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(Indiegogo)   Cool: Comedian Doug Stanhope starts an IndieGoGo campaign to raise $50,000 for the woman who said "I'm actually an atheist" after surviving the Oklahoma tornado. Really Cool: The goal was met in the first 24 hours. Fark: There are 59 days to go   (indiegogo.com) divider line 57
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2013-05-25 12:56:40 AM
10 votes:

Langston: I'm happy that the woman is being helped. I hope that everyone who suffered loss is as fortunate.


Hope isn't enough.


We're gonna need you to pray.
2013-05-24 05:12:06 PM
6 votes:
Little does she know that The Flying Spaghetti Monster works in mysterious ways.

R'Amen
2013-05-25 05:44:51 AM
5 votes:

log_jammin: Lenny_da_Hog: Or passed over for jobs and advancement.

I doubt it.


Yeah. Nobody networks through their churches for employment or advancement. The phrase, "it's not what you know, it's who you know" is one I just made up just this very second all on my own.
2013-05-25 06:49:48 AM
4 votes:

Benevolent Misanthrope: Nabb1: nekom: Helping out a person who happens to be an atheist?  Fantastic.
Helping out a person BECAUSE she's an atheist?  Well, it's still helping, but it's a pretty dick motivation.

Kind of agree.  I don't know if that was the intent, but it kind of smacks of some backdoor prejudices.

I donated not because she was an atheist, but because she came out of the closet as an atheist in an area where this could get her ostracized or even harmed.  By good, charitable Christian folk.  That kind of courage and willingness to tell the truth should be rewarded.


At least they can't burn her house down.
2013-05-25 08:52:22 AM
3 votes:

hardinparamedic: letrole: Atheism is a Religion.

Deep Throat is a porno.


Soylent Green is People
2013-05-25 08:29:38 AM
3 votes:
2013-05-25 07:00:21 AM
3 votes:
Note to self: Next time in an interview after a tornado on a cable news network and asked if I thanked the lord for this, replay with, "I am indeed grateful that the lord saw fit to veer the tornado over the elementary school in order to spare me".
2013-05-25 03:11:34 AM
3 votes:
I'm not sure why you guys are bickering. I just think it's good to know that the Holy Grail I'll be buying is dishwasher safe.
2013-05-25 11:40:00 AM
2 votes:

i upped my meds-up yours: INeedAName: When will people realize that most of what takes place in the south isn't Christianity?

Civil War II.


You rang?
2013-05-25 09:14:59 AM
2 votes:

letrole: Atheism is a Religion.


Religion is an Atheism
2013-05-25 09:01:53 AM
2 votes:

stryed: gimmegimme: stryed: I can't believe that, in this day and age, there are still atheists and believers.
It takes a lot more courage to say "I don't know, but let's find out", and to constantly juggle possible hypotheses on existence while we can.

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What is asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.


Are you on the search for the Loch Ness Monster?  Do you treat your illnesses solely with pyramid power?  Are you scared you'll end up falling into space when you're on an airplane?  If not, why don't you have the courage to juggle hypotheses and have an open mind?

By being dismissive of everything without absolute proof, your world becomes narrow and only constituted of certainty, and you close yourself to the cloud of possibilities.


There's your mistake.  I don't dismiss "everything."  I dismiss "everything for which there is no evidence or no compelling argument."

Can I borrow one of the unicorn horns in your collection?  I need to make a love potion.
2013-05-25 08:27:55 AM
2 votes:
Wolf Blitzer:  "You gotta blame the Lord, right?  Do you blame the Lord for all the terrible death and devastation that is right there behind us, for all the world to see?"

Vitsmum:  "Well, I'm...I'm an atheist.  So, no."

www.wnd.com
2013-05-25 08:00:45 AM
2 votes:

Thisbymaster: So atheists only take care of people who share their beliefs and the Christians take care of everyone.  And the Christians are the bad guys?


i3.kym-cdn.com
2013-05-25 07:45:36 AM
2 votes:

Benevolent Misanthrope: The impact of getting Rebecca and her family properly housed by the atheist community will do far more good than sitting in bars or chat rooms mocking people of faith. Like religion, free-thinking will be more easily spread through compassion and decency.

Unfortunately, those servile f*ckwits have an answer for that one.  "It's just God acting in His own way, even through those atheists, isn't He clever!" they'll bleat.  There are none so blind as those who will not see.  Religious people are incapable of that kind of rational thought.  Seriously.


Well my hypothetical atheists will just spend that donation money on abortions.
2013-05-25 07:32:05 AM
2 votes:
why should I send the Christians anything?  God will provide!
2013-05-26 11:42:55 AM
1 votes:

Mystery Vortex: The great irony is that atheists are every bit as judgmental and sanctimonious as evangelical Christians, and they have no idea. Yet they claim to be of superior intelligence. What a farce.


imgs.xkcd.com
2013-05-25 05:53:54 PM
1 votes:

Waldo Pepper: I find it amazing how much time atheist spend in fark threads trying to justify their non belief. That much time spent doesn't seem logical.


It's almost as silly as erecting thousands of buildings, spending time on television and radio programs, complete publishing companies with books and tracts, and spending hours and hours in those buildings in with that media every week.
2013-05-25 05:51:48 PM
1 votes:

Waldo Pepper: I find it amazing how much time atheist spend in fark threads trying to justify their non belief. That much time spent doesn't seem logical.


It's about distinguishing themselves from the believes they despise. Atheists who don't despise believers have more free time.
2013-05-25 03:39:53 PM
1 votes:

BarkingUnicorn: gimmegimme: BarkingUnicorn: LasersHurt: Waldo Pepper: I think you will find that at some point atheism will be classified as a religion of sort.

There's no way to do it.

Sure there is, and it's already in motion.  The primary definition of "religion" is "the service or worship of God or the supernatural."  But more recent, expansive definitions include things like, "a cause, principle,, or system of beliefs held to with ardor or faith."  Atheism fits comfortably within the latter.   When we get to the point where religion is simply a belief system that relies upon faith, then atheism  is a religion.

There are definite advantages to being  considered a religious person.  Atheists might consider them before rejecting the label.

Which dictionary are you using?  (You might want to cite such things in the future.)

Merriam-Webster.  Ffs, do not use dictionary.com, it's no more lexicography than About.com is encyclopedic.

it doesn't really matter what dictionary you use.  You'll find examples of such expansion everywhere, including in legislation and policies designed to protect "strongly-held personal beliefs."


Well, I'm sure language will keep evolving (as it always has) to ensure that people who believe in reality can differentiate themselves from those who don't.
2013-05-25 03:34:14 PM
1 votes:

BarkingUnicorn: gimmegimme: There you go.  Whether you believe or disbelieve; tolerate or discriminate; abstain or fark; you do it to feel better.

Here's the difference: stamps exist.

And what difference does that make?  Right; you feel better about believing in things that exist.


Yes...thank you.  I'm so glad we could come to an agreement.
2013-05-25 03:33:39 PM
1 votes:

dforkus: Wha profit a man to gain the whole world but lose his soul.,

ZZZzzz...

2013-05-25 02:46:15 PM
1 votes:

BarkingUnicorn: The Billdozer: Evilhippie: The Billdozer:
To dumb it down:

I get why people don't collect stamps.

I don't get why a subset of these same people have groups, charities, people who wrote blogs and books, and are extremely vocal about their disdain for not collecting stamps and then biatch and whine when people point out their non-hobby "hobby".

Though your initial statement was indeed dumb; most blanket statements tend to be. I agree your following attempt to explain your bigoted opinion is even dumber. I'm not even going to waste time explaining why, since you can just read up on the last couple of post.

As long as you can feel superior to someone, the time you wasted writing that out was well worth it!

There you go.  Whether you believe or disbelieve; tolerate or discriminate; abstain or fark; you do it to feel better.


Here's the difference: stamps exist.
2013-05-25 02:26:01 PM
1 votes:

rzrwiresunrise: I found The God Delusion a little shrill, nor have I found the arguments against the existence of god(s) based on the reprobate character of the Judeo-Christian god compelling.


You know, reading one or two pages of a book in an Amazon preview doesn't mean you know what the whole book says.
2013-05-25 01:14:47 PM
1 votes:

gimmegimme: rzrwiresunrise: The Billdozer: LasersHurt: The Billdozer: /understands atheism
//can't understand "atheists"

You don't understand that the language naturally implies a term for a group of people?

To dumb it down:

I get why people don't collect stamps.

I don't get why a subset of these same people have groups, charities, people who wrote blogs and books, and are extremely vocal about their disdain for not collecting stamps and then biatch and whine when people point out their non-hobby "hobby".

I miss this analogy so much. Just tickles me to see something people hold dear to their hearts-- some so much so that they dedicate their lives to it-- reduced to a... "hobby."

Well, that's what happens when you dedicate your life to something that isn't real.  It's one thing to enjoy the original Star Wars films; it's quite another to think you are a Jedi who can move things with your thoughts and that Chewbacca is going to hang out with you at some point.


blog.angelatung.com
2013-05-25 12:10:26 PM
1 votes:
I'd give her a lot of money if she had replied "Oh for sure Wolf! I thank god that he decided to spare me while he was slaughtering all my neighbors! They must have been praying to the wrong god ... I'm an atheist so I don't have that problem!".
2013-05-25 11:57:47 AM
1 votes:
I'm an atheist and I never got why people have such strong reactions to the occasional thank god, you're blessed, or other such stuff.  It's just a social formula you mouth, like when you tell the taxi driver you'll never see again if your life to take care and have a nice day.  If someone preaches to me, I'll respond, but just smile, say thanks, and accept as the social nicety it was meant as.
2013-05-25 11:25:25 AM
1 votes:
Churches help out their own. Atheists just did the same. Nobody needs to get butthurt about it.

/she deserved my $10 just for having to talk to Wolf Blitzer
//Wolf is pretty much Ron Burgundy at this point, right?
2013-05-25 11:20:21 AM
1 votes:

INeedAName: When will people realize that most of what takes place in the south isn't Christianity?


Civil War II.
2013-05-25 11:19:11 AM
1 votes:

nekom: Helping out a person who happens to be an atheist?  Fantastic.
Helping out a person BECAUSE she's an atheist?  Well, it's still helping, but it's a pretty dick motivation.


It's OK, the Christians are helping their own too.  They're sending prayers.
2013-05-25 10:16:02 AM
1 votes:
It's a miracle!
2013-05-25 09:47:53 AM
1 votes:

letrole: LasersHurt: Thanks for playing, letrole, you're always a real hoot.

And you're not.


Well if you're not even gonna be a good sport, where's the fun for anyone?
2013-05-25 09:46:36 AM
1 votes:
Considering how many time the Rapture and end times have come already, it's amazing how many of you are still here.

An alternative view: the Rapture has come and gone as predicted by various people. There's a reason many of you Christians are  still here.
2013-05-25 09:33:43 AM
1 votes:

YouAreIncorrect: gimmegimme:
I don't know.  Early morning Saturday ramblings, but I hope that sheds some light on the difference between your majority of Christians and mine. :)

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That's such a stupid quote. Saying god is malevolent because he doesn't prevent every bad thing makes no sense. Most Americans could help many starving Africans by donating their money, but they don't and not doing so doesn't mean they wish evil upon them.


Huh.  So what you're saying is that the world operates as it would if there were no god at all.
2013-05-25 09:24:38 AM
1 votes:

Benevolent Misanthrope: I've honestly never met a person who identified as "religious" who did not see the world through the lens of their religion.


As do you. Because you're proselytizing as bad as any Christian I've ever seen.
2013-05-25 09:18:28 AM
1 votes:

LasersHurt: The Billdozer: Its important because you want it to be. I'll give you a life tip: Although discrimination of all types exists, more and more people are fine tuning it to discriminate against one type... Assholes. Blitzer was an asshole for leading the interview this way and asking a loaded question, the lady was an asshole for having to have her 15 seconds of internet neckbeard fame for proclaiming her non-faith which had jack shiat to do with the situation, and Stanhope is an asshole because he's using this opportunity to further his own shiatty agenda and career.

So you are simply ignorant and dismissive.


You must be new here, LasersHurt. Welcome to Fark! Yes indeed, the persona of "The Billdozer" is quite ignorant and dismissive about many things, this being just one of a litany of examples! But he can be so much fun to read and wonder "Just how much of this stuff does his creator actually believe, how much has he come to believe, and how many times is he sitting at a keyboard googling "Crazy Things People Say", copying and pasting then changing enough words to not be a direct plagiarism of someone else?"

And, of course, in the end it doesn't matter what the answer is because it can be so much fun to pinch the persona's cheeks and troll with "Who's a cute little troll? Who's a cute little troll! You are! You are!"
2013-05-25 09:11:38 AM
1 votes:
Thank god someone is doing something to help.
2013-05-25 08:51:21 AM
1 votes:
This thread has made my popcorn taste nasty.
2013-05-25 08:43:36 AM
1 votes:

stryed: I can't believe that, in this day and age, there are still atheists and believers.
It takes a lot more courage to say "I don't know, but let's find out", and to constantly juggle possible hypotheses on existence while we can.


3.bp.blogspot.com
What is asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.


Are you on the search for the Loch Ness Monster?  Do you treat your illnesses solely with pyramid power?  Are you scared you'll end up falling into space when you're on an airplane?  If not, why don't you have the courage to juggle hypotheses and have an open mind?
2013-05-25 08:31:15 AM
1 votes:

Lenny_da_Hog: Abox: letrole: Atheism is indeed a Religion

I don't believe in anything unfalsifiable.  Is that a religion?

You have faith that the universe is and remains causal and predictable.


Well no, if data in that regard were to change then my expectations would change.  You know....falsifiable.
2013-05-25 08:15:41 AM
1 votes:

liam76: LasersHurt: liam76: I don't agree with your assessment, but I think we both agree they don't say their charity only goes to christians.

An, in a general sense, neither do atheists. Let's all remember that this one campaign /= the sum total of atheist giving.

I am highlighting the problem with "this one campaign".

He should have set up a charity "atheists for tornado relief".


Why the fark are you so concerned about it?? If you ARE so concerned, why the fark don't YOU start a charity "Atheists for Tornado Relief"???
2013-05-25 07:58:29 AM
1 votes:
So atheists only take care of people who share their beliefs and the Christians take care of everyone.  And the Christians are the bad guys?
2013-05-25 07:56:30 AM
1 votes:

kimmygibblershomework: nekom: Helping out a person who happens to be an atheist?  Fantastic.
Helping out a person BECAUSE she's an atheist?  Well, it's still helping, but it's a pretty dick motivation.

same here.  Now if the atheists set up soup kitchens and help millions eat each year, they will be on a level playing field with the christians they despise so much.  i say despise, because look at tfa.  Come on liberal elites, you can do it ;)

/get fsm to fix my shift key, too


We do, we just don't generally do it under YE OLDE ATHEIST BANNER, and when some do...well hey lookie lookie. And as to 'despise' I know Christians loooove to play the underdog and the persecution card, but that's farking redonkulous.

I'm more than willing to bet I've done more for humanity than most 'Christians', and with zero expectation of reward in the hereafter. Nor do I do it to impress anyone about atheism. I do it because I'm a humanist. And if someone can come up and say 'nuh uh...' then I say...WOOT! Great! Awesome! More help for more people, woo hoo. Because THAT is the farking goal.

Suck it.
2013-05-25 07:48:50 AM
1 votes:
Welder's Union helps a Welder: OK
Teachers help a teacher: OK
Left-handers help a left-hander: OK
Atheists help an atheist: NOT OK
2013-05-25 07:41:48 AM
1 votes:
"I am the Lord, and there is no other; I form the light and create darkness, I make peace and create calamity; I, the Lord, do all these things" - Isaiah 45:6b-7

Ummm, thanks, Lord, for sparing me from the tornado you sent after me?
2013-05-25 07:33:51 AM
1 votes:
Generosity like that is proof that God exists.
2013-05-25 07:24:44 AM
1 votes:

letrole: The Billdozer: I don't get why a subset of these same people have groups, charities, people who wrote blogs and books, and are extremely vocal about their disdain for not collecting stamps and then biatch and whine when people point out their non-hobby "hobby".

Atheism is indeed a Religion, just not a very good one. One of the tenets of this religion is that this religion isn't a religion, because religion is for saps.

It reminds me of the motto of the Moderation Party: "Only Radicals need a motto".


Hey, look!


Someone updated its auto-reply script database!
2013-05-25 06:58:21 AM
1 votes:

INeedAName: So an F5 tornado hits Oklahoma, and some people are getting together to raise money to help one specific person?

I have little care about the reason why you give, but I do care when people are prejudicial about their giving.

Hypocrites.


They're helping someone. There is nothing wrong with that. Eat, as they say, a dick.
2013-05-25 06:57:15 AM
1 votes:

DrewFL: you heartless, cynical farks. where do you get the nerve? Have you ever experienced anything adverse in your entire life?my mothers house had 38 feet of water wash over it. you don't know shiat. Quit trying to act cool on the farking Internet and realize that some people out here have real god damn problems.


... I honestly don't know which "heartless, cynical farks" you mean here. This is Fark, after all.
2013-05-25 06:52:52 AM
1 votes:

nekom: Helping out a person BECAUSE she's an atheist? Well, it's still helping, but it's a pretty dick motivation.


Someone isn't happy that atheists can actually care for others and do good.

"That's our thing, damn it!"
2013-05-25 06:51:10 AM
1 votes:

neritz: I wonder how much to get them out of Oklahoma?


Now that she's out as an atheist, her neighbors will raise that money.
2013-05-25 06:48:21 AM
1 votes:

Nabb1: nekom: Helping out a person who happens to be an atheist?  Fantastic.
Helping out a person BECAUSE she's an atheist?  Well, it's still helping, but it's a pretty dick motivation.

Kind of agree.  I don't know if that was the intent, but it kind of smacks of some backdoor prejudices.


Your totally unprejudiced ass had better be writing a check to "Save the Pedophiles" right now.
2013-05-25 06:46:48 AM
1 votes:
Atheism is a Religion.
2013-05-25 06:43:54 AM
1 votes:
I've always felt that, if there is a deity, he, she or it thinks of atheists as those quiet neighbours who keep to themselves, keep their place looking decent, don't throw noisy parties, don't come calling every other day to borrow stuff, and don't mow their lawns at 7 am on a weekend or listen to Black Sabbath at 2 am on a weeknight, unless it's with headphones. You may not be on a first-name basis with them but you'd move heaven and earth to keep them from moving out.
2013-05-25 04:07:42 AM
1 votes:

Captain Dan: The parable of the Good Samaritan was intended to demonstrate the ethical imperative of helping all people, even those who you hate or have nothing in common with.  Jesus's teachings on this could not be any more clear.


I don't know if you ever noticed this or not, but there are a lot of people who call themselves Christians that don't have anything to do with what you're talking about.

See the GOP base for more details.
2013-05-25 02:40:39 AM
1 votes:

moothemagiccow: hardinparamedic: When the Pope says you're a bunch of douchebags for alienating good people on the basis of their faith, you're a bunch of douchebags.

It seems you linked this far less interesting article, when the real story is:

Is Pope Francis an Exorcist?


He kicks ass for The Lord.
2013-05-24 11:55:26 PM
1 votes:
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Atheists are so cute
2013-05-24 05:24:32 PM
1 votes:
Maybe she'll get enough to get out of Oklahoma.
I'm thinking she might not be real popular in her neighborhood now.
 
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