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(Fox News)   "There really is a God. I was shot at and my Bible absorbed the bullets"   (foxnews.com ) divider line
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2014-02-25 10:54:12 AM  
This is why more people need to be carrying around Jack Chick tracts.
 
2014-02-25 11:05:29 AM  
So if my mother goes into the hospital for routine surgery and dies, it was "God's plan".  As in, God predetermined that my mother was going to die on that surgery table.

So why would people "pray" for my mother's safe recovery prior to the surgery?  If it's "God's Plan" that she should die, are we asking God to change his mind?  And if we're asking God to change his mind of a decision he's already made, isn't that questioning God?  And if we pray hard enough to change the outcome of God's predetermined plan, then haven't we just proven God is not infallible since he is, in essence, correcting a mistake?

It would be a lot easier to believe in a god if someone could just once and for all explain what kind of god he is without hitting a million contradictions.
 
2014-02-25 11:27:06 AM  

baka-san: This is why I go around with The Book of Om on my at all times...


That big boy would stop a SAM.


Likewise the Urantia Book!
 
2014-02-25 11:34:20 AM  
Carry Finnegan's Wake. When the bullet gets all turned around and says 'fark this', either a bystander will get hit, or the shooter themselves.
 
2014-02-25 11:47:13 AM  

Somacandra: mamoru: But as an honorary, if not official, member of the Fark Anti-Religion Brigade (or whatever we're being called now), it's obligatory to get a dig in. ;)

How about the Fark Anti-Religion Tiraders?

F.A.R.T. has a nice ring to it :-)


I.B. ??

Intelligence Brigade

(formerly known as PERC before they went full retard)
 
2014-02-25 11:51:05 AM  

Somacandra: hardinparamedic: Almost posted something that shouldn't have been seen without an NSFW tag.

Back in the day I would have said that gayFarkchan/b/ is not your personal furry B&D erotica site.

But now I'm not so sure. :-)


that's because your a moran, well duh

lelz
 
2014-02-25 11:51:51 AM  

TheOnion: hardinparamedic: MaudlinMutantMollusk: It'd take a 20mm depleted uranium round to punch through bullsh*t that dense

I wonder if it's as legitimate as the cop who's badge stopped a bullet.

The story does seem a bit far fetched doesn't it?  He was outnumbered three to one, he was shot in the leg and stabbed in the arm, but apparently still managed to disarm one person of a gun and another of a knife, after which all three fled.  I'm not saying that's impossible, but if it turns out to be false I won't exactly be shocked.


Seems like a tight grouping for gangbangers. I think he accidentally shot himself in the leg with a gun he wasn't supposed to have on the job then stabbed himself and blamed it all on black kids.

And you know what that would make him.
 
2014-02-25 11:54:05 AM  

StubePT: So if my mother goes into the hospital for routine surgery and dies, it was "God's plan".  As in, God predetermined that my mother was going to die on that surgery table.

So why would people "pray" for my mother's safe recovery prior to the surgery?  If it's "God's Plan" that she should die, are we asking God to change his mind?  And if we're asking God to change his mind of a decision he's already made, isn't that questioning God?  And if we pray hard enough to change the outcome of God's predetermined plan, then haven't we just proven God is not infallible since he is, in essence, correcting a mistake?

It would be a lot easier to believe in a god if someone could just once and for all explain what kind of god he is without hitting a million contradictions.


Prayer is an attempt to coerce god.
Even prayers of thanks.
(If I dont thank god with prayer, he might not help me again or might get angry or whatever...)


Typical Prayers are almost always missing the implied second half.
GOD, BLESS OUR NATION or HOLY BATTLE!!  implied second half, and screw the other guy!!

God Bless America and not those other heathen nations.

But Seriously, 
Why dont "religious" americans say "god bless everyone" instead of "god bless america"??
Do they think that their god is so tiny and spiteful??
 
2014-02-25 12:02:31 PM  

Jim_Callahan: // No one has ever resolved Theodicy without using one of the three, don't feel bad if you can't either... I mean, non-monotheists will continue to mock you because it's an entirely legitimate criticism and it's funny, but in the context of still being Christian etc you don't need to feel like you're a bad Christian or whatever.


Is that a general "you" or me specifically? If my previous posts didn't make it obvious, I am not Christian, nor religious at all. Probably simplest to count me amongst F.A.R.T. ;)

doglover: This http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110822232603/oglaf/images/4/43/Ns fw.png is supposed to pop up when you visit for the first time.

Actually, no, that's a bad url.

Hmm.


The URL is fine, except for the space which gets inserted between the s and f in Nsfw.png. Remove it, and that's the image. But, yeah, I periodically get that too when visiting the site. Oglaf is a hilarious comic (and yes, for those who haven't checked it out, very NSFW). :D
 
2014-02-25 12:26:44 PM  

Deep Contact: I was saved once when a religious nut threw his bible at me and it deflected off a shirt pocket full of bullets that I was carrying.


Scroll up about 10-11 posts....
 
2014-02-25 12:34:49 PM  
I assume city buses there have cameras. Most I've seen lately have a front, rear and inside camera. So I assume police saw a tape and it went down as the driver said. Although you would think they would release a clip or still.

/God made sure they weren't using a real round with some punch. 5.7 would have gone though that book like butter.
 
2014-02-25 01:19:58 PM  

doglover: mamoru: he couldn't be bothered to intervene in the lives of the assailants to prevent them becoming attempted murderers.

Actually, it's my understanding that in the dogma God made humans specifically to have free will. That's why sin CAN exist. They choose to become murderers. God prevented it because it wasn't part of HIS plan. The reason God doesn't interfere more is because free will was part of his plan, too. The angels have no free will but do only God's will.

If you're going mock a religion, at least try to get the central tenant right. They worship the image of a demi-god letting himself be crucified as penance for the sins of all mankind. It's been going strong for 2000 years, most of which they've spent inventing philosophical tools like symbolic logic, spelling, and the revolver. I'm pretty sure there's less cognitive dissonance than you're implying.


You mean "tenet". If you're going to be a smartass use the correct words when doing so.
 
2014-02-25 01:28:57 PM  
Posts about the fact that pimply 14 year olds are wandering around with guns committing cold blooded murder to get "all the way in the club", 1.  Posts about "z0mg teh god botherers!" 111.  Impressive.
 
2014-02-25 01:48:21 PM  

namatad: god is a COMPLETE and total asshole.
what kind of tiny dicked little god would save this moron???


No.  God IS a bullet.

So have mercy on us everyone.
 
2014-02-25 01:52:22 PM  
Free will and an omniscient god are mutually exclusive.
 
2014-02-25 01:53:55 PM  

doglover: If you're going mock a religion, at least try to get the central tenant right.


Tee-hee.  Pedants and their petards, hoisting away.

There is, however, only one Central Tennant:

i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2014-02-25 01:55:14 PM  

ristst: Deep Contact: I was saved once when a religious nut threw his bible at me and it deflected off a shirt pocket full of bullets that I was carrying.

Scroll up about 10-11 posts....


Cool.
 
2014-02-25 02:39:41 PM  
So if my mother goes into the hospital for routine surgery and dies, it was "God's plan".


Sorry, but if your mother goes into surgery and dies, you may want to ask yourself, "Did I really spend any time talking to her surgeon beforehand? Did I really spend any time making sure this was the best hospital to have the surgery performed in?"

Stop blaming God for your mistakes!
 
2014-02-25 04:55:07 PM  

waltpeter: So if my mother goes into the hospital for routine surgery and dies, it was "God's plan".


Sorry, but if your mother goes into surgery and dies, you may want to ask yourself, "Did I really spend any time talking to her surgeon beforehand? Did I really spend any time making sure this was the best hospital to have the surgery performed in?"

Stop blaming God for your mistakes!


As soon as you guys stop crediting god for everything good that happens we will stop calling you hypocrites for not blaming him for everything bad that happens.  The religious are the ones that want it both ways.

Instead of "Thank god that tornado didn't kill me!" how about "Hey god, why were you such an asshole killing all my neighbors with that tornado!?!".

God is involved or he is not. He's responsible for the outcome (positive or negative) or he isn't. Always playing it to god's favor is pathetic and transparent.
 
2014-02-25 05:24:31 PM  

Farking Canuck: God is involved or he is not. He's responsible for the outcome (positive or negative) or he isn't. Always playing it to god's favor is pathetic and transparent.


correct.
 
2014-02-25 06:29:26 PM  
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2014-02-25 10:58:33 PM  
Now unless that bible was in a stainless steel dust jacket, I have an awful hard time believing this... Mythbusters tried books as being bulletproof and a .22 went right through 400 pages. So unless the perp's gun was a peashooter it seems unlikely.

A phone book yeah, but I really can't see someone carrying one of those around in their jacket for obvious reasons...
 
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