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Hemant Mehta is the chair of Foundation Beyond Belief and a high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. He began writing the Friendly Atheist blog in 2006. His latest book is called The Young Atheist's Survival Guide.
Watch out for the lightning Richard.
That is offensive to those of us who believe in a loving, perfect God. Images like that infringe on our rights as Christians. The sky is incompatible with our religious liberty and should be banned.
No. Not the whole sky. We just need to ban clouds, or at least ban looking at clouds.
This is the better solution. Looking at the sky must be made a sin, and a new discipline of meditating upon footwear must be introduced.
Great news for foot fetishists.
STALIN! ATHIESM IS A RELIGON!
And that, my friends, is a “Stalin”.
I think we might have just verbed “Stalin”.
Looks like you’re “Stalin” for time there… Hohohoohohoho
*frowns* Nergal will devour your soul.
*trolls around the office early Wednesday, trying to bait someone*
Hey, Bitter Lizard… *leans into cubicle* Guess what daaay it is?
Noooo, come on, guess!
You’re not this guy, are you?
Yes, but it was Stalin Day. Because Atheism* is a religion every day. Sigh.
Arrrrrh!* ___ * International Talk Like A Pirate Day!
He said Wednesday, and today is Thursday and Talk Like a Pirate Day. Yesterday was National Cheeseburger Day. Tomorrow is National Stalin Cancels Out Everything Bad Religion Does Day.
Gah, undone by reason! Nevermind.
You have it all wrong. This is a message from Satan. Just like his face in the smoke from the WTC towers on 9/11. http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=satan+in+wtc+smoke&id=54F393C74F148AE65BD94EF79C4B018AD1EEAE59&FORM=IQFRBA#view=detail&id=E1343367E60D4217A6674EF1427CF7E0223F6911&selectedIndex=2
No. Those things are just God trying to make it look like it’s Satan. Satan wouldn’t be so stupid as to say “Hey, look how evil I am.”
That reminds me of one of the first things that bothered me about the bible. The story where Satan tempts Jesus. One day it hit me that why would Satan do this? Of all people, he would know that Jesus wouldn’t fall for it. He would know far better than us what Jesus is capable of.
I had a similar revelation as a kid with the story of Jesus in the desert for 40 days. Except my thinking was “But Jesus already owns all of it.”
They try to make satan out as this really tricky smart bad guy and then he pulls stupid crap like this? We need to revoke his bad guy status for that.
He needs some remedial evil education.
For that matter, why does Satan do anything “satanic”? Doesn’t he know he’ll lose in the end? What kind of pleasure does Satan get from what he does? Does sadism cloud his judgement? Does he think he’ll get credit (whatever that would be) for all the souls that end up in hell sent there by God’s willful judgment? Or is God thinking, “Darn that Satan. I have to send another soul to hell.” Will Satan, when it’s all over, be suffering horribly in hell thinking, “At least I stopped quite a few souls from being with God. It was all worth it.” God supposedly will have no issue with how many people he ends up sending to hell. Or will Satan be thinking, “What the hell happened? What was I thinking? How did I come to be Satan?” Satan’s behavior doesn’t make much sense unless maybe Satan is in cahoots with God.
Right back at you, Big Guy (haven’t been a fan ever since that worldwide flood & genocide thingy awhile back)
Don’t buy into his bullcrap. That worldwide flood was more of a regional thing. The Tigris and Euphrates flooded every year anyway. God has a great PR firm.
He’s just beckoning us…
Clearly this is a sign that God wants us to turn right.
That message must be for you, not me.
Can’t any of you see the cross (you thought it was a power pole). The message is that although you are fucked up the cross it right there to save you. See how well I interpret anything to fit what I want to believe.
That’s actually the first thing I saw.
Me too, I had to go back and look at the clouds after reading the comments. It must be my early childhood training still sneaking up on me
I noticed the clouds right after, becuase I figured God wasn’t sending a message through a telephone pole, so I looked again. Sent it to my friend and her response was “please tell me that’s not photoshopped.”
so you’re saying prayer lines don’t work? Oh no….
Maybe he’s just telling us that he’s #1.
Ya know, that’s the best evidence I’ve seen to date. At least it conforms with my reality.
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