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(The Raw Story)   Texas megachurch pastor John Hagee to atheists: "Take your Walkman and stuff it into your ears." Walkman? Really?   (rawstory.com) divider line 364
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2013-12-26 06:11:15 PM  
Now he'll never get to be Pope!
 
2013-12-26 06:11:26 PM  
there's that Depeche Mode tape! it was in the walkman the whole time. thank you jesus for restoring unto me my Depeche Mode tape.
 
2013-12-26 06:12:42 PM  
Texas megachurch Pastor John Hagee this week advised atheists who didn't like Christmas to "leave the country" or "take your Walkman and stuff it into your ears."

Hmmm...its not really that i DONT like christmas, i do. I just don't like that it has turned more to commercialism and Santa, rather than "family bonding" that it should be. Also, i don't put much worth in words from some screaming hack that takes advantage of the old and fearful, and simple minded to line his pockets and make a buck by manipulating a story tale to his financial benefit. You DO know thats what you're doing right? So, take your stupid janet jackson looking disco bondage headgear and cram IT up your fat republican ass you farking worthless pagan cocksucker.
 
2013-12-26 06:12:51 PM  
For reference, the first Walkman amplifier circuit was a copy of a Raytheon hearing aide circuit.
 
2013-12-26 06:14:01 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness will not be in danger in any way if someone says 'Merry Christmas' around you."

But all hell is gonna break loose if someone says "Happy Holidays"?


You may laugh, but I saw the War on Christmas unfold before my very eyes last night:

www.nerdist.com
 
2013-12-26 06:14:09 PM  

Weaver95: That said I am really hoping this preacher was taken out of contex. That article makes him sound like a raving hate filled lunatic.


How do you think he got to be pastor of a mega-church? He's channeling the same stream of sewage Fox viewers tune in for.
 
2013-12-26 06:16:42 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Christ what an asshole


Hagee is a fat sack of shiat who bilks old people out of money to fund his lavish life style. He also perpetrated the sill Doomsday crap in order to bilk money from slightly less older people.

Basically, he's a scumbag all around. Most Atheists are far, far, far, far better people than he will ever be.
 
2013-12-26 06:17:07 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Sin_City_Superhero: "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness will not be in danger in any way if someone says 'Merry Christmas' around you."

But all hell is gonna break loose if someone says "Happy Holidays"?

You may laugh, but I saw the War on Christmas unfold before my very eyes last night:


Yeah, the war was so horrifying, it used up all of the Doctors regenerations and he had to get new ones!
 
2013-12-26 06:17:28 PM  

Weaver95: keylock71: "Humanists are now making the claim that Christmas was originally a pagan holiday," he said. "Hey, dummy, look at the word: Christ-mas."

Wow...

To be fair, I think he's playing semantics. Christmas is a Christian holiday, but solstice and Yule are pagan. The fact that they all happen to fall on/about the same day is something Christians like to pretend doesn't happen. Most evangelicals have a weak grasp on history at best and really have no interest in learning information at contradicts their preconceptions.

That said I am really hoping this preacher was taken out of contex. That article makes him sound like a raving hate filled lunatic.


True, but: it's not happenstance at all - the church picked the date to "override" the pagan holidays.  Everyone was celebrating at that time of year anyway, they just shoe-horned Christmas into the mix.
 
2013-12-26 06:17:35 PM  
I really want to make a snarky comment about witches and ducks, but I'm too busy wiping these tears for the future of humanity out of my eye.

//Burn him anyway
 
2013-12-26 06:18:12 PM  
Man oh man I hope Mr. Hankey is real so he can pay this loop a visit.
 
2013-12-26 06:18:57 PM  

Weaver95: Marcus Aurelius: Weaver95: Nabb1: Weaver95: And I'm not kidding about the whole out of contex thing....I'm really hoping he isn't as nutballs as he sounded in that write up. It would not be good to have the megachurches decide pagans needed to be purged.

Getting paranoid again? Speaking of which, you never filled me in on what sort of paganism you practice and what your beliefs entail.

You don't think hagee sounded a bit like a raving lunatic? That article sure made him sound nutso.

The article makes him sound dangerous to me.  Especially to people like us.

Yeah, that's why I'm kinda hoping the article was slanted to make him sound worse than he actually is...I really don't want to be the focus of a megachurch. That's the sort of attention I'd rather avoid.


I just listen to him.

Not.

Taken.

Out.

Of.

Context.

He's quite clear.  He also makes it a political issue.  He claims we are in danger of loosing our constitutional right if "Happy Holidays" is said instead of "Merry Christmas"

Of course he doesn't seem to care if he abridges any other peoples beliefs or freedoms.
 
2013-12-26 06:19:30 PM  

Weaver95: keylock71: "Humanists are now making the claim that Christmas was originally a pagan holiday," he said. "Hey, dummy, look at the word: Christ-mas."

Wow...

To be fair, I think he's playing semantics. Christmas is a Christian holiday, but solstice and Yule are pagan. The fact that they all happen to fall on/about the same day is something Christians like to pretend doesn't happen. Most evangelicals have a weak grasp on history at best and really have no interest in learning information that contradicts their preconceptions.


virturl.com
 
2013-12-26 06:20:42 PM  
I'd love to ask him where he thinks the name Easter came from since he thinks the names of things are so important.
 
2013-12-26 06:21:04 PM  
It's still RealPlayer to me, dammit!
 
2013-12-26 06:23:00 PM  

sigdiamond2000: take your Walkman and stuff it into your ears

Forget the dated reference...what does that even mean in the first place?

Isn't that walk Walkmans are for? What else would you do with one?


This is what happens when Jesus won't let you say "up your ass".
 
2013-12-26 06:23:51 PM  
Awww, someone in the majority is feeling that they're being persecuted again.
 
2013-12-26 06:23:53 PM  
"Humanists are now making the claim that Christmas was originally a pagan holiday," he said. "Hey, dummy, look at the word: Christ-mas."

So is Hagee going to hold Catholic mass on Christmas? I mean, look at the word.
 
2013-12-26 06:26:29 PM  

Weaver95: And I'm not kidding about the whole out of contex thing....I'm really hoping he isn't as nutballs as he sounded in that write up. It would not be good to have the megachurches decide pagans needed to be purged.


How bad could it be? We would make a huge sign advertising the time and place the pagan purge will begin. When they all show up (because you know they will) we get to shoot first.

As a bonus you get to keep any guns they dropped. You know they like em big and shiny.
 
2013-12-26 06:27:15 PM  
The holiday season begins a week before Labor Day and ends on the 4th of July. "Happy Holidays" in an inappropriate greeting only in the six or so weeks in between, when it is "Back-to-School" shopping season.
 
2013-12-26 06:27:42 PM  
What's the problem? He's just airing his grievances.

Seriously, what an asshole - he, and those like him, give Christianity a bad name.
 
2013-12-26 06:28:13 PM  
Mr Agee please suck my left nut.

That is all you fuk.
 
2013-12-26 06:28:19 PM  
I'm the worst 26 year old ever. I own one of these instead of an ipod or mp3 player because I like listening to the radio. I also like watching CBS and NBC Evening/Nightly News instead of solely relying on the internet for my news.

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2013-12-26 06:30:09 PM  

Diogenes: keylock71: "Humanists are now making the claim that Christmas was originally a pagan holiday," he said. "Hey, dummy, look at the word: Christ-mas."

Wow...

I'd like to be outraged, but it's just so pathetic that he's missed the entire point of pointing out the historical origins of certain practices and traditions that have come to be associated with the holiday.


Its all Sarah Palin's fault. Her book on Christmas is a gateway book to actual non fiction books on Christmas.
 
2013-12-26 06:30:48 PM  

Mrtraveler01: I'm the worst 26 year old ever. I own one of these instead of an ipod or mp3 player because I like listening to the radio. I also like watching CBS and NBC Evening/Nightly News instead of solely relying on the internet for my news.

[g-ecx.images-amazon.com image 300x241]


You sound, like, 26 in dog years.
 
2013-12-26 06:31:41 PM  
Why do Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra hate America?

eil.com
 
2013-12-26 06:32:18 PM  
It amazes me how weak their god is if these d!ckheads keep freaking out about saying "happy holidays" instead of "merry christmas"
 
2013-12-26 06:32:25 PM  
i40.tinypic.com
 
2013-12-26 06:33:27 PM  
I just say "Allah hu Akbar". So far nobody has been cool with it.
 
2013-12-26 06:33:50 PM  

Danger Avoid Death: Mrtraveler01: I'm the worst 26 year old ever. I own one of these instead of an ipod or mp3 player because I like listening to the radio. I also like watching CBS and NBC Evening/Nightly News instead of solely relying on the internet for my news.

[g-ecx.images-amazon.com image 300x241]

You sound, like, 26 in dog years.


I also like reading the newspaper.

I'm not even trying to be ironic.
 
2013-12-26 06:34:07 PM  
You crazy atheists what with your cordless phones and your dot matrix printers.
 
2013-12-26 06:34:49 PM  
Well, technically, Christmas was never a pagan holiday, it was always a Christian holiday.  It was just set on the same day as other religions' other holidays, the way sometimes Ramadan will overlap President's day or Lent might occur during a school's Spring break.

Usually we don't literally  mean that it used to be a pagan holiday, we're just making fun of the Christians because (1) it was created as a solstice-ish festival  explicitly to displace Saturnalia/recruit Imperial pagans to the church and (2) there was the normal amount of local and even overall cultural crossover and exchange involved with most of the Christmas traditions... that is to say, like 90% plus of the Christmas myth and like 99% of the rituals involved were borrowed from some other religion or secular group.

And, really, there's nothing  wrong with either of those two points in themselves.  Both of those things are  absolutely normal for both religious and secular cultural celebrations... the whole point is to include people (so if everyone in the city bakes a cake at the solstice, you add cakes to your list so there's no downside to joining your party) and to show up the neighbors ("oh, yeah?  Well our party has a BIGGER pool, with a  disco ball at the bottom).  This isn't something that anyone actually thinks makes Christianity evil or anything... in fact, if you ask a religious scholar or even a decently-educated Christian why christianity stole all its legends and shares stories with other religions, they'll shrug and tell you it's because the religion is more than a millenium old and Intellectual Property has only existed for a century or so.

What we're mocking when we say shiat like "Christianity stole Christmas from the Pagans" isn't the religion, because the religion has an official stance on this and it's "so what? winner gets to name the holiday".  It isn't religion in general, because anyone that passed middle school literature has noticed that mythologies have crossover and that's how it works.

We're making fun of  you, specifically, because you really, really care about your religion but the fact that you don't know any of this, and feel some need to defend the originality of something that doesn't claim to be original, makes you look  incredibly stupid.
 
2013-12-26 06:35:46 PM  

Weaver95: Most evangelicals have a weak grasp on history at best

 will just revise history to fit their politics/religion.

closer to reality.
 
2013-12-26 06:35:48 PM  

Clemkadidlefark: John Hagee is a great preacher




I'm sure I'd be astonished by what it would take for you to classify someone as a bad preacher.
 
2013-12-26 06:35:50 PM  
Hagee?  Isn't he the one who wants us to start a nuclear war with Iran so Jesus can come back, or something like that?

Compared to that, getting pissy about "Happy Holidays" (HOLY days, you peckerhead) is nothing.
 
2013-12-26 06:36:46 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Sin_City_Superhero: "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness will not be in danger in any way if someone says 'Merry Christmas' around you."

But all hell is gonna break loose if someone says "Happy Holidays"?

You may laugh, but I saw the War on Christmas unfold before my very eyes last night:


img.fark.net

Why is that cute girl holding hands with Frankenstein?
 
2013-12-26 06:37:20 PM  

djZorbof: You crazy atheists what with your cordless phones and your dot matrix printers.


Whoa there chief, not all of us fancy that new fangled 'puter non-sense. Some of us are fine with our telegrams and printing presses.
 
2013-12-26 06:37:26 PM  
Hagee exclaimed. "It's time for the majority to rule this nation!"

We are, Pastor Pancake Vacuum.

And it just burns you up.
 
2013-12-26 06:38:42 PM  

Mrtraveler01: I'm the worst 26 year old ever. I own one of these instead of an ipod or mp3 player because I like listening to the radio. I also like watching CBS and NBC Evening/Nightly News instead of solely relying on the internet for my news.

[g-ecx.images-amazon.com image 300x241]



They are not terrible, and Brian Williams is a pretty awesome guy, but keep in mind that these two news organizations are run by Viacom and Comcast respectively, so there could be a bit of a slant towards reporting the narrative that their corporate masters want to get across. Plus, the constant Cialis ads just give me creepy visions of old, wrinkly Boomers boning.

Also, unless you are listening to NPR, you're probably only going to hear the 100 or so songs that Clear Channel has put on their corporate iPod and shuffled.  Plus, my Windows Phone has an FM radio built in, so technically I own one of those in addition to having a music player and the ability to stream just about any station in the world with TuneIn, and download any Podcast I want to hear, so it is not like you have to choose one over the other.
 
2013-12-26 06:39:48 PM  

noitsnot: Why is that cute girl holding hands with Frankenstein?


Because he's naked underneath.
 
2013-12-26 06:39:59 PM  
What an ignorant buffoon.
 
2013-12-26 06:40:14 PM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: Hagee?  Isn't he the one who wants us to start a nuclear war with Iran so Jesus can come back, or something like that?

Compared to that, getting pissy about "Happy Holidays" (HOLY days, you peckerhead) is nothing.


He was the one who has said the Jews deserved their persecution (presumably including the Holocaust) for not following God closely enough, and then he praised the Holocaust for finally getting the Jews out of Europe and back in to the Holy Land.
 
2013-12-26 06:40:43 PM  
Weaver95:  That article makes him sound like a raving hate filled lunatic.

He is a raving, hate-filled lunatic.
 
2013-12-26 06:41:20 PM  
Stupid zombie cultists.
 
2013-12-26 06:41:29 PM  
So...."Happy Holidays" is gonna destroy the Constitution?

What the entire nuclear-armed might of the Soviet Union failed to do, two teeny tiny little words are going to do?

Really?
 
2013-12-26 06:41:43 PM  
"Texas Megachurch"

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2013-12-26 06:42:40 PM  

HindiDiscoMonster: Doctor Funkenstein: He derped so hard it caused him to travel back in time to the 1980s.  I miss the 80s.  That was a fun time.  I'm going to try to derp travel myself back there right now.

I don't know about you guys but I find Justin Bieber to be absolutely delightful.  And that Miley Cyrus.  Oh, man, if those two ever get together, you just watch out!
/looks around
//still here, damn

I have to say the show, Glee, is absolutely perfect in every way.  It really is an American treasure.
/looks around some more.  hmmmm, not working yet

If Rick Santorum isn't the next President of the United States it'll be a god damned travesty
/hold on, I felt something shake
//almost there!

The highest honor a man can achieve is the privilege or tongue punching Paris Hilton's fart box!
/WHOAH!
//it's working.  i'm in the time tunnel.
///I'll miss you all!  remember me fondly!
////sweet!  a pair of Reebok pumps!  and Alf's on!


Aaahhhh... the 80s.
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I just want my hot, sweet GF back who thought I was awesome and liked to F like crazy.  Man did I screw that situation up.

/She did not believe in spitting
/God dammit
 
2013-12-26 06:43:57 PM  

Danger Avoid Death: sigdiamond2000: take your Walkman and stuff it into your ears

Forget the dated reference...what does that even mean in the first place?

Isn't that walk Walkmans are for? What else would you do with one?

This is what happens when Jesus won't let you say "up your ass".


I hear Cameron is so tight, that if you put a lump of coal *in his fist*...
 
2013-12-26 06:46:10 PM  

noitsnot: Mad_Radhu: Sin_City_Superhero: "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness will not be in danger in any way if someone says 'Merry Christmas' around you."

But all hell is gonna break loose if someone says "Happy Holidays"?

You may laugh, but I saw the War on Christmas unfold before my very eyes last night:

[img.fark.net image 615x396]

Why is that cute girl holding hands with Frankenstein?


She is not holding hands with "Frankenstein!" That's Doctor Who! IF you have a geek card hand it over now!
 
2013-12-26 06:46:38 PM  
I'd like to wish a hearty seasonal FOAD to all Fark atheist snarklibs and mockers of Christ.

And when 0fuk0 or his agents command you to try and rob me of life and liberty, I'll be more than ready to expedite your trip to confirm your hypothesis on whether there's a Maker.
 
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