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2014-01-19 04:25:19 PM
6 votes:

gwowen: Weird, there's no mention of which religion these people believed themselves yo be practicing. I suspect if it had been - Zoroastrianism, or Satanism say - it would have been in the lede.


Satanists practicing exorcism would be funny at least.
2014-01-19 06:12:44 PM
4 votes:

kwame: Bslim: Isn't religion awesome?

Probably. But it's irrelevant to this story.


i42.tinypic.com
2014-01-19 05:25:53 PM
4 votes:

Snarfangel: God tells you to sacrifice your child in 4000BC: You get your story in the Bible.
God tells you to sacrifice you child in 2014 AD: OMG, you are a criminal!

/Apparently, the only difference between a saint and a psychotic is a few millennia.



I am Jesus, but no one really believes me.

I'm trying to save everyone's souls from Armageddon, but they'd rather watch football and reality TV. I just don't get it, guys... That's why I hang out on Fark. Not much else to do nowadays...
2014-01-19 06:52:03 PM
3 votes:

Z-clipped: wademh: Look dude, I'm a militant agnostic, meaning I don't know and neither does anyone else.

Are you "agnostic" about the existence of Santa Claus?


Which Santa? Black or Real?
2014-01-19 05:06:55 PM
3 votes:

kwame: Magruda: My mother was (and probably still is) a born again evangelical. She burned Beatles records and blessed my bedroom with holy water on a regular basis. She used to corner me when I got home and rub some holy water on my forehead in an effort to release the demons.

She got these ideas from the church she dragged me to and the radio programs she listened to. So don't tell me religion played no part in this. As soon as you start believing in things without proof it becomes so much easier to convince you to do anything based on those beliefs.

Idiots who believe in demons are on par if not worse than flat earthers.

I feel bad for your experience. I feel worse that it left you so incredibly small-minded.


I agree. He should be more open minded to crazy, deluded people being crazy and deluded.
2014-01-19 04:49:47 PM
3 votes:
God tells you to sacrifice your child in 4000BC: You get your story in the Bible.
God tells you to sacrifice you child in 2014 AD: OMG, you are a criminal!

/Apparently, the only difference between a saint and a psychotic is a few millennia.
2014-01-19 04:17:28 PM
3 votes:
Children ARE evil.  I am surprised more parents do not follow this lead.

Hero tag should have been used.  Haters are going to blast me, but this lady, like Susan Smith before her were wise in how to handle worthless crotch spawn.

(No WIC, quieter restaurants and less crowding in our schools - it is a win all around)
2014-01-20 12:12:12 AM
2 votes:

cryinoutloud: The more extreme the church


EX-TREEEEME CHURCH! *chugs sacramental wine*
2014-01-19 08:08:28 PM
2 votes:

Biff Spiffy: There are lots of sane people with religious beliefs.

/in my 5th decade, murder- and exorcism-free
//my flavor of religion doesn't do either
///but we are strict adherents to the 'slashies come in threes' rule


I'm a slasher and I must be stopped!

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2014-01-19 07:01:00 PM
2 votes:
If only those kids would've had guns...
2014-01-19 05:59:21 PM
2 votes:

kwame: Arachnophobe: kwame: kwame: Magruda: kwame: you are ranting about religion instead of the need to better identify and treat mental illness

You seem to think that factual belief in religion is not a mental illness.

What I think is irrelevant. You're coming across as fanatical and single-minded as your mother at this point. Good luck, dude.

He has an excuse for it. You're just trying to stir sh*t up. Find someone else, kid.

Did you forget to switch logins?

I don't do the alt thing. It looks like I quoted myself instead of the comment below.


Sure you don't...
2014-01-19 05:52:09 PM
2 votes:

kwame: kwame: Magruda: kwame: you are ranting about religion instead of the need to better identify and treat mental illness

You seem to think that factual belief in religion is not a mental illness.

What I think is irrelevant. You're coming across as fanatical and single-minded as your mother at this point. Good luck, dude.

He has an excuse for it. You're just trying to stir sh*t up. Find someone else, kid.


Did you forget to switch logins?
2014-01-19 05:51:56 PM
2 votes:
HA!
2014-01-19 05:27:45 PM
2 votes:

IlGreven: Apos: Undiagnosed/untreated mental illness is a scourge in this country.

And there is no mental illness more untreated than the one called "religion".


While quipy, and it fits on a bumper sticker, your comment is semantically unsound, and that's rather ironic in somebody trying to say something about mental illness.  A sane person is supposed to experience cognitive dissonance when they construct an irrational thought.
2014-01-19 05:27:21 PM
2 votes:
The Lord works in mysterious ways. He needed these children as His new angels in His Kingdom. We cannot question Him nor know His reasons. These children are truly blessed to be at His right hand. Praise the Lord! His will be done!
2014-01-19 05:14:57 PM
2 votes:

wademh: Magruda: My mother was (and probably still is) a born again evangelical. She burned Beatles records and blessed my bedroom with holy water on a regular basis. She used to corner me when I got home and rub some holy water on my forehead in an effort to release the demons.

She got these ideas from the church she dragged me to and the radio programs she listened to. So don't tell me religion played no part in this. As soon as you start believing in things without proof it becomes so much easier to convince you to do anything based on those beliefs.

Idiots who believe in demons are on par if not worse than flat earthers.

Religion has almost nothing to do with this. Many followers of religions don't act like the psychotic idiot you portray your mother to be. However, psychotic idiots find excuses, and because religious leaders are so ubiquitous, psychotic people often find religious leaders to assist in their insanity. But religious beliefs are not the cause. What they are is an conduit for extremism based on pre-existing mental defects.


God talks to you: crazy.

You talk to God: sane?
2014-01-19 04:44:58 PM
2 votes:

BorgiaGinz: Apos: Undiagnosed/untreated mental illness is a scourge in this country.

Religion is a mental illness. Religious people believe in angels, demons, and  miracles. They believe that they can speak in unknown languages, that magical wishes (AKA prayer)  can affect their circumstances, that the smallest coincidences in their everyday lives are the deliberate acts of an invisible entity that governs every aspect of their lives.



Oh come on... Religion never hurt anyone.
2014-01-19 04:35:04 PM
2 votes:

Apos: Undiagnosed/untreated mental illness is a scourge in this country.



If you can fix that in the USA, then you can probably pass out AK-47's on every corner to everyone that walks by and the only related deaths will be cleaning accidents.

But fixing how we treat mental illness in this country will make fixing the healthcare industry seem like a nice relaxing sunday drive.
2014-01-19 04:28:20 PM
2 votes:
And yet some people will say she was still a more fit mother than a same sex couple.

/let's throw some politics fuel onto this
//because why not?
2014-01-19 04:14:06 PM
2 votes:

Apos: Undiagnosed/untreated mental illness is a scourge in this country.


There were 2 of them, probably met in a NAMI group.
2014-01-19 04:09:23 PM
2 votes:
1.bp.blogspot.com

"Feel the burn."

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"Good, Dory."
2014-01-20 03:24:44 PM
1 votes:
Religious people are all totally crazy and should be disregarded, for example Martin Luther King, or Gandhi.
2014-01-19 11:17:15 PM
1 votes:

Magruda: wademh: And that was the point, to counter the claim that it is irrational to believe in things without objective support. Instead, it is entirely rational to trust ones own feelings when one has personally validated the reliability of ones feelings.

You are free to believe however you chose. Please keep in mind however that this in no way resembles any type of scientific method and means nothing to anyone but you.


And what is holy or sacred about the scientific method? Nothing. The only reason to hold the scientific method up as a standard of excellence is its record of success. By the self-same criteria, if an individual experiences a record of success with their own us of Taro cards, they have an identical reason to believe their method. It would indeed be comforting to have some other external basis, like say sacred scripture of some sort, that established reliability for us, but in my experience we don't have any such thing. So empirically, we trust that which proves trustworthy to us. And that is the exact reason for trusting science. It is not a reason to blanketly distrust anything that is not science.
2014-01-19 08:46:20 PM
1 votes:

Marcintosh: phrawgh: The Lord works in mysterious ways. He needed these children as His new angels in His Kingdom. We cannot question Him nor know His reasons. These children are truly blessed to be at His right hand. Praise the Lord! His will be done!

You could consider joining them  .  .  .


Alas, I am not as lucky as these blessed children. I must toil on this disgusting, sinful, realm of Satan we call Earth until that Blessed day when the Lord calls me Home. I know it's a sin but I envy these sweet angels. I pray for forgiveness.

If only the Lord would have guided my mothers hand so early! I could be there now. No man knows the hour...

Amen!
2014-01-19 08:26:25 PM
1 votes:

Magruda: kwame: Magruda: kwame: Magruda: kwame: You Internet-argue too much.

Translation: I got nothing.

Turn the computer off and get some therapy man. You're projecting.

Translation: Wait, i still have character assassination

If you're going to share with the world that you were abused by your mother, don't get upset if someone suggests therapy. Calling that character assassination makes you look paranoid.

You appear to have no understanding of what the words: projecting, character assassination, abuse, and paranoid mean. Come back when you are capable of adult conversation.


OK, well you take care of yourself.
2014-01-19 08:26:24 PM
1 votes:

kwame: don't get upset if someone suggests


Just stop... now you're not only looking like an ass, but a troll... Why do you have to be an asstroll?
2014-01-19 08:17:56 PM
1 votes:

LavenderWolf: skantea: All comments about religion will reveal your personal bias.  The biatch was just plain crazy.  If has had said the moon made her do it, would we question whether the moon was bad for us?

How many people per year are killed on the Moon's whim?

No, really. Your contention is, it's no different from if she blamed the moon, so, why don't we see more people blaming the moon?


You leave The Moon out of this, you anti-selenites!
2014-01-19 08:07:08 PM
1 votes:

Magruda: kwame: Magruda: kwame: You Internet-argue too much.

Translation: I got nothing.

Turn the computer off and get some therapy man. You're projecting.

Translation: Wait, i still have character assassination.


If you're going to share with the world that you were abused by your mother, don't get upset if someone suggests therapy. Calling that character assassination makes you look paranoid.
2014-01-19 08:04:10 PM
1 votes:
There are lots of sane people with religious beliefs.

/in my 5th decade, murder- and exorcism-free
//my flavor of religion doesn't do either
///but we are strict adherents to the 'slashies come in threes' rule
2014-01-19 07:58:52 PM
1 votes:

Magruda: kwame: You Internet-argue too much.

Translation: I got nothing.


Turn the computer off and get some therapy man. You're projecting.
2014-01-19 07:44:12 PM
1 votes:

iaazathot: kwame: Magruda: kwame: I feel bad for your experience. I feel worse that it left you so incredibly small-minded.

Small minded does not mean "lends no credence to insanity".

Not sure what you think you're saying. Your mother was insane. If she didn't use religion as a catalyst, it would have been aliens or the government or fluoride in the water. Quit blaming something that was in no way the cause of your treatment.

If it was involved in the scenario, then it was an extant variable in his situation.  Do you have zero idea how reality and causality works?


You Internet-argue too much.
rpm
2014-01-19 07:30:46 PM
1 votes:

Novart: Magruda: Nacc: There are plenty of people this crazy without religion. Religion is not a requirement to be crazy, just as it is not a requirement to treat people decently, and with compassion.

Yes, but often religion can mask or shield the crazy from discovery and preventative care.

Can you provide some examples?


Sure thing
2014-01-19 06:46:17 PM
1 votes:

weltallica: [anyworld.files.wordpress.com image 737x459]

LOLOLOLOL

FAIL TAG USED CORRECTLY

IT'S FUNNY, BECAUSE A MOTHER MURDERED HER CHILDREN

LOLOLOL

I'll see it and raise you a...


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and

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2014-01-19 06:36:24 PM
1 votes:

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2014-01-19 06:13:36 PM
1 votes:

ultraholland: wait, my comment from a redlit thread was reworded and submitted as a headline?

Unpossible!


What? You patronize other forums?

Jump, you bastard.
2014-01-19 06:02:29 PM
1 votes:

Magruda: wademh: Magruda: wademh: Religion has almost nothing to do with this.

The church teaches that demons are real and that exorcisms are a valid practice. The scripture backs up their delusions.

Religion Logic has almost nothing to do with this.

Which church? And which interpretation of scripture?
Logically, the rarity of such events tells us that this is not a major or common effect of religion. It's a longer argument, and I don't play it out here, but some people are organically mentally ill to begin with. They seek out rather non-conventional fellow travelors such as the cultish variants of born-again evangelicals you referred to. Making a blanket condemnation of religion in general based on specifics that are rare is illogical. Nothing this is not a defense of religion, nor an claim of virtue within religion. Interpreting my comments that way would be evidence of dichotomous thinking, black or white thinking, with me or against me thinking, which is a form of illogic that is sometimes fostered within some religions. But of course it is not common to all religions, some of which even encourage subtlety of thought.

Starting with what i was exposed to and then working my way back to sanity, i found that the only thing that makes sense is that the question of an infinite god is unknowable. Anyone who claims to know the will of god is either insane or a charlatan. I place belief in charlatans as a mental illness.


Your personal experience in this is a warped example. You are judging religion in general from the specific warped example of your youth. Many people adopt a perspective of faith for more subtle reasons, including but not limited to an objective assessment that their own lives are enriched by the general culture of belief. I'm not one of them but I observe people who do so lead happy, successful and productive lives. Thus, a blanket condemnation of religion, which these people testify is vital to their lives, denies this reality.

Ironically, some religious people are guilty of being overly black and white in their thinking, as are those vehemently anti-religion. These two extremes feed off each other to further entrench themselves in their failed dogmatic thought process. But the anti-religious camp also pretends they are champions of rationality and so are not just trapped by hypocritically  trapped.
2014-01-19 05:57:29 PM
1 votes:
HAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA
2014-01-19 05:54:36 PM
1 votes:

Arachnophobe: kwame: kwame: Magruda: kwame: you are ranting about religion instead of the need to better identify and treat mental illness

You seem to think that factual belief in religion is not a mental illness.

What I think is irrelevant. You're coming across as fanatical and single-minded as your mother at this point. Good luck, dude.

He has an excuse for it. You're just trying to stir sh*t up. Find someone else, kid.

Did you forget to switch logins?


I don't do the alt thing. It looks like I quoted myself instead of the comment below.
2014-01-19 05:52:48 PM
1 votes:

kwame: kwame: Magruda: kwame: you are ranting about religion instead of the need to better identify and treat mental illness

You seem to think that factual belief in religion is not a mental illness.

What I think is irrelevant. You're coming across as fanatical and single-minded as your mother at this point. Good luck, dude.

He has an excuse for it. You're just trying to stir sh*t up. Find someone else, kid.


Goddamnit, kwame.
2014-01-19 05:50:36 PM
1 votes:

kwame: Magruda: kwame: you are ranting about religion instead of the need to better identify and treat mental illness

You seem to think that factual belief in religion is not a mental illness.

What I think is irrelevant. You're coming across as fanatical and single-minded as your mother at this point. Good luck, dude.


He has an excuse for it. You're just trying to stir sh*t up. Find someone else, kid.
2014-01-19 05:43:26 PM
1 votes:

kwame: Magruda: kwame: you are ranting about religion instead of the need to better identify and treat mental illness

You seem to think that factual belief in religion is not a mental illness.

What I think is irrelevant. You're coming across as fanatical and single-minded as your mother at this point. Good luck, dude.


No isn't. You, on the other hand... are. Maybe you ought to just accept that you've said stupid things in a fark thread and just stop saying more stupid things in a fark thread. You're only embarrassing yourself...
2014-01-19 05:40:44 PM
1 votes:

Magruda: kwame: you are ranting about religion instead of the need to better identify and treat mental illness

You seem to think that factual belief in religion is not a mental illness.


What I think is irrelevant. You're coming across as fanatical and single-minded as your mother at this point. Good luck, dude.
2014-01-19 05:34:41 PM
1 votes:

Magruda: kwame: Magruda: wademh: Religion has almost nothing to do with this.

The church teaches that demons are real and that exorcisms are a valid practice. The scripture backs up their delusions.

Religion Logic has almost nothing to do with this.

"The church?"

Bless your heart.

Yes, "The church" she attended, backed up by the 700 club. Quit defending lunacy.


I'm not defending anything. You were abused, and in a thread about someone with mental illness killing a child, you are ranting about religion instead of the need to better identify and treat mental illness. I simply feel sad for you and what you experienced and I hope you're getting help.
2014-01-19 05:25:30 PM
1 votes:

Magruda: wademh: Religion has almost nothing to do with this.

The church teaches that demons are real and that exorcisms are a valid practice. The scripture backs up their delusions.

Religion Logic has almost nothing to do with this.


"The church?"

Bless your heart.
2014-01-19 05:23:38 PM
1 votes:

Magruda: kwame: I feel bad for your experience. I feel worse that it left you so incredibly small-minded.

Small minded does not mean "lends no credence to insanity".


Not sure what you think you're saying. Your mother was insane. If she didn't use religion as a catalyst, it would have been aliens or the government or fluoride in the water. Quit blaming something that was in no way the cause of your treatment.
2014-01-19 05:12:57 PM
1 votes:

Magruda: My mother was (and probably still is) a born again evangelical. She burned Beatles records and blessed my bedroom with holy water on a regular basis. She used to corner me when I got home and rub some holy water on my forehead in an effort to release the demons.

She got these ideas from the church she dragged me to and the radio programs she listened to. So don't tell me religion played no part in this. As soon as you start believing in things without proof it becomes so much easier to convince you to do anything based on those beliefs.

Idiots who believe in demons are on par if not worse than flat earthers.


Religion has almost nothing to do with this. Many followers of religions don't act like the psychotic idiot you portray your mother to be. However, psychotic idiots find excuses, and because religious leaders are so ubiquitous, psychotic people often find religious leaders to assist in their insanity. But religious beliefs are not the cause. What they are is an conduit for extremism based on pre-existing mental defects.
2014-01-19 05:03:22 PM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2014-01-19 04:56:23 PM
1 votes:

Magruda: My mother was (and probably still is) a born again evangelical. She burned Beatles records and blessed my bedroom with holy water on a regular basis. She used to corner me when I got home and rub some holy water on my forehead in an effort to release the demons.

She got these ideas from the church she dragged me to and the radio programs she listened to. So don't tell me religion played no part in this. As soon as you start believing in things without proof it becomes so much easier to convince you to do anything based on those beliefs.

Idiots who believe in demons are on par if not worse than flat earthers.


I feel bad for your experience. I feel worse that it left you so incredibly small-minded.
2014-01-19 04:56:14 PM
1 votes:
Doing it wrong.

All Catholic and Anglican baptisms include an Exorcism Lite at no charge. That's just the top of the list, Google it out. Very few children are injured at that time. Most damage is to the priest with dealing with a pre-housebroken and dripping or nauseated squirmy consumer auditioning for soloist in the choir.
2014-01-19 04:48:50 PM
1 votes:

traylor: gwowen: Weird, there's no mention of which religion these people believed themselves yo be practicing. I suspect if it had been - Zoroastrianism, or Satanism say - it would have been in the lede.

Satanists practicing exorcism would be funny at least.


Well, maybe if you were jealous that Satan was possessing someone else when you thought he should be possessing you?
2014-01-19 04:44:33 PM
1 votes:

skantea: All comments about religion will reveal your personal bias.  The biatch was just plain crazy.  If has had said the moon made her do it, would we question whether the moon was bad for us?


static3.wikia.nocookie.net

Guess what?  Ground-up moon rocks are pure poison.
2014-01-19 04:44:30 PM
1 votes:

skantea: All comments about religion will reveal your personal bias.  The biatch was just plain crazy.  If has had said the moon made her do it, would we question whether the moon was bad for us?


Of course not. The moon is only bad when it's in the third house of Capricorn.
2014-01-19 04:44:09 PM
1 votes:

skantea: All comments about religion will reveal your personal bias.  The biatch was just plain crazy.  If has had said the moon made her do it, would we question whether the moon was bad for us?


images1.wikia.nocookie.net
2014-01-19 04:32:50 PM
1 votes:
It's good that they show some interest in exercise.
imagizer.imageshack.us
Now who's crazy, eh?
2014-01-19 04:26:00 PM
1 votes:

Bslim: Isn't religion awesome?


Probably. But it's irrelevant to this story.
2014-01-19 04:14:35 PM
1 votes:
Weird, there's no mention of which religion these people believed themselves yo be practicing. I suspect if it had been - Zoroastrianism, or Satanism say - it would have been in the lede.
2014-01-19 04:13:31 PM
1 votes:
wait, my comment from a redlit thread was reworded and submitted as a headline?

Unpossible!
2014-01-19 04:02:02 PM
1 votes:
Sad.
www.catsafterme.com
They were pretty close to Georgetown. They should have went there.
 
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