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(NBC News)   If only there was some kind of unnecessarily grandiose place where we could all pray to our abortion hating deity for health and good fortune   (nbcnews.com) divider line 46
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2013-08-27 07:51:44 AM  
If festering boils were good enough for Job, then they're good enough for me. Its God's will!
 
2013-08-27 08:48:58 AM  
This outbreak may get so bad that they have to shut down the Starbucks and bowling alley.
 
2013-08-27 08:50:39 AM  
Ha Ha!  I hope they get TB, Mumps, and Typhoid too.
 
2013-08-27 08:52:27 AM  
Mega church?

It was.  Now it's just one measley church.
 
2013-08-27 09:14:36 AM  
Isn't this a repeat?

Wish I were inoculated against overreaching headlines.
 
2013-08-27 09:21:19 AM  
Terri Pearsons, a senior pastor of Eagle Mountain International Church and Copeland's daughter, previously said she had concerns about a possible ties between early childhood vaccines and autism

I find this to be such an odd form of risk assessment. Do none of these people have concerns about known ties between not getting vaccinated and contracting horrible disease?
 
2013-08-27 09:22:04 AM  

I_Am_Weasel: Mega church?

It was.  Now it's just one measley church.


I laffed.
 
2013-08-27 09:22:23 AM  
I've been to a couple Mega churches. The people there tend to be very snooty about their beliefs. Pharisees comes to mind.
 
2013-08-27 09:23:31 AM  
Way to ruin a perfectly good thread with a headline like that.  This could have been a great one, too.

/there is no room for religion in the 21rst century.
 
2013-08-27 09:25:00 AM  
Buwuwuwuhahahahhahahahah
 
2013-08-27 09:26:50 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Terri Pearsons, a senior pastor of Eagle Mountain International Church and Copeland's daughter, previously said she had concerns about a possible ties between early childhood vaccines and autism

I find this to be such an odd form of risk assessment. Do none of these people have concerns about known ties between not getting vaccinated and contracting horrible disease?


This.

"Well, sure, an unvaccinated child is at a higher risk of catching potentially life-threatening diseases,...but vaccines might possibly have a tiny chance of giving my child autism! Maybe!"
 
2013-08-27 09:26:59 AM  
The Lord works in mysterious ways.  Maybe this is his way of telling you to appreciate vaccinations.
 
2013-08-27 09:27:00 AM  
Preventing your child from getting immunizations should be considered child abuse.
 
2013-08-27 09:27:13 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Terri Pearsons, a senior pastor of Eagle Mountain International Church and Copeland's daughter, previously said she had concerns about a possible ties between early childhood vaccines and autism

I find this to be such an odd form of risk assessment. Do none of these people have concerns about known ties between not getting vaccinated and contracting horrible disease?


These are the people that keep Vegas casinos and Powerball in business.
 
2013-08-27 09:27:32 AM  

megarian: I_Am_Weasel: Mega church?
It was.  Now it's just one measley church.
I laffed.

The humor is infectious.

HotWingConspiracy: Terri Pearsons, a senior pastor of Eagle Mountain International Church and Copeland's daughter, previously said she had concerns about a possible ties between early childhood vaccines and autism
I find this to be such an odd form of risk assessment. Do none of these people have concerns about known ties between not getting vaccinated and contracting horrible disease?


There is no vaccine that prevents derp 100% of the time for 100% of the people.  Some people are just resistant.
 
2013-08-27 09:27:48 AM  
Most of these places won't admit it, but they silently nod their heads when some evil motherf*cker spouts some bullshiat about god smiting people with earthquakes and hurricanes because of teh gheys. So by their own logic, god must be smiting them for something. Abject stupidity perhaps.

/where is your god now
//giving you teh measles
 
2013-08-27 09:28:12 AM  
That group advocates faith-healing and advises people to "first seek the Wisdom of God" and then appropriate medical attention in matters of health, according to an online statement.

If God wants you to die, then you shouldn't piss him off by seeking medical attention.
 
2013-08-27 09:30:04 AM  

Pariah.: Most of these places won't admit it, but they silently nod their heads when some evil motherf*cker spouts some bullshiat about god smiting people with earthquakes and hurricanes because of teh gheys. So by their own logic, god must be smiting them for something. Abject stupidity perhaps.

/where is your god now
//giving you teh measles


Yea, but it's not like the church was struck by lightning and burned.  Or blew away in a tornado.  Just one of god's minor tests.
 
2013-08-27 09:30:05 AM  
"This Center for Disease Control and Prevention photo depicts the characteristic rash of measles after three days of infection."

In other words, this is a helpful picture of What Measles May Look Like.
 
2013-08-27 09:32:30 AM  

Diogenes: Isn't this a repeat?

Wish I were inoculated against overreaching headlines.



I think that stories illustrating the idiocy of religious faith, especially in matters of science and governance, should always be promoted.  Also, the superstitious dumbfarks at the center of these stories should be ridiculed and greeted with snickering and laughing whenever they venture out in public.

So I see this story, even if it is a repeat, as a Fark Public Service Announcement.
 
2013-08-27 09:34:10 AM  
Ah, the megachurch.  A good way to combine faith and America's love of stadiums.
 
2013-08-27 09:35:03 AM  
Golden Corral?

/it IS grandoise in comparison
 
2013-08-27 09:35:24 AM  
Nice try NBC, but no, the anti-vaxer nuts are usually far, far left to the rest of us, even left of the fark liberals.

imageshack.com
 
2013-08-27 09:35:30 AM  
BumpInTheNight:

/there is no room for religion in the 21rst century.

and fat people
and welfare cheats
and inconsiderate drivers
and non-productive members of society as a whole
 
2013-08-27 09:36:16 AM  
These kinda of articles always mention the common not-so-scary symptoms, which seems to immediately provoke "what's the big deal about some sniffles and a rash?" So before anyone even tries it, there's the high rate of pneumonia associated with measles, plus a risk of encephalitis leading to deafness or mental retardation.
 
2013-08-27 09:37:42 AM  

NutWrench: That group advocates faith-healing and advises people to "first seek the Wisdom of God" and then appropriate medical attention in matters of health, according to an online statement.

If God wants you to die, then you shouldn't piss him off by seeking medical attention.


So either they're admitting that faith healing doesn't work and is bullshiat, or they have concerns about lawsuits when one of their dumbasses dies.
 
2013-08-27 09:43:58 AM  

Skirl Hutsenreiter: These kinda of articles always mention the common not-so-scary symptoms, which seems to immediately provoke "what's the big deal about some sniffles and a rash?" So before anyone even tries it, there's the high rate of pneumonia associated with measles, plus a risk of encephalitis leading to deafness or mental retardation.


Too late to worry about the mental retardation.
 
2013-08-27 09:44:36 AM  

WhoopAssWayne: Nice try NBC, but no, the anti-vaxer nuts are usually far, far left to the rest of us, even left of the fark liberals.

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Nope...more congruence with the "government can't do anything right" Teabaggers.

Back in the fail boat with you.
 
2013-08-27 09:45:44 AM  

WhoopAssWayne: Nice try NBC, but no, the anti-vaxer nuts are usually far, far left to the rest of us, even left of the fark liberals.

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Where's the picture of the real people?

You know:
- makes fun of all religions (not just the persecuted, downtrodden christians)
- makes fun of anti-vaxxers
- makes fun of homepathic medicine users

Far more common than the person you represent. But a true representation does not fit your agenda does it?
 
2013-08-27 09:47:08 AM  

LordJiro: HotWingConspiracy: Terri Pearsons, a senior pastor of Eagle Mountain International Church and Copeland's daughter, previously said she had concerns about a possible ties between early childhood vaccines and autism

I find this to be such an odd form of risk assessment. Do none of these people have concerns about known ties between not getting vaccinated and contracting horrible disease?

This.

"Well, sure, an unvaccinated child is at a higher risk of catching potentially life-threatening diseases,...but CONTRARY TO ALL EVIDENCE, I BELIEVE vaccines might possibly have a tiny chance of giving my child autism! Maybe!"


/FTFY
//The one paper that found any link between autism and vaccines has been completely discredited.  The lab in question didn't use positive or negative controls,  the experimental design was more faulty than lacking that previously mentioned basic tenent, and the person directing it published the paper to specifically discredit the vaccine in question because he had a competing vaccine that was NOT selected for production.  Hello conflict of interest.
///Its infuriating that thanks to some greedy asshole, a ridiculous number of people STILL grasp at this straw
 
2013-08-27 09:47:27 AM  

WhoopAssWayne: Nice try NBC, but no, the anti-vaxer nuts are usually far, far left to the rest of us, even left of the fark liberals.

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...this story is about an outbreak at a Texas megachurch. Do you really think a Texas megachurch is likely to be stuffed full of liberals?
 
2013-08-27 09:49:58 AM  
Faith healings do happen, just like turning tricks on nitro circus. There are people that can do them, and people that don't. Theoretically, it is possible for everyone to do them. There is a good chance that without practice, the trick or healing will go terribly wrong, but one thing is for certain: either you go full in or don't do it at all. And just like in Nitro circus, some people want to do the healing but don't want to do the preparation and commitment to get it done. That's why not everyone can do it, it takes major balls on both cases.

/witness of healings
 
2013-08-27 09:53:02 AM  

IntertubeUser: I think that stories illustrating the idiocy of religious faith, especially in matters of science and governance, should always be promoted.


As I recall, the church itself had nothing to do with it and even set up an ad hoc vaccination clinic.

Yes, there are people of faith who for various reasons (healing power of God, conservative distrust, whatever) are anti-vaxers.  But there are plenty of non-church people who come to the same idiot conclusions about vaccinations.  You think the Queen of Anti-Vax,  Jennie McCarthy is a big mega-church goer?

I have plenty of reasons to hate these churches.  This isn't one of them.
 
2013-08-27 09:53:26 AM  

WhoopAssWayne: Nice try NBC, but no, the anti-vaxer nuts are usually far, far left to the rest of us, even left of the fark liberals.


Not always. A large portion of the super-religious homeschooler types are also anti-vaccination.
 
2013-08-27 09:54:04 AM  

elgrancerdo: Faith healings do happen, just like turning tricks on nitro circus. There are people that can do them, and people that don't. Theoretically, it is possible for everyone to do them. There is a good chance that without practice, the trick or healing will go terribly wrong, but one thing is for certain: either you go full in or don't do it at all. And just like in Nitro circus, some people want to do the healing but don't want to do the preparation and commitment to get it done. That's why not everyone can do it, it takes major balls on both cases.

/witness of healings


afterellen.mtvnimages.com
 
2013-08-27 09:54:09 AM  

WhoopAssWayne: Nice try NBC, but no, the anti-vaxer nuts are usually far, far left to the rest of us, even left of the fark liberals.

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Actually, there is a very bizarre convergence there.  The far left nutjobs and the far right nutjobs can both be anti-vaxxers, anti-medicine, anti-science, etc.  The one side thinks god will take care of them and science is lies, the other thinks science isn't as smart as mother nature and that natural remedies will fix everything.
Same stupid, different fantasies.
 
2013-08-27 09:54:33 AM  

WhoopAssWayne: Nice try NBC, but no, the anti-vaxer nuts are usually far, far left to the rest of us, even left of the fark liberals.

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And you're an idiot, too.  There are many paths to the same stupid anti-vax destination.
 
2013-08-27 10:03:40 AM  
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Pepsi 1
 
2013-08-27 10:06:51 AM  

ReverendJasen: Actually, there is a very bizarre convergence there.


Ok, I can buy that.

Diogenes: And you're an idiot, too.


LoL! Yes, yes, let the librage flow through you.
 
2013-08-27 10:10:28 AM  

Diogenes: IntertubeUser: I think that stories illustrating the idiocy of religious faith, especially in matters of science and governance, should always be promoted.

As I recall, the church itself had nothing to do with it and even set up an ad hoc vaccination clinic.

Yes, there are people of faith who for various reasons (healing power of God, conservative distrust, whatever) are anti-vaxers.  But there are plenty of non-church people who come to the same idiot conclusions about vaccinations.  You think the Queen of Anti-Vax,  Jennie McCarthy is a big mega-church goer?

I have plenty of reasons to hate these churches.  This isn't one of them.


They set up the vaccination clinic AFTER the measles outbreak. Previously, the Copelands (especially Kenneth) was an anti-vaxxer, alongside his normal shennanigans of promoting faith-healing, laying on of hands, anointing with oil, etc.
 
2013-08-27 10:13:53 AM  

WhoopAssWayne: ReverendJasen: Actually, there is a very bizarre convergence there.

Ok, I can buy that.

Diogenes: And you're an idiot, too.

LoL! Yes, yes, let the librage flow through you.


A goodie.  Another conservative projectionist.

I said it wasn't church thing.  That wasn't good enough for you?

Done with you, simplistic moron.
 
2013-08-27 10:15:18 AM  

IntertubeUser: Diogenes: IntertubeUser: I think that stories illustrating the idiocy of religious faith, especially in matters of science and governance, should always be promoted.

As I recall, the church itself had nothing to do with it and even set up an ad hoc vaccination clinic.

Yes, there are people of faith who for various reasons (healing power of God, conservative distrust, whatever) are anti-vaxers.  But there are plenty of non-church people who come to the same idiot conclusions about vaccinations.  You think the Queen of Anti-Vax,  Jennie McCarthy is a big mega-church goer?

I have plenty of reasons to hate these churches.  This isn't one of them.

They set up the vaccination clinic AFTER the measles outbreak. Previously, the Copelands (especially Kenneth) was an anti-vaxxer, alongside his normal shennanigans of promoting faith-healing, laying on of hands, anointing with oil, etc.


Accepted.  But I stand by my point.  There is a great diversity of nitwits who are against vaccinations.
 
2013-08-27 10:19:11 AM  

Diogenes: Another conservative projectionist.


Never worked in a theater.

Diogenes: Done with you, simplistic moron.


HAHAHA! Ah yes, another calm, rational libby wielding devastating logic and unquestionable reason. LoL! Truly our nation's braintrust.
 
2013-08-27 10:21:10 AM  

WhoopAssWayne: Diogenes: Another conservative projectionist.

Never worked in a theater.

Diogenes: Done with you, simplistic moron.

HAHAHA! Ah yes, another calm, rational libby wielding devastating logic and unquestionable reason. LoL! Truly our nation's braintrust.


*reads profile*

I'm sorry.  I had you all wrong.  You're just a fake troll.
 
2013-08-27 10:27:19 AM  

Diogenes: I'm sorry.  I had you all wrong.  You're just a fake troll.


Oh, he mad! Hahaha. *reads profile* Hey, have fun kissing tourist a** in beautiful Orlando!
 
2013-08-27 10:55:40 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Terri Pearsons, a senior pastor of Eagle Mountain International Church and Copeland's daughter, previously said she had concerns about a possible ties between early childhood vaccines and autism

I find this to be such an odd form of risk assessment. Do none of these people have concerns about known ties between not getting vaccinated and contracting horrible disease?


Lol well said.
 
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