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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 332
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2013-10-14 11:02:36 PM

LasersHurt: Why are you arbitrarily comparing religion and money?


It was a good setup to call Atheists obnoxious pricks.


/and look how many obnoxious pricks bit!
 
2013-10-14 11:03:35 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: Gyrfalcon: I'm not sure why so many atheists seem to think that "god" begins and ends with the Judeo-Christian "god", but there you go.

I'm not sure I've ever heard this point of view from anybody before you just now.


I have. I've debated people who were absolutely stunned to find out arguments against the Abrahamic concept of god don't actually work against other religions, ie Hinduism.
 
2013-10-14 11:07:58 PM

fusillade762: 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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HERETIC!

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The one True Church.


Friends, lend me your ear, I have came from the West to preach the word of a man, a man born of Taco, a man named John.

He fried for our sins.
/Our tasty tasty sins.
 
2013-10-14 11:08:23 PM
Wait a minute, you say hi to trees, Oprah? I am declaring you a Scientologist now. You are now a Scientologist, Oprah.
 
2013-10-14 11:11:06 PM

grumpfuff: I have. I've debated people who were absolutely stunned to find out arguments against the Abrahamic concept of god don't actually work against other religions, ie Hinduism.


Those are your standard Internet Atheist types. You find them infesting /r/Atheism. Most of them have read that Carl Sagan said billions and billions of stars. They also think that pastafarianism is actually something you should follow the rules of. Most of them have read the dust jacket of the holy book of their patron saint Richard Dawkins , but don't care he's actually a womanizing asshole because he gave them a witty one liner to throw at their parents or pastor to get kicked out of religious services / their own homes.

/I want to be re-incarnated as a  tree.
 
2013-10-14 11:12:08 PM
tjsands1118:
The one True Church.

Friends, lend me your ear, I have came from the West to preach the word of a man, a man born of Taco, a man named John.

He fried for our sins.
/Our tasty tasty sins.


static.flickr.com

/Your blasphemous website refused to post a picture of the true word
 
2013-10-14 11:20:22 PM

fluffy2097: grumpfuff: I have. I've debated people who were absolutely stunned to find out arguments against the Abrahamic concept of god don't actually work against other religions, ie Hinduism.

Those are your standard Internet Atheist types. You find them infesting /r/Atheism. Most of them have read that Carl Sagan said billions and billions of stars. They also think that pastafarianism is actually something you should follow the rules of. Most of them have read the dust jacket of the holy book of their patron saint Richard Dawkins , but don't care he's actually a womanizing asshole because he gave them a witty one liner to throw at their parents or pastor to get kicked out of religious services / their own homes.

/I want to be re-incarnated as a  tree.


I'm insulted you'd imply I'd ever go to that scum of the internet known as Reddit. These were debates with actual people. The rest of your description does fit them fairly well though.
 
2013-10-14 11:23:01 PM
I'd be happy if Oprah would die soon but FWIW Nyad isn't an atheist based on her quotes in that article.
 
2013-10-14 11:25:52 PM

fluffy2097: grumpfuff: I have. I've debated people who were absolutely stunned to find out arguments against the Abrahamic concept of god don't actually work against other religions, ie Hinduism.

Those are your standard Internet Atheist types. You find them infesting /r/Atheism. Most of them have read that Carl Sagan said billions and billions of stars. They also think that pastafarianism is actually something you should follow the rules of. Most of them have read the dust jacket of the holy book of their patron saint Richard Dawkins , but don't care he's actually a womanizing asshole because he gave them a witty one liner to throw at their parents or pastor to get kicked out of religious services / their own homes.

/I want to be re-incarnated as a  tree.


I want to be reincarnated as a lumberjack.
 
2013-10-14 11:32:51 PM

fluffy2097: grumpfuff: I have. I've debated people who were absolutely stunned to find out arguments against the Abrahamic concept of god don't actually work against other religions, ie Hinduism.

Those are your standard Internet Atheist types. You find them infesting /r/Atheism. Most of them have read that Carl Sagan said billions and billions of stars. They also think that pastafarianism is actually something you should follow the rules of. Most of them have read the dust jacket of the holy book of their patron saint Richard Dawkins , but don't care he's actually a womanizing asshole because he gave them a witty one liner to throw at their parents or pastor to get kicked out of religious services / their own homes.

/I want to be re-incarnated as a  tree.


Wow. That's a.. fairly good representation.  Nice summary.

As for arguments against the Abrahamic god vs other gods, I've seen some arguments that work for both and some that only work for one.  It's just that most atheists who frequent websites based in America, like Reddit and Fark, tend to be most familiar with the religion of their country - Christianity.

But yeah, many internet atheists people are stupid.
 
2013-10-14 11:36:56 PM

grumpfuff: I'm insulted you'd imply I'd ever go to that scum of the internet known as Reddit. These were debates with actual people. The rest of your description does fit them fairly well though.


Actually, I was saying were you could find them spending time, not you.  Watch yourself. Atheist's love to nitpick stuff like that.

fusillade762: I want to be reincarnated as a lumberjack.


Oh I'm A lumberjack and I'm OK! I sleep all Night and I work all day! I wear high heels suspenders, a girdle and a bra! I dress in womens clothing, and hang around in bars!

/Fusillade's a lumberjack and he's OK. He sleeps all night and he works all day!
 
2013-10-14 11:40:58 PM

mgshamster: But yeah, many internet atheists people are stupid.


No argument here.


fluffy2097: grumpfuff: I'm insulted you'd imply I'd ever go to that scum of the internet known as Reddit. These were debates with actual people. The rest of your description does fit them fairly well though.

Actually, I was saying were you could find them spending time, not you.  Watch yourself. Atheist's love to nitpick stuff like that.


My apologies. For some reason I read that as "You probably found them..."

It's late, and I haven't had any nicotine in almost four days. Please forgive me.
 
2013-10-15 12:28:46 AM

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?


And it looks like Cman's in the butthurt stupid part of his cycle.
 
2013-10-15 12:37:56 AM
Can you imagine how successful Playboy magazine would have been if only they'd featured only Hef on every cover?!
 
2013-10-15 12:46:55 AM

miss diminutive: "I think you can be an atheist who doesn't believe in an overarching being who created all of this and sees over it," Nyad said.

Well, yes, that is what the word generally means.


Theism means a god with a personality. You know, that thing you lack.
 
2013-10-15 12:59:01 AM

Badgers: [www.rawstory.com image 615x345]

Whutcha talkin' 'bout, Atheist


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i.i.cbsi.com
 
2013-10-15 01:00:38 AM
As for Nyad's response to Oprah's idiot question:
Off the cuff and rambling... maybe.
Stupid... no.

One can be spiritual without believing in a god... that is the problem with some of those who happen to believe in a god, particularly some american "christians". For the life of them they cannot fathom that to simply live, to not be concerned with what happens when this life ends, and to enjoy the here and now of living and being without the Damocles sword of punishment from a supernatural being hanging over my immortal soul... is even possible. I have members of my family who feel this way, and I carefully steer around discussions of religion when I talk to them.

I think I am good to other people simply because that's the way I'd want them to treat me, and not because I fear punishment after I'm dead. I also don't really care if someone acts or is different than me, as long as they aren't hurting anyone else. To live with the kind of fear every that some who profess to be christians seem to experience every waking moment of your life must be a terrible thing... like having to avoid stepping on cracks in the sidewalk forever...
 
2013-10-15 02:17:42 AM
To be fair, Jesus is the reason the colored's never went Communist.
/obscure?
 
2013-10-15 02:36:15 AM
I knew a guy, whenever he caught a glimpse of Oprah, surfing channels on the TV or if a network commercial came up, he would proclaim "Ape-rah" to whoever was in the room.

Then he would briefly chuckle to himself.

That was one of his THINGS. I must confess it sorta became pretty funny for a while.
 
2013-10-15 06:08:38 AM
Will she ever have someone else on the cover of her magazine?
 
2013-10-15 07:24:47 AM
I thought atheists were more about being euphoric than about being awed.

/ducks
 
2013-10-15 07:25:01 AM
FTFA: "So to me, my definition of God is humanity and is the love of humanity." 

^^^That isn't atheism, and I think this woman is a bit confused. This ventures into pantheism territory, I think. Atheists don't believe in a god, in any form, by definition. Being an atheist who knows many other atheists, if this woman were truly an atheist, then I cannot see why she didn't defend the position that one can feel a tremendous and  positive emotional response to the many things one can experience, courtesy of this great big universe around us.

With that said, Oprah is still an egotistical, angel-pimping windbag, and "O", how I would love for someone to shove her self-righteousness up her airbrushed-on-every-monthly-cover-of-her-overpriced-magazine ass.
 
2013-10-15 08:30:30 AM
I have a pretty simple rule.

Is it is on Oprah? Then it's stupid.
 
2013-10-15 08:42:06 AM
I really wish that failed child prostitute would shut up.
 
2013-10-15 09:14:35 AM
What's wrong with Oprah? The fact that anyone sees her as more than what she is...a talk show host. That's it.
 
2013-10-15 09:40:13 AM

moralpanic: Cletus C.: moralpanic: 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?

Oprah makes a comment that insults a group of people (atheist) and you don't understand why people would be upset?

I'm an atheist and I don't believe that was an insult.

Saying that you can't believe in awe and wonder because you're an atheist is not an insult to you? No wonder i have you tagged as 'moron'.

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I guess my sensibilities aren't as delicate as yours.
 
2013-10-15 10:02:58 AM
And the lord said unto them: "Let the there be 69 cent packets of sodium filled, animal flavored, noodly deliciousness. The college students shall rejoice."

his devouts responded "Raaaaammmmmeeeennn." And proceeded to spread the word from the Far East to the West, spreading joy and full stomachs.


of course there's a supreme, carb filled being.
 
2013-10-15 10:16:09 AM

Proteios1: atheism: the new cult for whiners and the intellectually lazy


I see your hook in your oxymoronic troll bait!
 
2013-10-15 10:33:22 AM

doubled99: What's wrong with Oprah? The fact that anyone sees her as more than what she is...a talk show host. That's it.


Yup. That's about all she is.

Her TV network is getting awful ratings, and has resorted to reality TV, something she said she'd never do.

/Wish I struck it that rich though. Goddamn that woman has money.
 
2013-10-15 12:03:31 PM
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2013-10-15 02:15:37 PM

comhcinc: 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

You have never been there on a Sunday night at 2 am after that chick who picked you up at the bar turned out not to be a chick.


You Sir, have won 1 internet credit!
 
2013-10-15 04:39:22 PM

henryhill: 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?



Sure. Fill'er up and do a better job on the windows this time.
 
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