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(US Congress)   U.S. Government calls for citizens to pray and fast so God will help win the war   ( divider line
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2003-03-27 12:06:38 PM  
Athiest: Just because you can't see it doesn't mean it isn't there.

The invisible and the nonexistent look very much alike.

So the invisible purple aliens that created YOU and live in my backyard and compel me to have sex with you 13 year old daughter don't exist cause you can't see them? Well Dude, I have faith that they are definitely there and if you don't start believing and handing over your daughter's ass they're gonna get pissed...
2003-03-27 12:06:41 PM  
Nice artice. Bush reminds me of one of those old English kings, James the 1st maybe not really sure, believed that he was king because of divine right and that he was carrying out god's will
2003-03-27 12:07:09 PM  
Hey, I've got an idea! Let's petition the Lord with prayer!

2003-03-27 12:07:58 PM  
New Yorkers on Sept. 11th = heros.

New Yorkers today = arrested for peaceful protest.

sooooo, how many new yorkers were inflicting violence and bashing the police on 9/11???

"shadup! troll"
2003-03-27 12:08:14 PM  
Whew! Thanks Jelly-elly.

Although I believe that the cancellation of "Futurama" proves that god does not exist.
2003-03-27 12:08:58 PM  
I get it. The same people who take their 'bible' literally and word-for-word are also taking this resolution and its implications literally and word-for-word.
2003-03-27 12:09:09 PM  
Granted, Christmas is a religious holiday...but there's not much religion left in the old girl. Jesus didn't have Christmas trees, goddy lights, or gift certificates to the Sharper Image.

Plus, most historians estimate Jesus' birth at sometime in September. We're merely celebrating a Solstice with a different meaning. It's a monument to consumerism now--and I take the vacation days it grants with a pleasant smile.
2003-03-27 12:09:10 PM  
I know that this is probably the last time that I'll ever be able to say this but...


2003-03-27 12:09:34 PM  
Christmas was hijacked.
2003-03-27 12:09:49 PM  
Dear god,

Please help all of our soldiers kill the infadels. Please help our missles blow up more buildings and people. also god, please send the poor over to the middle east to die first. Amen.....oh wait and bless my pet cat, mr whiskers

that sounds about right
2003-03-27 12:10:12 PM  
You just gotta love our congressfolk.

At least they weren't spending more of our money on something or raising our taxes with this little gem.
2003-03-27 12:10:18 PM  
celebrate Saturnalia then. more drinking, more eating and more fun. all the Christian holidays are rip-off, watered down versions of Pagan feasts anyway.
2003-03-27 12:10:44 PM  
Like John Prine said:

And Jesus don't like killin'

no matter what the killin's for

and your flag decal won't get you
into heaven any more
2003-03-27 12:11:34 PM  

Hey, I've got an idea! Let's petition the Lord with prayer!


Dear God,

If you exist, can I pleeease have a role in a classy porno movie, and when I die, can I have all the boobies I want?

2003-03-27 12:11:44 PM  
"Hey all complainers. Where are you when December 25th rolls around? I'll bet you celebrate Christmas just like everyone else does, and I bet that you take a few days off work to do it."

For one, I'd like you to point out in the Bible where it says to even celebrate Christmas and when to do so.

Secondly, that time of year was originally celebrated as Saturnalia, and the Christians adopted it to compete with the pagans.
2003-03-27 12:12:34 PM  

"Despite the arrests, the demonstration passed peacefully, unlike an anti-war march last weekend in which activists clashed with police, leading to around 70 arrests."

-From Yahoo News

Umm, care to retract your statement?

2003-03-27 12:12:40 PM  
I'm no theologian, but I am pretty sure that praying for God's assistance with a rather grand scale breaking of the "thou shalt not kill" commandment is silly, and nothing more than pandering to the Christian folk who don't really think that attacking a country that has done nothing to us might not be entirely moral.

I am also pretty sure that
is not what God wants the U.S. to be doing. Seems pretty deplorable to me.

I don't know, I guess you Pro-war people will enjoy that site. After all, this is war.

In war, people die
2003-03-27 12:13:57 PM  
"(My actions)"
2003-03-27 12:14:19 PM  
You people are going to be so surprised when you realize that I am your God. Tee hee!
2003-03-27 12:15:09 PM  
I Pledge Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
2003-03-27 12:15:11 PM  
Can we fast from after lunch to right befroe dinner???
2003-03-27 12:15:51 PM  
WillyPete - It's real enough. Give Ney some time, he can still add himself as a sponsor.

Wow, Ney in the House and Jay Hottinger for a state senator. You people in Nurk sure do have it good.
2003-03-27 12:16:06 PM  
Fark: Ooh, I'm threatened by the mention of God!
2003-03-27 12:16:55 PM  

Is that you, Senator McCarthy?
2003-03-27 12:17:03 PM  
In case anyone is interested, G Dubya's own minister has written him a letter condemning his actions in Iraq. Doesn't sound like he gives a fark about what God wants, or doesn't believe his own minister, at any rate. How do I know? I have 6 methodist ministers in my immediate family. G dubya is, sadly, a methodist. Just found it ironic.
2003-03-27 12:17:06 PM  
"03-27-03 12:00:41 PM Easydamsel
i'm up for spliffs and zepplin at seven. count my household in. we can make a difference!"

I see from your bio that you are in Jersey... At 7 pm tonight, I will raise my doobie in the general direction of New Jersey while rockin to Zepelin and salute you.
(love the photo in your bio)
2003-03-27 12:17:08 PM  
When i say the pledge (which i have chosen to not do for a few years now) i said "under gods"
2003-03-27 12:17:13 PM  
Gotta love those Cafeteria Christians who get to pick and choose their commandments ala cart.

"...can I pleeease have a role in a classy porno movie...?"

Classy porno movie? Some things are beyond even God.

2003-03-27 12:18:00 PM  
Ok, I slooowly scrolled the ENTIRE thread, and I am amazed to see No one has posted it yet....

Oh my name it is nothin'
My age it means less
The country I come from
Is called the Midwest
I's taught and brought up there
The laws to abide
And that land that I live in
Has God on its side.

Oh the history books tell it
They tell it so well
The cavalries charged
The Indians fell
The cavalries charged
The Indians died
Oh the country was young
With God on its side.

Oh the Spanish-American
War had its day
And the Civil War too
Was soon laid away
And the names of the heroes
I's made to memorize
With guns in their hands
And God on their side.

Oh the First World War, boys
It closed out its fate
The reason for fighting
I never got straight
But I learned to accept it
Accept it with pride
For you don't count the dead
When God's on your side.

When the Second World War
Came to an end
We forgave the Germans
And we were friends
Though they murdered six million
In the ovens they fried
The Germans now too
Have God on their side.

I've learned to hate Russians
All through my whole life
If another war starts
It's them we must fight
To hate them and fear them
To run and to hide
And accept it all bravely
With God on my side.

But now we got weapons
Of the chemical dust
If fire them we're forced to
Then fire them we must
One push of the button
And a shot the world wide
And you never ask questions
When God's on your side.

In a many dark hour
I've been thinkin' about this
That Jesus Christ
Was betrayed by a kiss
But I can't think for you
You'll have to decide
Whether Judas Iscariot
Had God on his side.

So now as I'm leavin'
I'm weary as Hell
The confusion I'm feelin'
Ain't no tongue can tell
The words fill my head
And fall to the floor
If God's on our side
He'll stop the next war.
2003-03-27 12:18:48 PM  
I thought we werent supposed to paste entire song lyrics into a thread.
2003-03-27 12:19:33 PM  

2003-03-27 12:19:35 PM  
sooooo, how many new yorkers were inflicting violence and bashing the police on 9/11???

sooooo, when did civil disobedience entail violence.

Sorry Danny-boy, just 'cause you don't like the sound of my voice doesn't mean I won't speak.

Especially when I am more intelligent, more articulate, and better informed than you.
2003-03-27 12:19:44 PM  
So when will the government realize that we aren't all Christians, not to mention, some don't even believe in God. Farking idiots.

As an elected official, you represent your constituents, not your congregation!
2003-03-27 12:20:36 PM  
"sooooo, how many new yorkers were inflicting violence and bashing the police on 9/11???"

I'd say that violence and bashings happen quite a bit in New York on ANY given day.
2003-03-27 12:21:20 PM  
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2003-03-27 12:21:20 PM  
Bumper Stickers on my car; "Don't pray in our schools- I won't think in your church" "So many christians- so few lions" "Atheism cures religious terroism" "Freedom is the distance between church and state" "The Bible- a grim fairy tale" and my personal favorite "Religion- it stops a thinking mind" that last one looks like those anti-abortion bumper stickers you see. What's crazy is... I'm Jewish, but also an atheist.
2003-03-27 12:21:39 PM  
2003-03-27 12:21:56 PM  
Holy shiat. Next they're going to be calling on the Super Friends.

They've already called on Voltron.
2003-03-27 12:21:58 PM  
I'm going to sacrifice a goat and eat three triple-pattied, dripping-cheddar bacon cheeseurgers and a plate of dog meat from my Korean neighbors for this occasion! And then I won't be doing any of that praying or believing-in-God stuff!
2003-03-27 12:22:34 PM  
03-27-03 10:45:25 AM Agent_X
Besides, I think the prayer and fast day is just a suggestion. I have a feeling that everyone who believes in prayer is already praying everyday for our troops and even those tricky Iraqis. Heh, tricky Iraqi. I like it!

Yeah, because if there was a resolution for "Celebrate Atheism Day" where U.S. citizens were called on to think about if there really is a God, you wouldn't care because you could just ignore it.
2003-03-27 12:22:52 PM  
UUARUUZARE: I typed that in manually, from memory.
2003-03-27 12:23:06 PM  
Spooda, I prefer the original pledge. Funny how the minister who wrote it didn't find it necessary to add the religious element.

And I'm not exactly proud that our money still bears the McCarthy-era "red scare" motto.
2003-03-27 12:23:19 PM  

And my wait is over! :-)
2003-03-27 12:23:24 PM  

Once again, is that you, Senator McCarthy?

Have you had any problems with auto theft/vandalism?
2003-03-27 12:24:07 PM  
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2003-03-27 12:24:36 PM  
I already paid for bunker buster bombs, I'm not going to fast too. Cruise missles work better than God when it comes to war anyhow.
2003-03-27 12:25:01 PM  
That granny bill has been in line a long time. Wonder what she's pushing?
2003-03-27 12:25:18 PM  
Fark likes to be an intelligent forum. The mention of "god" is like pissing in the pool.

Welcome to our ool. Notice there's no "P" in it. Let's keep it that way.
2003-03-27 12:25:21 PM  
every one of these co-sponsors needs to be slapped:

This can most easily be accomplished by standing at the entrance to the next GOP convention. 24 Republicans, 1 Democrat, and 1 Independent:

Rep Aderholt, Robert B. - R
Rep Barrett, J. Gresham - R
Rep Bartlett, Roscoe G. - R
Rep Beauprez, Bob - R
Rep Bishop, Rob - R
Rep Boozman, John - R
Rep Brown, Corrine - D
Rep Burton, Dan - R
Rep Carter, John R. - R
Rep Davis, Jo Ann - R
Rep DeMint, Jim - R
Rep Gingrey, Phil - R
Rep Goode, Virgil H., Jr. - I
Rep Hayes, Robin - R
Rep Jones, Walter B., Jr. - R
Rep King, Steve - R
Rep Manzullo, Donald A. - R
Rep Miller, Jeff - R
Rep Myrick, Sue - R
Rep Pitts, Joseph R. - R
Rep Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana - R
Rep Ryun, Jim - R
Rep Souder, Mark E. - R
Rep Terry, Lee - R
Rep Tiahrt, Todd - R
Rep Weldon, Dave - R

2003-03-27 12:25:36 PM  
JackinUSA -

I'm assuming that's supposed to be funny because it does nothing to disprove my point...

...and it's not even clever. Go back to the drawing board.
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