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(Washington Free Beacon)   Wolf Blitzer to tornado survivor: "Did ya thank the lord, did ya, did ya? " Tornado survivor: "Uh, no. I'm an atheist." It's NOT news, it's CNN   (freebeacon.com) divider line 138
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2013-05-21 08:20:28 PM  
"Thank the Lord that Act of God didn't kill me.  Also, my rapist was a pretty good kisser..."
 
2013-05-21 08:21:10 PM  
You mean the same Lord that made the tornado?
 
2013-05-21 08:28:23 PM  
"Dear God, please protect me from Thy wrath."

Nice, abusive relationship you have with your imagination, there.
 
2013-05-21 08:29:27 PM  
This just in: 99.5% of TV news talking heads are absolute imbeciles

/at the local news level, it might as well be 100%
 
2013-05-21 08:36:45 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: This just in: 99.5% of TV news talking heads are absolute imbeciles

/at the local news level, it might as well be 100%


Saw one of our local St Louis guys doing his bit and behind him were several other locals from other places dutifully lined up in front the splintered lumber. Such ingenuity.

When I traveled a lot I would see the same local story carried everywhere: "Does your child's playground have fecal bacteria on it?" I'd see it in Dallas, Phoenix, Salt Lake, Detroit, etc. all in the same week. It's like they subscribe to "Local Tabloid Ideas Weekly" and all set up the same bit.
 
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2013-05-21 08:46:22 PM  
I'll bet he wished he had said: "For what? Sending the tornado?".
 
2013-05-21 08:47:14 PM  
Dude just got touched by the middle finger of God, Wolf. I wouldn't be on speaking terms with the big guy, either.
 
2013-05-21 08:55:06 PM  
cdn.uproxx.com

/so the addition of "It's NOT news, It's CNN" is what earned the green?
//I feel bad for the other subbies with virtually the same headline as this one
 
2013-05-21 08:58:00 PM  
You notice of all the survivors being interviewed, she seems the happiest.

She says, 'I'm not thanking anyone, I was just lucky'.
 
2013-05-21 09:00:11 PM  
Jesus, Wolf was acting like he was a "reporter" for the 700 Club.
 
2013-05-21 09:01:25 PM  
It's an impressive feat that an entire network can jump the shark.
 
2013-05-21 09:04:18 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: It's an impressive feat that an entire network can jump the shark.


TLC
Discovery
National Geographic
A&E
NBC
 
2013-05-21 09:04:46 PM  
There are atheists in Oklahoma?

cretinbob: You mean the same Lord that made the tornado?


Obama made the tornado, silly.
 
2013-05-21 09:05:32 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I_Am_Weasel: It's an impressive feat that an entire network can jump the shark.

TLC
Discovery
National Geographic
A&E
NBC


MTV
 
2013-05-21 09:09:36 PM  
OK - to all you "Atheists are assholes, why do they have to tell people" - this is why.  People assume we believe in our imaginary friend, unless we tell them.  It's farking insane.
 
2013-05-21 09:11:20 PM  
Do you thank the Lord?  I am an atheist   Ah, ok, so you made the right call.    And all thoughts of the sky wizard helping her family survive are instantly out the window as self preservation wins. .
 
2013-05-21 09:11:44 PM  

SilentStrider: There are atheists in Oklahoma?

cretinbob: You mean the same Lord that made the tornado?

Obama made the tornado, silly.


He's obviously firing up the Weather Dominator to distract from all the scandals.
 
2013-05-21 09:28:41 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: [cdn.uproxx.com image 684x412]

As long as I live, that image will never get old.

 
2013-05-21 09:33:38 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: OK - to all you "Atheists are assholes, why do they have to tell people" - this is why.  People assume we believe in our imaginary friend, unless we tell them.  It's farking insane.


Makes you wonder how gay atheist vegans gather the strength to leave the house.
 
2013-05-21 09:48:25 PM  
"Thank you, Lord, for leveling my town and killing all those people."
 
2013-05-21 09:56:32 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: "Thank you, Lord, for leveling my town and killing all those people, but not me."


FTFY, otherwise you just sound like a jerk.
 
2013-05-21 10:04:58 PM  

cretinbob: You mean the same Lord that made the tornado?


simpsonswiki.net
 
2013-05-21 10:06:50 PM  
Ohhhh atheistgasm thread.
 
2013-05-21 10:08:01 PM  

Triumph: Benevolent Misanthrope: OK - to all you "Atheists are assholes, why do they have to tell people" - this is why.  People assume we believe in our imaginary friend, unless we tell them.  It's farking insane.

Makes you wonder how gay atheist vegans gather the strength to leave the house.


Well - I'm two out of three.  It's a wonder I don't stab someone daily.
 
2013-05-21 10:22:59 PM  
The tornado was an expression of free will of the weather. God obviously saved this Atheist from doom to test her faith, and since she still rejects Him, she will burn in the depths of Hell for eternity. God knows all, and you cannot hide from His judgement.
 
2013-05-21 10:25:48 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: The tornado was an expression of free will of the weather. God obviously saved this Atheist from doom to test her faith, and since she still rejects Him, she will burn in the depths of Hell for eternity. God knows all, and you cannot hide from His judgement.


Pretty much. God spared her life because he still has a plan for her. Whether she takes this chance presented to her and accepts Jesus as her savior or has thirty abortions and ends up burning for eternity in a pit of fire is her decision now. I pray she makes the right choice.
 
2013-05-21 10:29:25 PM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: PC LOAD LETTER: The tornado was an expression of free will of the weather. God obviously saved this Atheist from doom to test her faith, and since she still rejects Him, she will burn in the depths of Hell for eternity. God knows all, and you cannot hide from His judgement.

Pretty much. God spared her life because he still has a plan for her. Whether she takes this chance presented to her and accepts Jesus as her savior or has thirty abortions and ends up burning for eternity in a pit of fire is her decision now. I pray she makes the right choice.


Correct. God sees and knows all that ever was and all that ever will be. Do not interfere with His plan.
 
2013-05-21 10:32:10 PM  
The baby was doing a better job with the microphone than Wolf. That's why she refused to give it back.
 
2013-05-21 10:33:44 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: The tornado was an expression of free will of the weather. God obviously saved this Atheist from doom to test her faith, and since she still rejects Him, she will burn in the depths of Hell for eternity. God knows all, and you cannot hide from His judgement.




What does a God need with a tornado?
 
2013-05-21 10:35:25 PM  
Just wanted to say how glad I am that she wasn't the 'now let me explain how your belief system is flawed' atheist types and stayed in good humor.
You convince so many more people to actually think about an(y) issue when you don't put them on the defensive by immediately getting all shrieky.

Be a hugable atheist.

/4-0 lifetime conversion record
 
2013-05-21 10:36:47 PM  
CSB: During the crazy, farked up week of the Boston Marathon bombings, the Westin Copley Plaza (which is like a block from the bombing site) was the designated hotel for all the media types.  The Sunday after the bombing, my friend, who's a concierge there, got in trouble for posting on Facebook that she was looking for an electric blanket for Wolf.  (Apparently he was cold outside doing his continuous live shots of...well, whatever it is they did.  Very few of the live shots were worth a fark that week.)
 
2013-05-21 10:55:05 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: PC LOAD LETTER: The tornado was an expression of free will of the weather. God obviously saved this Atheist from doom to test her faith, and since she still rejects Him, she will burn in the depths of Hell for eternity. God knows all, and you cannot hide from His judgement.

What does a God need with a tornado?


Well, for one thing, they're much less expensive, and much more selective, than global inundation

/window seat, please
 
2013-05-21 11:04:47 PM  

Ahhh_Ennui: Jesus, Wolf was acting like he was a "reporter" for the 700 Club.


Perhaps his CNN contract is ending and he's auditioning for them.
 
2013-05-21 11:06:35 PM  

TsarTom: Just wanted to say how glad I am that she wasn't the 'now let me explain how your belief system is flawed' atheist types and stayed in good humor.


Be a hugable atheist.

/4-0 lifetime conversion record

 
That actually happens in what normal conversation, exactly?  I'm sure glad she wasn't one of those 'the lord is so merciful because he saved me and killed all those other people' religious types.  That response IS a regular occurrence.  I'm not so sure about the straw man you've got up there.

Not sure what side of the fence you're on, but you're either 4-1 or 4-0-1 right now.
 
2013-05-21 11:09:04 PM  

wxboy: Ahhh_Ennui: Jesus, Wolf was acting like he was a "reporter" for the 700 Club.

Perhaps his CNN contract is ending and he's auditioning for them.


As if Robertson hasn't made them look bad enough...
 
2013-05-21 11:13:02 PM  
Guess she can get ready for the inevitable hate mail. Well, once God reveals what county her mailbox is in.
 
2013-05-21 11:14:55 PM  
I've never, ever, understood the mental gymnastics it takes for people to say "thank God" when they manage to survive something like this...
 
2013-05-21 11:20:26 PM  

Mad_Radhu: SilentStrider: There are atheists in Oklahoma?

cretinbob: You mean the same Lord that made the tornado?

Obama made the tornado, silly.

He's obviously firing up the Weather Dominator to distract from all the scandals.


Well, yeah, Alex Jones says Obama has the weather machine. Study it out.
 
2013-05-21 11:20:43 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: OK - to all you "Atheists are assholes, why do they have to tell people" - this is why.  People assume we believe in our their imaginary friend, unless we tell them.  It's farking insane.


FTFU

/if you're truly faithful, then STFU and believe
//believe the rest of us don't particularly care
 
2013-05-21 11:23:28 PM  

pjkraatz: TsarTom: Just wanted to say how glad I am that she wasn't the 'now let me explain how your belief system is flawed' atheist types and stayed in good humor.

Be a hugable atheist.

/4-0 lifetime conversion record
 
That actually happens in what normal conversation, exactly?  I'm sure glad she wasn't one of those 'the lord is so merciful because he saved me and killed all those other people' religious types.  That response IS a regular occurrence.  I'm not so sure about the straw man you've got up there.

Not sure what side of the fence you're on, but you're either 4-1 or 4-0-1 right now.


Other than it wasn't a straw man, how do you figure the 4-1?
 
2013-05-21 11:24:17 PM  

bugmn99: Guess she can get ready for the inevitable hate mail. Well, once God reveals what county her mailbox is in.


I think hate mail is on the very bottom of her give a shiat pile right now.
 
2013-05-21 11:45:57 PM  

pjkraatz: TsarTom: Just wanted to say how glad I am that she wasn't the 'now let me explain how your belief system is flawed' atheist types and stayed in good humor.

Be a hugable atheist.

/4-0 lifetime conversion record
 
That actually happens in what normal conversation, exactly?  I'm sure glad she wasn't one of those 'the lord is so merciful because he saved me and killed all those other people' religious types.  That response IS a regular occurrence.  I'm not so sure about the straw man you've got up there.

Not sure what side of the fence you're on, but you're either 4-1 or 4-0-1 right now.


That's kinda the point. Unless the person you are talking to is easily cowed, you'll never change anyone's mind by plugging your ears and Evangalizing. You can't force someone to truly think through their most primeval thought processeses the first time you meet them, Be it God or man.

You'll never even get laid.

For the record:
My ex-wife, current girlfriend, (Hi Beck) and two school chums. Not saying I saved the world with my insight, but not saying I hurt it either.

Btw, I'll be 4-1 when someone convinces ME to Believe. Or 4-0-1 when I become agnostic.

Bring it on! :)
 
2013-05-21 11:46:02 PM  
I watched this interview live and the chick and her baby with the microphone were awesome.  She was the first non-redneck "Thank Jesus my gun safe survived" person I'd seen interviewed. She was intelligent, well-spoken, and in good humor.

Poor Wolfie never stood a chance.
 
2013-05-21 11:49:42 PM  

TsarTom: My ex-wife, current girlfriend, (Hi Beck) and two school chums. Not saying I saved the world with my insight, but not saying I hurt it either.


www.nndb.com

Hi.

/hot
 
2013-05-21 11:49:42 PM  
A religious person prays that a tornado doesn't get him.

An atheist prays he can finish building his reinforced concrete underground storm shelter before a tornado gets him.
 
2013-05-22 12:01:38 AM  

Diagonal: pjkraatz: TsarTom: Just wanted to say how glad I am that she wasn't the 'now let me explain how your belief system is flawed' atheist types and stayed in good humor.

Be a hugable atheist.

/4-0 lifetime conversion record
 
That actually happens in what normal conversation, exactly?  I'm sure glad she wasn't one of those 'the lord is so merciful because he saved me and killed all those other people' religious types.  That response IS a regular occurrence.  I'm not so sure about the straw man you've got up there.

Not sure what side of the fence you're on, but you're either 4-1 or 4-0-1 right now.

Other than it wasn't a straw man, how do you figure the 4-1?


When you invent an imaginary position to argue against (an atheist randomly proselytizing to a reporter happens how often, again?), that's a straw man.  As to the W/L record: if he's religious I'm not converting.  I couldn't tell from the scant context whether he's 4-0 at religious deconversion or 4-0 at religious conversion so I gave a few options for updating the record books.  I wouldn't want to charge him with an unfair tick in the L column.
 
2013-05-22 12:02:35 AM  

bugmn99: Guess she can get ready for the inevitable hate mail. Well, once God reveals what county her mailbox is in.


Ok that made me chuckle.
 
2013-05-22 12:03:03 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: OK - to all you "Atheists are assholes, why do they have to tell people" - this is why.  People assume we believe in our imaginary friend, unless we tell them.  It's farking insane.


To the defense of theists, the majority of folks in the United States are, indeed, theists, of one stripe or another. She was nice about it, and no one was a dick following the revelation - that's how it should be.  What bothers me is that, when you tell someone "I'm an atheist/agnostic/ignostic", some theists think that it's their job to correct your obvious flaw - and vice versa.

Some day, we'll get beyond religion - it's the closest thing I have to faith - but until then, it's just a good idea to accept that we have differences and do our best to not be dicks to each other.
 
2013-05-22 12:07:59 AM  

TsarTom: pjkraatz: TsarTom:

Not sure what side of the fence you're on, but you're either 4-1 or 4-0-1 right now.

That's kinda the point. Unless the person you are talking to is easily cowed, you'll never change anyone's mind by plugging your ears and Evangalizing. You can't force someone to truly think through their most primeval thought processeses the first time you meet them, Be it God or man.

You'll never even get laid.

For the record:
My ex-wife, current girlfriend, (Hi Beck) and two school chums. Not saying I saved the world with my insight, but not saying I hurt it either.

Btw, I'll be 4-1 when someone convinces ME to Believe. Or 4-0-1 when I become agnostic.

Bring it on! :)


Nope, we're on the same page.  I just couldn't tell from the context what angle you were taking with that.  I'm already on the home team and figured I couldn't credit you with a win since I already agreed with you before you started.

For the record, I'm the asshole who probably would have said "why would I thank god for this horror show?"
 
2013-05-22 12:12:55 AM  

basemetal: Ohhhh atheistgasm thread.


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/I need a cigarette.
 
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