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(Talking Points Memo)   Remember the Congressional stenographer who was carried off the House floor after yelling about Freemasons? Her husband says that "God was speaking through [her]"   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 25
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2014-03-17 04:17:49 PM  
6 votes:
they are both clearly mentally ill. how sad.
2014-03-17 05:59:55 PM  
5 votes:
Religion is a magnet for the mentally ill.
2014-03-17 05:10:21 PM  
4 votes:
Anyone that starts a sentence with "I want to tell you what took place in our lives" is about to tell you just how batshiat insane they are.
2014-03-17 04:36:26 PM  
3 votes:
Why is that a valid defense? Seriously?

You've got a mental illness.
2014-03-18 02:16:06 AM  
2 votes:
This chicks obviously insane.

The pastor saying the same thing in churh is obviously speaking to god, though, so we should give them tax breaks.
2014-03-17 07:22:37 PM  
2 votes:
Religion: Giving excuses for psychotic behavior since forever
2014-03-17 06:19:43 PM  
2 votes:
See, if I were going to scream anything in the middle of Congress, it probably be along the lines of "THIS IS TOTAL BULLshiat! WHAT THE fark ARE WE PAYING YOU FOR?! YOU USELESS SACKS OF shiat!"

...but that's what a lucid person would say, I guess.
2014-03-17 05:56:18 PM  
2 votes:
We believe with all our hearts that what took place that night was God speaking through Dianne," her husband said, "bringing forth the word of correction to our government and hopefully... before he brings his judgment ... on our country."

Yeah well, whatever you nutballs want to believe is fine.  You still don't get to disrupt the proceedings on the floor of Congress with your religious nonsense.
2014-03-17 05:55:06 PM  
2 votes:
nuttier than squirrel poop.

//and you can quote me on that.
2014-03-17 11:23:24 PM  
1 votes:
38 minute video?  A'int nobody got time for that.
2014-03-17 11:16:07 PM  
1 votes:
God clearly didn't want them to have a job.
2014-03-17 10:28:01 PM  
1 votes:
What an odd woman. Apparently she is somehow convinced that Freemasons are some boogeyman or are in some way ungodly.

I'm the Senior Warden of my lodge and I can tell you with certainty that we are not trying to take over the world, worshiping the devil, or otherwise sacrificing virgins. Anyone who thinks we are trying to run the world should come and watch us try to organize a luncheon. Seriously.
2014-03-17 09:41:45 PM  
1 votes:

Fusilier: Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: BluVeinThrobber: Wait a minute!  God is a Freemason?

Well technically he's the architect.

I thought that the architect was Karl Rove.


Common mistake, but incorrect.

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2014-03-17 07:29:41 PM  
1 votes:

cptjeff: Marcus Aurelius: exick: It's good that the holy spirit is handing out assignments now. The Ghost Board was getting ready to come down on it since it became pretty notorious for being a slide prof, what with only requiring an hour a week and an occasional fainting spell to get by.

I always figured the "Holy Spirit" was something they made up so there would be a triple invisible sky god.  I mean, God I can understand.  Jesus I can understand.  But once you've covered all that territory, how in hell do you come up with something as lame as a "holy spirit"?  Nobody even knows what the hell it does, besides making weird people talk funny.

If you want the more serious theological answer, God is the diety, Jesus is the human manifestation, the Holy Spirit is a formless entity that imbues itself into every human soul. The schismy stuff comes over questions of whether they're different forms of one supreme being or three separate entities.

The Quakers do a lot more talking about the Holy Spirit than most, so have a couple good descriptions. "That of God in everybody" "The Inner Light", "The Seed". God and Jesus are external, the Holy Spirit is internal. It's a little chunk of God that everyone holds inside of them, which makes everybody holy*.


*Statement does not apply to Puritans or their offshoots, who think only the select get bits of the Holy Spirit, that it's determined at birth, and that everyone else burns in hell.


Christopher Moore used basically that notion, using the 'Divine Spark' term for it, in Lamb. When Jesus was returning from having learned Kung Fu and Yoga in the Far East, he was trying to come up with a way to explain the Spark to the Israelites, and his cousin John the Baptist suggests 'Holy Ghost' instead, since people get ghosts.
2014-03-17 07:18:06 PM  
1 votes:

Marcus Aurelius: exick: It's good that the holy spirit is handing out assignments now. The Ghost Board was getting ready to come down on it since it became pretty notorious for being a slide prof, what with only requiring an hour a week and an occasional fainting spell to get by.

I always figured the "Holy Spirit" was something they made up so there would be a triple invisible sky god.  I mean, God I can understand.  Jesus I can understand.  But once you've covered all that territory, how in hell do you come up with something as lame as a "holy spirit"?  Nobody even knows what the hell it does, besides making weird people talk funny.


If you want the more serious theological answer, God is the diety, Jesus is the human manifestation, the Holy Spirit is a formless entity that imbues itself into every human soul. The schismy stuff comes over questions of whether they're different forms of one supreme being or three separate entities.

The Quakers do a lot more talking about the Holy Spirit than most, so have a couple good descriptions. "That of God in everybody" "The Inner Light", "The Seed". God and Jesus are external, the Holy Spirit is internal. It's a little chunk of God that everyone holds inside of them, which makes everybody holy*.


*Statement does not apply to Puritans or their offshoots, who think only the select get bits of the Holy Spirit, that it's determined at birth, and that everyone else burns in hell.
2014-03-17 07:04:33 PM  
1 votes:

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: BluVeinThrobber: Wait a minute!  God is a Freemason?

Well technically he's the architect.


I thought that the architect was Karl Rove.
2014-03-17 06:57:38 PM  
1 votes:
The nutjobs at that Youtube link think there was some kind of conspiracy to silence her from speaking the truth.  Only Youtube commentors could make her seem more sane by comparison.
2014-03-17 06:53:10 PM  
1 votes:

whatshisname: What's God got against Freemasons?


According to the true-believing Jesus freaks, the problem is that we require a belief in a supreme being - thus making us in the eyes of the Jesusy crowd nominally religious - and since we don't care whether you are Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Mooslim, Zoastrian, Hindu, a Zues/Jupiter follower, vague non-specific deist (like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and myriad other founding fathers were, despite the Christians' attempts to rewrite history), or whatever, then we are somehow denying Jesus and are therefore Santanists.

They also don't understand that words have multiple meanings, depending upon context - and they have no awareness of history or anything outside of the USA.. Throughout the English-speaking world, aside from the U.S., the "worshipful" is an honorific ranking below "honourable". Mayors, for example are "worshipful," or "his worship", in Canada, the UK, Ausatralia, New Zealand, and elsewhere; "honourable" is reserved for provincial and federal officials. It doesn't mean that the citizens pray to their mayor, or think he's a deity; it is the traditional meaning: "respect". In keeping with the traditional meaning, the master of a lodge is still called "worshipful".  The religious nutbags only know how to apply the modern, perverted meaning of worship, and have yet another reason to get bent out of shape.

Frankly, I'm quite glad that they dislike Masonry, as I don't enjoy associating with asshats like them, and their feelings about the fraternity keep them from petitioning and thus imposing themselves upon me.
2014-03-17 06:29:12 PM  
1 votes:
She seems as sane as any other religious person.

"Faith: the absolute, unquestioning and unconditional belief in something that might possibly be true, but probably isn't."
2014-03-17 06:15:03 PM  
1 votes:
How come to get on a plane to fly from Terra Haute to Phoenix, you have to have a colon/rectal exam because terrorist but they will just let any batsh*t cray cray next to our leaders. Remember sign language guy?
2014-03-17 06:14:25 PM  
1 votes:

FlashHarry: they are both clearly mentally ill. how sad.


Everyone who believes they can talk to their sky-father telepathically is mentally ill. These two are just a little more mentally ill than most.
2014-03-17 06:12:26 PM  
1 votes:
You know, if god is a delusional schizophrenic, that would explain a lot of things about reality.
2014-03-17 06:10:21 PM  
1 votes:
I missed hearing about this...

/had Installation at the Lodge last night
//taking another tour in the Junior Steward's chair
///Dad wasn't able to dodge the bullet any longer and took the Master's seat
////this time next year, mine will be the only generation in the family without a Past Master
2014-03-17 05:59:54 PM  
1 votes:

Marcus Aurelius: exick: It's good that the holy spirit is handing out assignments now. The Ghost Board was getting ready to come down on it since it became pretty notorious for being a slide prof, what with only requiring an hour a week and an occasional fainting spell to get by.

I always figured the "Holy Spirit" was something they made up so there would be a triple invisible sky god.  I mean, God I can understand.  Jesus I can understand.  But once you've covered all that territory, how in hell do you come up with something as lame as a "holy spirit"?  Nobody even knows what the hell it does, besides making weird people talk funny.


if I'm not mistaken, it was one of the early schism points to resolve the whole virgin mary pregnancy thing... it wasn't like some old greek or roman god that took human form and banged some cute young mortal... it was a 'holy spirit'...  oh.. well that's ok then.

god is formless...  jesus is god in human form... hmmm, how did mary get pregnant?  ghost... 'holy' ghost.
2014-03-17 04:53:29 PM  
1 votes:

FlashHarry: they are both clearly mentally ill. how sad.


Yes, but one will be classified as mentally ill while the other will be classified as "religious".  It's only a matter of degrees.
 
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