Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(France 24)   This is so like Francis: We schedule our prayer and fasting day, like, 3000 years in advance, then at the last minute he decides that he and his friends are going to have their prayer and fasting day the Saturday before ours   (france24.com) divider line 79
    More: Misc, prayers, pope  
•       •       •

8321 clicks; posted to Main » on 01 Sep 2013 at 11:27 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



79 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-09-01 04:09:02 PM  

AngryDragon: Mock26: Oh yeah, prayer will really help.

/Sarcasm

No kidding.  We should just cruise missile the shiat outta em.  That will bring peace.  So sayeth the Nobel Peace Prize winner.

I get it.  Some of us are hostile to religion.  Maybe this guy isn't the one to take exception to though.


Not so much hostile to religion, just hostile to useless gestures.  I would much rather people actually try to do something to help instead of something as useless as praying.  All it does it make people feel useful when they are doing nothing useful.
 
2013-09-01 04:09:56 PM  

Nabb1: Mock26: Oh yeah, prayer will really help.

/Sarcasm

I guess he could make inane comments on the Internet to a much narrower audience, but you seem to have that covered.


My inane words will have just as much effect tand bringing about peace to Syria as will someone's prayers.
 
2013-09-01 04:31:46 PM  

FloydA: War leads to unmanaged land.

Unmanaged land leads to marmots.

Unmanaged marmots lead to the Black Plague.

There are bylaws concerning the posession of an amphibious rodent

Unmanaged bylaws lead to overzealous HOA administrators.


Unmanaged code leads to memory leaks.
 
2013-09-01 04:37:03 PM  
Why didn't somebody think of this sooner?
 
2013-09-01 04:38:35 PM  
Religion: Alternating between doing absolutely nothing, and severely farking things up for thousands of years.
 
2013-09-01 04:54:51 PM  

Mock26: NOVanHelsing: Mock26: Oh yeah, prayer will really help.

/Sarcasm

fark YOU.

Tell you what.  Put on your shoes but do not tie the laces.  Then, pray for them to be tied.  Let me know when your prayers have somehow magically caused the laces to animate and tie themselves.  By the way, you might not want to wait too long else you will starve to death.


Clearly you have never truly prayed.  Prayer is not about asking for "things"  (Please God, give me a new car) or for asking for "outcomes" (Please God, make it so I get promoted at work).  Prayer is simply speaking to God or to the Saints for intercession in an effort to live a more graceful life.
 
2013-09-01 05:03:52 PM  

Mock26: AngryDragon: Mock26: Oh yeah, prayer will really help.

/Sarcasm

No kidding.  We should just cruise missile the shiat outta em.  That will bring peace.  So sayeth the Nobel Peace Prize winner.

I get it.  Some of us are hostile to religion.  Maybe this guy isn't the one to take exception to though.

Not so much hostile to religion, just hostile to useless gestures.  I would much rather people actually try to do something to help instead of something as useless as praying.  All it does it make people feel useful when they are doing nothing useful.


I'm agnostic so I agree with you.  However, it's still better than lobbing missiles all over the place.
 
2013-09-01 05:15:18 PM  

AngryDragon: However, it's still better than lobbing missiles all over the place.


AngryDragon: However, it's still better than lobbing missiles all over the place.


AMEN!

/No Sarcasm!
 
2013-09-01 06:24:00 PM  
crasstalk.com
 
2013-09-01 07:53:32 PM  
Mock26:
Not so much hostile to religion, just hostile to useless gestures.  I would much rather people actually try to do something to help instead of something as useless as praying.  All it does it make people feel useful when they are doing nothing useful.

And yet here you are, arguing on Fark, while likely doing nothing useful to help Syria.

Also, if you want to talk about 'doing something useful' a quick google search of catholic charities syria comes back with literally dozens of Catholic organizations both near Syria (assisting refugees) and abroad acting and raising money directly for Syria.  Directing charity isn't the pope's job, directing theology and prayer is.

But you know, keep on pretending you are somehow superior, it seems to be serving you well.
 
2013-09-01 07:59:14 PM  

NOVanHelsing: Mock26: NOVanHelsing: Mock26: Oh yeah, prayer will really help.

/Sarcasm

fark YOU.

Tell you what.  Put on your shoes but do not tie the laces.  Then, pray for them to be tied.  Let me know when your prayers have somehow magically caused the laces to animate and tie themselves.  By the way, you might not want to wait too long else you will starve to death.

Clearly you have never truly prayed.  Prayer is not about asking for "things"  (Please God, give me a new car) or for asking for "outcomes" (Please God, make it so I get promoted at work).  Prayer is simply speaking to God or to the Saints for intercession in an effort to live a more graceful life.


Heard this on the radio driving home this evening.

When I was back there in seminary school
There was a person there
Who put forth the proposition
That you can petition the Lord with prayer
Petition the lord with prayer.
Petition the lord with prayer'
You cannot petition the lord..with prayer!
 
2013-09-01 08:12:55 PM  
The soft parade has now begun.
 
2013-09-01 08:16:21 PM  
Fark is having a prayer and fasting day next Saturday?
 
2013-09-01 08:25:15 PM  

NOVanHelsing: Mock26: NOVanHelsing: Mock26: Oh yeah, prayer will really help.

/Sarcasm

fark YOU.

Tell you what.  Put on your shoes but do not tie the laces.  Then, pray for them to be tied.  Let me know when your prayers have somehow magically caused the laces to animate and tie themselves.  By the way, you might not want to wait too long else you will starve to death.

Clearly you have never truly prayed.  Prayer is not about asking for "things"  (Please God, give me a new car) or for asking for "outcomes" (Please God, make it so I get promoted at work).  Prayer is simply speaking to God or to the Saints for intercession in an effort to live a more graceful life.


I would find an animated "rolling your eyes" gif, but some as brainwashed as yourself is not worth the effort.
 
2013-09-01 08:38:43 PM  

foxy_canuck: Mock26:
Not so much hostile to religion, just hostile to useless gestures.  I would much rather people actually try to do something to help instead of something as useless as praying.  All it does it make people feel useful when they are doing nothing useful.

And yet here you are, arguing on Fark, while likely doing nothing useful to help Syria.

Also, if you want to talk about 'doing something useful' a quick google search of catholic charities syria comes back with literally dozens of Catholic organizations both near Syria (assisting refugees) and abroad acting and raising money directly for Syria.  Directing charity isn't the pope's job, directing theology and prayer is.

But you know, keep on pretending you are somehow superior, it seems to be serving you well.


I arguing here on Fark and not doing anything useful about Syria because I do not give a rat's arse about Syria.

Yeah, there area  lot of catholic charities helping out in Syria.  But how many of those are directly funded by the vatican?  Most of those catholic charities are not official church charities, but rather are charities founded by people who happen to be catholic and are funded by catholics.  And I have a ton of respect for anyone, regardless of faith (or lack thereof) who actually donates time or money to any charity.  But, the pope calling for prayer to help the region is a hollow, useless gesture.  If he wants to make a difference he should reach into the vatican coffers and put his money where his mouth is.  Or, at the very least, he should tell people to donate to some specific charities that are helping out in the region.

Nor do I think that I am superior.  But, I know that when it comes to actions I am superior to someone who just sits on their damned ass and does nothing but pray.  When I care enough to do something I will actually get up and do something about it.  For example, I volunteer at a local animal shelter, where I socialize with the animals, exercise them, feed them, and clean out their cages.  And I can guarantee you that what I am doing is infinitely better than someone who just sits at home and prays for the welfare of those animals.  If someone prays and donates money to that shelter, then I will shake their hands and thank them for their help.  If someone prays and volunteers at that shelter, then I will shake their hands and thank them for their help.  If someone does nothing except prays for the shelter, then I will mock and ridicule them.
 
2013-09-01 08:48:28 PM  
Cool story time.

Up until I saw this story, I had no idea what the new pope's name was or who was elected.
 
2013-09-01 09:13:47 PM  

Mock26: NOVanHelsing: Mock26: NOVanHelsing: Mock26: Oh yeah, prayer will really help.

/Sarcasm

fark YOU.

Tell you what.  Put on your shoes but do not tie the laces.  Then, pray for them to be tied.  Let me know when your prayers have somehow magically caused the laces to animate and tie themselves.  By the way, you might not want to wait too long else you will starve to death.

Clearly you have never truly prayed.  Prayer is not about asking for "things"  (Please God, give me a new car) or for asking for "outcomes" (Please God, make it so I get promoted at work).  Prayer is simply speaking to God or to the Saints for intercession in an effort to live a more graceful life.

I would find an animated "rolling your eyes" gif, but some as brainwashed as yourself is not worth the effort.


Bless your heart.
 
2013-09-01 09:32:57 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: That is so Norman!

[24.media.tumblr.com image 500x380]
/obscure?


I guess so...

/was hoping one person on this thread went to see RiffTrax Live, other than me
 
2013-09-01 09:58:13 PM  

LewDux: I see some farkers already canonized new Pope


Considering how he's been cool with shaking up the Italian establishment, I'd be fine with canonization if he lives long enough to seriously address the child rape thing. Put some serious work into that, get a more refined approach in Africa (and not tying aid to evangelism like protestant brethren), and generally present a message of peace/love/unity, he'd be a fine choice for sainthood. Hell, the Medici family has some saints, I think the Big Guy's exclusive club could use some new members.

/Not a Christian
//Likes Il Papa
 
2013-09-01 10:32:34 PM  

Mock26: Oh yeah, prayer will really help.

/Sarcasm


At this point, I'm willing to give Il Padre his shot.

If the Muslim world had a guy shouting this stuff down at them from a similar position... you'd have to wonder just how violent some sects could be while maintaining legitimacy.
 
2013-09-01 10:38:33 PM  

Mock26: loonatic112358: Mock26: Oh yeah, prayer will really help.

/Sarcasm

would you rather he call for crusaders to purge the land?

I would rather he actually do something useful and productive, such as spending some of the church's money to purchase relief supplies to help out those in need.  Prayer is just a way the fools delude themselves into thinking that they are actually doing something to help, when in fact they are doing absolutely nothing at all.


You mean like this.

I'm sure you just donated so you don't feel like a hypocrite.
 
2013-09-02 01:00:26 AM  

genner: Mock26: loonatic112358: Mock26: Oh yeah, prayer will really help.

/Sarcasm

would you rather he call for crusaders to purge the land?

I would rather he actually do something useful and productive, such as spending some of the church's money to purchase relief supplies to help out those in need.  Prayer is just a way the fools delude themselves into thinking that they are actually doing something to help, when in fact they are doing absolutely nothing at all.

You mean like this.

I'm sure you just donated so you don't feel like a hypocrite.


 If I cared and did not donate then yeah, I would be a hypocrite.  But, I do not care about Syria. Not caring and not doing anything is not hypocritical.  Saying you care and not doing anything is hypocritical.  See how that works?

Also, Catholic Relief Charities was founded by U.S. bishops and is not an official charity of the vatican.  But nice try.
 
2013-09-02 08:50:28 AM  

Mock26: NOVanHelsing: Mock26: NOVanHelsing: Mock26: Oh yeah, prayer will really help.

/Sarcasm

fark YOU.

Tell you what.  Put on your shoes but do not tie the laces.  Then, pray for them to be tied.  Let me know when your prayers have somehow magically caused the laces to animate and tie themselves.  By the way, you might not want to wait too long else you will starve to death.

Clearly you have never truly prayed.  Prayer is not about asking for "things"  (Please God, give me a new car) or for asking for "outcomes" (Please God, make it so I get promoted at work).  Prayer is simply speaking to God or to the Saints for intercession in an effort to live a more graceful life.

I would find an animated "rolling your eyes" gif, but some as brainwashed as yourself is not worth the effort.


I will pray for you.  God bless.

/Not Sarcasm
 
2013-09-02 10:34:15 AM  

Mock26: genner: Mock26: loonatic112358: Mock26: Oh yeah, prayer will really help.

/Sarcasm

would you rather he call for crusaders to purge the land?

I would rather he actually do something useful and productive, such as spending some of the church's money to purchase relief supplies to help out those in need.  Prayer is just a way the fools delude themselves into thinking that they are actually doing something to help, when in fact they are doing absolutely nothing at all.

You mean like this.

I'm sure you just donated so you don't feel like a hypocrite.

 If I cared and did not donate then yeah, I would be a hypocrite.  But, I do not care about Syria. Not caring and not doing anything is not hypocritical.  Saying you care and not doing anything is hypocritical.  See how that works?

Also, Catholic Relief Charities was founded by U.S. bishops and is not an official charity of the vatican.  But nice try.


Well, not caring about 100,000 people dead is your prerogative.. I wouldn't recommend it.

Whether or not it's founded by a bunch of American bishops is irrelevant. Someone in the church is trying to help. It's more than what Dawkins is doing, that's for damn sure.
 
2013-09-02 12:16:42 PM  

Marine1: Mock26: genner: Mock26: loonatic112358: Mock26: Oh yeah, prayer will really help.

/Sarcasm

would you rather he call for crusaders to purge the land?

I would rather he actually do something useful and productive, such as spending some of the church's money to purchase relief supplies to help out those in need.  Prayer is just a way the fools delude themselves into thinking that they are actually doing something to help, when in fact they are doing absolutely nothing at all.

You mean like this.

I'm sure you just donated so you don't feel like a hypocrite.

 If I cared and did not donate then yeah, I would be a hypocrite.  But, I do not care about Syria. Not caring and not doing anything is not hypocritical.  Saying you care and not doing anything is hypocritical.  See how that works?

Also, Catholic Relief Charities was founded by U.S. bishops and is not an official charity of the vatican.  But nice try.

Well, not caring about 100,000 people dead is your prerogative.. I wouldn't recommend it.

Whether or not it's founded by a bunch of American bishops is irrelevant. Someone in the church is trying to help. It's more than what Dawkins is doing, that's for damn sure.


So, what, we now have to care for every single suffering group of people in the world?  Yeah, right.  Somehow I think that even you do not care about every single group in the world that is suffering.  You only care about the Syrians at the moment because it is big news.  It makes you feel special, right?  I bet you get this warm fuzzy glow because you care and it makes you feel all special and superior to everyone else.  And that right there is probably the only reason you care about things like this, because it gives you a sense of smug superiority.  Well, sue me for caring about things happening closer to home, in my own community.  I understand that as a world community we do need to help those in other countries and that world stability is very important to American interests, but at the moment I am focused on my own community.  If others want to help out the Syrians, then that is great.  No, seriously.  That is great.  Like I said up-thread, I respect anyone who donates money and/or time to charities.  But, I simply do not care about this particular situation.

As for the the catholic relief services, it is great that the bishops founded that charity, and it is great that people donate money to it, but how much of that money is coming from the church itself?  I will give you a hint: $0.  The church itself does not contribute to its own charity.  Seems a bit odd that the U.S. roman catholic church, which are so much about helping out people in need, does not itself contribute anything to this charity.  They do not even pay anything to run it.  Everything is paid for by private donations and government grants (which makes up roughly 2/3rds of its revenue).  So yeah, it is great that they started this charity, but I think it pretty damning that they do not actually contribute any money to it.

And the same is true of the pope.  He says he cares and that he is praying for those suffering in Syria, but he is not doing a damned thing to actually help them.  He could authorize the release of Vatican funds (estimated by some to be in excess of $1 billion), but he does not.  His sincerity is probably genuine, but the reality is that he is doing nothing to actually help.
 
2013-09-02 12:23:37 PM  

Marine1: It's more than what Dawkins is doing, that's for damn sure.


What the hell does Richard Dawkins have to do with any of this?  I am not just blindly lashing out at the pope.  I am attacking him because his actions do not support his words.  Now, find me some quotes where Richard Dawkins is calling on the atheists of the world to sing songs of love and hope (or something else equally useless to help out those in Syria and I will attack him for it.  But, I am guessing that you just wanted to get in some sort of dig at Dawkins because he it would make you feel all smug and superior.  Hades, you probably thought, "Ha!  This guy is probably an atheist and if I attack his hero Dawkins then that will really show him that I am better than he is!"  Like I said, find some quotes where Richard Dawkins is calling on atheists to do something futile and useless to help those suffering in Syria.  You can do that, right?  You will do that, right?
 
2013-09-02 12:27:17 PM  

NOVanHelsing: Mock26: NOVanHelsing: Mock26: NOVanHelsing: Mock26: Oh yeah, prayer will really help.

/Sarcasm

fark YOU.

Tell you what.  Put on your shoes but do not tie the laces.  Then, pray for them to be tied.  Let me know when your prayers have somehow magically caused the laces to animate and tie themselves.  By the way, you might not want to wait too long else you will starve to death.

Clearly you have never truly prayed.  Prayer is not about asking for "things"  (Please God, give me a new car) or for asking for "outcomes" (Please God, make it so I get promoted at work).  Prayer is simply speaking to God or to the Saints for intercession in an effort to live a more graceful life.

I would find an animated "rolling your eyes" gif, but some as brainwashed as yourself is not worth the effort.

I will pray for you.  God bless.

/Not Sarcasm


So, has god answered your prayers and tied your shoe laces for you yet?  No?  Yeah, see how useful your prayers are?  Go ahead and waste your breath.  I will actually go out and do something productive and useful instead of sitting at home and deluding myself into thinking that I am actually helping people with my thoughts.
 
2013-09-02 12:45:11 PM  
img.photobucket.com
img.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-02 11:09:40 PM  

Mock26: NOVanHelsing: Mock26: NOVanHelsing: Mock26: NOVanHelsing: Mock26: Oh yeah, prayer will really help.

/Sarcasm

fark YOU.

Tell you what.  Put on your shoes but do not tie the laces.  Then, pray for them to be tied.  Let me know when your prayers have somehow magically caused the laces to animate and tie themselves.  By the way, you might not want to wait too long else you will starve to death.

Clearly you have never truly prayed.  Prayer is not about asking for "things"  (Please God, give me a new car) or for asking for "outcomes" (Please God, make it so I get promoted at work).  Prayer is simply speaking to God or to the Saints for intercession in an effort to live a more graceful life.

I would find an animated "rolling your eyes" gif, but some as brainwashed as yourself is not worth the effort.

I will pray for you.  God bless.

/Not Sarcasm

So, has god answered your prayers and tied your shoe laces for you yet?  No?  Yeah, see how useful your prayers are?  Go ahead and waste your breath.  I will actually go out and do something productive and useful instead of sitting at home and deluding myself into thinking that I am actually helping people with my thoughts.


No, I did not pray for that.  I prayed that God have mercy on your soul.  All you have is the hope that God does not exist, I have the faith that he does.  What you must ask yourself is what if he does exist.
 
Displayed 29 of 79 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report