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(Daily Kos)   Of course the GOP doesn't want to spend any money. Why would you when it's the end of days and Jesus' return is nigh? At least, according to Michelle Bachmann (R-rreeeeaaalllly Farking Nuts)   (dailykos.com) divider line 62
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2013-10-09 06:42:31 AM  
9 votes:
how do you 'negotiate' with something like this...?  how can a democratic republic function when it elects crazy/stupid people like this woman to positions of power?
2013-10-09 06:58:19 AM  
6 votes:
"But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
 - Mark 13:32

2 But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. 2And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. 3And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.
 - 2 Peter 2:1-3

20But a prophet who presumes to speak in my name anything I have not commanded, or a prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, is to be put to death."
- Deuteronomy 18:20
2013-10-09 06:45:58 AM  
4 votes:
the United States is willingly, knowingly, intentionally sending arms to terrorists

Reagan is President again?
2013-10-09 08:55:19 AM  
3 votes:

HotIgneous Intruder: hubiestubert: I'm a Buddhist, and I appreciate the message of your Messiah. I just wish more of y'all would actually LISTEN to the words and the message. Cripes, the Sermon on the Mount is one of the most powerful passages on taking responsibility for your own actions, your own salvation, for acting with compassion, and to do so not for glory, not for recognition, but out of love, not just for Him, but all your fellows. Try it again.

You know you're preaching to the choir, right?


Or at least to a bunch of secular humanists who might otherwise not be caught dead in a church, but still understand the value of cooperation as it relates to the building and maintenance of a healthy society and stable civilization. And boy, do I feel alone sometimes.
2013-10-09 08:30:03 AM  
3 votes:
lh4.googleusercontent.com

Seriously. If you're so sure that your ass is about to get Raptured, why the f*ck would you need a flush bank account? Cripes, this Prosperity Gospel sh*t bugs the crap out of me, because the words of your own Messiah sort of overshadow it. Matthew 5-7. It's a little known set of passages known as the Sermon on the Mount.

1 And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him.
2 Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying:
3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn,
For they shall be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek,
For they shall inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
For they shall be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful,
For they shall obtain mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart,
For they shall see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers,
For they shall be called sons of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 "Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.
12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
13 "You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
14 "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.
15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
17 "Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.
18 For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.
19 Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
20 For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.
21 "You have heard that it was said to those of old, "You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.'
22 But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, "Raca!' shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, "You fool!' shall be in danger of hell fire.
23 Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you,
24 leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.
25 Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are on the way with him, lest your adversary deliver you to the judge, the judge hand you over to the officer, and you be thrown into prison.
26 Assuredly, I say to you, you will by no means get out of there till you have paid the last penny.
27 "You have heard that it was said to those of old, "You shall not commit adultery.'
28 But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
29 If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.
30 And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.
31 "Furthermore it has been said, "Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.'
32 But I say to you that whoever divorces his wife for any reason except sexual immorality causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a woman who is divorced commits adultery.
33 "Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, "You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform your oaths to the Lord.'
34 But I say to you, do not swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is God's throne;
35 nor by the earth, for it is His footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.
36 Nor shall you swear by your head, because you cannot make one hair white or black.
37 But let your "Yes' be "Yes,' and your "No,' "No.' For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.
38 "You have heard that it was said, "An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.'
39 But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.
40 If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also.
41 And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two.
42 Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away.
43 "You have heard that it was said, "You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.'
44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,
45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
46 For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?

47 And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so?
48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.


Matthew 6

1"Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven.
2Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.
3But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,
4that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.
5"And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.
6But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.
7And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.
8"Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.

9In this manner, therefore, pray:

Our Father in heaven,

Hallowed be Your name.

10Your kingdom come.

Your will be done

On earth as it is in heaven.

11Give us this day our daily bread.

12And forgive us our debts,

As we forgive our debtors.

13And do not lead us into temptation,

But deliver us from the evil one.

For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

14"For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
15But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
16 "Moreover, when you fast, do not be like the hypocrites, with a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to be fasting. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 17But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face,
18so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.
19 "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal;
20but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.
21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

22 "The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. 23But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
24 "No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
25 "Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
27Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
28"So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin;
29and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
30Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

31"Therefore do not worry, saying, "What shall we eat?' or "What shall we drink?' or "What shall we wear?'
32For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
33But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Matthew 7

1 "Judge not, that you be not judged.
2For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.
3And why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye?
4Or how can you say to your brother, "Let me remove the speck from your eye'; and look, a plank is in your own eye?
5Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye.

6"Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces.
7 "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
8For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. 9Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?
10Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent?
11If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!
12Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
13 "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.
14Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.
15 "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.

16You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.
18A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.
19Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
20Therefore by their fruits you will know them.
21 "Not everyone who says to Me, "Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.
22Many will say to Me in that day, "Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?'
23And then I will declare to them, "I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'
24 "Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock:
25and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.
26"But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand:
27and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall."
28And so it was, when Jesus had ended these sayings, that the people were astonished at His teaching,
29for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.



I'm a Buddhist, and I appreciate the message of your Messiah. I just wish more of y'all would actually LISTEN to the words and the message. Cripes, the Sermon on the Mount is one of the most powerful passages on taking responsibility for your own actions, your own salvation, for acting with compassion, and to do so not for glory, not for recognition, but out of love, not just for Him, but all your fellows. Try it again.
2013-10-09 07:07:48 AM  
3 votes:

Mugato: So where is the line drawn for people who talk like this? Who gets to be successful politicians and who gets sent to Arkham Asylum?


Surely Reagan shut down the Asylum, and hence the inmates now get to be politicians.
2013-10-09 06:50:40 AM  
3 votes:
"Rather than seeing this as a negative, we need to rejoice, Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" Bachmann added. "When we see up is down and right is called wrong, when this is happening, we were told this; these days would be as the days of Hastur the Unspeakable."
2013-10-09 06:33:30 AM  
3 votes:
If you're going to be raptured then you won't have to worry about paying your bills. So why not spend the time you have left racking up the bills just like Reagan and Bush the Lesser did?
2013-10-09 09:59:40 AM  
2 votes:
Oh, you feel like invoking the bible in politics? OK, my turn.

SHUT THE F*CK UP, YOU ARE THE WHORE OF BABYLON THE BIBLE WARNED US ABOUT.

Thank you.
2013-10-09 09:56:11 AM  
2 votes:
I, for one, thank Michelle Bachmann for her ceaseless efforts to save the world from total destruction.  For as in Mark, no one knows when the world will be destroyed but God, so as long as Bachmann and her fellow lunatics keep telling us the end is nigh, we can all rest assured that they are wrong, and the world still has some time left to enjoy.
2013-10-09 09:51:59 AM  
2 votes:
If ever there was a candidate for a lifetime supply of Thorazine, it's Michele Bachmann.  Mental illness is no laughing matter.  This biatch needs help.  Forget the fact I'm an atheist and think all that religious mumbo-jumbo is a load of shiate, she honestly believes the world is going to come to a complete end because the black guy in charge of the country wants everyone to have health care.  Let's ignore for the moment that the Middle Eastern gentleman in the Bible she probably masturbates to would want everyone to have health care because of that whole "do unto others" edict.

She claims to be religious, a believer in God, yet the very thing her special book's main prophet would espouse, she does not.  Why is that you ask?  Oh, no reason....the man currently espousing it is black and a Democrat, but that couldn't possibly be why.
2013-10-09 09:02:42 AM  
2 votes:

bwilson27: Crabs_Can_Polevault: HotIgneous Intruder: hubiestubert: I'm a Buddhist, and I appreciate the message of your Messiah. I just wish more of y'all would actually LISTEN to the words and the message. Cripes, the Sermon on the Mount is one of the most powerful passages on taking responsibility for your own actions, your own salvation, for acting with compassion, and to do so not for glory, not for recognition, but out of love, not just for Him, but all your fellows. Try it again.

You know you're preaching to the choir, right?

Or at least to a bunch of secular humanists who might otherwise not be caught dead in a church, but still understand the value of cooperation as it relates to the building and maintenance of a healthy society and stable civilization. And boy, do I feel alone sometimes.

I'm with you, brother.


Y'all both might find the Unitarian-Universalists fun then. Atheist versus Theist Softball games FTW!
2013-10-09 08:48:12 AM  
2 votes:
She's not just happily anticipating the destruction of America. She wants the whole world to burn.
2013-10-09 08:45:44 AM  
2 votes:
This is what my Mother actually believes;

On her Facebook yesterday:

"The brain is neither intelligent nor does it even think. It is merely the computer that the mind uses to control the body in order to interface with the physical universe. "

She has no clue how neuroscience or computers works...look how stupid you sound, MOTHER!
2013-10-09 08:45:32 AM  
2 votes:

LasersHurt: rvesco: I'm just curious, particularly given the "right wingers get their news from biased sources like Fox and Limbaugh" mentality of most liberals.  Based on my informal review of FARK postings, It seems like liberals are heavily dependent on the Daily Kos, Huffington Post, Right Wing Watch, and the Daily Show for their world view.

Confirmation Bias. It seems this way because it proves what you already believe, because you are a partisan.


People tend to gravitate to news sources which echo their own preconceived notions and biases back to them. It's not unique to any particular group and even people who claim to be on guard against it fall victim to the siren call of the echo chamber. Probably the best we can hope for is that people adopt rational skepticism as their credo and gravitate to news sources which display the most rationality and skepticism.
2013-10-09 08:44:21 AM  
2 votes:
img.fark.net
2013-10-09 08:43:25 AM  
2 votes:
Dear evangelicals:

The bible is pretty explicit that Jesus would be back to establish the kingdom on Earth before Peter died.  Either the kingdom refers to the church (Catholic specifically or all the sects of the Abrahamic religions or something between, take your pick), or you've missed the second coming by 1900+ years, you tardy bastards.

Now leave the rest of us out of your revisionist tripe that isn't even literate in your own mythology.

Yours,

Jim
2013-10-09 08:39:35 AM  
2 votes:

rvesco: t seems like a large number of FARK posts consist of a right wing opinion filtered through a left wing web site.


Could it be that the right says so much embarrassing shiat that a right wing news site would be too ashamed to report it?
2013-10-09 08:37:54 AM  
2 votes:

Zik-Zak: hubiestubert: (Sermon on the Mount)

Yeah, but you're Buddhist, so you shouldn't even be quoting the Bible because you don't believe in God. Because you're a non-believer, we true Christians don't have to listen to you. It's in there. Study it out.

/been told I was going to hell for being a Catholic
//there's something about American Christianity that makes people nuts


To be fair, that Catholic also believe they themselves are going to hell
2013-10-09 08:36:25 AM  
2 votes:
hubiestubert: (Sermon on the Mount)

Yeah, but you're Buddhist, so you shouldn't even be quoting the Bible because you don't believe in God. Because you're a non-believer, we true Christians don't have to listen to you. It's in there. Study it out.

/been told I was going to hell for being a Catholic
//there's something about American Christianity that makes people nuts
2013-10-09 07:47:38 AM  
2 votes:
Palin/Bachmann 2016, Just For the Hot-Oil Tickle Fight Over Who Gets to Push the Big Red Button First
2013-10-09 07:23:13 AM  
2 votes:

HOOBOY!: It must be the constant sex with Marcus that has made her crazy.


Having to wear a strap on and being called "Michael" would make any girl crazy.
2013-10-09 07:12:03 AM  
2 votes:
The text is deceptive. If you listen to the audio, Bachmann sounds rational and logical. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it.
2013-10-09 07:02:52 AM  
2 votes:
So where is the line drawn for people who talk like this? Who gets to be successful politicians and who gets sent to Arkham Asylum?
2013-10-09 11:01:56 AM  
1 votes:
Wow, uh, can I have your stuff?
2013-10-09 10:57:15 AM  
1 votes:

Monkeyhouse Zendo: LasersHurt: rvesco: I'm just curious, particularly given the "right wingers get their news from biased sources like Fox and Limbaugh" mentality of most liberals.  Based on my informal review of FARK postings, It seems like liberals are heavily dependent on the Daily Kos, Huffington Post, Right Wing Watch, and the Daily Show for their world view.

Confirmation Bias. It seems this way because it proves what you already believe, because you are a partisan.

People tend to gravitate to news sources which echo their own preconceived notions and biases back to them. It's not unique to any particular group and even people who claim to be on guard against it fall victim to the siren call of the echo chamber. Probably the best we can hope for is that people adopt rational skepticism as their credo and gravitate to news sources which display the most rationality and skepticism.


This is very true. Confirmation bias is something all of us have to be wary about, for it can trap any of us at any time, even if we are diligent about this.

This is why its important to have our analyses reviewed and repeated by others, so that the work we publish - through a collective effort - more accurately portrays reality.

In my field, the sciences, it is easy to do this. We have an entire system in place dedicated to weaving and teasing out the truth and removing biases and falsehoods. Sometimes we still get traps, but eventually the method will work.

In politics, it is much more difficult. I have found that Fark is one of the better places, as different people debate and converse back and forth through a variety of news sources and citations. Farkers, for the most part, tend not to get their opinions from biased news sources, but rather light analysis of those news sourcses.

However, regardless of the news, there is one set of news sources that is dedicated to spreading misinformation and lies. These include, but are not limited to, Fox News, Drudge Report, Rush Limbaugh. There has been multiple studies on this, and all of them have found that the conservative media misinforms their audience. This is not a liberal talking point, this is just straight from the data. If it were just a single source, I would be inclined to ignore it, but conspidering at least seven different studies from seven different institutions and universitas have all reached the same conclusion using different sample sets and different methodologies, it is hard to ignore the evidence.

Even with confirmation bias, when one side is dedicated to lying and spreading misinformation, it makes it that much more difficult to find and present accurate analysis.

I should note that this spread of misinformation is not limited to conservative media - Fox News et al. is primarily focused just on the political world. Outside of politics, there are other groups that dedicate themselves to spreading misinformation - and these are typically leaning liberal politically. This is the alternative medicine group. Additionally, the anti-vaccine and anti-science (in general) groups tend distribute across the political spectrum.
2013-10-09 10:50:20 AM  
1 votes:
Every Republican president since Reagan has believed we were living in the biblical End Times, especially
GWB.

This is what we rational human beings call a self fulfilling prophesy.
2013-10-09 10:49:54 AM  
1 votes:
This is the same person who compared Obamacare to crack cocaine addiction. No thinly veiled racism there.

It's easy to roll my eyes and write this, but this person has actual political power. These people decide matters of national defense. Is it too far of a leap of logic that a Rapture nut might want all out war in the Middle East to kickstart Revelations?
2013-10-09 10:39:08 AM  
1 votes:
"This happened and as of today the United States is willingly, knowingly, intentionally sending arms to terrorists," she said. "Now what this says to me, I'm a believer in Jesus Christ, as I look at the End Times scripture, this says to m-"

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2013-10-09 10:30:19 AM  
1 votes:

Eddie Adams from Torrance: InmanRoshi: The media isolated in their little blue state bubbles will just disregard her as a lone nutter.      They really have no idea how many people, and elected officials, share the same views.     It must be nice to live in a cocoon of naivete

Batshiat insane is batshiat insane.. whether it's a lone nutter or a whole gaggle of them.


Call them what you like, but this group of about 80 representatives from 30 states representing old, white, scared people, has the US Government at a standstill because they don't want the poors to have health insurance.
2013-10-09 10:25:22 AM  
1 votes:

InmanRoshi: The media isolated in their little blue state bubbles will just disregard her as a lone nutter.      They really have no idea how many people, and elected officials, share the same views.     It must be nice to live in a cocoon of naivete


Batshiat insane is batshiat insane.. whether it's a lone nutter or a whole gaggle of them.
2013-10-09 09:47:01 AM  
1 votes:
If there was a god, Michelle Bachmann would have been turned into a pillar of salt, struck by lightning, and beset by bears a long time ago.
2013-10-09 09:31:31 AM  
1 votes:

hubiestubert: 3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn,
For they shall be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek,
For they shall inherit the earth.


Sometimes I think Karl Marx was right, and anything written in the Bible that Jesus supposedly said was put there by a bunch of dudes trying to take over things. Can you imagine if this message was trying to be pushed in the modern age? Maybe in like a DC Talk song or something?

It's OK to be poor/'Cause things will be great when you're dead
Don't worry that you have to eat rotten food now/ You'll get all the steak you want in Heaven
And all those rich guys shiatting on you now/Will probably be your servants or something
Don't get all mad and try to overthrow the government or kill those in charge/God wants you to be peaceful and meek and stuff
You're secretly the best person in the world/God knows it and he'll totally hook you up later
2013-10-09 09:27:32 AM  
1 votes:
Jesus was extremely clear on this topic, that there would be those who claimed they were doing his will, but were not.

Matthew 7:21-26:

21 "Not everyone saying to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter into the kingdom of the heavens, but the one doing the will of my Father who is in the heavens will. 22 Many will say to me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and expel demons in your name, and perform many powerful works in your name?' 23 And yet then I will confess to them: I never knew YOU! Get away from me, YOU workers of lawlessness.

I tend to think of this scripture every time these 'Christians' egg on the end-times and proclaim themselves righteous above all others.  Should the New Testament be correct and the "end-times" eventually come, I'd like to hope these scum of the earth aren't those that Christ finds worthy to enter his kingdom.
2013-10-09 09:11:34 AM  
1 votes:

fruitloop: Speaking to the Christian radio show

Know your audience.  She just got all of their votes.


She's not running for reelection.  So, I don't know what she wants to do next.
2013-10-09 09:09:23 AM  
1 votes:

Crabs_Can_Polevault: Or at least to a bunch of secular humanists who might otherwise not be caught dead in a church, but still understand the value of cooperation as it relates to the building and maintenance of a healthy society and stable civilization. And boy, do I feel alone sometimes.


Eh, I'm an atheist and I'm perfectly willing to spend time in Church.  Like a disproportionate number of atheists in a society where the "starting condition" is pretty much Christianity before education normalizes it, I'm also an academic with an advanced degree.  So I got over actually being angry over people being wrong about things, or failing to understand subjects I'm more educated on than they are, a long time ago.  It's basically a core professional skill for a researcher.

I mean, I enjoy arguing on the internet about it because that's what discussion boards are for, but I stopped taking it personally before I was out of high school, so long as the god-botherers aren't actually doing something destructive like Bachmann always is.
2013-10-09 09:04:56 AM  
1 votes:

Lost Thought 00: Zik-Zak: hubiestubert: (Sermon on the Mount)

Yeah, but you're Buddhist, so you shouldn't even be quoting the Bible because you don't believe in God. Because you're a non-believer, we true Christians don't have to listen to you. It's in there. Study it out.

/been told I was going to hell for being a Catholic
//there's something about American Christianity that makes people nuts

To be fair, that Catholic also believe they themselves are going to hell


Also, at times like this, I like to theorize about a  very special version of "heaven" where the self-proclaimed faithful would go. Sunny skies, everyone dresses in robes, all the buildings are stone cloisters and walkways, the grass is green... and everyone is called upon at odd times to sing His praises, no matter what they may be doing at the time.  Any prurience or sin is sought out and punished severely, and everyone is encouraged to look for sin in others. Anyone caught out is chastened and punished, and returned to the fold to seek sin in others, which they will almost certainly find. On the surface, it may be harmonious, but deep down it more resembles a mental image of William Blake's where the angels are monkeys chained together at the waist, tearing each other apart and feasting on each others' organs. (Maybe not quite  that bad; I may have to go back and reread Marriage of Heaven and Hell to refresh my recollection.)
2013-10-09 08:47:56 AM  
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RedPhoenix122: Weaver95: how do you 'negotiate' with something like this...?  how can a democratic republic function when it elects crazy/stupid people like this woman to positions of power?

Special Elections?  I don't know the rules for Minnesota.


You mean like "Special Olympics", I assume.
2013-10-09 08:47:20 AM  
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Weaver95: how do you 'negotiate' with something like this...?  how can a democratic republic function when it elects crazy/stupid people like this woman to positions of power?


You don't.  You put them someplace harmless like the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House committee on Financial Services.
2013-10-09 08:45:21 AM  
1 votes:
Jeebus is the new kid in town. I'm down with Horus.
2013-10-09 08:43:48 AM  
1 votes:

hubiestubert: Seriously. If you're so sure that your ass is about to get Raptured, why the f*ck would you need a flush bank account?


Is not Representative Bachmann working to guarantee that no one has anything in their bank account?
2013-10-09 08:40:54 AM  
1 votes:

RexTalionis: "But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
 - Mark 13:32

2 But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. 2And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. 3And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.
 - 2 Peter 2:1-3

20But a prophet who presumes to speak in my name anything I have not commanded, or a prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, is to be put to death."
- Deuteronomy 18:20


Rep. Serena Joy here has an amazingly selective memory about what parts of the bible apply to her today.
2013-10-09 08:31:52 AM  
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rvesco: It seems like a large number of FARK posts consist of a right wing opinion filtered through a left wing web site.

Are there a significant number of FARK posts where a left-wing opinion has been filtered through a right-wing web site?  Maybe there are, and I haven't seen or noticed them.

I'm just curious, particularly given the "right wingers get their news from biased sources like Fox and Limbaugh" mentality of most liberals.  Based on my informal review of FARK postings, It seems like liberals are heavily dependent on the Daily Kos, Huffington Post, Right Wing Watch, and the Daily Show for their world view.


Confirmation Bias. It seems this way because it proves what you already believe, because you are a partisan.
2013-10-09 08:31:15 AM  
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catchow: apoptotic: Nuclear Monk: The leaf is on the fig tree....I repeat...the leaf is on the fig tree!

The good news is the cake is baked.

The cake is a lie.


But John has a long moustache, right?
2013-10-09 08:28:29 AM  
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apoptotic: Nuclear Monk: The leaf is on the fig tree....I repeat...the leaf is on the fig tree!

The good news is the cake is baked.


The cake is a lie.
2013-10-09 08:11:53 AM  
1 votes:
From the comments: "Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D."

/both sides are bad so vote manual
2013-10-09 08:09:59 AM  
1 votes:
Well to be fair, we can't be too far off the end of times for her brand of religious claptrap...
2013-10-09 08:05:12 AM  
1 votes:

RexTalionis: "But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
 - Mark 13:32

2 But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. 2And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. 3And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.
 - 2 Peter 2:1-3

20But a prophet who presumes to speak in my name anything I have not commanded, or a prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, is to be put to death."
- Deuteronomy 18:20


WOAH WOAH WOAH there.

Out of Context, not relevant! OFFENSIVE!
That's not what it means!  What about the historical context!
Your leaving out the important parts!
Thats for a different time and different culture!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK7P7uZFf5o&feature=youtube_gdata_pl ay er
2013-10-09 08:03:50 AM  
1 votes:
Obama just needs to Seal-Team-Six the Teabaggers
2013-10-09 08:01:24 AM  
1 votes:

Garaba: Never stick it in crazy. Only bad things will happen


I agree with the second part.
2013-10-09 08:01:06 AM  
1 votes:

Garaba: HotIgneous Intruder: I'd sex her up then run fast and far away.

Never stick it in crazy. Only bad things will happen


I think, politically speaking, we've already gone there and told her "I love you" afterward.
2013-10-09 07:52:44 AM  
1 votes:

HotIgneous Intruder: I'd sex her up then run fast and far away.


Never stick it in crazy. Only bad things will happen
2013-10-09 07:51:33 AM  
1 votes:

T-Servo: And not just any garden variety crazy, but one that involves believing that the president is the antichrist and is bringing about the end of the world. But then she says that's a good thing? So why fight him, GOP?


This is the bit that I don't understand. If Obama really is the antichrist and these are the end times, shouldn't the faithful be spending all their time in church praying for a swift exit from this moral coil?

Whenever I hear someone going on about "the rapture" all I hear is them saying how great it would be to go to Disneyland Heaven but they don't want to die to get there. It's almost as if constantly telling themselves they get a second life after they die isn't enough to keep the fear of death at bay and they had to invent a story where they get to live forever without all that messy dying business.
2013-10-09 07:50:15 AM  
1 votes:

RexTalionis: "But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
 - Mark 13:32

2 But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. 2And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. 3And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.
 - 2 Peter 2:1-3

20But a prophet who presumes to speak in my name anything I have not commanded, or a prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, is to be put to death."
- Deuteronomy 18:20


Matthew 24: 32-36

32Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
33So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
34Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
35Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
36But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.


Michele Bachmann: "Now what this says to me, I'm a believer in Jesus Christ, as I look at the End Times scripture, this says to me that the leaf is on the fig tree and we are to understand the signs of the times, which is your ministry, we are to understand where we are in God's End Times history."

Note verse 34: this is why the Wandering Jew is accursed to walk the Earth even unto this day.

Ignore verse 36.  Libtards quote it out of context, because they are deceived by Satan.
2013-10-09 07:50:03 AM  
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RexTalionis: 2 But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. 2And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. 3And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.
- 2 Peter 2:1-3


You realize that the evangelicals read that and think the Bible warns us of the coming of Obama.
2013-10-09 07:35:27 AM  
1 votes:
3.bp.blogspot.com
2013-10-09 07:32:20 AM  
1 votes:

Weaver95: how do you 'negotiate' with something like this...?  how can a democratic republic function when it elects crazy/stupid people like this woman to positions of power?


And not just any garden variety crazy, but one that involves believing that the president is the antichrist and is bringing about the end of the world. But then she says that's a good thing? So why fight him, GOP?
2013-10-09 07:30:43 AM  
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HotIgneous Intruder: I'd sex her up then run fast and far away.


she'd be crazy enough to still find you. no matter where you hide.

/don't stick your dick in crazy.
2013-10-09 07:26:39 AM  
1 votes:
Matthew 7:15
2013-10-09 07:22:16 AM  
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Mugato: So where is the line drawn for people who talk like this? Who gets to be successful politicians and who gets sent to Arkham Asylum?


The people who elected her as Representative decided it would be a great idea. Ask them.
2013-10-09 07:08:08 AM  
1 votes:
Pete, is that you?
2013-10-09 07:07:57 AM  
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RedPhoenix122: Weaver95: how do you 'negotiate' with something like this...?  how can a democratic republic function when it elects crazy/stupid people like this woman to positions of power?

Special Elections?  I don't know the rules for Minnesota.


Lutefisk eating contest. First one to barf loses.
 
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