I know I'm not supposed to preach in a public school, but..."

...and then proceeded to preach in a public school.

/Worst part was when he was all "if you're ready to follow the 'right' path, come down here and shake my hand" and I was sitting in the bleachers wondering what my classmates were going to do to me.
//It wasn't a comfortable school to be out of either of the closets I was in at the time (nontheist and lesbian).
 
2013-05-03 07:25:01 PM

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.
 
2013-05-03 07:25:35 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.

[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.
 
2013-05-03 07:26:45 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.


I won't tell. Besides, most people seem to be fixated on the need for really warm climates (at least here).
 
2013-05-03 07:27:08 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.


Three words for Seattle: Moss. On. Roofs.
 
2013-05-03 07:30:04 PM

grimlock1972: How many of these lawsuits have to be filed and won/settled before the schools in the south cut this shiat out?


Until religion is a thing of the past

/shiat like this is just the death rattle of christianity
//death rattle shakes
///God hates us all
 
2013-05-03 07:34:31 PM
"Wish for eternal life"

I will never understand why anyone would want this in real life or in the 'after' life. Eternal life makes everything pointless. Even the most motivated person in the world will say they can wait a few million years to get around to that if they have ETERNITY to do it...
 
2013-05-03 07:36:13 PM

randomjsa: "Wish for eternal life"

I will never understand why anyone would want this in real life or in the 'after' life. Eternal life makes everything pointless. Even the most motivated person in the world will say they can wait a few million years to get around to that if they have ETERNITY to do it...


you only live to 100

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-05-03 07:37:32 PM

serial_crusher: Meh, school should just apologize and stop doing it, and the atheists should be ok with that.


Bullshiat.  These people farking refuse to stop pushing their shiat in schools.  Its not like this is the first time this has happened.
 
2013-05-03 07:38:56 PM

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
This is what my morning commute looks like.
 
2013-05-03 07:38:59 PM

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


Yes, there is. It's time consuming but not too hard to do. It's also very frowned upon by the more Fundamentalist Christian sects; Actually read the entire Bible. A little actual knowledge goes a long way.

/"You have no power over me." - Sarah (Labyrinth)
 
2013-05-03 07:39:23 PM

serial_crusher: Meh, school should just apologize and stop doing it, and the atheists should be ok with that.


If this was one of the only times this happened, or a really grey area, I'd agree with you.

But at some point, IMO it becomes necessary to start holding people accountable. And by this point it should be plainly obvious to anyone working in education that stuff like some of what the lawsuit alleges is completely unacceptable. (I'd  love to see what that email said; I looked but couldn't find it.) If it takes some punitive court judgements to get there, then so be it.

Put it this way: if you break into my house, the police don't just go "now give him his stuff back, apologize, and we're good." Jail is intended to be as much a deterrent as a punishment, and I view this as very similar.
 
2013-05-03 07:42:36 PM

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


Nevertheless, this skit is still quite relevant and helpful in preparing you for life in the area.
 
2013-05-03 07:44:41 PM

FloydA: Just a little goat killin and lovin.

Is the goat lovin' technically mandatory? 'Cause those little bastards can get a bit "whiffy," if you know what I mean.


Yes, it's mandatory, but you do get to choose whether the killing part comes before or after the loving.
 
2013-05-03 07:45:18 PM

geoduck42: FloydA: (Also, Almost Live has been off the air for 20 years.)

Nevertheless, this skit is still quite relevant and helpful in preparing you for life in the area.


HA!
 
2013-05-03 07:45:31 PM
The main reason I'm happy I'm not living in Texas (other than the weather) would be the religious looney tunes, bunch of brainwashed nutjobs.
 
2013-05-03 07:46:08 PM
Privatize education.
 
2013-05-03 07:46:21 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com
Jesus will be coming sometime in the next 30 or so minutes.
 
2013-05-03 07:46:54 PM

LargeCanine: Privatize education.


Spoken like a true Randroid.
 
2013-05-03 07:47:48 PM
That's what brainwashed people do.
 
2013-05-03 07:48:41 PM

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


I did the same thing about five years ago.  It was the best thing I've ever done.

I'd trade drizzle and overcast for balls-hot eight months out of the year.  And the beer is WAYYYYYY better up here than anywhere in "The South."

The South:  A Good Place to Be FROM!
 
2013-05-03 07:48:50 PM
My friend who lives in Tennessee doesn't understand why I won't come to visit.  BECAUSE OF THIS SH*T.

I am not EVER going to spend one f*cking cent on that economy.  I hope the South turns into some dystopian hellscape (well, more than it is now) and that the children and women starve for their god damn ignorance.

WHERE'S YOUR F*CKING JESUS NOW, ASSHOLES?
 
2013-05-03 07:53:47 PM

coeyagi: My friend who lives in Tennessee doesn't understand why I won't come to visit.  BECAUSE OF THIS SH*T.

I am not EVER going to spend one f*cking cent on that economy.  I hope the South turns into some dystopian hellscape (well, more than it is now) and that the children and women starve for their god damn ignorance.

WHERE'S YOUR F*CKING JESUS NOW, ASSHOLES?


farm5.staticflickr.com
 
2013-05-03 08:07:35 PM

IntertubeUser: The South:  A Good Place to Be FROM!


I'm stealing that line.
 
2013-05-03 08:11:24 PM

serial_crusher: Meh, school should just apologize and stop doing it, and the atheists should be ok with that.



In a perfect world, sure. But that world does not exist. In THIS world proselytizers who think it's appropriate to literally force people to conversion events will not simply stop unless they are forced to. They're already violating the law AND their own religious teachings, why do you think they'd promise to stop and be honest about it? It also doesn't hurt to establish credible consequences for those who would commit such acts.
 
2013-05-03 08:12:00 PM
and the Pastor says " let me come onto you oh my children..."

Jesus Pervs....send 'em to jail.
 
2013-05-03 08:12:03 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.


I am loving this segue. Visited Seattle in 2011 and it's the only city I've ever liked. If my life here ever falls apart, I'm heading to the other coast...
 
2013-05-03 08:15:01 PM
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.
 
2013-05-03 08:20:31 PM
What are the semantics of this, legally? The violations are (1) forcing students to attend a religious affiliated meeting and (2) implicating a government endorsement of a religion. If the program was voluntary, then the second violation is in effect, if it was a mandatory program, they are in violation of ethical conduct in this society. If school faculty promotes their own religion, do they have to say, 'This perspective is not affiliated with 'name goes here' school district or the government' first?
 
2013-05-03 08:26:40 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.



One group is bad for illegally forcing students to attend religious services against their will and the other group is equally bad for telling them to stop breaking the law?

OK.  Interesting equation.
 
2013-05-03 08:28:17 PM

Skywolf the Scribbler: What are the semantics of this, legally? The violations are (1) forcing students to attend a religious affiliated meeting and (2) implicating a government endorsement of a religion. If the program was voluntary, then the second violation is in effect, if it was a mandatory program, they are in violation of ethical conduct in this society. If school faculty promotes their own religion, do they have to say, 'This perspective is not affiliated with 'name goes here' school district or the government' first?


GED in lawstuffs, but I'm pretty sure you've got to do more than a disclaimer and a wink to circumvent the constitution. As in, not be a public school.

Then again politicians use religion to gain votes while campaigning, so maybe you just have to wink really hard.
 
2013-05-03 08:33:04 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.


Isn't the phrase "It's a sunny day in Seattle" the usual way to begin a really nasty Shadowrun campaign?
 
2013-05-03 08:34:04 PM

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....
 
2013-05-03 08:38:53 PM

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?
 
2013-05-03 08:39:02 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.


Yes, forcing school children to attend a religious assembly, in direct violation of the First amendment, is a 'non-story'.
 
2013-05-03 08:40:29 PM

Skywolf the Scribbler: 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?


Yes, as it would be against the anti establishment clause of the US constitution
 
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.
 
2013-05-03 11:39:55 PM
Is there some secret competition held amongst Principals across the country to compete for the title of Biggest Douchebag Principal of the Year?

"And the winner for "Most Obvious Violation of the Separation of Church and State" goes to............"
 
2013-05-03 11:40:27 PM
Holy crap.
 
2013-05-03 11:42:07 PM
PS: I like how the atheist group totally slides past suing the school itself and sues the Principal personally. That way, he cannot hide behind any school board or teachers union nor use their powerful legal staffs. Nor WHEN he loses, the school isn't left having to pay the bill because of one fundie jerkoff. It's all on him.
 
2013-05-03 11:42:49 PM

studman 69: Holy crap.


Indeed.
 
2013-05-03 11:55:35 PM
AbbeySomeone:

You are one of  those people.

Nope; that's my  morning commute, on my way TO work.  I live in the land where people up the street make fresh injera daily, and I can I walk to the nearest pho place every time I have a craving or the sniffles, and I when I'm feeling like ordering out, I have to choose between halal pizza and the taco bus.  I work in the shadow of the PSNS and get to see the Kitty Hawk on my way in, but I live in Seattle.

(Yeah, I know, I'm doing it backwards.  The people at the BTC and the big guy at Colman dock (you know the one) tease me about the same thing.   I should live where prices are low and work where wages are high, but damn, I ain't complaining!  My life is pretty awesome. :-)
 
2013-05-04 12:00:19 AM

Popular Opinion: 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?


Yes, we care and so should you. The main problem that people have about the ones 'talking about God' is not so much what they are doing but rather where they are doing it. They have an uncanny knack of picking the most inappropriate venue to start pontificating and espousing their beliefs. Like SCHOOLS and TOWN HALL MEETINGS. Places where there are well known strict rules and guidelines about such discussions that are grossly ignored by these people. Then it hits the news, yet again. Then the ACLU or Peoples United have to get involved, yet again. And it becomes so commonplace that people just start saying 'Farking Christians' (just like people saying 'Farking Muslims') in general rather then calling out the specific group. If they did this in a private school, at their own summer camp, in their own churches, in their own homes, etc; No one would give a fark, but they are not. Hence all the commotion and panty twisting.

Question for the more aggressively religious out there:


Do you really want The State to teach religion to your child?


/MT 6:1-15
 
2013-05-04 12:02:02 AM
AbbeySomeone:

Oh yeah, and if you're ever down in Rainier Valley, let me know so I can buy you a pint.  (Word to the locals: Spinnaker Bay Brewing Co. Rainier at Orcas.  The imperial IPA is excellent.  SRSLY.)
 
2013-05-04 12:37:17 AM

coeyagi: 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.


And guess who's name were attached to them?

Stacey Campbell.

How many of them passed? I'm pretty sure none of them. Do you know why? Everyone around Campbell considers him to be a farking idiot.

Do you know what district he represents? A little shiatheel district of around 10,000 people nestled in East Tennessee with nothing of importance other than a bunch of churches.

But no. Please continue to paint a State of 2+ Million people by the actions of a single person. It really shows how intelligent you are.
 
2013-05-04 12:54:47 AM

hardinparamedic: coeyagi: 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.

And guess who's name were attached to them?

Stacey Campbell.

How many of them passed? I'm pretty sure none of them. Do you know why? Everyone around Campbell considers him to be a farking idiot.

Do you know what district he represents? A little shiatheel district of around 10,000 people nestled in East Tennessee with nothing of importance other than a bunch of churches.

But no. Please continue to paint a State of 2+ Million people by the actions of a single person. It really shows how intelligent you are.


Hey, someones had to vote him in.
 
2013-05-04 01:02:42 AM

Weaver95: FloydA: 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 pagan directory has a list of pagan groups in your area.

(Voodoo has better toys and weirder symbols, but it's less likely to get you laid.  Depends on what you want from a religion, I guess.)

I think i'll walk down that list, see if any groups listed are still active.

and I'll pass on the voodoo.  I know someone who follows that path.  she's got issues.


Check out http://rdna.info/ ...

Seriously.

/well, we're not serious, except when we are.
 
2013-05-04 02:24:25 AM

TV's Vinnie: Is there some secret competition held amongst Principals across the country to compete for the title of Biggest Douchebag Principal of the Year?

"And the winner for "Most Obvious Violation of the Separation of Church and State" goes to............"


I think you may have figured it out...
 
2013-05-04 02:28:13 AM

Three Crooked Squirrels: Maybe this kind of thing is "cool" in the South.


It's cool in evangelical circles.   They're all about showing off how pious they are to everyone else in the congregation.   You know, exactly how Christians are explicitly told NOT to behave in Matthew 6.
 
2013-05-04 02:37:39 AM

pxlboy: Atlanta is a speck of blue in a sea of red derp.


Charlottesville, VA is the same.
 
2013-05-04 03:26:04 AM

PC LOAD LETTER: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 275x359]
Jesus will be coming sometime in the next 30 or so minutes.


Hahahahaha! Also, hot.
 
2013-05-04 04:30:04 AM

clyph: Three Crooked Squirrels: Maybe this kind of thing is "cool" in the South.

It's cool in evangelical circles.   They're all about showing off how pious they are to everyone else in the congregation.   You know, exactly how Christians are explicitly told NOT to behave in Matthew 6.


Modern day Pharisees.
 
2013-05-04 04:32:14 AM

hardinparamedic: Modern day Pharisees.


I made the same observation in another thread.
 
2013-05-04 04:42:46 AM

DigitalCoffee: Popular Opinion: 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?

Yes, we care and so should you. The main problem that people have about the ones 'talking about God' is not so much what they are doing but rather where they are doing it. They have an uncanny knack of picking the most inappropriate venue to start pontificating and espousing their beliefs. Like SCHOOLS and TOWN HALL MEETINGS. Places where there are well known strict rules and guidelines about such discussions that are grossly ignored by these people. Then it hits the news, yet again. Then the ACLU or Peoples United have to get involved, yet again. And it becomes so commonplace that people just start saying 'Farking Christians' (just like people saying 'Farking Muslims') in general rather then calling out the specific group. If they did this in a private school, at their own summer camp, in their own churches, in their own homes, etc; No one would give a fark, but they are not. Hence all the commotion and panty twisting.

Question for the more aggressively religious out there:


Do you really want The State to teach religion to your child?

/MT 6:1-15


do you think the steubenville  rapists and other "kids" who thought that sick crap was funny have any faith?
do you think that they believe they will be punished for eternity even if they get away with that bullship legally?
i don't believe in any of the religious dogma, but religion is a vehicle for instilling morals. jmo
i think the recent incidents in the news are a good indication of how  pitiful today's parents seem to be at raising their offspring. with many exceptions, of course.
 
2013-05-04 06:19:07 AM

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


Lumpkin County? Really, that's has to be the most redneck sounding name for a place.

Yee and Haw.
 
2013-05-04 08:00:23 AM

the_sidewinder: Skywolf the Scribbler: 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?

Yes, as it would be against the anti establishment clause of the US constitution


This is also why religious schools receive no federal funding. And an issue that comes up whenever school vouchers are talked about.
 
2013-05-04 10:23:30 AM

Day_Old_Dutchie: 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

Lumpkin County? Really, that's has to be the most redneck sounding name for a place.

Yee and Haw.


It's every bit as redneck as you would think. I live in the 'burbs just outside of Atlanta, and still see license plates with counties I (a lifelong resident of GA) have not heard of. These are the counties you see listed on the local news closing school when mother nature comes stomping through.

My friends and family are here, sure...but I can't wait to get the f*ck out of here.
 
2013-05-04 01:13:47 PM

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?


You are a moron, this definition is idiotic.

Is stupid going mainstream or did you take summer classes?
 
2013-05-04 05:50:42 PM

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?


Voodoo is actually Christian at it core (if you want to really get in to it, it is a hybrid of African Tribal Faith and Christianity)

In most contexts, when someone calls themselves a "Pagan" they are referring to one of the Western european indigenous faiths(that are numerous and heavily hybridized with themselves)  ,Graeco-Roman revival, or Egyptian Revival

Most members of the smaller middle eastern or Indian/Asian refer to them by name Aka Zoroastrian, Gnostic, Jainism, Taoism, and the smaller Buddhist schools

and lets not even get in to the indigenous faiths of Oceania

///I call myself "Pagan" in most contexts, because trying to explain my Zen-Druidism hybrid to my self to confusing enough
 
2013-05-04 07:14:39 PM

FloydA: 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 pagan directory has a list of pagan groups in your area.

(Voodoo has better toys and weirder symbols, but it's less likely to get you laid.  Depends on what you want from a religion, I guess.)

LOL...
well  voodoo lets you poke a doll with needless ,  what more could a man ever want from a religion....  ;~)
 
2013-05-04 08:22:56 PM

Popular Opinion: do you think the steubenville rapists and other "kids" who thought that sick crap was funny have any faith?
do you think that they believe they will be punished for eternity even if they get away with that bullship legally?
i don't believe in any of the religious dogma, but religion is a vehicle for instilling morals. jmo
i think the recent incidents in the news are a good indication of how pitiful today's parents seem to be at raising their offspring. with many exceptions, of course.


Funny, I'm atheist from a line of atheists and I know all about morals. Humans also knew about morality long before they created gods. If you need the threat of eternal punishment in order to be a good person, maybe you're not as moral as you think you are.
 
2013-05-04 10:03:08 PM

Keizer_Ghidorah: Popular Opinion: do you think the steubenville rapists and other "kids" who thought that sick crap was funny have any faith?
do you think that they believe they will be punished for eternity even if they get away with that bullship legally?
i don't believe in any of the religious dogma, but religion is a vehicle for instilling morals. jmo
i think the recent incidents in the news are a good indication of how pitiful today's parents seem to be at raising their offspring. with many exceptions, of course.

Funny, I'm atheist from a line of atheists and I know all about morals. Humans also knew about morality long before they created gods. If you need the threat of eternal punishment in order to be a good person, maybe you're not as moral as you think you are.


I would like to know more about your perspective. Why is an action moral or immoral? Whose judgement and arbitration makes the decision? Can humans truly know what is moral, and how do we know if we do, as long as people continue to argue about what is right? In your view, is morality based on logic, emotion, or on some other factor? Is morality absolute, or do moral rules have exceptions?

An inline reply would be appreciated and valuable, and even more so would be a longer draft. EIP--I would relish the opportunity to read a statement of your beliefs and knowledge. If you would rather not discuss your perspective, I will respect that. :)
 
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