A good quote.....

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Rigil Kent (February 17, 2009, 08:23:09 AM):
Some religious pearls of wisdom to which I'd like to draw attention -

bluegray (February 17, 2009, 13:16:13 PM):
Thanks for that Mintaka. Some scarily funny ones there... ;D
Mefiante (February 17, 2009, 18:12:03 PM):
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.

Rigil Kent (February 17, 2009, 19:15:11 PM):
From the discussion section:

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?

bluegray (February 17, 2009, 19:27:58 PM):
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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