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2020-10-26 11:17:48 PM  
"I thought it was a pretty convincing theological argument," van Sloten said. "But people just went nuts with it."

And just like that, he covered the history of pretty much every religion
 
2020-10-26 11:29:33 PM  
Speaking of stupid nonsense, I believe we've been duped by a genius that wanted us to take a look in the mirror and realize just how stupid and nonsensical we really are. Awareness is key, right? Unfortunately, the genius didn't know just how deep the unwitty and gullible would sink. Or, maybe he did. Which would make him an evil genius. An evil genius that would love nothing more than to witness susceptible morons combat each other. Kind of his personal blooper entertainment. That said, there is only one person so perverted enough, so devilishly playful, so sick and drunk with power...
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Good one, Bill. Now stop before one of these nut jobs confuses everything up with Al-Anon.
 
2020-10-27 12:08:04 AM  
guys i literally cant tell whos worse
 
2020-10-27 12:09:49 AM  
People who believe in sky fairies without proof believe things other things without proof too.  News at 11.
 
2020-10-27 12:11:51 AM  
Churches, huh.

What a surprise.
 
2020-10-27 12:12:12 AM  
On social media, DiSabatino watched as the debunked Plandemic video was shared and watched hundreds of times by people in her congregation. Inevitably, DiSabatino began hearing of QAnon from people around her, and began to read more about it.

THIS. Oh Lawd this. You don't want to know how many parents in my city had plenty of time to themselves over lockdown and came out as anti-vax when school came back.
 
2020-10-27 12:12:45 AM  
The information age has spawned a new dark age.

(Hopefully, the Muslims will get us out of this one, again.)
 
2020-10-27 12:14:21 AM  
"DiSabatino soon realized her anger toward what she viewed as someone's irrational beliefs would drive a further wedge between them..."

Now imagine how us atheists feel.
 
2020-10-27 12:15:01 AM  
"Pastor John van Sloten of Marda Loop Church in Calgary had been thinking about, in his view, the theology behind wearing a mask."


*
facepalm* Dude...'everything' does not need a theological background.  I mean, at least he's supporting mask usage, but does it really have to be any more complicated than a simple 'keep our community healthy. Wearing masks helps prevent a disease from spreading.'  Not everything needs to be an allegory or have symbolism.
 
2020-10-27 12:15:59 AM  
Religions and conspiracy theories operate in much the same way.

Both promise answers and insights that make the receivers feel special and smarter than everyone who doesn't believe as they do.

Nice to see CBC gets that Q started on the Chans and not Reddit like we saw on a recent thread.
 
2020-10-27 12:16:20 AM  
"His basic premise was that if Jesus, who was God, took on a human body to mask his Godness for the sake of others, then Christians should also cover up their faces during a pandemic."

This is horrible theology, even by theology's standards. You can't just come up with any old analogy involving God and use it to support an ethical stance. There has to be SOME connection between the two.
 
2020-10-27 12:17:45 AM  
You mean to tell me that superstitious people who lean heavily on magical thinking and who view believing outlandish bullsh*t based on zero evidence to be a virtue would be susceptible to the Qanon dumbf*ckery? Pull the other one.
 
2020-10-27 12:18:45 AM  
 These two pastors were sooooo close....


Gee, it's almost like these crazy Qannon folks are looking for answers to the big questions and the meaning to why we're here.
 
2020-10-27 12:18:57 AM  
"For the last time, his blood was not single malt!"
 
2020-10-27 12:19:16 AM  
With any luck this particular cult will end just like Jonestown or Heaven's Gate did.
 
2020-10-27 12:24:09 AM  

fusillade762: With any luck this particular cult will end just like Jonestown or Heaven's Gate did.


Christianity or QAnon?
 
2020-10-27 12:26:48 AM  

Almea Tarrant: fusillade762: With any luck this particular cult will end just like Jonestown or Heaven's Gate did.

Christianity or QAnon?


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2020-10-27 12:26:49 AM  

Norquist Vagprobe: "His basic premise was that if Jesus, who was God, took on a human body to mask his Godness for the sake of others, then Christians should also cover up their faces during a pandemic."

This is horrible theology, even by theology's standards. You can't just come up with any old analogy involving God and use it to support an ethical stance. There has to be SOME connection between the two.


Jesus masked his Godness, so Godness is like the COVID virus.
Don't you see? It makes perfect sense!
 
2020-10-27 12:29:46 AM  

New Rising Sun: "Pastor John van Sloten of Marda Loop Church in Calgary had been thinking about, in his view, the theology behind wearing a mask."


*facepalm* Dude...'everything' does not need a theological background.  I mean, at least he's supporting mask usage, but does it really have to be any more complicated than a simple 'keep our community healthy. Wearing masks helps prevent a disease from spreading.'  Not everything needs to be an allegory or have symbolism.


He should've gone with: "you think Jesus washed all those farking feet without covering his mouth and nose?"
 
2020-10-27 12:37:38 AM  

Yeast No 7: The information age has spawned a new dark age.

(Hopefully, the Muslims will get us out of this one, again.)



What the Muslims learned they learned from the Chinese and that was AFTER what the Chinese gave the Greeks.

And remember: This whole business of what Prophet is which Savior and Britain's border drawings on the inside of their Imperious Brain is NOT amusing to the Chinese who absorbed many a middle-eastern and Asia-minor family through trade routes a thousand years before this little religious war conundrum of 500CE.

You wipe your feet of it before coming to China. And how one relaxes and where a sole might be accidentally "pointed" isn't Kosher to make a fuss about, neither.
 
2020-10-27 12:38:31 AM  
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2020-10-27 12:39:59 AM  

Norquist Vagprobe: "His basic premise was that if Jesus, who was God, took on a human body to mask his Godness for the sake of others, then Christians should also cover up their faces during a pandemic."

This is horrible theology, even by theology's standards. You can't just come up with any old analogy involving God and use it to support an ethical stance. There has to be SOME connection between the two.


I'm now curious how the scriptures cover topics such as Crocs.
 
2020-10-27 12:44:34 AM  

Norquist Vagprobe: "His basic premise was that if Jesus, who was God, took on a human body to mask his Godness for the sake of others, then Christians should also cover up their faces during a pandemic."

This is horrible theology, even by theology's standards. You can't just come up with any old analogy involving God and use it to support an ethical stance. There has to be SOME connection between the two.


Jesus didn't want to infect people with his Godness so he wore a human maak. What part of that do you have a problem with?
 
2020-10-27 12:45:46 AM  
"Q" its the bat signal for morons
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2020-10-27 12:47:22 AM  
Jesus says be cool.  Like if you have some people that need care or if you just have a joint to share or whatever.

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2020-10-27 12:50:11 AM  
Haha Canada, we're not the only stupid heads!  Maybe it's contagious thought, like the Covid, and you caught it from hanging out with us.  I'm sorry.
 
2020-10-27 12:53:19 AM  

Yeast No 7: The information age has spawned a new dark age.

(Hopefully, the Muslims will get us out of this one, again.)


The Misinformation age, if you will.
 
2020-10-27 12:55:13 AM  
Religions are not like conspiracy theories. That's a lazy comparison.
Fark isn't the place to go into it but they really aren't alike.
 
2020-10-27 12:56:37 AM  

Iggie: "DiSabatino soon realized her anger toward what she viewed as someone's irrational beliefs would drive a further wedge between them..."

Now imagine how us atheists feel.


I don't see why you can't humor your family and participate in every religious ritual they do and never mention that you don't believe it and basically pretend to agree with them just to keep the peace. Why are you so divisive?
 
2020-10-27 12:57:44 AM  

Invalid Litter Dept: Yeast No 7: The information age has spawned a new dark age.

(Hopefully, the Muslims will get us out of this one, again.)

The Misinformation age, if you will.


Don't leave out the Irish monks who educated the British nobility after the Black Plague.
 
2020-10-27 12:57:45 AM  
QAnon vs. Churches. Kinda like Walmart pharmacies vs. the US DOJ. No matter who wins, we all lose.
 
2020-10-27 12:59:56 AM  

New Rising Sun: "Pastor John van Sloten of Marda Loop Church in Calgary had been thinking about, in his view, the theology behind wearing a mask."


*facepalm* Dude...'everything' does not need a theological background.  I mean, at least he's supporting mask usage, but does it really have to be any more complicated than a simple 'keep our community healthy. Wearing masks helps prevent a disease from spreading.'  Not everything needs to be an allegory or have symbolism.


Yeah, actually it does. Not for him, per se, but for many of his simple-minded congregants who are thoroughly sold on the "life is a test to see who gets into Heaven" concept and believe that literally everything they do, from what kind of car they drive, to which TV news station they trust, to whether or not they follow medical guidelines, is being graded by Saint Peter himself and one wrong move is all it takes to deny them entry to the promised land, dooming them to an eternity of suffering in Hell. So, for those people, if he wants them to make the "smart" decision, he has to find a Biblical allegory for it.

This is even parodied in The Simpsons, with the tenuous relationship between Ned Flanders and Reverend Lovejoy, because of Ned's inability to make his own decisions. He relies on Biblical guidance for EVERYTHING.

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2020-10-27 1:00:13 AM  

red5ish: Invalid Litter Dept: Yeast No 7: The information age has spawned a new dark age.

(Hopefully, the Muslims will get us out of this one, again.)

The Misinformation age, if you will.

Don't leave out the Irish monks who educated the British nobility after the Black Plague.


Damn, it's like those religious nuts are trying to civilize people.
 
2020-10-27 1:03:09 AM  
What part of "If they're not buying into *your* particular brand of nonsense it's not good for you" don't you get, other than all of it?
 
2020-10-27 1:04:16 AM  
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Hey stubby, there's someone I'd like you to meet.
 
2020-10-27 1:06:07 AM  
I've said before that I imagine that religious people are rich fodder for conspiracy theories. All of their training tells them to take shiat on faith that no same person could possibly believe.
 
2020-10-27 1:06:17 AM  

Martian_Astronomer: Iggie: "DiSabatino soon realized her anger toward what she viewed as someone's irrational beliefs would drive a further wedge between them..."

Now imagine how us atheists feel.

I don't see why you can't humor your family and participate in every religious ritual they do and never mention that you don't believe it and basically pretend to agree with them just to keep the peace. Why are you so divisive?


Oh, I don't know.  Gee.  Maybe if they would damn well actually try to follow the tenets of the religions they claim to have such a fervent belief in, and try to not shove their personal perversions of said faiths down the throats of others, while at the same time judging anyone who doesn't agree with them as the SPAWN OF THE DEVIL!!!, maybe then, and only then, I'd be willing to have a rational conversation with them.
 
2020-10-27 1:07:19 AM  

Jesus McSordid: I've said before that I imagine that religious people are rich fodder for conspiracy theories. All of their training tells them to take shiat on faith that no same person could possibly believe.


You have also described Trumpism.
 
2020-10-27 1:16:41 AM  
Obviously, the Russians are responsible.
 
2020-10-27 1:17:35 AM  
q balls
 
2020-10-27 1:22:42 AM  

atomic-age: Norquist Vagprobe: "His basic premise was that if Jesus, who was God, took on a human body to mask his Godness for the sake of others, then Christians should also cover up their faces during a pandemic."

This is horrible theology, even by theology's standards. You can't just come up with any old analogy involving God and use it to support an ethical stance. There has to be SOME connection between the two.

I'm now curious how the scriptures cover topics such as Crocs.


If the scriptures covered them, then Isidore of Seville probably wrote a crappy etymology of them.
 
2020-10-27 1:25:23 AM  
Maybe I'm unclear on the concept but why hasn't this 'Q' been doxed yet? Or at least the people who are the main spreaders of 'Q' bullshiat. Seems like that would be easy.
 
2020-10-27 1:29:15 AM  

wax_on: Maybe I'm unclear on the concept but why hasn't this 'Q' been doxed yet? Or at least the people who are the main spreaders of 'Q' bullshiat. Seems like that would be easy.


Meh. All you need for anonymity on the chans is a VPN, and not even that if you're not afraid of the mods going rogue.

And many spreaders have been identified as bots, but not doxxed.
 
2020-10-27 1:34:59 AM  

atomic-age: I'm now curious how the scriptures cover topics such as Crocs.


Crocs are an abomination to the fashion gods.
 
2020-10-27 1:35:05 AM  

Iggie: Maybe if they would damn well actually try to follow the tenets of the religions they claim to have such a fervent belief in, and try to not shove their personal perversions of said faiths


After spending the better part of two decades deeply steeped in White Evangelicalism then having all of the fun associated with leaving it, I am firmly of the belief that the hypocrites aren't as big of a problem as the sincere believers in shiatty ideas, and that unfortunately a lot of those shiatty ideas are pretty baked in.

(In related news, there's never a shortage of people who are eager to tell me that I should be religious again because the flavor I'm most familiar with wasn't really Christianity.)
 
2020-10-27 1:38:15 AM  
You gotta go where the customers are.
 
2020-10-27 1:50:51 AM  

Norquist Vagprobe: You can't just come up with any old analogy involving God and use it to support an ethical stance. There has to be SOME connection between the two.


Billions of religious folk all say "challenge accepted" in unison.
 
2020-10-27 1:55:25 AM  
Churches have long served to provide those susceptible to fanciful tales of a supreme being in our society with a relatively benign outlet. The encouraging of regular social activities ("Fellowship after services", "Bible study", "Church socials", etc) serves to keep the members in regular social contact, reinforcing their anchoring to the reality we all inhabit. The weekly guidance of a member of the "clergy" helps to keep the flock organized and focused.

Rip away much of the structure and regular physical interaction, and you've got a bunch of susceptible rubes who have been robbed of the primary anchor keeping them in THIS reality. With additional leisure time now available, they are cast adrift upon the internet looking for a new anchor to which to attach their obsessions. Q provides biblically cryptic and open-to-interpretation "scriptures" in the form of "Q drops", "clergy" online that can assist with interpreting the "scripture", and everything else a religiously-inclined rube with a vacuum between their ears needs to get sucked into a new reality.
 
2020-10-27 2:00:28 AM  

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Hey stubby, there's someone I'd like you to meet.


And while we're at it...
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2020-10-27 2:07:37 AM  

Almea Tarrant: fusillade762: With any luck this particular cult will end just like Jonestown or Heaven's Gate did.

Christianity or QAnon?


Yes.
 
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