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(SeattlePI)   'God has plans' for Mormon missionary who survived horrific Spanish train wreck, apparently unlike those eighty people who didn't   (seattlepi.com) divider line 34
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2013-07-26 04:34:42 PM
3 votes:

Chach: happydude45: Well, now I know how to find the bitter fark assholes. Just find a Mormon thread.

You people suck.

Mormon stuff is pretty ad but you should see how the Catholics get piled on.

Christians are out there saving the world and these ingrates will have none of it.


There's that humble Christlike turning of the other cheek we've heard so much about.
2013-07-26 01:54:43 PM
3 votes:

happydude45: Well, now I know how to find the bitter fark assholes. Just find a Mormon thread.


Yes, we suck. The guy who takes a terrible tragedy and makes it all about how farking special he is, he's a standup farking bloke.
2013-07-26 01:36:03 PM
3 votes:
The Big Guy is like your worst boss. Piles heaps of crap on you and you're expected to take it and get stronger, but all credit for positive results goes straight to Him.
2013-07-26 01:46:03 PM
2 votes:
God let 3000 people die ghastly deaths by fire, fumes, and falling...

i40.tinypic.com

But criss-crossed I beams? Holy sh*t, it's a f*cking miracle!

Yes, I do find this line of thinking blindingly stupid. Why do you ask?
2013-07-26 01:43:46 PM
2 votes:
Please, go tell the families of the deceased how God spared you, yet killed their loved ones.

Wasn't there a religious group on that train? Guess they just didn't pray hard enough. *eyeroll*
2013-07-26 01:33:43 PM
2 votes:
Well, now I know how to find the bitter fark assholes. Just find a Mormon thread.

You people suck.
2013-07-26 01:02:26 PM
2 votes:

Speaker2Animals: namatad: wait
didnt god decide that Rmoney was going to be president and make the US a christian nation??

Mormons aren't Christians, are they?


Most Christians aren't either, so it's not a big deal.
2013-07-26 12:16:02 PM
2 votes:

nekom: Benevolent Misanthrope:
You know, the more I get to know him, the more I realize that this "God" character is a real dick.

So he DOES belong in a woman's vagina?  Checkmate, libtards.


Only if she invites him.  Fark you and the horse you rode in on, "legitimate rape" Republitards.
2013-07-26 11:53:36 AM
2 votes:
If you think about it, God was really being kind of a dick that day.
2013-07-26 11:20:40 AM
2 votes:
God saved me from this tragic accident he in no way created or allowed to kill all these other people.
2013-07-26 06:58:25 PM
1 votes:
scottydoesntknow
frankwarner.typepad.com
"Look, maybe us Mormons do believe in crazy stories that make absolutely no sense, and maybe Joseph Smith did make it all up, but I have a great life, and a great family, and I have the Book of Mormon to thank for that. The truth is, I don't care if Joseph Smith made it all up, because what the church teaches now is loving your family, being nice and helping people. And even though people in this town might think that's stupid, I still choose to believe in it. All I ever did was try to be your friend, Stan, but you're so high and mighty you couldn't look past my religion and just be my friend back. You've got a lot of growing up to do, buddy. Suck my balls."

So, you go door to door and tell lies that even you don't believe, and that's okay because you're "nice?"  Your church tears families apart if they dare to try to leave but that's okay because you're "friendly?"  You're so screwed up you think that a pleasing exterior can hide a corrupted soul.  Tell you what buddy.  When you can act normal, without a freakish and manipulative "church" that makes you do it.  You come back and see me.
2013-07-26 03:58:45 PM
1 votes:
No, God expects you to have a plan.

"I give you dozens of moral teachers, an environment with everything you need to live, the most powerful brain in the animal kingdom, pose-able thumbs and you want me to do the planning for you?"
2013-07-26 03:58:04 PM
1 votes:

ObnoxiousLonghorn: The amount of derpy ignorance in this thread regarding Mormonism is overwhelming. Flame me all you want, but I thought 5 year olds wern't allowed on Fark. Way to show your maturity about something you know zero about.

/I know I know, "go away, we don't need non-bigoted mature people in this thread."
//enjoy your hypocritical circle jerk


frankwarner.typepad.com

"Look, maybe us Mormons do believe in crazy stories that make absolutely no sense, and maybe Joseph Smith did make it all up, but I have a great life, and a great family, and I have the Book of Mormon to thank for that. The truth is, I don't care if Joseph Smith made it all up, because what the church teaches now is loving your family, being nice and helping people. And even though people in this town might think that's stupid, I still choose to believe in it. All I ever did was try to be your friend, Stan, but you're so high and mighty you couldn't look past my religion and just be my friend back. You've got a lot of growing up to do, buddy. Suck my balls."
2013-07-26 03:50:07 PM
1 votes:

ObnoxiousLonghorn: He is like the ultimate scientist and kinda lets Earth and Humans do it's thing. This lets people feel good, bad, sadness, horror, and so on as to build experience, teach us lessons and so forth. A large factor is agency. He does not control people's actions. If Mr. Train Oporator neglected his duties, too bad, he has to live with the concequece of feeling terrible about the deaths and whatever else his punichment entails.


What is the fundamental difference between this and ya know - not existing ?
2013-07-26 03:49:40 PM
1 votes:

ObnoxiousLonghorn: /facepam...I tried. You won't touch it, but I will leave this here mormon.org


Yeah, no. I ain't reading more bullshiat. And it IS all bullshiat. Not just Mormonism, either.

"We are mere mortals! We can't begin to understand God's ways!"

"Yeah, well...God made us, so if He made us so defective that we can't understand His ways, then that was a pretty stupid move on God's part."
2013-07-26 03:36:19 PM
1 votes:
Every time some random horrible thing happens, you hear some empty-headed religionite yapping, "WELL, THANK GOD that my friend Doug only lost both legs and a quarter of his torso and both eyes, unlike the guy next to him, who was reduced to a pink goo, forcing his wife and daughter into a life of giving handjobs in filthy alleyways in order to buy crack!"  This is often followed up by something like, "THANK GOD that this cute puppy was unharmed!"

I always come away from that wondering what exactly they imagine their invisible man in the sky's motives are, and why exactly they think it makes sense to thank their invisible man for visiting horrific event X on their neighborhood but not squishing the puppy.
2013-07-26 03:32:47 PM
1 votes:

ObnoxiousLonghorn: I understand it is difficult to see how Mormon's view God's level of "devine intervention."

Cliff Notes version: He pretty much stays out of crap, good or bad, but we still give thanks to him for the good and ask him to prevent the bad. He does not cause death or prevent it, usually, but you can't rule out the intervention.

He is like the ultimate scientist and kinda lets Earth and Humans do it's thing. This lets people feel good, bad, sadness, horror, and so on as to build experience, teach us lessons and so forth. A large factor is agency. He does not control people's actions. If Mr. Train Oporator neglected his duties, too bad, he has to live with the concequece of feeling terrible about the deaths and whatever else his punichment entails.

Hope that helps clarify the point of view of Mormons.

/Not a chruch rep, so don't quote me


That's a great theology if you want to create an image of a God that can't be blamed for anything bad that happens, ever.

"God, please stop my house from being burned in this forest fire!"

[house doesn't burn down]

"Yay! God intervened and saved my house! God is great!"

[house burns down]

"Huh. Well...I guess God is trying to teach me a lesson through all this."
2013-07-26 03:27:46 PM
1 votes:
Let me be boring.  Religious people are generally stupid.  They know nothing of Newtons Laws of acceleration/deceleration, conservation of energy, thermal properties of hydrocarbon based materials, blunt force trauma when applied to internal organs or the statistical probability of being in a train crash.  If they did, they could say "hey look, I calculated that if these events happened and I was in seat 57G of carriage 5, I might just survive" .  Instead they attribute the randomness of life to an imaginary essence called God.  Don't blame them for it, for they know not what they do (sounds familiar...)
2013-07-26 03:21:40 PM
1 votes:
I survived it too, because I wasn't on the farking train.
2013-07-26 03:20:25 PM
1 votes:

ObnoxiousLonghorn: The amount of derpy ignorance in this thread regarding Mormonism is overwhelming. Flame me all you want, but I thought 5 year olds wern't allowed on Fark. Way to show your maturity about something you know zero about.

/I know I know, "go away, we don't need non-bigoted mature people in this thread."
//enjoy your hypocritical circle jerk


Please. Enlighten us.
2013-07-26 03:18:56 PM
1 votes:
So we can pick on Islam. We can pick on Catholics, Baptists, Hindus, Atheists, Agnostics, but swipe at Mormons and it is being mean and ignorant.

Always 'the persecuted' ...
2013-07-26 03:17:18 PM
1 votes:

ltomberry: Leave it to FARK to take it completely out of context.

Missionary: I just survived a gruesome accident and I'm lucky to be alive, there must be some reason I'm still here.

Fark: OMG he hates other people!! Mormons are weird! Wharrgarbl!

Stay classy, Farkers.

What I want to know is, where was his companion?


No, it's not out of context. You and the Mormon are deliberately taking it out of context.

"I'm still alive! God has plans for me!"

"But what about the 80 people that died? God thought that those 80 were expendable?"

"That's not the issue, here!"
2013-07-26 03:09:32 PM
1 votes:
Whenever someone says, "it was god's will" or something similar after a horrific accident or natural disaster with multiple fataliies, especially if children are involved, I say, "your god is an asshole.
2013-07-26 02:02:49 PM
1 votes:
"I count myself very lucky and very blessed to have been able to survive so many things."

bobkaylor.typepad.com

"damn, missed again!"
2013-07-26 01:56:06 PM
1 votes:
Also, can't God keep his own holy places free from terrible accidents?

Or maybe it's a message: that pilgrims ought to be on foot.
2013-07-26 01:51:54 PM
1 votes:

youncasqua: But criss-crossed I beams? Holy sh*t, it's a f*cking miracle!

Yes, I do find this line of thinking blindingly stupid. Why do you ask?


You have to admit, from a marketing standpoint, the cross is very effective at visual branding. You can find a cross just about anywhere you look. So obviously, Jesus is too. It's a miracle!
2013-07-26 01:49:25 PM
1 votes:

FormlessOne: Never occurs to him that Moroni engineered the crash, killing all those people, just to make him feel a little more self-righteous.


God is like an overactive secret admirer.

"I killed 80 people just to tell you I think you're special" *wink*
2013-07-26 01:40:31 PM
1 votes:

happydude45: Well, now I know how to find the bitter fark assholes.


By opening any thread about any subject at any time?  You really found the needle in the giant factory dedicated to the manufacturing of needles.
2013-07-26 01:38:49 PM
1 votes:
I understand searching for answers in life
I understand searching for a reason when something terrible happens

I do not farking get when you attribute a life saved amid horrific death and chaos
to you being farking special because your singular deity
out of an infinite pantheon of deities
was the right one to worship
because they/it needs you alive

that's the greatest vanity ever
2013-07-26 01:26:55 PM
1 votes:

James!: God saved me from this tragic accident he in no way created or allowed to kill all these other people.


Yep. This kind of shiat really bugs me about "people of faith". I called my mom to check on her when all those tornados plowed through Alabama a few years ago. She told me that they were fine and "God kept them safe". That really pissed me off. I told her I wondered what God had against the hundreds of families whose homes were destroyed in the tornados.
2013-07-26 01:01:08 PM
1 votes:

namatad: wait
didnt god decide that Rmoney was going to be president and make the US a christian nation??


Mormons aren't Christians, are they?
2013-07-26 11:57:14 AM
1 votes:
wait
didnt god decide that Rmoney was going to be president and make the US a christian nation??
2013-07-26 11:20:50 AM
1 votes:
From a religious standpoint, I'd like to say that God has something in store for me and that there's a reason I'm still here,

nekom: He sounds white and delightsome.


Indeed.

His god is a major asshole. I'd rather the GOP rule the heavens and the earth over their god.
2013-07-26 11:13:26 AM
1 votes:
He sounds white and delightsome.
 
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