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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 07:22:09 PM  

Weaver95: That said I am really hoping this preacher was taken out of contex.


Nope.

Weaver95: That article makes him sound like a raving hate filled lunatic.


That would be because he is.
 
2013-12-26 07:22:23 PM  

capn' fun: I'm having leftover Jesus birthday cake right now. First year in my memory, but I am assured that it is a long-cherished tradition that hails back to the Founding Fathers. Also, there were 36 candles, because Jesus was 36 when he died. Just your typical, suburban, Southern evangelical ("Merry!!!") Christmas.


Wasn't he 33?

 

alice_600: Well ever think that maybe that's what he wants? You all to get angry and talk about his church so he can put more butts in the seats?


That doesn't make sense, why would people angry about his church want to go see him in person?
 
2013-12-26 07:22:29 PM  
What a surprise. Another dishonest christian spreading the fiction of a "war on christmas" to rile up their brain-dead, frothing followers.

Business as usual at a mega-church ... don't forget to put your tax-free profits donation into the basket.
 
2013-12-26 07:23:25 PM  

smunns: My wife and I had lunch in Sacramento with Pastor Hagee, his wife and son. Genuine people. He practices what he preaches. Just an FYI.


If he practices what he preaches, that is a terrifying prospect.
 
2013-12-26 07:24:13 PM  

exvaxman: For reference, the first Walkman amplifier circuit was a copy of a Raytheon hearing aide circuit.


I'm gonna call BS on that.

Sony, at the time, was well capable of designing amplifiers for tape players. Analog ICs weren't as prevalent then as they are now, but why would a consumer devices company copy a hearing aid amplifier for a tape player? And did Raytheon, a defense contractor, build hearing aids? They did make a few of the early transistors and op amps.
 
2013-12-26 07:24:43 PM  
So christmas couldn't have been derived from a pagan holiday, just because it's got a different name? I suggest he never look up candlemas then.
 
2013-12-26 07:25:17 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: capn' fun: I'm having leftover Jesus birthday cake right now. First year in my memory, but I am assured that it is a long-cherished tradition that hails back to the Founding Fathers. Also, there were 36 candles, because Jesus was 36 when he died. Just your typical, suburban, Southern evangelical ("Merry!!!") Christmas.

Wasn't he 33?

 alice_600: Well ever think that maybe that's what he wants? You all to get angry and talk about his church so he can put more butts in the seats?

That doesn't make sense, why would people angry about his church want to go see him in person?


The angry people talk about and help make this story "news." Well, if you ask me, it's not news. It's....it's....
 
2013-12-26 07:25:42 PM  

letrole: Atheism is a Religion


Letrole is a form of surnaming
 
2013-12-26 07:26:11 PM  

ka1axy: exvaxman: For reference, the first Walkman amplifier circuit was a copy of a Raytheon hearing aide circuit.

I'm gonna call BS on that.

Sony, at the time, was well capable of designing amplifiers for tape players. Analog ICs weren't as prevalent then as they are now, but why would a consumer devices company copy a hearing aid amplifier for a tape player? And did Raytheon, a defense contractor, build hearing aids? They did make a few of the early transistors and op amps.


Yeah, that smacks heavily of urban legend.
 
2013-12-26 07:26:16 PM  
I guess our fundie farkheads live in caves now too.
 
2013-12-26 07:26:26 PM  

UncomfortableSilence: smunns: My wife and I had lunch in Sacramento with Pastor Hagee, his wife and son. Genuine people. He practices what he preaches. Just an FYI.

If he practices what he preaches, that is a terrifying prospect.


I know. He might stick a Walkman in his ears.
 
2013-12-26 07:28:10 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: alice_600: IoSaturnalia: smunns: My wife and I had lunch in Sacramento with Pastor Hagee, his wife and son. Genuine people. He practices what he preaches. Just an FYI.

So, a hateful bigot IRL, too?

Calm down you're getting angry about a guy who never heard of an IPod it's like attacking your granny because she doesn't understand what a bronie is.

Uh, that's not why he's angry about Hagee.


How are you kids reading anger into that one-liner?  I'm perfectly capable of making snarky comments about people's religious hypocrisy without getting angry.  Plus it's Saturnalia, woot!
 
2013-12-26 07:28:12 PM  
What next, they tell me that the Easter iconography of bunnies and eggs is from a fertility cult?
 
2013-12-26 07:28:17 PM  

smunns: My wife and I had lunch in Sacramento with Pastor Hagee, his wife and son. Genuine people. He practices what he preaches. Just an FYI.


It must be exhausting going through life being that stupid.
 
2013-12-26 07:28:44 PM  

HAMMERTOE: So christmas couldn't have been derived from a pagan holiday, just because it's got a different name? I suggest he never look up candlemas then.


It was the day baby Candle was born. Duh.
 
2013-12-26 07:30:05 PM  

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.


Clearly he follows the Weaver.  Don't you people read books?
 
2013-12-26 07:30:40 PM  

Donald_McRonald: cameroncrazy1984: capn' fun: I'm having leftover Jesus birthday cake right now. First year in my memory, but I am assured that it is a long-cherished tradition that hails back to the Founding Fathers. Also, there were 36 candles, because Jesus was 36 when he died. Just your typical, suburban, Southern evangelical ("Merry!!!") Christmas.

Wasn't he 33?

 alice_600: Well ever think that maybe that's what he wants? You all to get angry and talk about his church so he can put more butts in the seats?

That doesn't make sense, why would people angry about his church want to go see him in person?

The angry people talk about and help make this story "news." Well, if you ask me, it's not news. It's....it's....



 www.bloodshotlens.com
 
2013-12-26 07:30:44 PM  
here's the other statement that worries me: "Well, yes it is," he said. "And this is the United States of America that was founded by Christians on Christian principles according to the word of God."

people who call this country a 'christian nation' are badly misinformed.  there is simply no reason to go on believing something so blatantly stupid.  I mean we learn this in high school history class...this is NOT a theocratic country or a biblical government.
 
2013-12-26 07:31:37 PM  

Makh: 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.

Clearly he follows the Weaver.  Don't you people read books?


heh.  well played sir, well played!
 
2013-12-26 07:31:39 PM  

smunns: My wife and I had lunch in Sacramento with Pastor Hagee, his wife and son. Genuine people. He practices what he preaches. Just an FYI.


So his stupidity is not just an act for the morons?
 
2013-12-26 07:32:50 PM  

Danger Avoid Death: HAMMERTOE: So christmas couldn't have been derived from a pagan holiday, just because it's got a different name? I suggest he never look up candlemas then.

It was the day baby Candle was born. Duh.


Baby Candle, is my favorite Candle.
 
2013-12-26 07:33:05 PM  

SevenizGud: What next, they tell me that the Easter iconography of bunnies and eggs is from a fertility cult?


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No. It came from Cadbury.
 
2013-12-26 07:33:31 PM  

IoSaturnalia: cameroncrazy1984: alice_600: IoSaturnalia: smunns: My wife and I had lunch in Sacramento with Pastor Hagee, his wife and son. Genuine people. He practices what he preaches. Just an FYI.

So, a hateful bigot IRL, too?

Calm down you're getting angry about a guy who never heard of an IPod it's like attacking your granny because she doesn't understand what a bronie is.

Uh, that's not why he's angry about Hagee.

How are you kids reading anger into that one-liner?  I'm perfectly capable of making snarky comments about people's religious hypocrisy without getting angry.  Plus it's Saturnalia, woot!


OMG Saturnalia is soooooo 20 B.C. so we're all about New Years celebrations.
 
2013-12-26 07:33:40 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.


How many fundie/evangelical ministers do you know of that *aren't* raving, hate-filled lunatics?

// quoting on mobileFark really sucks.
 
2013-12-26 07:35:59 PM  
Sgt.Zim:
How many fundie/evangelical ministers do you know of that *aren't* raving, hate-filled lunatics?

well...not all of them are hate filled lunatics.  most of them are good people who've just been horribly misinformed about their own faith.  plus they come from a sub culture that doesn't encourage them to ask questions or think their beliefs thru to reach an internally consistent theology.

// quoting on mobileFark really sucks.

yes, that's why I avoid doing it.
 
2013-12-26 07:36:04 PM  
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2013-12-26 07:38:51 PM  
Hey Hagee try shoving your private jet up your ass sans lube.
 
2013-12-26 07:39:12 PM  
Eh, an ignorant angry Christian. What a shocker. Is there any other kind?
 
2013-12-26 07:41:48 PM  

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 wonder if he celebrates Michaelmas.
 
2013-12-26 07:43:05 PM  
What a tool. And isn't it just like a right winger to use the sexist term "Walkman" when the appropriate term is "Walkperson"
 
2013-12-26 07:44:31 PM  
Remember folks, this is the pig-thing that actually got booted from the McCain campaign when he started praising Hitler in one of his sermons.

Hitler. As in Adolf FARKING Hitler.

The man who started WWII, murdered millions, performed experiments on human beings, waged deliberate systematic genocide against whole groups of people.

And HOG-ee praised him.

Can you blame McCain for ejecting this vile sh*tclown? He already has a lot to answer for in the afterlife for creating Sarah Palin, but he'd be condemned to Hellfire for sure if he allowed this lout to stay with the campaign.
 
2013-12-26 07:45:40 PM  

Bucky Katt: 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 wonder if he celebrates Michaelmas.


Or Grandmas.
 
2013-12-26 07:45:43 PM  
Big words from a pastor who left his wife because he was schutpping his secretary. Cornerstone church is nothing shy of a monstrosity on Blanco at 1604.
 
2013-12-26 07:49:19 PM  
HAHAHAHA! Walkmans are so old-school! That like telling someone to shove a buggy-whip up his butt!

HAHAHA!

/Ha!
 
2013-12-26 07:49:20 PM  
You know, it's a rarity that a thread bashing Libs gets greenlit.

When a thread bashing Atheists gets the greenlight(and there are plenty of whacky as fark Atheists out there) I'll put it on my calendar.

/any honest Atheist would have to admit they're Agnostic at best
 
2013-12-26 07:50:44 PM  
Supply-side Jesus approves of Hagee's shenanigans.
 
2013-12-26 07:51:38 PM  
The thing with walkman being derivative of raytheon hearing aids might have something to it.

I suspect that exvaxman's father might have been able to recognise his own work being used without credit.
 
2013-12-26 07:53:30 PM  

Elvis Presleys Death Throne: You know, it's a rarity that a thread bashing Libs gets greenlit.

When a thread bashing Atheists gets the greenlight(and there are plenty of whacky as fark Atheists out there) I'll put it on my calendar.

/any honest Atheist would have to admit they're Agnostic at best


Actually, everyone in every religion of the world should label themselves as agnostic because no one truly knows shiat about what may or may not be happening.
 
2013-12-26 07:54:36 PM  

Elvis Presleys Death Throne: You know, it's a rarity that a thread bashing Libs gets greenlit.

When a thread bashing Atheists gets the greenlight(and there are plenty of whacky as fark Atheists out there) I'll put it on my calendar.

/any honest Atheist would have to admit they're Agnostic at best


How do you figure?
 
2013-12-26 07:54:46 PM  

Elvis Presleys Death Throne: You know, it's a rarity that a thread bashing Libs gets greenlit.

When a thread bashing Atheists gets the greenlight(and there are plenty of whacky as fark Atheists out there) I'll put it on my calendar.

/any honest Atheist would have to admit they're Agnostic at best


1/10
 
2013-12-26 07:55:53 PM  

Elvis Presleys Death Throne: You know, it's a rarity that a thread bashing Libs gets greenlit.

When a thread bashing Atheists gets the greenlight(and there are plenty of whacky as fark Atheists out there) I'll put it on my calendar.

/any honest Atheist would have to admit they're Agnostic at best


No, you just don't understand the definition of either word.
 
2013-12-26 07:56:09 PM  

alice_600: cameroncrazy1984: alice_600: IoSaturnalia: smunns: My wife and I had lunch in Sacramento with Pastor Hagee, his wife and son. Genuine people. He practices what he preaches. Just an FYI.

So, a hateful bigot IRL, too?

Calm down you're getting angry about a guy who never heard of an IPod it's like attacking your granny because she doesn't understand what a bronie is.

Uh, that's not why he's angry about Hagee.

Well ever think that maybe that's what he wants? You all to get angry and talk about his church so he can put more butts in the seats?


You think we're going to go to his church and attend service? We're somewhere between feeling pity for this old bitter, confused man who genuinely believes his world is coming to an end, and worrying that hes going to act on his beliefs and encourage others to "take back their country".

He needs medication, and soon. I don't know why you think we should ignore him and hope he goes away. Hes not a troll, hes a dangerous person.
 
2013-12-26 07:56:09 PM  

Your Hind Brain: Actually, everyone in every religion of the world should label themselves as agnostic because no one truly knows shiat about what may or may not be happening.


Maybe we have a differing idea of what an agnostic is. I was under the impression an agnostic was open to the idea of deities and the like, as in they're willing to give it a chance.

A deist is someone who already picked out their point of belief.
 
2013-12-26 07:56:50 PM  

brilett: Now he'll never get to be Pope!


Hagee thinks Catholics were responsible for the Holocaust.
 
2013-12-26 07:57:24 PM  

Ex-Texan: Big words from a pastor who left his wife because he was schutpping his secretary. Cornerstone church is nothing shy of a monstrosity on Blanco at 1604.



Christians are on their way to being in the same boat as Muslims because they keep allowing these ass clowns to speak for them.  My girlfriend has made progress in her life, she no longer believes in Santa or the Easter Bunny but she is still hanging on to the whole god thing, and yet she is still a decent person.  Its frustrating, like having a puppy that is  almosthouse trained.
 
2013-12-26 07:58:26 PM  

Bucky Katt: brilett: Now he'll never get to be Pope!

Hagee thinks Catholics were responsible for the Holocaust.


I...my brain..what?
 
2013-12-26 07:59:00 PM  

Elvis Presleys Death Throne: /any honest Atheist would have to admit they're Agnostic at best


I doubt it.
 
2013-12-26 07:59:54 PM  

thisisarepeat: Christians are on their way to being in the same boat as Muslims because they keep allowing these ass clowns to speak for them. My girlfriend has made progress in her life, she no longer believes in Santa or the Easter Bunny but she is still hanging on to the whole god thing, and yet she is still a decent person. Its frustrating, like having a puppy that is almosthouse trained.


You seem like a really fun person. Not at all like your judgmental asshatery gets in the way of your everyday life, one can imagine it pops up from time to time.

Oh to be a fly on that wall...
 
2013-12-26 08:00:04 PM  

Elvis Presleys Death Throne: You know, it's a rarity that a thread bashing Libs gets greenlit.

When a thread bashing Atheists gets the greenlight(and there are plenty of whacky as fark Atheists out there) I'll put it on my calendar.

/any honest Atheist would have to admit they're Agnostic at best



Nope.  I passed physics.  

/admittedly wacky
 
2013-12-26 08:00:14 PM  

Weaver95: Sgt.Zim:
How many fundie/evangelical ministers do you know of that *aren't* raving, hate-filled lunatics?

well...not all of them are hate filled lunatics.  most of them are good people who've just been horribly misinformed about their own faith.  plus they come from a sub culture that doesn't encourage them to ask questions or think their beliefs thru to reach an internally consistent theology.

// quoting on mobileFark really sucks.

yes, that's why I avoid doing it.


Valid point.

I was raised Seventh-Day Adventist. In my experience, the line between believing that your way is right and everyone else is going to hell, while still being a genuinely nice person, and actually being a raving nutbag, is razor-thin and easily crossed.

Maybe I'm overly cynical.
 
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