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    dieAntagonista
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    dieAntagonista

    Can I ask a stupid question, what’s the difference between the cross and the fish. Don’t they both stand for Christianity

    suicydking
    Member

    Thousands of atheists marched in protest in Europe last weekend over a drawing of nobody with a bomb on his head.

    Namelis1
    Member

    I thought that was a violent suicide bombing attack against abortion clinics? Hardly a march.

    Puulaahi
    Member

    Pretty sure the Jesus fish is for modern day Christians and the Cross is for Catholicism and Christianity.

    More info on the fish.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ichthys

    The Flying Spaghetti Monster was not included in the trash can…How insulting.

    Lamb
    Member

    The fish is a pagan sign that Christians adopted it… but now the only difference is one is a fish and the other a stick… so Christians believe in fish-sticks.

    dieAntagonista
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    dieAntagonista

    Ah, why that’s curious. Ha, ‘The Fish Mission’ so people take this whole fish thing seriously.
    I see, well all the Christians I know are strict Catholics, and none of them even heard of teh fish.

    TheBleakranger
    Member

    Hey, wait a minute! Catholics aren’t Christians; they’re Catholic!

    TheLotusEater725
    Member

    I’ll stop littering when you stop trying to convert me.

    #makecasemdsgreatagain
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    Fuck all of you.
    God made me an atheist.

    suicydking
    Member

    @Namelis1: When did atheists ever bomb an abortion clinic?

    TheLotusEater725
    Member

    @ suicydking

    I dunno about abortion clinics but Chairman Mao and stalin killed a lot of people. Some argue that atheists have killed more than theists. Christian science monitor had a good Op-ed column on that www.csmonitor.com/2006/1121/p09s01-coop.html

    suicydking
    Member

    @thelotuseater725: Yeah, except they killed people because they were violent paranoid dictators, not because they didn’t think that Jesus loved them.

    The folks I was poking fun at (rioting over a cartoon) and the folks Namelis mentioned (killing doctors) did what they did ONLY because it’s what they thought god wanted them to do.

    Can we not have this same tired conversation here on MCS again? All I did was make a joke… Also, if the only thing keeping someone from killing me outright is a belief in god, I don’t really want them living in my community, ya know?

    The Matrix: Rebooted
    Member

    All arguments of who killed more people should be represented as a percentage of the people alive on earth at the time.

    TheLotusEater725
    Member

    @ suicyd
    Chill dude, I was merely pointing out that a lack of religion does not equate to a lack of violence and crime. Here smoke some of this, forum.grasscity.com/photopost/showphoto.php/photo/15642/limit/views It’s called sugar bear.

    Paul_Is_Drunk
    Member

    @thelotuseater725
    By “merely pointing out lack of religion does not equate to a lack of violence” you mean claiming that atheists have killed more people than theists?

    O_o?

    Well then I’m going to make a claim that Nintendo DS is a horrible video game system by siting two unbelievably crappy games far outside the norm and use a Playstation Portable website to back up my claim.

    #makecasemdsgreatagain
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    @dieAntagonista: @suicydking: @Namelis1: @Puulaahi: @TheBleakranger:
    All of you retards go atheist or my GOD will kill all of you dipshits!

    dieAntagonista
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    dieAntagonista

    @Paul_Is_Drunk: I agree. Also, even if it could be proven that atheists killed more people than theist, the fine difference would be that atheists didn’t do it because of ‘one cause’.
    But that’s no way to judge anyway. You have to judge people individually. If you can’t judge other human beings individually, then you don’t deserve to be judged individually either.

    dieAntagonista
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    dieAntagonista

    theists*

    I hope ‘one cause’ makes sense. It’s far more dangerous when people are convinced their crimes will have a positive effect in the end because of some twisted logic, as compared to people who know what they’re doing is wrong.

    Yuri
    Member

    The fish was a symbol of the primitive christian groups often drawn in the catacombs, place in which they use to gather to celebrate the Eucharist.
    The fish was a symbol they use to express Jesus’ desire fo his followers to “fish” men.
    Nowadays more used amongthe evangelic groups rather than the Roman apostolic christians.
    Sybolism in christianity is very vast and complex, and you know the meaning you realize they have a lot of pagan shit.
    Anyways, “they’re all going to hell for not thinking for their own” thus spake Zarathustra

    dieAntagonista
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    dieAntagonista

    @Yuri:
    10 points for quoting something from one of my favourite books.

    Yuri
    Member

    oh btw sorry for all my mistakes, my english is not very good and my keyboard is fucked up

    sylvanish
    Member

    Take that fish and extrapolate the tail lines to finish the symbol. It’s much more potent than just a jesus thing; it’s an image of the holographic universe. (Infinite Outerspace overlapping Infinite Innerspace forming Maya in the middle) Maybe.

    TheLotusEater725
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    2Yuri. Oh man the christians have stolen so many traditions and symbols from the pagans it isn’t even funny. @ paul Did you actually read what i said? I said ” some people argue that atheism has killed more people” i didn’t say ” ZOMG ATHEISTS HAVE KILLED MORE PEOPLE.” I mean to even argue that one side kills more than the other would send you into philosophical debate from hell. I am just so goddamned tired of smug assholes acting like their belief is the correct and perfect way acting like atheism is a portal to some pie in… Read more »

    Phyreblade
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    @dieAntagonista,
    @Puulaahi:
    As I understand it, the fish actually predates the cross as the religious symbol for Christianity…

    Caio
    Member

    Yeah, this thread turned out more or less as I was expecting it to.

    Anyway Phyreblade is right: Back when Jesus was almost entirely portrayed as a youthful, short-haired shepherd or fisherman, the fish was a discrete symbol meaning “church here”; in Roman times churches had to be secretive and were often in basements and people’s houses and stuff. Crosses started popping up a bit later, after Christianity went aboveground. Most of the modern Christian symbolism (bearded, long-haired guy on the cross, etc) comes from ca. 500-700

    Brevity Truta
    Member

    An officious sign, isn’t it?

    On the fish, to add another layer on the symbol as well as the fisher of men stuff, it’s (easier to quote to explain): “The Greek word for fish, ichthus, is an acrostic consisting of the initial letters of five more Greek words, which briefly but clearly described the character of Christ and His claim to the worship of believers: ‘Iesous Christos Theou Yios Soter’ which translates as ‘Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour’.”

    Brevity Truta
    Member

    Heheh, Which was in Puulaahi’s link way back when, reading over the whole thread =)

    Caio
    Member

    Speaking of Greco-latin names for Jesus, Christopher Columbus often signed his name Xp Ferens, or “Christ bearer” in the two tongues. If you ever want an interesting read, try Columbus’ “Livro de Profecias”

    kuTTer
    Member

    where all the black women at?

    Caio
    Member

    Xpo Ferens, rather. Type-o.

    Another fun fact: in fourteenth century Portuguese, ‘Christians’ was typically rendered ‘Xpaaõs’ or something along those lines, but pronounced ‘Cristãos’

    I love the Christogram (xp’s technical name). It’s one of those things that, for a thousand years, was so common people didn’t even think about it. And then, one day, it just vanished.

    Paul_Is_Drunk
    Member

    @thelotuseater725 Touched a nerve, did I? I think you have a case of extremism. One man points out an abortion bombing, you counter with mass genocide that happened to be carried out by those without religion, not directly because of it. I point out this extremism without bringing up the topic of atheism, you go off on “atheistic beliefs.” Also: “Atheist movement?” O_o? You had to leave the “atheist movement?” What, the one started in ancient Greece, or the more continual non-practice of religion throughout the years? I’m calling bullshit. Do you still have your member card? 😛 Atheists are… Read more »

    asymon
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    Yuri
    Member

    check this awesome documentary about really scary christians: video.google.ca/videosearch?q=jesus+camp&hl=en&emb=0&aq=f#

    Paul_Is_Drunk
    Member

    @asymon

    Secularist =/= Atheist

    Read the first paragraph. Or read the first line of the second. Hell, read anything on that site you linked.

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