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mhd
2014-01-07 10:40:00 AM  

Lee451: Let me guess: This guy still subscribes to MAD magazine and placed his hand on a copy for the swearing in.


Why risk swearing on the wrong holy book? This one satisfies a whole number of religions

i.imgur.com

/Salvation not guaranteed. Contents may vary by edition.
 
2014-01-07 10:40:26 AM  
Really all this thread is doing is making me want pasta for lunch...
 
2014-01-07 10:44:55 AM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: Ugh.  Of all the idiotic shiat that happens in this town, THIS is what makes Fark?  Idiot protests religion in government by showing his faith in his religion?  During his swearing in?

What a moron.


They guy acted like a dork in an attempt to get attention. He succeeded. We are fulfilling his dream of attention for being a dork. We like articles about people acting like dorks.
 
2014-01-07 11:16:36 AM  

Mentalpatient87: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Mentalpatient87: Yes, that's the joke. We get it already. So glad you could feel clever by repeating the joke yet again...

Maybe you could pray for divine relief from the butthurt you're experiencing?

But I'm an atheist. So who do I pray to? Oh! You thought I was a Christian who feels offended and threatened by your righteous crusade? How sad for you that I'm just a fellow nonbeliever who's sick of watching people show their asses and call it clever.


So... "stop making jokes I don't like"?

Just so I get things straight, and I have already read that you are an atheist, you think the only good atheists are the serious ones who are quiet and non-confrontational about their non-faith, who don't make waves, who don't make fun of any religion, who hide in the shadows?

You sound a lot like the gay guys in the 50s 60s and 70s who were mad at activists who insisted in being gay and flamboyant in the public eye. Saying that they would be left alone if they were only quiet about their gayness.
 
2014-01-07 11:22:01 AM  

ReverendJimBobHammer: Mentalpatient87: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Mentalpatient87: Yes, that's the joke. We get it already. So glad you could feel clever by repeating the joke yet again...

Maybe you could pray for divine relief from the butthurt you're experiencing?

But I'm an atheist. So who do I pray to? Oh! You thought I was a Christian who feels offended and threatened by your righteous crusade? How sad for you that I'm just a fellow nonbeliever who's sick of watching people show their asses and call it clever.

So... "stop making jokes I don't like"?

Just so I get things straight, and I have already read that you are an atheist, you think the only good atheists are the serious ones who are quiet and non-confrontational about their non-faith, who don't make waves, who don't make fun of any religion, who hide in the shadows?

You sound a lot like the gay guys in the 50s 60s and 70s who were mad at activists who insisted in being gay and flamboyant in the public eye. Saying that they would be left alone if they were only quiet about their gayness.


You are comparing being an atheist in this day and age to being gay in the mid-20th century? You may want to dial back that persecution complex, chief.
 
2014-01-07 11:25:37 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: The difference is that I don't think anyone's been killed in the name of Pastafarianism.


Is it even possible to choke to death on pasta?
 
2014-01-07 11:26:00 AM  
No, now you've just gone to the opposite extreme and assumed I believe that. You should really stop trying to fill in the blanks for my whole belief system based on how not funny I find one joke. (After that joke has been run into the dirt)
 
2014-01-07 11:33:16 AM  
images.wikia.com


/I want to believe.
 
2014-01-07 11:33:36 AM  
Attention whoring to bring attention to a cause is called protest.
 
2014-01-07 11:38:52 AM  

Nabb1: ReverendJimBobHammer: Mentalpatient87: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Mentalpatient87: Yes, that's the joke. We get it already. So glad you could feel clever by repeating the joke yet again...

Maybe you could pray for divine relief from the butthurt you're experiencing?

But I'm an atheist. So who do I pray to? Oh! You thought I was a Christian who feels offended and threatened by your righteous crusade? How sad for you that I'm just a fellow nonbeliever who's sick of watching people show their asses and call it clever.

So... "stop making jokes I don't like"?

Just so I get things straight, and I have already read that you are an atheist, you think the only good atheists are the serious ones who are quiet and non-confrontational about their non-faith, who don't make waves, who don't make fun of any religion, who hide in the shadows?

You sound a lot like the gay guys in the 50s 60s and 70s who were mad at activists who insisted in being gay and flamboyant in the public eye. Saying that they would be left alone if they were only quiet about their gayness.

You are comparing being an atheist in this day and age to being gay in the mid-20th century? You may want to dial back that persecution complex, chief.


Not the persecution, you'll notice I didn't mention persecution at all , just the whole keep quiet and don't poke fun at the squares idea. mentalpatient seems very butt hurt by a joke he doesn't like. Just get over it and ignore the jokes you don't like. If I spent as much time as he has railing against this joke on every comedian I didn't like I'd never get any sleep.
 
2014-01-07 11:41:19 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-01-07 11:43:40 AM  

ReverendJimBobHammer: Nabb1: ReverendJimBobHammer: Mentalpatient87: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Mentalpatient87: Yes, that's the joke. We get it already. So glad you could feel clever by repeating the joke yet again...

Maybe you could pray for divine relief from the butthurt you're experiencing?

But I'm an atheist. So who do I pray to? Oh! You thought I was a Christian who feels offended and threatened by your righteous crusade? How sad for you that I'm just a fellow nonbeliever who's sick of watching people show their asses and call it clever.

So... "stop making jokes I don't like"?

Just so I get things straight, and I have already read that you are an atheist, you think the only good atheists are the serious ones who are quiet and non-confrontational about their non-faith, who don't make waves, who don't make fun of any religion, who hide in the shadows?

You sound a lot like the gay guys in the 50s 60s and 70s who were mad at activists who insisted in being gay and flamboyant in the public eye. Saying that they would be left alone if they were only quiet about their gayness.

You are comparing being an atheist in this day and age to being gay in the mid-20th century? You may want to dial back that persecution complex, chief.

Not the persecution, you'll notice I didn't mention persecution at all , just the whole keep quiet and don't poke fun at the squares idea. mentalpatient seems very butt hurt by a joke he doesn't like. Just get over it and ignore the jokes you don't like. If I spent as much time as he has railing against this joke on every comedian I didn't like I'd never get any sleep.


So, you want him to keep his opinion on this public display to himself because as an atheist, he should sit by quietly when another atheist makes an ass of himself?
 
2014-01-07 11:43:50 AM  
if he's going to take his oath of office while wearing his religious headgear then he should also have to wear his religious headgear in his driver's license photo, during all events he attends in his official capacity where there may be photo ops, during all official proceedings, etc.
 
2014-01-07 11:49:53 AM  
What we need is a colander the size of a yarmulke.
 
2014-01-07 12:04:12 PM  

Nabb1: ReverendJimBobHammer: Nabb1: ReverendJimBobHammer: Mentalpatient87: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Mentalpatient87: Yes, that's the joke. We get it already. So glad you could feel clever by repeating the joke yet again...

Maybe you could pray for divine relief from the butthurt you're experiencing?

But I'm an atheist. So who do I pray to? Oh! You thought I was a Christian who feels offended and threatened by your righteous crusade? How sad for you that I'm just a fellow nonbeliever who's sick of watching people show their asses and call it clever.

So... "stop making jokes I don't like"?

Just so I get things straight, and I have already read that you are an atheist, you think the only good atheists are the serious ones who are quiet and non-confrontational about their non-faith, who don't make waves, who don't make fun of any religion, who hide in the shadows?

You sound a lot like the gay guys in the 50s 60s and 70s who were mad at activists who insisted in being gay and flamboyant in the public eye. Saying that they would be left alone if they were only quiet about their gayness.

You are comparing being an atheist in this day and age to being gay in the mid-20th century? You may want to dial back that persecution complex, chief.

Not the persecution, you'll notice I didn't mention persecution at all , just the whole keep quiet and don't poke fun at the squares idea. mentalpatient seems very butt hurt by a joke he doesn't like. Just get over it and ignore the jokes you don't like. If I spent as much time as he has railing against this joke on every comedian I didn't like I'd never get any sleep.

So, you want him to keep his opinion on this public display to himself because as an atheist, he should sit by quietly when another atheist makes an ass of himself?


I wouldn't have said anything if he had said it once or twice but he has turned this "FSM isn't funny shut up about it" into a mini-crusade in this thread. We get it, you don't think it's funny, you've made your point. Get over it and go be an atheist the way you want to be an atheist. Let others be atheists the way they want to. Maybe you'll do some good being an atheist your way, maybe they'll do some good being an atheist their way. But by constantly whining about the FSM guys being attention whores mentalpatient is being just as much of an attention whore.

Now I've said enough on it. If I continue posting I'll become an attention whore about a guy who became an attention whore about guys he thinks are attention whores and the whole world will implode.
 
2014-01-07 12:09:33 PM  
All I did was post a couple times, jeez.. Quit your butthurt mini-crusade against me. You're ruining the thread.
 
2014-01-07 12:17:43 PM  
The town just swore another member in.  He was NOT wearing any headgear.
 
2014-01-07 01:00:48 PM  

Mentalpatient87: All I did was post a couple times, jeez.. Quit your butthurt mini-crusade against me. You're ruining the thread.


There are currently 117 posts in this thread.

10 of them are from you

That means that out of all of the posts, 8.547008547008547 % of them are yours.

Of those, 0 were funny.

That is all.
 
2014-01-07 01:01:27 PM  

Nabb1: ReverendJimBobHammer: Mentalpatient87: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Mentalpatient87: Yes, that's the joke. We get it already. So glad you could feel clever by repeating the joke yet again...

Maybe you could pray for divine relief from the butthurt you're experiencing?

But I'm an atheist. So who do I pray to? Oh! You thought I was a Christian who feels offended and threatened by your righteous crusade? How sad for you that I'm just a fellow nonbeliever who's sick of watching people show their asses and call it clever.

So... "stop making jokes I don't like"?

Just so I get things straight, and I have already read that you are an atheist, you think the only good atheists are the serious ones who are quiet and non-confrontational about their non-faith, who don't make waves, who don't make fun of any religion, who hide in the shadows?

You sound a lot like the gay guys in the 50s 60s and 70s who were mad at activists who insisted in being gay and flamboyant in the public eye. Saying that they would be left alone if they were only quiet about their gayness.

You are comparing being an atheist in this day and age to being gay in the mid-20th century? You may want to dial back that persecution complex, chief.


There are some places here in the U.S. where it's probably safer to come out as gay than as an atheist. Sure, the persecution on the whole is nowhere near comparable, but to say "you didn't suffer as much as that other guy, so shut up about it" is just ignorant.
 
2014-01-07 02:36:19 PM  

Mr. Cat Poop: There are some places here in the U.S. where it's probably safer to come out as gay than as an atheist. Sure, the persecution on the whole is nowhere near comparable, but to say "you didn't suffer as much as that other guy, so shut up about it" is just ignorant.


"In a closet, you can't see what color the walls are; you just know what it feels like to live in a closet. So really, my closet is no different than yours... or yours... or yours. Sure, I can give you a hundred reasons why coming out of my closet was harder than coming out of yours. But here's the thing: hard is not relative. Hard is... hard. Who can tell me that explaining to someone you've just declared bankruptcy is harder than telling someone you've just cheated on them? Who can tell me that his coming out story is harder than telling your five year old child [that] you're getting a divorce? There is no harder, there is just... hard.

We need to stop ranking our hard with everybody else's hard to feel better or worse about our closets and just commiserate with the fact that we all have... hard. At some point in our lives we all live in closets. They may feel safe, or at least safer than what lies on the other side of that door. But I am here to tell you that a closet is no place for a person to live." - Ash Beckham.

What gay people faced, and continue to face, is hard. What atheists faced, and continue to face, is hard. What either group face is not, and has never been, fair.

/  This guy can wear a colander whenever and wherever he wants to. He's not hurting anyone by doing it.
 
2014-01-07 02:58:48 PM  

Mr. Cat Poop: Nabb1: ReverendJimBobHammer: Mentalpatient87: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Mentalpatient87: Yes, that's the joke. We get it already. So glad you could feel clever by repeating the joke yet again...

Maybe you could pray for divine relief from the butthurt you're experiencing?

But I'm an atheist. So who do I pray to? Oh! You thought I was a Christian who feels offended and threatened by your righteous crusade? How sad for you that I'm just a fellow nonbeliever who's sick of watching people show their asses and call it clever.

So... "stop making jokes I don't like"?

Just so I get things straight, and I have already read that you are an atheist, you think the only good atheists are the serious ones who are quiet and non-confrontational about their non-faith, who don't make waves, who don't make fun of any religion, who hide in the shadows?

You sound a lot like the gay guys in the 50s 60s and 70s who were mad at activists who insisted in being gay and flamboyant in the public eye. Saying that they would be left alone if they were only quiet about their gayness.

You are comparing being an atheist in this day and age to being gay in the mid-20th century? You may want to dial back that persecution complex, chief.

There are some places here in the U.S. where it's probably safer to come out as gay than as an atheist. Sure, the persecution on the whole is nowhere near comparable, but to say "you didn't suffer as much as that other guy, so shut up about it" is just ignorant.


is that why atheist bashing is pretty much limited to the Internet while gay bashing most often takes place outside?
 
2014-01-07 03:29:21 PM  
The important and overlooked question here is whether or not he was wearing the Colander of Em-er'il. Because he's gonna have a hard time fighting his nemesis without it.

/obscurity level - .2
 
2014-01-07 07:33:59 PM  

stonelotus: is that why atheist bashing is pretty much limited to the Internet while gay bashing most often takes place outside?


Oh, its not limited to the internet, not at all. Ask anyone who has served in the US Air Force; my father and his friends had to invent an obscure bullshiat protestant sect (it was apparently passed on to others to use for a while) to avoid some ugly scrutiny coming their way.

Atheist bashing has a long, proud and official history in the USA. A large part of the anti-communist fervor whipped up during the 1950s was obtained by underlining how GODLESS communism was. "In God We Trust" started getting printed on the money then as well, as was 'One nation *under God' added to the public school children's 'pledge of alliegence' then as well.

Having said that, Atheists haven't had it as near as bad as a class as LGBT, African Americans, Latinos, Indians, et al. But there is bias, there's a lot of it, and its quite ingrained into the culture and laws.
 
gja
2014-01-07 10:10:52 PM  

ReverendJimBobHammer: Mentalpatient87: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Mentalpatient87: Yes, that's the joke. We get it already. So glad you could feel clever by repeating the joke yet again...

Maybe you could pray for divine relief from the butthurt you're experiencing?

But I'm an atheist. So who do I pray to? Oh! You thought I was a Christian who feels offended and threatened by your righteous crusade? How sad for you that I'm just a fellow nonbeliever who's sick of watching people show their asses and call it clever.

So... "stop making jokes I don't like"?

Just so I get things straight, and I have already read that you are an atheist, you think the only good atheists are the serious ones who are quiet and non-confrontational about their non-faith, who don't make waves, who don't make fun of any religion, who hide in the shadows?

You sound a lot like the gay guys in the 50s 60s and 70s who were mad at activists who insisted in being gay and flamboyant in the public eye. Saying that they would be left alone if they were only quiet about their gayness.


I for one think he is an asshole for marginalizing his oath of office. It really doesn't matter to me in what manner he did this. The important thing is he deliberately perverted the swearing-in ceremony designed to be a solemn reminder of his oath and dedication for the post to which he was elected.
It shows his lack of seriousness, his lack of maturity, and a disregard for his constituents at large. The use of a kitchen gadget as worn headgear is the bit that changes it from religious freedom to "I am an asshole with no regard for the office to which I have been elected".

I don't care about persecution or any other slighting that may be discussed here, only that this jackass lacks any decorum whatsoever and all indications are he will be an idiot with only an agenda to his name and not one shred of seriousness.

Finally, if he was legitimately expressing his religious beliefs I offer a resounding "EFF YOU" to him for violating the entire idea of 'separation of church and state". Keep religion out of politics, politics are already corrupt enough and adding religious corruption is just doubling-down on the smarm.
 
2014-01-07 10:22:25 PM  

gja: Keep religion out of politics, politics are already corrupt enough and adding religious corruption is just doubling-down on the smarm.


I agree. But the Christians have to give up the "swearing on the bible by default" thing first.
 
2014-01-07 10:25:50 PM  

Hunchentoot: stonelotus: is that why atheist bashing is pretty much limited to the Internet while gay bashing most often takes place outside?

Oh, its not limited to the internet, not at all. Ask anyone who has served in the US Air Force; my father and his friends had to invent an obscure bullshiat protestant sect (it was apparently passed on to others to use for a while) to avoid some ugly scrutiny coming their way.

Atheist bashing has a long, proud and official history in the USA. A large part of the anti-communist fervor whipped up during the 1950s was obtained by underlining how GODLESS communism was. "In God We Trust" started getting printed on the money then as well, as was 'One nation *under God' added to the public school children's 'pledge of alliegence' then as well.

Having said that, Atheists haven't had it as near as bad as a class as LGBT, African Americans, Latinos, Indians, et al. But there is bias, there's a lot of it, and its quite ingrained into the culture and laws.


then you should have no problem posting examples of christians beating up atheists, you know in recent history.   I'd be willing to bet that christians get beaten up by atheists more often. much more often. remember, you're the one who said, "There are some places here in the U.S. where it's probably safer to come out as gay than as an atheist."
 
gja
2014-01-07 10:28:17 PM  

MooseUpNorth: gja: Keep religion out of politics, politics are already corrupt enough and adding religious corruption is just doubling-down on the smarm.

I agree. But the Christians have to give up the "swearing on the bible by default" thing first.


I am Christian, and I see no reason for that bit myself. Tell the politicians to make a change (good luck with that).
It never made any sense to me since many professional liars...err.....politicians, aren't christian.
On top of that, they are swearing in on a book so rife with mis-translations, fill-in-the-blanks bullcrap, and best-guesses it is of little value other than to scare the turd out of young kids in an effort to control them.
 
2014-01-07 11:14:16 PM  

MythDragon: phlegmmo: Eddie Adams from Torrance: We should ban politicians who openly belong to made-up religions.

The question is: who decides which religions are made-up?


[4.bp.blogspot.com image 550x413]

The one who is left after everything has been eaten.


Heheh. Who's to say Cthulhu isn't real? I mean almost all these religions are made up by one lone man having weird dreams, the rest were likely made up by con men. HPL had dreams that lead to his Cthulhu mythos, so...

Way to get taken seriously, Atheists. You realize you'll never get a seat at the grownup table while you keep stupid shiat up like this, right? You can keep sitting next to the gay guys who walk down the street wearing nothing but dildos in parades at the little kids' table til you can act like adults.
 
2014-01-08 06:03:30 AM  

Terrible Old Man: Heheh. Who's to say Cthulhu isn't real?


Who's saying I'm not He isn't?
 
2014-01-08 07:28:34 AM  

gja: I am Christian, and I see no reason for that bit myself. Tell the politicians to make a change (good luck with that).


No, no. Doing so would make me one of those asshole uncloseted atheists you've all been biatching about in threads like this. Nope. I'll work on moderating Atheists only when a significant proportion of mainstream Christians demonstrate any sort of willingness to correct (bluntly rampant) injustices caused by Christian or pseudo-Christian extremist political wing(nut)s. When that happens, it'll be a shared solution to a shared problem. Not just one more icky Atheist agitating for corrections to stuff that _clearly_ doesn't affect him in any way and he should just shut up about it already.

/  Until then, this guy gets to wear his colander.
 
gja
2014-01-08 08:48:58 AM  

MooseUpNorth: gja: I am Christian, and I see no reason for that bit myself. Tell the politicians to make a change (good luck with that).

No, no. Doing so would make me one of those asshole uncloseted atheists you've all been biatching about in threads like this. Nope. I'll work on moderating Atheists only when a significant proportion of mainstream Christians demonstrate any sort of willingness to correct (bluntly rampant) injustices caused by Christian or pseudo-Christian extremist political wing(nut)s. When that happens, it'll be a shared solution to a shared problem. Not just one more icky Atheist agitating for corrections to stuff that _clearly_ doesn't affect him in any way and he should just shut up about it already.

/  Until then, this guy gets to wear his colander.


First, I have not biatched one bit about the atheistic facet of this person. Only that he behaves like a child.
Second, don't wait for anyone else to change. We each make the change happen. That's why I take it upon myself to raise my voice and argue for reform in the church.
Don't wait for others. Make what difference you can.
 
2014-01-08 09:18:59 AM  

Voiceofreason01: jso2897: You must not be terribly bright.

That has been pointed to me on occasion


Have you tried substituting 40% of your body with Wolfram and switching to a diet of mostly AAA batteries?
 
2014-01-08 09:34:55 AM  
Can people stop pretending that Atheism is an actual thing and not a non-thing? I mean, I'm an atheist and quite a few of you are athists too. But I don't think we have much in common, do we?
I mean, I'm a socialist, cultural imperialist(Norway! YAY!) and academic who loves language, my kids, my work, my wife and playing games (RPG and tabletop) and enjoy a good crime drama (especially about burglary from giant winged lizards) and often overindulge in the use of parenthesis (I know). I think the obsessiveness and hysteria about religious people bog down debates about religion and its validity, the intricateness about religion as a cultural construct rathern than a metaphysical idea. I think there is no absolutes in right or wrong, but that you need to see what your goals (in the widest sense possible) are and act in accordance to them. I think that emotions are good things to have and strive for, but shouldn't be counted for guiding you towards the right action other than in making split second decisions. I'm pro choice.

How much do we really have in common ethically? We don't believe in this one thing? I mean, should I start bonding with other people who think american football is ridiculous? Should I start discussing with other poeple how boring I find watching soccer? Are any of you not particularly fond of having a "rustic" look on things? Think the era of Baroque description should be left dead? Anyone here who also don't prefer the color yellow on t-shirts? Wanna talk about it over coffee?
 
2014-01-08 12:30:52 PM  

wickedragon: Should I start discussing with other poeple how boring I find watching soccer?


This is the worst thing in the world!
 
2014-01-08 09:09:29 PM  
Meh...

Atheism is soo 2010.
 
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