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(NPR)   Kentucky Southern Baptists discover the easiest way to get new members is by giving away guns   (npr.org) divider line 80
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2014-03-10 08:16:20 AM  
People like free stuff? Go figure.
 
2014-03-10 08:16:48 AM  
Tacit acknowledgement that they're failures.
 
2014-03-10 08:18:05 AM  
Were they repeaters?
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-03-10 08:18:13 AM  
Does the constantly lowering IQ-level of our public discourse frighten anyone else here?  Hello?  Beuler?
 
2014-03-10 08:18:17 AM  
Pretty sure this is how the Taliban got its start.
 
2014-03-10 08:19:25 AM  
"We're doing two things here. One, we're going to talk about the Second Amendment to bear arms. But that isn't the primary thing," Keele says. "The primary thing is who Jesus is."

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2014-03-10 08:20:43 AM  

lordjupiter: Were they repeaters?


I thought it was, too, but the last one was Grace Baptist Church in Troy, and this one is Lone Oak First Baptist Church in Paducah.
 
2014-03-10 08:20:56 AM  

lordjupiter: Were they repeaters?


Hah.
 
2014-03-10 08:21:12 AM  
oh, another gunaphobia thread
 
2014-03-10 08:21:30 AM  
why so scared subs?
 
2014-03-10 08:23:16 AM  
Like Jebus said:  Let he who is without sin cap the basterds who are with sin.
 
2014-03-10 08:25:23 AM  
So what's the big deal?  If some ignorant fundies need a free penis substitute, what's the problem in raffling it off?
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-03-10 08:26:31 AM  

The_Original_Roxtar: why so scared subs?


Would you be scared if someone gave a three-year-old a box of kitchen matches and a crate of TNT?
 
2014-03-10 08:28:02 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: Like Jebus said:  Let he who is without sin cap the basterds who are with sin.


fark off Tarantino
 
2014-03-10 08:28:23 AM  
People with invisible friends should be termed mentally ill and not given access to weapons.
Period.
 
2014-03-10 08:29:38 AM  
WWJK
 
2014-03-10 08:31:06 AM  

vudukungfu: People with invisible friends should be termed mentally ill and not given access to weapons.
Period.


+1
 
2014-03-10 08:31:39 AM  
mariopiperni.com
 
2014-03-10 08:33:11 AM  
Unlike the guns, the Bibles aren't free - they're for sale.

Thanks for coming, here's a gun.  Would you like to know more?  Buy our book.

Priorities.
 
2014-03-10 08:35:34 AM  
Well sure, Jesus was a huge supporter of arms bearing. I believe at one point he said that anyone who wished to follow him had to have a sword, or sell their possessions to get one if they didn't already have one.

Then he refused to allow Peter to use his sword in the garden when the Romans arrested Jesus. Popped the ear back onto the soldier when Peter sliced it off before Jesus could stop him.

Which goes to show just how big of a troll God is. No wonder the guy they called "The Dagger" got sick of the Savior. The funny thing is the underclass still falls for his schtick. Here's free guns, please don't use them!
 
2014-03-10 08:36:28 AM  
Ha. I saw the TV commercial for this last week and it made me laugh...mostly because I knew some libs would have butthurt. Well, now it made Fark so I was correct - and even more amused.

/ Jennifer Rukavina FTW!
 
2014-03-10 08:36:47 AM  

Joe Blowme: oh, another gunaphobia thread


It's not "gunaphobia" - though honestly, if someone were pointing a gun at me, I might indeed be a bit afraid.

It's pointing out the extreme mis-match of the cojoined philosophies.  Jesus literally said to turn the other cheek, and eschew violence.  If a man takes your cloak, give him your tunic.  He literally said (assumption:  you believe the stuff in the Bible) that if you don't feed the hungry, help the poor, comfort the sick, and care for (visit, rehabilitate, etc) the imprisoned then you will not go to heaven.

Jesus was, as depicted in the Bible, a hippy commie.  That a particular group wants to pretend to follow Him, yet do something so dramatically opposed to His teachings, is the point of the thread.  He said to love your neighbor, your enemy, your brother and sister...do you think the preacher handing out guns loves Obama?  Highly doubtful.  He likely would said he does if asked, but then his everyday speech is likely filled with damning Obama.  "It's this damn communist healthcare!" or such.

Or maybe I'm just projecting, since I have a fundamentalist father who is an elder in his church and a gun-nut, and thinks calling Obama a communist is an insult, not realizing that it precisely what Jesus said we should do.   And while I'm not a big fan of Paul (more to it, I'd rather he have no more influence than any individual apostle had) and I realize he's biased, Romans 13:1-7 is a mind=blown for such people.
 
2014-03-10 08:37:52 AM  
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition!
 
2014-03-10 08:38:10 AM  

Friction8r: Ha. I saw the TV commercial for this last week and it made me laugh...mostly because I knew some libs would have butthurt. Well, now it made Fark so I was correct - and even more amused.


Are you 12?
 
2014-03-10 08:39:08 AM  
This calls for some Beat Farmers!

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/ And He said to them, "But now, whoever has a money belt is to take it along, likewise also a bag, and whoever has no sword is to sell his coat and buy one.
Luke 22:36
 
2014-03-10 08:39:13 AM  

BolloxReader: I believe at one point he said


Lot of that going around.
 
2014-03-10 08:39:54 AM  
d23

"Would you be scared if someone gave a three-year-old a box of kitchen matches and a crate of TNT?"

About as much as if someone gave a three year old a loaded gun. Which doesn't seem to be a factor in the story.
 
2014-03-10 08:40:10 AM  

vudukungfu: People with invisible friends should be termed mentally ill and not given access to weapons.
Period.


The greatest minds through the ages were overwhelmingly theist.  I know a good many scientists currently - well-published folk, some definite leaders in their field - none are atheists, and only one is agnostic.

But hey, ymmv, see store for details, some restrictions may apply.  Anecdotes, and all that.
 
2014-03-10 08:42:28 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Friction8r: Ha. I saw the TV commercial for this last week and it made me laugh...mostly because I knew some libs would have butthurt. Well, now it made Fark so I was correct - and even more amused.

Are you 12?


Dude, Jennifer Rukavina is a lovely creature. I expect she will inspire some 12 year-olds to get into meteorology.
 
2014-03-10 08:44:38 AM  

IamAwake: The greatest minds through the ages were overwhelmingly theist


But, were they armed?
No. Smoke what ever you want, just don't play with guns while you do it.

People like to trip balls. They just don't need to be armed when they do.
Bad combination.
 
2014-03-10 08:45:49 AM  
Where's their sense of tradition? Shouldn't they be giving out slings, or the jawbone of an ass? Or maybe just rock it Cain-style?
 
2014-03-10 08:46:53 AM  
Isn't there a law about giving guns to the insane?  No?  Carry on.
 
2014-03-10 08:49:04 AM  
i61.tinypic.com
 
2014-03-10 08:51:42 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-10 08:53:55 AM  
Apparently free beer escapes them
 
2014-03-10 08:55:08 AM  

d23: The_Original_Roxtar: why so scared subs?

Would you be scared if someone gave a three-year-old a box of kitchen matches and a crate of TNT?


yes... but what does that have to do with raffling off firearms at a church?

oh, I get it... people who disagree with you must be irresponsible children and firearms kill indiscriminately and at random.
 
2014-03-10 08:55:12 AM  
Jesus died on the cross so his chosen people, the Americans, could have guns. After all, the Second Amendment was copied verbatim from the Gospels.
 
2014-03-10 08:55:53 AM  

vudukungfu: IamAwake: The greatest minds through the ages were overwhelmingly theist

But, were they armed?
No. Smoke what ever you want, just don't play with guns while you do it.

People like to trip balls. They just don't need to be armed when they do.
Bad combination.


Thomas Jefferson:  theist.
James Madison:  theist.
Thomas Paine:  theist.
John Adams:  theist.
George Washington: theist.

Thus, the people who contributed the most to the Constitution, and the person who wrote the second amendment - all theists.

I'm just sayin...
 
gja [TotalFark]
2014-03-10 08:57:27 AM  

Mad Scientist: So what's the big deal?  If some ignorant fundies need a free penis substitute, what's the problem in raffling it off?


Barely a half page and it's penis-post time already.
Pathetic
 
2014-03-10 08:57:32 AM  

Mad Scientist: So what's the big deal?  If some ignorant fundies need a free penis substitute, what's the problem in raffling it off?



The deer rifle was the most popular item.

Just what is it that you've been feeding the children?
 
2014-03-10 08:57:35 AM  

d23: The_Original_Roxtar: why so scared subs?

Would you be scared if someone gave a three-year-old a box of kitchen matches and a crate of TNT?


Hyperbole much?

It's f*cking Kentucky. They know to handle guns.
 
2014-03-10 08:58:06 AM  

cwolf20: Apparently free beer escapes them


You can't serve beer at church, that wouldn't be Christian!
 
gja [TotalFark]
2014-03-10 09:03:59 AM  

Carn: cwolf20: Apparently free beer escapes them

You can't serve beer at church, that wouldn't be Christian!


Have you gone mad? I have shared MANY MANY beers with a certain priest.
Man, can he drink!
 
2014-03-10 09:09:02 AM  

Carn: cwolf20: Apparently free beer escapes them

You can't serve beer at church, that wouldn't be Christian!


From this I assume you haven't seen the random fark articles over the years about churches with bars or churches in bars.
 
2014-03-10 09:10:41 AM  

gja: Mad Scientist: So what's the big deal?  If some ignorant fundies need a free penis substitute, what's the problem in raffling it off?

Barely a half page and it's penis-post time already.
Pathetic


Guns are like religion or penises. It's OK to have one. It's OK to even be proud of it. But don't go waving them around in a bar, a schoolyard, a polling place, a shopping mall, and don't try shoving them down peoples' throats.
 
2014-03-10 09:12:27 AM  
Okay, RTFA.

FTA:Jackson says [he] believes in turning the other cheek, but also in the right to defend himself and his family how he sees fit. You can turn the other cheek, he says, only to a point.
"[If] somebody kicks your door down, means to hurt your wife, your kids, you - how do you turn the other cheek to that?" Jackson asks.


Matthew 5:
38 "You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' 39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. 40 And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. 41 If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. 42 Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.

I thought Southern Baptists were literalists?
 
2014-03-10 09:13:37 AM  

gja: Mad Scientist: So what's the big deal?  If some ignorant fundies need a free penis substitute, what's the problem in raffling it off?

Barely a half page and it's penis-post time already.
Pathetic


A part-page pathetic penis post? Preposterous!
 
2014-03-10 09:16:17 AM  

IamAwake: vudukungfu: People with invisible friends should be termed mentally ill and not given access to weapons.
Period.

The greatest minds through the ages were overwhelmingly theist.  I know a good many scientists currently - well-published folk, some definite leaders in their field - none are atheists, and only one is agnostic.

But hey, ymmv, see store for details, some restrictions may apply.  Anecdotes, and all that.


No. Didn't you see? VKF said "period." That means no contradiction, no exceptions, and no making things complicated.
 
2014-03-10 09:17:51 AM  

gja: Carn: cwolf20: Apparently free beer escapes them

You can't serve beer at church, that wouldn't be Christian!

Have you gone mad? I have shared MANY MANY beers with a certain priest.
Man, can he drink!


Most southern Baptists do not drink at all.
 
2014-03-10 09:18:35 AM  

cwolf20: Carn: cwolf20: Apparently free beer escapes them

You can't serve beer at church, that wouldn't be Christian!

From this I assume you haven't seen the random fark articles over the years about churches with bars or churches in bars.


Well, no, but these are baptists.  How's the joke go?  What's the difference between a baptist and methodist? The methodist will say hi to you at the liquor store.
 
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