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    #makecasemdsgreatagain

    God made me an ethist.

    Sticky

    @nobody knows:
    An ethist? You’re someone who rigidly follows ethics?

    Tardex

    @Sticky: If god made him/her that way then who are we to question?

    TGGeko

    free will makes that argument even more hilarious

    #makecasemdsgreatagain

    @Sticky:
    God made you a fucking gramer nazi.

    Nimbo

    Too much of Athiesm, and all that Dawkins is about is people QQing about all the sand in their vaginas over christianity or other monotheistic “book” religions. I know its hard to believe, but there are faiths out there that dont fall into one the “big three” religions. None the less, I find this comic fucking awesome. Its not so much that I find any of christianity offensive as much as I think that christianity has very little to do with the teachings of Joshua of Nazereth. Who basically said dont be a douchebag, be cool to other people, and… Read more »

    dieAntagonista

    Well duh. Of course the bible is far superior to The God Delusion.

    I mean I wouldn’t live my life according to either of them, but fuck. Made up or not, the bible is one of the greatest stories ever written. Sheesh.

    But of course I wouldn’t expect many people to be objective enough to see what I see so flame away.

    Marrock

    FSM FTW.

    Nimbo

    FSM?

    Serious question, Why do athiests tend to be bigger assholes than evangelical christians? Seems like a different color stick up both of their asses.

    nyoki

    @Nimbo: It’s prolly because atheists usually decide to become atheists and they see most religious folk as naive (at best)and needing religion as a ‘crutch’. It’s hard for most people to direct their intelligence to scrutinizing themselves w/ the same enthusiasm that they do others.

    Sticky

    @nobody knows:

    It’s “grammar.” “Grammar.”
    @Nimbo:
    Flying Spaghetti Monster

    MonkeyHitman

    @Nimbo: not all atheist are fat lil German kids who play ut2004

    Nimbo

    As im currently FULLY in my cups (read: R U M) I will say that the Pastafarian movement has much to offer this world.

    as to nyokki, I get it, douchebags failing to recognize that even though that others are douchebags (which they point out correctly), that they themselves are douchebags. In short the world has no lacking of douchebags or douchebaggery.

    angrymatt

    The Bible is a horrible story. Poorly written, way too long, inconsistent to the point you can argue it negates itself, wicked bad translation, and the ending sucks.

    I’m a little tired of the FSM myself. These days I’m all about the Invisible Pink Unicorn.

    nyoki

    @angrymatt: Perhaps pink elephants? I think you may get Nimbo to join.

    dieAntagonista

    @angrymatt:

    I like how you point out why it seems inconsistent and all that to you.

    Of course it’s a wicked bad translation. Which is WHY it’s inconsistent. King James and all them other fucks, changed things, mistranslated and misinterpreted as they saw fit.

    The original Old Testament in Hebrew happens to be pretty flawless.

    Besides, don’t tell me you can’t enjoy a good story even with a few plot holes. Pfffft.

    dieAntagonista

    I don’t think there exist that many people who can look at the bible as objective as I do. I mean yeah, it’s a little difficult since it’s the very reason for so many crimes.

    But I doubt you watch films like Silence of the Lambs and you can’t enjoy it because you think of the real psychopaths out there who murder people.

    Rational and objective atheists my ass.

    Kishi

    @nyokki: That’d also explain why, in my experience, born-again Christians also seem to be bigger assholes than those who were raised with it all their lives.

    @nobody knows: Grammar has nothing to do with your inability to spell.

    nyoki

    @Kishi: Very true.

    Puulaahi

    There is only one solution: stone the non believers. It’s in the bible. So it has to be true. Forget that the bible has many authors and many versions. Just forget that and find the biggest stone and throw it.

    asrainox

    @dieAntagonista: We don’t know each other, but I love you so much that if I had a womb I would probably spontaneously procreate if I ever met you.

    The Torah is effectively the first 5 books of the Christian bible; albeit lucid, rational and logical with few of the holes of the later latin translations from Hebrew (see: Catholicism) and a whole lot more violence and shame.

    dieAntagonista

    @asrainox:

    Right on. Hey, I have a womb! You assumed I’m a man, didn’t you.

    It’s nice to know that there are indeed people who agree with me. Haven’t had too much of that lately.

    Nimbo

    I always LOL when christians argue about which is the better translation when none of them read Hewbrew, Aramaic, or Greek.

    At least the Torah is generally presented with lots of glosses from various scholars, and often glosses for the gloss.

    dieAntagonista

    I always LOL when wiseguys assume only Christians who can’t read Hebrew, Aramaic or Greek would discuss the bible.

    Surprise! I’m not a Christian. And yea, I’m working on my Hebrew, but my father can read Hebrew so I do know what I’m talking about because we studied it together.

    So what now, Nimbo.

    Phyreblade

    @dieAntagonista: *bows*

    nyoki

    The only bible I have was my dad’s. I discovered it while going through all his papers. I didn’t discover he was Catholic til after he died. It was prolly that that caused me to take several (undergrad) courses on “Bible as Literature”, “Comparative Religion” and some philosophy classes regarding religion. So my dad’s bible is now well written upon and I cherish it. I don’t think I will ever be religious, but I think I do understand why people are. While I have little patience for any kind of evangelism and fundamentalism, most of the people I know are… Read more »

    dieAntagonista

    @Phyreblade: No way. Did you bow in agreement? If so, yeah well that’s not surprising. You, nyokki and outofocus are probably the most objective people I have ever come across. You people are unreal. If I could have a custom brain, I would want it to be a combination of all three of your brains. kthxbai. @nyokki: Yeah I love your story. It’s very romantic, in a way. You know it’s funny though. I don’t consider myself religious at all. On the other hand I could never imagine being an atheist. Although I have been, and I change my mind… Read more »

    nyoki

    @dieAntagonista: Good point.

    asrainox

    @dieAntagonista: Nono, I knew you were a lady. You’d still impregnate me with the level of awesome you would exude in my direction. It would be like a phallic phantasm. Or something.

    dieAntagonista

    @asrainox: I like that. It’s sexy. And P is my favourite letter.

    CathyLong

    I’ve consistently told people the Bible can be seen as just a book and still respected as an influential piece of literature. You know, like Mein Kampf or Don Quixote.

    Seriously though. If you treat it like any other piece of fiction and mythos, it’s always going to be better in the original language, and it will have to be held in the context of the time period in which it was written to “make sense” to a modern audience. Lest we have numbskulls calling all Christians mysogynists.

    natedog

    my take is that people Diefy the bible and make it some holy powerful magical book with powers to read your mind and shit. and of course, one of the things the bible discourages is idolizing things. most people think the bible was written as a book, and people view it as a book, but that’s not really accurate. the bible has about 40 separate authors who wrote it over the span of about 1800 years. there is a 400 year gap between the old testament and the new testament. most of the new testament is a collection of letters.… Read more »

    Kaze

    I believe god exists, and was made by the flying spaghetti monster.

    RSIxidor

    @natedog:
    Revelation, and some parts of the old testament, I would love to read again. I haven’t looked at a bible in about two years. I think I should, but I’m afraid I might find God and start trying to smite you all.

    Phyreblade

    @nyokki: That is also one of my basic issues with Religious fundamentalists. They don’t seem to understand that religious documents, in general, are often *highly* metaphorical, and are thus subject to gross misinterpretation if taken literally…

    @dieAntagonista: Yes wai. Good points. If a little adversarial.. 🙂

    But you certainly don’t need my brains. Mine has issues. But if you ever figure out how to merge brains, I’m sure Nyokki and Outofocus have plenty to spare… 😀

    But yours are plenty good. And more importantly, you use them. That’s all you need. They’re only gonna get better…

    dieAntagonista

    @Phyreblade: Brains with issues are the best brains. If it doesn’t have issues it’s a sign that it’s dysfunctional. Non thinking. Thinking = issue creating. So what I’m trying to say is my brain has issues too and I’m very proud of them. You know just today I was pondering about brains while I starred at some atoms floating through the air. And I came to the conclusion that your brain is the only thing you really own. (the you is hypothetical) Anything material you ‘own’, can be taken away from you any moment for numerous reasons you can’t even… Read more »

    Phyreblade

    @dieAntagonista: Indeed… brains with issues has a flavor… But some flavors are better than others. 🙂 And I agree, any part of our physical bodies can be removed, however I don’t think it is necessarily true that we, as humans, actually own anything that can *never* be taken away from us. I think it is an illusion. If we are brainwashed, or mentally broken, our minds are no longer our own. It will be controlled by whatever broke it. Even if we believe that our essence is something that resides in the body, but is not of it, it still… Read more »

    traptin85

    LIES!!!!!!

    nyoki

    @traptin85: All Lies?