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2010-09-19 11:02:16 PM  
A direct to video movie with one of the sub-Baldwins in it is now a Hollywood-wide trend? And there's no ready stock of villains? I guess I'll just ignore the billions of movies with Nazis in them that come out every year.

This article has achieved Breitbart levels of retarded.
 
2010-09-19 11:03:34 PM  
Feeling a bit persecuted, are we?
 
2010-09-19 11:09:21 PM  
Personally, I'm quite scared of people that don't believe in something that doesn't exist.
 
2010-09-19 11:17:45 PM  

Goose4: Personally, I'm quite scared of people that don't believe in something that doesn't exist.


I don't believe such a person exists.
 
2010-09-19 11:23:14 PM  
"60% of Americans believe the country is headed in the wrong direction. Could big-city atheists be to blame?"


Hello, this country has been run by men claiming to be christian. In fact, nearly every politician in the country, including our president, lines up to polish the christian knob...

Not happy with America? This mess was created by christians.
 
2010-09-19 11:35:49 PM  
I am quite diabolical.
 
2010-09-19 11:48:34 PM  
Athiests are just as ludicrous as devouts, both claiming to know what they do not know. If there is a God, we know exactly as much as God wants us to know about God, which is nothing. Accept it. Be Agnostic.
 
2010-09-19 11:50:28 PM  

Il Douchey: Athiests are just as ludicrous as devouts, both claiming to know what they do not know. If there is a God, we know exactly as much as God wants us to know about God, which is nothing. Accept it. Be Agnostic.


Aren't you just as ludicrous, claiming to know what you do not know? You stand there and proclaim that *no one* knows the answer to this question. You are saying that your doubt and your lack of knowledge must be the only possible rational way.

Sounds pretty arrogant to me.
 
2010-09-19 11:51:38 PM  
This movie is clearly not indicative of Hollywood. At all.

But now that I'm thinking about it, I can't really think of any movies that really portray atheists, either positively or negatively. I'm sure there are some out there, but I guess I never paid much attention. (For this I'm only considering movies that came out in theater, to discount crazy movies with clear agendas, like the one in the article)
 
2010-09-19 11:53:25 PM  

Il Douchey: Athiests are just as ludicrous as devouts, both claiming to know what they do not know. If there is a God, we know exactly as much as God wants us to know about God, which is nothing. Accept it. Be Agnostic.


The important thing is you found a way to be a condescending douche...

.... oh.
 
2010-09-19 11:53:42 PM  

TheOmni: This movie is clearly not indicative of Hollywood. At all.

But now that I'm thinking about it, I can't really think of any movies that really portray atheists, either positively or negatively. I'm sure there are some out there, but I guess I never paid much attention. (For this I'm only considering movies that came out in theater, to discount crazy movies with clear agendas, like the one in the article)


Off the top of my head...

Bill Adama from BSG
Dr. Cox from Scrubs
House
Captain Picard
 
2010-09-20 12:00:37 AM  
DamnYankees: Aren't you just as ludicrous, claiming to know what you do not know? You stand there and proclaim that *no one* knows the answer to this question. You are saying that your doubt and your lack of knowledge must be the only possible rational way. Sounds pretty arrogant to me.

No way Yankee. I proclaim NOTHING. God may be a bearded white guy, a pumpkin, an angry illiterate pedophile (though, I really doubt that one)a Jew, a Chinaman or a myth. I don't know. And, to me, the only position I can be comfortable with is a proud, robust declaration of ignorance on all matters religious.
 
2010-09-20 12:03:13 AM  
Curses! My horrible atheist plot to persecute Christians has been foiled! I might as well come clean and reveal my heinous plan:

Step one, locate a Christian.
Step two, invite them to beer.
Step three, and this is the truly evil bit.....debate them!
Step four, rinse, lather, repeat.

Oh, yes.....I almost forgot the evil laughter while I rub my hands together in nefarious glee!

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
 
2010-09-20 12:12:25 AM  

DamnYankees: TheOmni: This movie is clearly not indicative of Hollywood. At all.

But now that I'm thinking about it, I can't really think of any movies that really portray atheists, either positively or negatively. I'm sure there are some out there, but I guess I never paid much attention. (For this I'm only considering movies that came out in theater, to discount crazy movies with clear agendas, like the one in the article)

Off the top of my head...

Bill Adama from BSG
Dr. Cox from Scrubs
House
Captain Picard


Ellie Arroway from "Contact"
 
2010-09-20 12:13:25 AM  
Oh, and Lisa Simpson.
 
2010-09-20 12:17:00 AM  

Il Douchey: DamnYankees: Aren't you just as ludicrous, claiming to know what you do not know? You stand there and proclaim that *no one* knows the answer to this question. You are saying that your doubt and your lack of knowledge must be the only possible rational way. Sounds pretty arrogant to me.

No way Yankee. I proclaim NOTHING. God may be a bearded white guy, a pumpkin, an angry illiterate pedophile (though, I really doubt that one)a Jew, a Chinaman or a myth. I don't know. And, to me, the only position I can be comfortable with is a proud, robust declaration of ignorance on all matters religious.


I give the fundie-types credit for managing to adjust the popular conception of "atheist" from the lack of a belief of the existence of God, to a positive belief in His non-existence. Very smooth.
 
2010-09-20 12:21:29 AM  

horse-pheathers: Oh, and Lisa Simpson.


She's not an atheist, she just doesn't believe in any religion. She tried, but no.
 
2010-09-20 12:25:46 AM  

Il Douchey: Athiests are just as ludicrous as devouts, both claiming to know what they do not know.

TheOmni: The important thing is you found a way to be a condescending douche...


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2010-09-20 12:26:02 AM  

jaylectricity: horse-pheathers: Oh, and Lisa Simpson.

She's not an atheist, she just doesn't believe in any religion. She tried, but no.


First, that's rather splitting hairs (and may be playing fast and loose with the definition of "religion" in much the same way as Christian fundamentalists have been, for decades, saying such things as "I don't have a religion; I have a personal relationship with Jesus"). Second, I thought she'd settled onto atheistic Buddhism. Been a while since I watched the Simpsons, though.
 
2010-09-20 12:29:18 AM  

horse-pheathers: Second, I thought she'd settled onto atheistic Buddhism.


I'm pretty sure that was one episode. They don't write too many episodes about her because the simpletons think those episodes are weak.
 
2010-09-20 01:14:36 AM  

Il Douchey: Accept it. Be Agnostic.


Yeah, man up and refuse to consider the evidence or lack of evidence. Be as indecisive as possible. Be agnostic.

I simply do not understand viewpoints where not only do you refuse to take a side, to consider evidence one way or another, but you're actually proud to not make a decision.
 
2010-09-20 01:18:09 AM  
As an atheist...

I would like to beat these people up with my cheap ass christmas lawn decorations!

(hey, I don't have much money, but love decorating)
 
2010-09-20 01:21:59 AM  
Also, pretty obvious that ol Danny boy is on the nose candy again.
 
2010-09-20 02:02:22 AM  

Il Douchey: Athiests are just as ludicrous as devouts, both claiming to know what they do not know. If there is a God, we know exactly as much as God wants us to know about God, which is nothing. Accept it. Be Agnostic.


As an Apathetic Agnostic Minister I say fark it
 
2010-09-20 02:07:33 AM  
Damn, I had Calvinists in the pool...

/I never win anything!
 
2010-09-20 02:07:47 AM  
What do you mean, new?
 
2010-09-20 02:08:22 AM  
El_Frijole_Blanco: As an Apathetic Agnostic Minister I say fark it

I'm not a ninjitsu practicing atheist pastor, but I play one on tv, so I'm really getting a kick...
 
2010-09-20 02:09:41 AM  

Il Douchey: Athiests are just as ludicrous as devouts, both claiming to know what they do not know. If there is a God, we know exactly as much as God wants us to know about God, which is nothing. Accept it. Be Agnostic.


Yegods, not this shiat again.

You are an "agnostic atheist", as am I, as is Dawkins, as is Hitchins, as is Myers, as are the vast majority of people who go under the "atheist" moniker. Our positions regarding the existence of gods are largely identical. Please stop forwarding the BS definition of "atheist" created by the religious in the attempt to marginalize us, and please stop hiding behind the term "agnostic" in order to avoid the social stigma these self-same people have tried to attach to the word "atheist".

/Yeah, I bit. Shame on me.
 
2010-09-20 02:13:22 AM  
I'm agnostic about agnostics.
 
2010-09-20 02:17:50 AM  

Con_Authority: "60% of Americans believe the country is headed in the wrong direction. Could big-city atheists be to blame?"


Hello, this country has been run by men claiming to be christian. In fact, nearly every politician in the country, including our president, lines up to polish the christian knob...

Not happy with America? This mess was created by christians.


Actually (and this is coming from a devout Christian), you are correct. The churches are really to blame for dropping the ball and letting a lot of immoral behavior slide. 200 years ago, just about everyone had a higher morals standard in this country: Christians and non-Christians; it was just part of our culture. But over the past 50 or 70 years the churches (for the most part) have been more worried about being popular than sticking to their morals code. It doesn't surprise me that divorce rates are above 50% in this country; Christian divorce rates are just as high (actually a bit higher). So really, if we Christians can't get our act together, we shouldn't be pointing fingers at non Christians.
 
2010-09-20 02:19:41 AM  

Il Douchey: DamnYankees: Aren't you just as ludicrous, claiming to know what you do not know? You stand there and proclaim that *no one* knows the answer to this question. You are saying that your doubt and your lack of knowledge must be the only possible rational way. Sounds pretty arrogant to me.

No way Yankee. I proclaim NOTHING. God may be a bearded white guy, a pumpkin, an angry illiterate pedophile (though, I really doubt that one)a Jew, a Chinaman or a myth. I don't know. And, to me, the only position I can be comfortable with is a proud, robust declaration of ignorance on all matters religious.


My favorite part was the part where you said you proclaim nothing right after proclaiming you knew what God wanted.
 
2010-09-20 02:21:39 AM  

Con_Authority: "60% of Americans believe the country is headed in the wrong direction. Could big-city atheists be to blame?"


Hello, this country has been run by men claiming to be christian. In fact, nearly every politician in the country, including our president, lines up to polish the christian knob...

Not happy with America? This mess was created by christians.


And why, o why, is your vote not enabled..... :-(
 
2010-09-20 02:21:56 AM  

Max Bell: I'm agnostic about agnostics.


Strange, because I'm agnostic about gnostics.

/Lots of people claim to know, until you question them thoroughly.
//The moment "faith" comes up, they're acknowledging that they merely decided to act as if they knew.
 
2010-09-20 02:22:34 AM  

Il Douchey: No way Yankee. I proclaim NOTHING. God may be a bearded white guy, a pumpkin, an angry illiterate pedophile (though, I really doubt that one)a Jew, a Chinaman or a myth. I don't know. And, to me, the only position I can be comfortable with is a proud, robust declaration of ignorance on all matters religious.


The trick is in understanding that the supernatural isn't real.
 
2010-09-20 02:22:41 AM  
So, no one's gonna talk about that trailer then? we're just going to rehash tired old arguments for the zillionth time?

I'm an atheist, and I thought that movie looked highly entertaining. I've never seen a better Rifftrax candidate.
 
2010-09-20 02:23:06 AM  
You should be afraid.
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2010-09-20 02:23:58 AM  
elchip:
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I'm not so sure how Occam's Razor is to be applied here.
The whole scientific "Universe" thing is pretty complicated here. Just saying "God thought it into existence and that's why things are, and are in the way they are" seems to be the far simpler explanation.

Well, one could point out "But then you have to explain where God came from, and what he was doing in the void and for how long before realizing a universe would make sense" as a complicated question. But it's no more complicated than the same question of what happened BEFORE the Big Bang and why it didn't bang into a perfectly symmetrical sphere of features- meaning that it must have had asymmetric details to it even though there's nothing before it to CREATE that information in its structure.
 
2010-09-20 02:24:05 AM  

Il Douchey: Athiests are just as ludicrous as devouts, both claiming to know what they do not know. If there is a God, we know exactly as much as God wants us to know about God, which is nothing. Accept it. Be Agnostic.


Agnostics are just as ludicrous as Christians, claiming to not know what could possibly be known. They refuse to acknowledge god even if verifiable evidence were presented. Could you be more closed-minded or generally lame?
 
2010-09-20 02:24:38 AM  
Yes, America. This is just what we need, more fuel for the religious war fire. Can't we be moderate about anything anymore. We're starting to look like a bunch of crazies.
 
2010-09-20 02:25:28 AM  
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2010-09-20 02:26:53 AM  
I have been shown nothing concrete (agnostic) and therefore I do not have faith (atheist).

fark y'all trying to push other definitions.
 
2010-09-20 02:27:11 AM  

horse-pheathers: Curses! My horrible atheist plot to persecute Christians has been foiled! I might as well come clean and reveal my heinous plan:

Step one, locate a Christian.
Step two, invite them to beer.
Step three, and this is the truly evil bit.....debate them!
Step four, rinse, lather, repeat.

Oh, yes.....I almost forgot the evil laughter while I rub my hands together in nefarious glee!

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!


Judges, here is your winner.
Debate is what they fear most.
 
2010-09-20 02:27:20 AM  

Oznog: I'm not so sure how Occam's Razor is to be applied here.
The whole scientific "Universe" thing is pretty complicated here. Just saying "God thought it into existence and that's why things are, and are in the way they are" seems to be the far simpler explanation.


Really? Somehow in your mind it's simpler to believe that "god made things" than to believe simply that "things are"? As far as I can tell, any universe that [Gg]od could create would be somewhat less complicated from a reason-based standpoint if you accepted that creation might have happened without a [Gg]od.
 
2010-09-20 02:28:10 AM  
That's right, folks. We're going to kill you all and eat your babies.

OOGA BOOGA!
 
2010-09-20 02:28:15 AM  

Oznog: The whole scientific "Universe" thing is pretty complicated here. Just saying "God thought it into existence and that's why things are, and are in the way they are" seems to be the far simpler explanation.


What exactly is the mechanism for the bolded phrase? If you can't explain how that happened, how is that even an explanation?
 
2010-09-20 02:28:35 AM  

Gunther: So, no one's gonna talk about that trailer then? we're just going to rehash tired old arguments for the zillionth time?

I'm an atheist, and I thought that movie looked highly entertaining. I've never seen a better Rifftrax candidate.


Why would you expect any other reaction from Fark?
 
2010-09-20 02:29:32 AM  
If there is a multiverse, and there could be mind you, surely there is, among the infinite probabilities, one universe among many where a God like figure exists.

However, that would mean there are plenty of other universes where no such God figure would exist.

That said, perhaps God, whatever it is, is the leftovers from a Singularity, perhaps from a previous incarnation of our universe, which somehow survived the previous cycle of the universe, including the Big Collapse, followed by the Big Bang that created our current universe. Or, perhaps, God doesn't exist yet, but will, if we happen to be the sentient organics who happen to create the Singularity.

Or maybe it is 2:30 in the morning and I have a 105 degree fever from rheumatoid, the walls keep wavering, and my brain has gone on vacation. It is a distinct possibility.
 
2010-09-20 02:30:01 AM  

baka-san: As an atheist...

I would like to beat these people up with my cheap ass christmas lawn decorations!

(hey, I don't have much money, but love decorating)


As a sensualist...

I'd only let you beat me if your lawn decorations were made out of surgery grade silicone.

/obscure?
 
2010-09-20 02:30:22 AM  
The idea that "you can't prove a negative" somehow makes very specific, evidence-free religious claims equally likely as their absence is pretty funny. Especially when the same logic applies to leprechauns, Bigfoot and the bogeyman that could be under your bed RIGHT NOW! Better go check - how can you logically afford to take that chance?
 
2010-09-20 02:31:22 AM  

Itstoearly: The churches are really to blame for dropping the ball and letting a lot of immoral behavior slide. 200 years ago, just about everyone had a higher morals standard in this country


Crime rates are at their lowest point in forty years.

Itstoearly: It doesn't surprise me that divorce rates are above 50% in this country


Divorce rates have also been dropping for the past couple of decades.

Is any of your "This modern world is a SINFUL place!" rhetoric not based on BS?
 
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