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Some religious pearls of wisdom to which I'd like to draw attention -

http://www.freethoughtpedia.com/wiki/Funny_theist_quotes
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Thanks for that Mintaka. Some scarily funny ones there... ;D
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I’d challenge the use of the word “Funny” in the title.  While the wilful ignorance is often shake-your-head amusing, there are many quotes that are at least equally disturbing for containing an undercurrent of ready violence born of brain-dead intolerance and glee over the misfortune of those who have different beliefs.  Worse, most of these people will assert that they are spreading “peace and goodwill.”

Call me humourless, but in this case I’m ashamed of the human race, rather than amused by it.

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From the discussion section:

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Possible title change.
Is "funny" really apropriate? I think we should rename it, Stupid Theist quotes or something. Because I'm not laughing.

Fundamentally Frightening
As examples of stupidity this is perfect. In the final analysis though it is frightening. Frightening that people like this exist in all religions & no doubt amongst atheists as well. Frightening that people can be so stupid. Frightening to think of the trouble they could/do cause. Wish I had some answers, but no matter how many times I entreat the invisible pink unicorn, nothing springs to mind yet. All hail the mighty invisible pink unicorn. You know it makes sense.

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Barring the latent cruelty conveyed in some of these quotes, what struck me most is the clear and presumably deliberate misunderstanding of atheism. Atheism still seems to be viewed as a competing RELIGION amongst many theists.

Perhaps this is so because atheism can't be rationally attacked without demoting it to a religion?

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You mean...
A missionary I knew watched a bullet headed for him do a RIGHT ANGLE before it got to him.
...is not funny?

But seriously. ;)
Probably depends on how dark you like your humour. But I'd agree that some of that is pure hate speech. Ironically God is about love, isn't he?
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Probably depends on how dark you like your humour.
Dark.  Very dark. ;)

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RE:  THIS http://www.freethoughtpedia.com/wiki/Talk:Funny_theist_quotes

Weeeelll, blow me down...

Call me insulated, I guess I just got my atheism the natural way, but I have never encountered such  ??? cr%p.

Some if it is LOL, though!
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Hi everyone, haven't been here in a while. Hope you are all well?

Just read this on Paul Sim's blog and thought it was pretty good. The Catholic church has taken a stance on Reiki. The title of the post was "Pot, kettle?", read on and you will see why.
Quote from: http://blog.newhumanist.org.uk/2009/03/pot-kettle.html
"A Catholic who puts his or her trust in reiki would be operating in the realm of superstition, the no man's land that is neither faith nor science. Superstition corrupts one's worship of God by turning one's religious feeling and practice in a false direction."


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To a sceptic, the question of whose side to take may well prove to be an insurmountable ethical dilemma…

Then again, religions have always been very adept at exploiting just such conundrums, so the choice of whom to reject more energetically is marginally clearer.

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The Conference of Catholic Bishops has warned that reiki, an alternative therapy involving the channelling of "energy" from the therapist to the patient, "lacks scientific credibility" and also risks exposing people to "malevolent forces", a notion which is of course hugely credible and strongly supported by scientists, particularly those working in Malevolent Forces and Evil Spirits research departments around the world.
Does anyone know where I could read more about the research into "Malevolent Forces and Evil Spirits"? I am interested to read about some that does not also "[lack] scientific credibility".
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Not sure where to put this one so here it is -

"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence" - Carl Sagan


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I watched the episode of House the other night called "Damned if you do". House was having a chat with one of the nuns who was explaining a colleagues behaviour.
Quote from: http://www.tv.com/House/Damned+If+You+Do/episode/358494/trivia.html
Sister Eucharist: (The hypochondriac nun) tends to believe in things that aren't real.
House: Really? I thought that was a job description for you people.
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Paddy was driving down the street in a sweat because he had an important meeting and couldn't find a parking place. Looking up to heaven he said, "Lord take pity on me. If you find me a parking place I will go to Mass every Sunday for the rest of me life and give up me Irish Whiskey!"

Miraculously, a parking place appeared.

Paddy looked up again and said, "Never mind, I found one."

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Paddy was driving down the street ....

I got this on e-mail yesterday - I thought it was very funny!
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MEDIESE AANTEKENINGE OP HOSPITAALKAARTE

1.  Sy het nie saamtrekkings of koors nie, maar haar man sê sy was gisteraand baie warm in die bed.

2.  Pasiënt het borspyn as sy vir langer as 'n jaar op haar linkersy lê.

3.  Op die tweede dag was die knie beter, op die derde dag het dit verdwyn.

4.  Die pasiënt is hartseer en huil aanhoudend. Dit lyk of sy ook depressief is.

5.  Die pasiënt is depressief sedert sy my in 1993 begin sien het.

6.  Ontslagstatus: Lewendig maar sonder my toestemming.

7.  Die pasiënt het 'n outopsie geweier.

8.  Die pasiënt het geen geskiedenis van selfmoord nie.

9.  Die pasiënt het sy wit bloedselle by 'n ander hospitaal gelos.

10.  Hy het oor die laaste drie dae net 40 kg opgetel.

11.  Sy is verlam van haar tone af ondertoe!!!

12.  Die vel was droog en klam.

13.  Die pasiënt het wafels vir ontbyt en 'n anoreksia vir middagete gehad.

14.  Hy lyk gesond vir 69. Verstandelik skerp maar vergeetagtig.

15.  Het by tye konstante ongereelde hoofpyn.

16.  Rektale inspeksie het normale grootte skildklier getoon.

17.  Sy was vir die grootste deel van haar lewe hardlywig totdat sy geskei is.

18.  Albei borste is eenders en reageer op lig en akkommodasie.

19.  Die vel is ietwat bleek maar teenwoordig.

20.  Pasiënt het twee tienerkinders maar geen ander abnormaliteite nie.
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