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(NBC News)   After defeating the gay menace Russia cracks down on the latest threat to civilization: Pastafarians   (worldnews.nbcnews.com) divider line 121
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2013-08-24 01:49:57 PM
media2.s-nbcnews.com
Did you bring the polonium?
 
2013-08-24 01:50:53 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-08-24 01:51:26 PM
Well, Russia took less than 25 years to go from Communist totalitarianism, to the wild west, to crony capitalism, and back to totalitarianism again.
 
2013-08-24 01:52:41 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: [media2.s-nbcnews.com image 320x380]
Did you bring the polonium sickle?

 
2013-08-24 01:53:18 PM
Lighten up, Francis Putin
 
2013-08-24 01:53:21 PM
Aren't they turning into more of a theocracy?
 
2013-08-24 01:54:29 PM
This is a joke. This has got to be a joke. The Onion hacked the NBC News site. Am I right? This is a joke, right? Yeah, it's got to be a joke. Somebody tell me this is a joke.

Mommy?
 
2013-08-24 01:54:47 PM
FTA:  "The country is gradually turning into an authoritarian state,"

Wait... what was it before?
 
2013-08-24 01:57:15 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
 
2013-08-24 01:57:48 PM

Llois: FTA:  "The country is gradually turning into an authoritarian state,"

Wait... what was it before?


Serial dictatorship.
 
2013-08-24 02:00:44 PM
At some point the ridiculous becomes real and and the real ridiculous. I just ... yeah... did I mention I unintentionally created a cult based around Randy Travis and I don't even like his music
 
2013-08-24 02:02:05 PM

FrancoFile: Well, Russia took less than 25 years to go from Communist totalitarianism, to the wild west, to crony capitalism, and back to totalitarianism again.


Russia has always been an authoritarian oligarchy. They had a brief period of chaos as the old oligarchs couldn't keep it together and new ones rose.

Satire in an authoritarian state can be seen as mocking the state, thus the crackdown.
 
2013-08-24 02:03:12 PM
But, but, what harm does religion do?

/I wonder how many tyrannies mankind must suffer before the lesson sinks in
 
2013-08-24 02:07:37 PM
How does this small group, "God's Will" command such power?
Is Putin a member?
 
2013-08-24 02:09:58 PM
Hey Christians... see this sh*t? This sh*t right here? This is why we don't want your bullf*ckery running rampant here in the west. Do your stupid retarded death cult voodoo on your own time in your own homes and let the sane people run the country's affairs. We swear, we won't lock you up or send you to re-education camps despite what your commanders in derp tell you. I know that's what you would do to US if you had the opportunity but we aren't the evil retard f*cksticks you are.
 
2013-08-24 02:11:04 PM
First they came for the spaghetti,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a noodle.

Then they came for the meatballs...

/you know the ending
 
2013-08-24 02:11:39 PM
As an atheist, the "LOL FLYING SPAGHETTI MONSTER" atheists piss me off, too.

Seriously, "Pastafarianism" wasn't funny the first time and it isn't funny when you make fake churches and bibles off it, too. You're just making us look bad and giving the religious wackos more ammo. So stop.

And no, I didn't read the article.
 
2013-08-24 02:12:54 PM
FTFA: They accused the spaghetti worshipers of insulting the religious feelings of believers - an accusation that, if found to be true by a court of law, can have mean up to three years in jail.

First of all, what is it to "insult religious feelings"? I assume they mean insulting their idiotic beliefs, which in turn makes them feel bad. With laws like that, it's surprising that the USA still leads them in incarceration.

You can do it Russia, keep it up. Your laws only need to be a little more ridiculous to catch up.
 
2013-08-24 02:13:28 PM

machoprogrammer: As an atheist, the "LOL FLYING SPAGHETTI MONSTER" atheists piss me off, too.

Seriously, "Pastafarianism" wasn't funny the first time and it isn't funny when you make fake churches and bibles off it, too. You're just making us look bad and giving the religious wackos more ammo. So stop.

And no, I didn't read the article.


Oh and I am not saying I agree with what Russia is doing -- in fact, I feel the opposite.

But it isn't funny now and wasn't funny when it was the invisible pink unicorn or the microscopic tea cup.
 
2013-08-24 02:14:09 PM
The blessed Spaghetti Monster, Insha'SpaghettiMonster, will avenge this mistreatment by the infidels, Insha'SpaghettiMonster! The blessed virgins, Insha'Spaghettimonster will await us in the afterlife!

SPAGHETTIMONSTER AKBAR!!
 
2013-08-24 02:14:36 PM

ZoeNekros: FTFA: They accused the spaghetti worshipers of insulting the religious feelings of believers - an accusation that, if found to be true by a court of law, can have mean up to three years in jail.

First of all, what is it to "insult religious feelings"? I assume they mean insulting their idiotic beliefs, which in turn makes them feel bad. With laws like that, it's surprising that the USA still leads them in incarceration.

You can do it Russia, keep it up. Your laws only need to be a little more ridiculous to catch up.


Hey, Canada has the "human rights commission" which jails and fines people for offending others.

One thing the US does right is you can actually offend people without getting sued. Which is excellent since many scientific advances came from ideas people thought were insane.
 
2013-08-24 02:14:53 PM

here to help: Hey Christians... see this sh*t? This sh*t right here? This is why we don't want your bullf*ckery running rampant here in the west. Do your stupid retarded death cult voodoo on your own time in your own homes and let the sane people run the country's affairs. We swear, we won't lock you up or send you to re-education camps despite what your commanders in derp tell you. I know that's what you would do to US if you had the opportunity but we aren't the evil retard f*cksticks you are.


Pretty much this.
 
2013-08-24 02:15:11 PM

danielscissorhands: The blessed Spaghetti Monster, Insha'SpaghettiMonster, will avenge this mistreatment by the infidels, Insha'SpaghettiMonster! The blessed virgins, Insha'Spaghettimonster will await us in the afterlife!

SPAGHETTIMONSTER AKBAR!!


Please stop. You are making us atheists look retarded.
 
2013-08-24 02:15:14 PM

LargeCanine: FrancoFile: Well, Russia took less than 25 years to go from Communist totalitarianism, to the wild west, to crony capitalism, and back to totalitarianism again.

Russia has always been an authoritarian oligarchy. They had a brief period of chaos as the old oligarchs couldn't keep it together and new ones rose.

Satire in an authoritarian state can be seen as mocking the state, thus the crackdown.



I agree, when satire against institutions of power is no longer tolerated, it's a clear sign that you've crossed a threshold into authoritarianism.

In Russia's case, I think we are seeing the almost undeniable certainty that it's moving rapidly towards fascism.

Putin's power derives in part from a cult of personality (an image that is reinforced through relentless propaganda)

The targeting of undesirable social groups for persecution (both state persecution and also violence at the hand of the mobs).

A state religion (also protected from any critique by the state itself)

The imprisonment or murder of political opponents

Suppression/Intimidation of journalists

Rampant anti-immigrant sentiment among the population (and tacitly supported by the state)

It's Facism.   Facism is more scary than your simple old dictatorship in that it's roots go much deeper because it's violent and oppressive ideology is supported by a significant portion of the population.
 
2013-08-24 02:15:14 PM

here to help: Hey Christians... see this sh*t? This sh*t right here? This is why we don't want your bullf*ckery running rampant here in the west. Do your stupid retarded death cult voodoo on your own time in your own homes and let the sane people run the country's affairs. We swear, we won't lock you up or send you to re-education camps despite what your commanders in derp tell you. I know that's what you would do to US if you had the opportunity but we aren't the evil retard f*cksticks you are.


You need like *several*  valium. I recommend watching Stallone's "Over the Top" and getting back to us when you have cooled off.
 
2013-08-24 02:15:33 PM

here to help: Hey Christians... see this sh*t? This sh*t right here? This is why we don't want your bullf*ckery running rampant here in the west. Do your stupid retarded death cult voodoo on your own time in your own homes and let the sane people run the country's affairs. We swear, we won't lock you up or send you to re-education camps despite what your commanders in derp tell you. I know that's what you would do to US if you had the opportunity but we aren't the evil retard f*cksticks you are.


well said.
 
2013-08-24 02:17:12 PM

here to help: Hey "Gays"... see this sh*t? This sh*t right here? This is why we don't want your bullf*ckery running rampant here in the west. Do your stupid retarded "making out with the same sex" on your own time in your own homes and let the sane people run the country's affairs. We swear, we won't lock you up or send you to re-education camps despite what your commanders in derp tell you. I know that's what you would do to US if you had the opportunity but we aren't the evil retard f*cksticks you are.


Just replace a few words and voila! Russian.
 
2013-08-24 02:18:52 PM

machoprogrammer: danielscissorhands: The blessed Spaghetti Monster, Insha'SpaghettiMonster, will avenge this mistreatment by the infidels, Insha'SpaghettiMonster! The blessed virgins, Insha'Spaghettimonster will await us in the afterlife!

SPAGHETTIMONSTER AKBAR!!

Please stop. You are making us atheists look retarded.


HEATHEN!!!

www.zidouta.com
 
2013-08-24 02:19:56 PM

danielscissorhands: The blessed Spaghetti Monster, Insha'SpaghettiMonster, will avenge this mistreatment by the infidels, Insha'SpaghettiMonster! The blessed virgins, Insha'Spaghettimonster will await us in the afterlife!

SPAGHETTIMONSTER AKBAR!!



*Snert*
Nice.
 
2013-08-24 02:20:01 PM

Llois: FTA:  "The country is gradually turning into an authoritarian state,"

Wait... what was it before?


I came here to offer this observation.

Thanks.

/wipes hands on shirttail.
 
2013-08-24 02:20:42 PM

keytronic: In Russia's case, I think we are seeing the almost undeniable certainty that it's moving rapidly towards fascism.


No, it transitioned from despotic Communism to straight fascism in the 1990's.  This is one part of how Russia has no standing on matters of freedom or human rights - especially when it comes to the matters of Edward Snowden, someone that betrayed 300 million+ citizens of the United States(never mind the oath to secrecy for a clearance).
 
2013-08-24 02:22:26 PM

berylman: You need like *several* valium. I recommend watching Stallone's "Over the Top" and getting back to us when you have cooled off.


I'm sorry. Did I oppress you? Do you feel the walls closing in? Does it seem like you are losing the upper hand? Is everything you believe in crumbling before your eyes as those evil secularists pick apart all you've been taught piece by piece using irrefutable logic and reason?

Good.
 
2013-08-24 02:23:20 PM

machoprogrammer: danielscissorhands: The blessed Spaghetti Monster, Insha'SpaghettiMonster, will avenge this mistreatment by the infidels, Insha'SpaghettiMonster! The blessed virgins, Insha'Spaghettimonster will await us in the afterlife!

SPAGHETTIMONSTER AKBAR!!

Please stop. You are making us atheists look retarded.


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-08-24 02:23:49 PM

keytronic: In Russia's case, I think we are seeing the almost undeniable certainty that it's moving rapidly towards fascism.


mauryk2.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-08-24 02:24:29 PM

here to help: berylman: You need like *several* valium. I recommend watching Stallone's "Over the Top" and getting back to us when you have cooled off.

I'm sorry. Did I oppress you? Do you feel the walls closing in? Does it seem like you are losing the upper hand? Is everything you believe in crumbling before your eyes as those evil secularists pick apart all you've been taught piece by piece using irrefutable logic and reason?

Good.


You have issues.
 
2013-08-24 02:24:38 PM

sethstorm: keytronic: In Russia's case, I think we are seeing the almost undeniable certainty that it's moving rapidly towards fascism.

No, it transitioned from despotic Communism to straight fascism in the 1990's.  This is one part of how Russia has no standing on matters of freedom or human rights - especially when it comes to the matters of Edward Snowden, someone that betrayed 300 million+ citizens of the United States(never mind the oath to secrecy for a clearance).



Fascism is more than just the nature of the government, it is a social transformation.  1930's Germany is the ultimate example of a Fascist state in large part because it had such enthusiastic support and participation among the population.
 
2013-08-24 02:24:54 PM

sethstorm: keytronic: In Russia's case, I think we are seeing the almost undeniable certainty that it's moving rapidly towards fascism.

No, it transitioned from despotic Communism to straight fascism in the 1990's.  This is one part of how Russia has no standing on matters of freedom or human rights - especially when it comes to the matters of Edward Snowden, someone that betrayed 300 million+ citizens of the United States(never mind the oath to secrecy for a clearance).


I would say Snowden is a hero for what he did.
 
2013-08-24 02:25:26 PM

machoprogrammer: it isn't funny when you make fake churches and bibles off it, too


Umm, I'm not sure what you're trying to say here. So you claim to be an atheist, but you believe the other bibles are not man made mythical works?

Correct me if I'm mistaken, but that's what I'm reading.
 
2013-08-24 02:26:47 PM
They've been super paranoid about religious demonstrations ever since the Kibologists marched through St. Petersburg and stole all the apostrophes from the DONT WALK signs.
 
2013-08-24 02:27:34 PM

TwowheelinTim: machoprogrammer: it isn't funny when you make fake churches and bibles off it, too

Umm, I'm not sure what you're trying to say here. So you claim to be an atheist, but you believe the other bibles are not man made mythical works?

Correct me if I'm mistaken, but that's what I'm reading.


Oh they are man made works of fiction, but people really believe that shiat. They base their life around it.

As a person who was raised Catholic, I can tell you how stupid you look to other people when you do that, and you just make us look bad and immature.
 
2013-08-24 02:30:31 PM

Ego edo infantia cattus: machoprogrammer: danielscissorhands: The blessed Spaghetti Monster, Insha'SpaghettiMonster, will avenge this mistreatment by the infidels, Insha'SpaghettiMonster! The blessed virgins, Insha'Spaghettimonster will await us in the afterlife!

SPAGHETTIMONSTER AKBAR!!

Please stop. You are making us atheists look retarded.

[25.media.tumblr.com image 425x404]


:)
 
2013-08-24 02:37:08 PM

LargeCanine: here to help: berylman: You need like *several* valium. I recommend watching Stallone's "Over the Top" and getting back to us when you have cooled off.

I'm sorry. Did I oppress you? Do you feel the walls closing in? Does it seem like you are losing the upper hand? Is everything you believe in crumbling before your eyes as those evil secularists pick apart all you've been taught piece by piece using irrefutable logic and reason?

Good.

You have issues.


Maybe he or she lives in one of the many states where you can be denied the basic human right to sit at the side of your loved one while they are treated for, and slowly dying of, cancer because you are a same sex couple and to be considered "family" might upset the f*cking christians.
 
2013-08-24 02:38:02 PM
You used the word "you" in an accusatory manner quite a few times in that statement. I'm not sure why.

I just asked a simple question, I did not endorse the behavior of FSM "believers" or otherwise.

I am not a proponent of pastafarianism, or any other religion for that matter.

I am a recovering catholic. Many members of my family still believe it all.

I happen to know followers of other religions don't necessarily believe the claptrap in their bible either yet they go around spewing it as if it's "gospel".

Your original statement sounds very hypocritical to me. That, or very ignorant.

Choose one.
 
2013-08-24 02:38:16 PM
the anti gay stuff Russia has done is just stupid, but now they have gone full on pants on head stupid.
 
2013-08-24 02:38:50 PM

machoprogrammer: TwowheelinTim: machoprogrammer: it isn't funny when you make fake churches and bibles off it, too

Umm, I'm not sure what you're trying to say here. So you claim to be an atheist, but you believe the other bibles are not man made mythical works?

Correct me if I'm mistaken, but that's what I'm reading.

Oh they are man made works of fiction, but people really believe that shiat. They base their life around it.

As a person who was raised Catholic, I can tell you how stupid you look to other people when you do that, and you just make us look bad and immature.


So, the atheists who mock the religious are "immature" and hurting the cause, while the ones who just know their place and shut up are all right in your book?

You need to stop. Your pretension and tone trolling make the rest of us athiests look disconnected and unappreciative of the magnitude of the problem.
 
2013-08-24 02:39:01 PM
sethstorm: ...Edward Snowden, someone that betrayed 300 million+ citizens of the United States...

You have absolutely NO idea how much this little gem made me laugh. You have made my f*cking day, thank you.
 
2013-08-24 02:41:54 PM
Because "pastafarian" is a real religion.. sorry, it's the atheist equivalent of dressing up in blackface.
 
2013-08-24 02:43:12 PM

keytronic: sethstorm: keytronic: In Russia's case, I think we are seeing the almost undeniable certainty that it's moving rapidly towards fascism.

No, it transitioned from despotic Communism to straight fascism in the 1990's.  This is one part of how Russia has no standing on matters of freedom or human rights - especially when it comes to the matters of Edward Snowden, someone that betrayed 300 million+ citizens of the United States(never mind the oath to secrecy for a clearance).


Fascism is more than just the nature of the government, it is a social transformation.  1930's Germany is the ultimate example of a Fascist state in large part because it had such enthusiastic support and participation among the population.


This is definitely an interesting development. Russia historically saw itself as the last bastion of the Eastern Holy Roman Empire after the fall of Constantinople. Hence the double headed eagle. It seems this is a play for stronger nationalism through revival of an historic identity. Well nationalism and authoritarianism go hand in hand.
 
2013-08-24 02:43:20 PM

pjkraatz: machoprogrammer: TwowheelinTim: machoprogrammer: it isn't funny when you make fake churches and bibles off it, too

Umm, I'm not sure what you're trying to say here. So you claim to be an atheist, but you believe the other bibles are not man made mythical works?

Correct me if I'm mistaken, but that's what I'm reading.

Oh they are man made works of fiction, but people really believe that shiat. They base their life around it.

As a person who was raised Catholic, I can tell you how stupid you look to other people when you do that, and you just make us look bad and immature.

So, the atheists who mock the religious are "immature" and hurting the cause, while the ones who just know their place and shut up are all right in your book?

You need to stop. Your pretension and tone trolling make the rest of us athiests look disconnected and unappreciative of the magnitude of the problem.


You are going to make any progress mocking and acting like a retard with "LOL ITS A SPAGHETTI MONSTER GOD!", either.
 
2013-08-24 02:45:08 PM

machoprogrammer: pjkraatz: machoprogrammer: TwowheelinTim: machoprogrammer: it isn't funny when you make fake churches and bibles off it, too

Umm, I'm not sure what you're trying to say here. So you claim to be an atheist, but you believe the other bibles are not man made mythical works?

Correct me if I'm mistaken, but that's what I'm reading.

Oh they are man made works of fiction, but people really believe that shiat. They base their life around it.

As a person who was raised Catholic, I can tell you how stupid you look to other people when you do that, and you just make us look bad and immature.

So, the atheists who mock the religious are "immature" and hurting the cause, while the ones who just know their place and shut up are all right in your book?

You need to stop. Your pretension and tone trolling make the rest of us athiests look disconnected and unappreciative of the magnitude of the problem.

You are not going to make any progress mocking and acting like a retard with "LOL ITS A SPAGHETTI MONSTER GOD!", either.


FTFM
 
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