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(The Raw Story)   Oprah tells atheist swimmer that she can't believe in "awe" and "wonder". And the atheist's response is just as stupid. Popcorn, anyone?   (rawstory.com ) divider line
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2013-10-14 04:51:41 PM  

jaytkay: Diana Nyad in the 1970s

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2013-10-14 04:51:59 PM  
Nyad's got a point, even if I don't personally care for the way she phrases it.

I'm in awe every time I look up at the stars in the night sky in the country, every time I look at a beautiful landscape, every time I stand at the beach and see how big the ocean is, heck, every time I look at the herbs I'm growing in my window. This universe, this world, the life on it - it's all incredibly wonderful and awe inspiring.

I just don't happen to believe in anything supernatural.

/Also, she's a swimmer with a name synonymous with greek mythological water spirits talking about religion/spirituality. That's amazing.
 
2013-10-14 04:51:59 PM  

Corvus: Sorry what did the atheist say was stupid?

I guess I missed it.
Relatively Obscure: "I think sunsets are pretty."

"THAT'S WHAT GOD IS SO YOU NOW BELIEVE IN GOD AHAHAHAHA"

Well I've had Farkers yell at me saying you can't believe in the supernatural and be an atheist too.


They're confusing atheism with materialism. They do tend to go together but they're not always mutually inclusive (there are, for example, atheist Buddhists)
 
2013-10-14 04:52:03 PM  

gaslight: Dear everyone: Oprah's show is for people who are at home during the day. By definition, if you have some kind of brain, you are not at home during the day, you're at work. So, her show is for morons.

Interpret everything on that show under this light, please.


What if you tricked all your bosses into letting you work from home?
 
2013-10-14 04:52:14 PM  

JesseL: Elzar: Lionel Mandrake: cman: Christ there are a lot of Oprah bashers in this thread

What did she ever do to you? Did she spit on your hamburger?

She's never done anything to me personally, but she's a public person who publicly says stupid things and is therefore being publicly mocked and criticized.  It's part of the price that comes with being a media-made billionaire.

In fact thats how you become a media-made billionaire - by saying stupid things....

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I say stupid shiat all the time. What am I doing wrong?


You're not saying it with a large enough audience.  Also, the stupid things have to resonate with your audience.
 
kab
2013-10-14 04:52:30 PM  
What's stupid about the woman's response, subby?
 
2013-10-14 04:53:10 PM  

vudukungfu: The_Sponge: What's wrong with that?  Balloons are a sign that clowns are close by.

*Shudder*

She says it is because when they pop they sound like  guns and she doesn't like guns, so she hates balloons.

Which makes about as much sense as not liking a specific color of person because so many of them commit crimes.

Thanks, Oprah, I got it from you!



Damn....that's more messed up than the people who have balloon fetishes and order DVDs where girls in bikinis pop balloons.
 
2013-10-14 04:53:13 PM  
For years, Oprah pushed "The Secret", quasi-religious new age bullshiat that follows the same principles as the name it and claim it evangelical Christian movement.

The fact that she is unable to comprehend atheism doesn't surprise me in the least. You could probably shiat into your hand, and tell her it's a youth-affirming face mask, and she'd rub it all over her.
 
2013-10-14 04:53:30 PM  

gaslight: Dear everyone: Oprah's show is for people who are at home during the day. By definition, if you have some kind of brain, you are not at home during the day, you're at work. So, her show is for morons.

Interpret everything on that show under this light, please.


I work from home, so I'm not sure what to think.  Halp?
 
2013-10-14 04:54:39 PM  
You get the religious and the atheist having a debate both sides just come out looking stupid and judgmental.
 
2013-10-14 04:54:42 PM  

cman: Christ there are a lot of Oprah bashers in this thread

What did she ever do to you? Did she spit on your hamburger?


...Oh, now that you know Oprah's a bible-toter, you're behind her? She's no longer the "world's richest welfare queen", as I've actually heard people say about her?
 
2013-10-14 04:54:58 PM  
Just so we're all on the same page, the stupidest thing here is the headline.
 
2013-10-14 04:55:00 PM  

lostcat: But I know it's important for everyone to work themselves into a lather at least twice a day.


Who in this thread is working themselves into a lather?

you seem to WANT to believe that for some weird personal reason...
 
2013-10-14 04:55:25 PM  

FarkinNortherner: comhcinc: ................I guess I believe in god too then. See you at church.

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INFIDEL!


That's what I'm talking about...
/she's got nothing on summer Sanders, though
 
2013-10-14 04:55:52 PM  

Should have told Oprah that she's going to hell for being a carpet muncher.


/let her chew on that for a while

 
2013-10-14 04:55:53 PM  

scottydoesntknow: comhcinc: impaler: I have redefined "god" to mean "tacos," so anyone that believes in tacos is not an atheist.

I believe in god, and he is delicious.

................I guess I believe in god too then. See you at church.

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I don't think Taco Hell is best place for spiritual discovery


Taco Bell is Baptist chuch.  I profer the Methodists at Chipotle.
 
2013-10-14 04:55:57 PM  

Intrepid00: You get the religious and the atheist having a debate both sides just come out looking stupid and judgmental.


Again, I watched the video and didn't catch anything judgmental. Can you clarify WHAT you found judgmental? It seemed to me like they were discussing and not agreeing but still being quite cordial.
 
2013-10-14 04:55:57 PM  
Oprah is a very wise, intelligent lady.  She's also human and extremely successful, so all you haters can SUCK IT.
 
2013-10-14 04:56:11 PM  
I experience wonder, as an atheist.
I wonder why the religious folks need for me to believe in their imaginary bosses too.
Their gods either exist or they don't - my belief has no bearing on the matter.
Or, one would think it wouldn't.
 
2013-10-14 04:56:41 PM  

Uncle Pooky: Just so we're all on the same page, the stupidest thing here is the headline.


That's only true if subby doesn't actually give out free popcorn.
 
2013-10-14 04:58:11 PM  

Buttknuckle: Oprah is a very wise, intelligent lady.  She's also human and extremely successful, so all you haters can SUCK IT.


Dude, if I was going to make bets on who would actually turn out to be lizard people, Oprah is at the top of that list.
 
2013-10-14 04:58:27 PM  

Buttknuckle: Oprah is a very wise, intelligent lady.  She's also human and extremely successful, so all you haters can SUCK IT.



That's nice, sweetie.  Now shouldn't you start dinner before your husband comes home from work?
 
2013-10-14 05:00:17 PM  

The_Sponge: Buttknuckle: Oprah is a very wise, intelligent lady.  She's also human and extremely successful, so all you haters can SUCK IT.


That's nice, sweetie.  Now shouldn't you start dinner before your husband comes home from work?


After you leave your mom's basement.
 
2013-10-14 05:00:29 PM  
Administrator #102 was enjoying the relative quiet of a slow Monday on Fark. It was kind of nice when the week got off to such a start. They seldom did these days. The demands of the queue were low and a story about spiders having feelings was topping the hit list so maybe some of the usual troublemakers were actually getting some work done today for a change instead of making her life miserable.

Of course, she had only finished the thought when the Red Phone illuminated and the insistent chirp-chirp-chirp of its tone reverberated through the control bunker. Only Drew Curtis himself ever called on that line and Administrator #102 tensed reflexively. The Red Phone always meant trouble.

Administrator #102 took a deep breath and then toggled the switch on her console to put the call through her headset. "Yes boss!" she said, mustering as much cheerfulness into her voice as she could. On the other end of the line the sound of harp music and the Beer Waterfall could be heard.

"Good morning, Administrator One-Oh-Two," came the Great One's voice. "I would like you to green a thread for me please."

"Yes sir, no problem sir! Which one?"

"7974769."

"Are, are you sure sir?"

Drew Curtis sighed loudly on the other end of the line. "Do you know who is visiting me today Administrator One-Oh-Two? The Pope. As in does a Pope shiat in the woods. That Pope. And we have a little bet going. So green that headline and make it snappy or you'll be busted back down to sorting repeats on the Video Tab, is that perfectly clear?"

The line went dead.

Administrator #102 was reminded of the time that The Boss deleted the entire Politics Tab. You just did not mess with The Boss when he was in a mood like this. She tapped at the keyboard and greened the thread. Atheists, Oprah, and the main page.

This was about to get all kinds of stupid.
 
2013-10-14 05:00:39 PM  

gaslight: Dear everyone: Oprah's show is for people who are at home during the day. By definition, if you have some kind of brain, you are not at home during the day, you're at work. So, her show is for morons.

Interpret everything on that show under this light, please.


Alot of people work at night. Got something stupid to say about that?
 
2013-10-14 05:01:29 PM  
Keep in mind Oprah the theist is the same one pushing that "Secret" crap a few years ago.
 
2013-10-14 05:01:38 PM  

kab: What's stupid about the woman's response, subby?

 
It's a conversation between a theist and an atheist and neither one screams WHARRRGARBL at the other.  On the Internet, that's more than stupid:  it's an inherent contradiction, like a square with five sides.

But seriously, I guess this just shows the difference between a genuine nonbeliever, and a capital-A BAAWA Internet Atheist:  if you express genuine disbelief in a reasonable and polite way, the capital-A atheists will call you an idiot, and vote you off Atheist island for not being vehement enough.   She's "just as stupid" for not responding with the shrill and fanatical truth that everyone else is a retard.
 
2013-10-14 05:01:44 PM  
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2013-10-14 05:02:25 PM  

impaler: I have redefined "god" to mean "tacos," so anyone that believes in tacos is not an atheist.

I believe in god, and he is delicious.



"If God dwells inside us like some people say, I sure hope He likes enchiladas, because that's what He's getting."

- Jack Handy
 
2013-10-14 05:02:36 PM  

IlGreven: cman: Christ there are a lot of Oprah bashers in this thread

What did she ever do to you? Did she spit on your hamburger?

...Oh, now that you know Oprah's a bible-toter, you're behind her? She's no longer the "world's richest welfare queen", as I've actually heard people say about her?


Umm, ok?

You really shouldn't make assumptions like this.

1. I am atheist (agnostic, rather)
2. I have no problem with the welfare system
3. I am not racist
 
2013-10-14 05:03:03 PM  

henryhill


Alot of people work at night. Got something stupid to say about that?


Nothing quite as stupid as "Alot".
 
2013-10-14 05:03:52 PM  
I wish I could be stupid like Oprah.  Become a billionaire by blabbering on and on about random shiat in front of a camera?  Fark yeah I would, and I'd tell all of the haters in the Fark threads about me to suck it.  But I'd do it in a kinder, gentler way so as to not get sued and lose any of my billion dollars to the haters in my Fark threads.
 
2013-10-14 05:04:13 PM  

mgshamster: What's the converse?

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It's a basketball shoe with a canvas upper, but that's not important right now.
 
2013-10-14 05:04:14 PM  

henryhill: Alot of people work at night. Got something stupid to say about that?


Yes. "alot" is not a word.
 
2013-10-14 05:05:43 PM  

mesmer242: I was under the impression, admittedly not a well researched one, that Oprah isn't a christian. I thought she was all new age and crystals and stuff.


I was under that impression as well,

maybe she grew up in a nominally Christian household, and she likely holds some of those traditions, but pushing stuff like "The Secret" and some of the other books make me think she's moved more towards "new age" spirituality
 
2013-10-14 05:05:49 PM  

comhcinc: Shostie: Englebert Slaptyback: comhcinc

impaler: I have redefined "god" to mean "tacos," so anyone that believes in tacos is not an atheist.

I believe in god, and he is delicious.

................I guess I believe in god too then. See you at church.


WAIT WAIT WAIT

In the future, all restaurants are Taco Bell. That must mean... that the prophecies are true and tacos is/are the one true god!!

AAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!

*crashes through window*

*flees to Burger King*

So... In the grand pantheon of restaurant gods, what are the combo Taco Bell/Long John Silver restaurants?

Never seen one of those. We have Taco Bell/KFCs around here. They get annoyed when you ask for gravy on your tacos.


To bring it full circle, we have Long John Silvers/KFCs in my area. Get some weird looks when I order Long John Silvers chicken with KFC sides, and biscuits instead of hushpuppies.
 
2013-10-14 05:06:19 PM  

Old_Chief_Scott: Administrator #102 was enjoying the relative quiet of a slow Monday on Fark. It was kind of nice when the week got off to such a start. They seldom did these days. The demands of the queue were low and a story ...

This was about to get all kinds of stupid.


*golfclap
 
2013-10-14 05:09:45 PM  
I am constantly amazed that theists feel an irresistible need to re-define atheism to mean something other than "lack of belief in gods." That's what it means, and that is all it means.  Why are believers so resistant to that definition?
 
2013-10-14 05:10:03 PM  

cman: Christ there are a lot of Oprah bashers in this thread

What did she ever do to you? Did she spit on your hamburger?


She created a society of viewers who feel victimized whenever someone looks at them cross-eyed.
 
2013-10-14 05:10:45 PM  
FTA "So to me, my definition of God is humanity and is the love of humanity."

Oddly, that's what i once heard a person who claims to be an alien contactee said they told her.
 
2013-10-14 05:12:51 PM  

jso2897: I experience wonder, as an atheist.
I wonder why the religious folks need for me to believe in their imaginary bosses too.
Their gods either exist or they don't - my belief has no bearing on the matter.
Or, one would think it wouldn't.


Maybe that's the secret. Gods get power from belief, and if they don't have belief they stop existing. So they fight over believers. That's why Commandment number one is no other gods. That's why "Allah is the only god". And some of the eastern gods got clever and went with "all gods are aspects of the true god".

Now we're onto them! We have the power now. We can start extorting miracles from them.
 
2013-10-14 05:12:54 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: henryhill: Alot of people work at night. Got something stupid to say about that?

Yes. "alot" is not a word.



Ha!
 
2013-10-14 05:13:05 PM  

mgshamster: JesseL: Elzar: Lionel Mandrake: cman: Christ there are a lot of Oprah bashers in this thread

What did she ever do to you? Did she spit on your hamburger?

She's never done anything to me personally, but she's a public person who publicly says stupid things and is therefore being publicly mocked and criticized.  It's part of the price that comes with being a media-made billionaire.

In fact thats how you become a media-made billionaire - by saying stupid things....

[img35.imageshack.us image 750x712]

I say stupid shiat all the time. What am I doing wrong?

You're not saying it with a large enough audience.  Also, the stupid things have to resonate with your audience.


Yep - weaponize and monetize your stupid sayings and you'll go places...

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2013-10-14 05:13:33 PM  

BetterMetalSnake: I felt wonder as an atheist, but I was clearly wrong. I'm lactose intolerant, so that's probably what it was.


Wow... you don't believe in God or dairy products?

HEATHEN!
 
2013-10-14 05:14:21 PM  
"I think if you believe in the awe and the wonder and the mystery that that is what God is. That is what God is. It's not a bearded guy in the sky."

What farking Bible is she reading?
 
2013-10-14 05:14:33 PM  
Didn't Oprah say, like, five years ago that she was retiring?
I will live in "awe" and "wonder" if she ever farking follows through with that statement.
And yeah, she's starting to look sort of dry-humpish.
 
2013-10-14 05:14:45 PM  

hardinparamedic: For years, Oprah pushed "The Secret"


If I had to pick one thing to bring up as evidence that Oprah is a ditzy, useless twat, this would be it. A pox on everyone who bought into that cult.
 
2013-10-14 05:15:26 PM  
Please don't let Oprah's brand of pretend religion stop you from bashing Christians and Jews.  Not that most of you could be stopped.
 
2013-10-14 05:15:40 PM  

cman: Christ there are a lot of Oprah bashers in this thread

What did she ever do to you? Did she spit on your hamburger?


Ever been around a group of women who worship her?  She's douchebag patient zero in the epidemic of self-entitled douchebags.
 
2013-10-14 05:18:20 PM  

Elzar: mgshamster: JesseL: Elzar: Lionel Mandrake: cman: Christ there are a lot of Oprah bashers in this thread

What did she ever do to you? Did she spit on your hamburger?

She's never done anything to me personally, but she's a public person who publicly says stupid things and is therefore being publicly mocked and criticized.  It's part of the price that comes with being a media-made billionaire.

In fact thats how you become a media-made billionaire - by saying stupid things....

[img35.imageshack.us image 750x712]

I say stupid shiat all the time. What am I doing wrong?

You're not saying it with a large enough audience.  Also, the stupid things have to resonate with your audience.

Yep - weaponize and monetize your stupid sayings and you'll go places...

[img823.imageshack.us image 800x248]


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