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(Detroit Free Press)   Maximum trolling: Anonymous donor leaves 12,000-year-old mastodon tusk in the donation box of a Christian charity   (freep.com) divider line 112
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2013-10-09 12:10:36 PM  
This is what I hate about secular fundamentalists. They're always knocking at your door in the morning unsolicited, telling you how wrong you are and giving you stuff that purportedly proves your world view is false.
 
2013-10-09 12:33:51 PM  
It was all good once they found the "My other ride is a cross" sticker on it.
 
2013-10-09 01:07:36 PM  
Well played, Anon Don.....Well played.
 
2013-10-09 01:08:05 PM  
That must be two 6,000-year-old tusks, subby.
 
2013-10-09 01:09:23 PM  
It was placed there to test their faith.
 
2013-10-09 01:09:32 PM  
Trolling?  There's nothing in the article to suggest the charity had creationist backings.
 
2013-10-09 01:09:49 PM  
"Anonymous donor leaves 12,000-year-old mastodon tusk"

You mean tooth...

/Reading fail, subbs
 
2013-10-09 01:09:59 PM  

whatshisname: That must be two 6,000-year-old tusks, subby.


+1

\I guffawed.
 
2013-10-09 01:10:13 PM  
It belongs in a museum.
 
2013-10-09 01:10:22 PM  
Shoulda have given them a cast of a mastodon tooth. The real thing is worth some money.
 
2013-10-09 01:10:38 PM  
How much would one of those things go for these days?
 
2013-10-09 01:10:54 PM  
"I'd love to find out where this was from and the history behind it," said Jay Starkey, the charity's director.

Umm, I doubt that.
 
2013-10-09 01:11:09 PM  

DubtodaIll: It belongs in a museum.


So do you!
 
2013-10-09 01:11:20 PM  
Well, that's odd. Doesn't sound like these guys are creationists though, just 'do good works' types, so not really trolling. Just strange, but I do wonder if the person donated it with the hope that they would sell it and raise money.
 
2013-10-09 01:12:40 PM  

DubtodaIll: It belongs in a museum.


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-10-09 01:12:56 PM  
this would be the maximum trolling
Leave this in the box:

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-10-09 01:13:05 PM  

ikanreed: Trolling?  There's nothing in the article to suggest the charity had creationist backings.


That and the charity donated it to a museum and the director said they were really interested in finding out the history behind it.

The only trolling here is from subby. Not all Christians are 6000 year old earth creationists.
 
2013-10-09 01:16:01 PM  

ikanreed: Trolling?  There's nothing in the article to suggest the charity had creationist backings.


Just pulled up their website, and there's nothing there either. These guys ain't fundie nuts- they work with Catholic Charities, Lutherans, and a bunch of other nonprofits, faith based and secular. They look like they're mainstream Christians working across denominations to help the poor.
 
2013-10-09 01:17:42 PM  
Must have been the Paleolithic Siberian God who became (part of) our modern Santa Claus. He was always stuffing mammoth tusks and lion teeth into people's stockings at night. I guess he thought it was funny prior to the invention of the apple pie bed prank.

Did you know that the mammoth was (and perhaps is) believed to be a living underground creature by some Siberian natives? Presumably they used their tusks for digging through the frozen sub-soil. The mammoths, silly, not the Siberian natives.

I assume that mammoths pulled Santa's sleigh until the domestication of reindeer and cariboo. But no landing on the roof. A joke's a joke, but their's a limit.
 
2013-10-09 01:18:05 PM  

DubtodaIll: It belongs in a museum.


media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com
 
2013-10-09 01:18:15 PM  
...and was promptly  used as a coat hanger...
 
2013-10-09 01:18:57 PM  

whatshisname: That must be two 6,000-year-old tusks, subby.


I was told there would be no math.

/+1
 
2013-10-09 01:19:14 PM  
This just in, all Christians think the world is 6,000 years old.
 
2013-10-09 01:19:22 PM  
There's a limit. Sorry.
 
2013-10-09 01:19:51 PM  

DubtodaIll: It belongs in a museum.


RTFA: The Christian charity, called In The Image, turned the find over to the Grand Rapids Public Museum, which is adding them to its collection.

(Unless you were just going for the Indiana Jones joke, in which case I will evacuate the sand from my shorts and go about my business)
 
2013-10-09 01:21:03 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: ikanreed: Trolling?  There's nothing in the article to suggest the charity had creationist backings.

That and the charity donated it to a museum and the director said they were really interested in finding out the history behind it.

The only trolling here is from subby. Not all Christians are 6000 year old earth creationists.


Haters gonna hate.
 
2013-10-09 01:21:31 PM  

cptjeff: ikanreed: Trolling?  There's nothing in the article to suggest the charity had creationist backings.

Just pulled up their website, and there's nothing there either. These guys ain't fundie nuts- they work with Catholic Charities, Lutherans, and a bunch of other nonprofits, faith based and secular. They look like they're mainstream working across denominations to help the poor.



www.troll.me
 
2013-10-09 01:21:49 PM  
Looks like a nice group of people, with real Christian values.

http://www.intheimage.org/

"In 2012, In The Image delivered more than 2,000 beds to families in need throughout the greater Grand Rapids area. Beds are the most-requested item for In The Image."

"Since 1996, In The Image has worked to provide brand new back to school shoes for at-risk students in  Grand Rapids elementary schools. Each year we've been able to help over 6,000 students get a step in the right direction to start the new school year. This year we also reached out to elementary schools in Wyoming and Kentwood. With the generosity of our community we were able to give away more than 9,000 pairs of shoes in 2012.  "

"We encourage and accept your stained and torn clothing, worn out shoes, and unneeded household electronics.  We partner with recyclers to turn your unusable items into usable product.  As a ministry that gives all product to those in need free of cost, recycling is our main revenue stream allowing us to continue maintaining a free program. "
 
2013-10-09 01:24:41 PM  
Subby misspelled Satan.
 
2013-10-09 01:24:41 PM  

mr lawson: this would be the maximum trolling
Leave this in the box:

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 305x475]


Why? He's believes in God and is agnostic. He has spent quite a bit of time studying the implications of his research on religion. Leaving that there would be like leaving a copy of Mormon Scientist: The Life and Faith of Henry Eyring there.
 
2013-10-09 01:26:55 PM  

cptjeff: ikanreed: Trolling?  There's nothing in the article to suggest the charity had creationist backings.

Just pulled up their website, and there's nothing there either. These guys ain't fundie nuts- they work with Catholic Charities, Lutherans, and a bunch of other nonprofits, faith based and secular. They look like they're mainstream Christians working across denominations to help the poor.


Since this is coming from west Michigan, them being creationists is a pretty safe assumption.

/Lots of fundies out here.
//Not saying these guys are.
 
2013-10-09 01:27:02 PM  

Two16: cptjeff: ikanreed: Trolling?  There's nothing in the article to suggest the charity had creationist backings.

Just pulled up their website, and there's nothing there either. These guys ain't fundie nuts- they work with Catholic Charities, Lutherans, and a bunch of other nonprofits, faith based and secular. They look like they're mainstream working across denominations to help the poor.


[www.troll.me image 550x550]


Are you trying to suggest that the Catholics and Lutherans believe in New Earth Creationism?
 
2013-10-09 01:27:30 PM  
98% or more of Christians aren't the retard fundie type...

Submitter is as retarded as the "troll"
 
2013-10-09 01:29:43 PM  
"On the other hand, to limit and insist upon the whole of life and death to this side of Adam's advent, some six or eight thousand years ago, as proposed by some, is to fly in the face of facts so indisputably brought to light by the research of science in modern times, and this as set forth by men of the highest type in the intellectual and moral world; not inferior men, or men of sensual and devilish temperament, but men who must be accounted as among the noblest and most self-sacrificing of the sons of men--of the type whence must come the noblest sons of God, since "the glory of God is intelligence" (D&C 93:36), and that too the glory of man."
[ B. H. Roberts ] (LDS apostle, circa 1920)

Whatever the subject may be, the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ may be elaborated on without fear of anyone's objecting, and the teacher can be free to express his honest conviction regarding it, whether that subject be in geology, the history of the world, the millions of years that it took to prepare the physical world,
[David O McKay] (LDS prophet, 1950s)

The scriptures tell why man was created, but they do not tell how, though the Lord has promised that he will tell that when he comes again.
[Encyclopedia of Mormonism]


.. I guess this is why they say we aren't "christian" - we believe in evolution. (So save your mastodon teeth if you are planning to troll your local lds chapel. Although I would love a mastadon tooth - it would go next to my megaladon tooth)

/I've convinced my son that there was a megalawallaby - just because I like saying "The terrible tropical leatherback megalawallaby of the cretaceous"
 
2013-10-09 01:32:11 PM  
"I'd love to find out where this was from and the history behind it," said Jay Starkey, the charity's director.

C'mon you know this one. It was found where Satan left it to trick people
 
2013-10-09 01:32:55 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-09 01:34:08 PM  

ikanreed: Trolling?  There's nothing in the article to suggest the charity had creationist backings.


further, 99.99999999% of the people who believe in creation versus spontaneous no-primary-cause event are perfectly ok with the idea that the Earth is billions of years old, and that the universe is some age far, far beyond that.
 
2013-10-09 01:36:50 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: Not all Christians are 6000 year old earth creationists.


I wish more people realized this.

/Christian who believes the earth is much older than that.
//At least 7000 years...
///kidding!
 
2013-10-09 01:37:19 PM  
Just pulled up their website, and there's nothing there either. These guys ain't fundie nuts- they work with Catholic Charities, Lutherans, and a bunch of other nonprofits, faith based and secular. They look like they're mainstream Christians working across denominations to help the poor.

Since this is coming from west Michigan, them being creationists is a pretty safe assumption.

/Lots of fundies out here.
//Not saying these guys are.


Actually no, that's not quite what I mean. The charity doesn't seem to have any real opinions on the issue. I'd bet a fair number of the volunteers are creationists though probably not passionate about the issue.
 
2013-10-09 01:37:19 PM  

R.A.Danny: This just in, all Christians think the world is 6,000 years old.


step 1. accuse christians of using poor logic
step 2. attack a narrow belief that only a few of them hold using a straw man logical fallacy
step 3. act like you did something
 
2013-10-09 01:39:06 PM  
Came for Jesus riding a Mastodon.. Leaving disapoint.
 
2013-10-09 01:39:38 PM  

ikanreed: Trolling?  There's nothing in the article to suggest the charity had creationist backings.


Well its religious so all are evil except muslims because they do good and its not that they will blow you up if you dare speak ill of their religion.
 
2013-10-09 01:42:43 PM  

pedobearapproved: R.A.Danny: This just in, all Christians think the world is 6,000 years old.

step 1. accuse christians of using poor logic
step 2. attack a narrow belief that only a few of them hold using a straw man logical fallacy
step 3. act like you did something


step 1. accuse christians of using poor logic
step 2. attack a narrow belief that only a few of them hold using a straw man logical fallacy
step 3B. Put a "Darwin fish" on your car and laugh inside at the nonexistant people you think you are offending
step 3. act like you did something
 
2013-10-09 01:43:08 PM  

meanmutton: Two16: cptjeff: ikanreed: Trolling?  There's nothing in the article to suggest the charity had creationist backings.

Just pulled up their website, and there's nothing there either. These guys ain't fundie nuts- they work with Catholic Charities, Lutherans, and a bunch of other nonprofits, faith based and secular. They look like they're mainstream working across denominations to help the poor.


[www.troll.me image 550x550]

Are you trying to suggest that the Catholics and Lutherans believe in New Earth Creationism?


I do believe that that's exactly what he's trying to suggest. Which would make him a moron or a troll. But then, I repeat myself.
 
2013-10-09 01:44:12 PM  

SearchN: Came for Jesus riding a Mastodon.. Leaving disapoint.


Give me a few minutes and I might be able to give you Jesus at a Mastodon concert.
 
2013-10-09 01:45:05 PM  
maximum trolling = what subby did here
 
2013-10-09 01:45:55 PM  

Rayou: The charity doesn't seem to have any real opinions on the issue. I'd bet a fair number of the volunteers are creationists


You realize new earth nuts are a pretty small minority of Christians, right? Right?

\Yeah, thought not.
\\Remove the beam from thine own eye, jackass.
 
2013-10-09 01:48:07 PM  

ISO15693: "On the other hand, to limit and insist upon the whole of life and death to this side of Adam's advent, some six or eight thousand years ago, as proposed by some, is to fly in the face of facts so indisputably brought to light by the research of science in modern times, and this as set forth by men of the highest type in the intellectual and moral world; not inferior men, or men of sensual and devilish temperament, but men who must be accounted as among the noblest and most self-sacrificing of the sons of men--of the type whence must come the noblest sons of God, since "the glory of God is intelligence" (D&C 93:36), and that too the glory of man."
[ B. H. Roberts ] (LDS apostle, circa 1920)

Whatever the subject may be, the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ may be elaborated on without fear of anyone's objecting, and the teacher can be free to express his honest conviction regarding it, whether that subject be in geology, the history of the world, the millions of years that it took to prepare the physical world,
[David O McKay] (LDS prophet, 1950s)

The scriptures tell why man was created, but they do not tell how, though the Lord has promised that he will tell that when he comes again.
[Encyclopedia of Mormonism]


.. I guess this is why they say we aren't "christian" - we believe in evolution. (So save your mastodon teeth if you are planning to troll your local lds chapel. Although I would love a mastadon tooth - it would go next to my megaladon tooth)

/I've convinced my son that there was a megalawallaby - just because I like saying "The terrible tropical leatherback megalawallaby of the cretaceous"


Yeah, Mormons are so much easier to mock by using their belief structure and how they will ascend to heaven through the St Louis Arch. Mormons make other religious people look downright sane, so picking one topic they agree with modern science is kind of moronic when they are nutty everywhere else.

Its like Christians saying a day for God is not measured how we do now and a day to god could be 10000+ years. But still Mormons are the most easily mockable because their beliefs are just moronic.
 
2013-10-09 01:49:29 PM  

IamAwake: ikanreed: Trolling?  There's nothing in the article to suggest the charity had creationist backings.

further, 99.99999999% of the people who believe in creation versus spontaneous no-primary-cause event are perfectly ok with the idea that the Earth is billions of years old, and that the universe is some age far, far beyond that.


THIS!

Oh, and this!
Evolution, not intelligent design, is fundamental Catholic teaching, Vatican Observatory director says


http://www.catholic.org/national/national_story.php?id=18524


In his remarks, he also criticizes the cardinal archbishop of Vienna's support for Intelligent Design and notes that Pope John Paul's declaration that "evolution is no longer a mere hypothesis" is "a fundamental church teaching" which advances the evolutionary debate. He calls "mistaken" the belief that the Bible should be used "as a source of scientific knowledge," which then serves to "unduly complicate the debate over evolution."
 
2013-10-09 01:52:05 PM  

ikanreed: Trolling?  There's nothing in the article to suggest the charity had creationist backings.


According to the troglodytes on FARK, all Christians are a creationist. Submitter probably had an extra chromosome.
 
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