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As one person on Twitter joked, faith without twerks is dead.
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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.
This offends my soul at the deepest level of my religulosity. Hemant, you’re going to Hell for posting this!
This “contribution” may be my legacy on TFA:
Awesome. Although I have to admit I was half-expecting the preacher’s wife to start rapping really, really fast, and was disappointed when she didn’t.
It’s really hard to not at like an old white dude (kind of) rapping.
Our Dear Lord Hemant has informed me that that video was found to be a fake……quite some time ago. I should have checked.
Still, catchy, no?
Then, there’s this:
TRIGGER ALERT! (See, I learn!) THIS WILL OFFEND YOU! DO NOT WATCH THIS.
OK, you can scold me now.
No one is going to reach the kingdom of heaven since there is no heaven. Therefore all worshippers are false worshippers, including those deluded enough to think they are the only ones true enough get to heaven.
I assume this is an old image that co-incidentally used the acronym?
Then why do the words fit the acronym so awkwardly? Because Christians.
In your first paragraph, aren’t you sort of preaching to the choir?
Glad you asked and thank you for playing! Yes, there is a God. He’s a Trinitarian-incarnational-atoning-resurrecting-ascending-soon-to-be-returning-God who impregnated a horny teenager with Himself so as to sacrifice Himself to Himself so that premarital sex can be forgiven. Like “Cher” and “Madonna”, He once went by “Yahweh” and had a reputation for being a racist, genocidal, misogynistic, incorrigible drunk with an irascible temper and an appetite for destruction. Just ask the Amalekites.Yahweh was drunk with blood until he fathered Himself as a shiftless virgin carpenter who lived with his mom and became a single dad to Himself from whence he mellowed out greatly. You can find Him stuck in a transubstantiated wafer in any Catholic church and Catholics in good standing are free to swallow, not chew, his body and drink his blood in an act of ritualistic cannibalism. Yes Virginia, there is a God and rascal Yahweh be his name. Of course, Joseph Smith changed the narrative somewhat in Book III of the hilariously gut busting series but you know what they say about God’s editors, translators, copyists, scribes and scribblers with their endless notes and errata. I feel a victory coming on…Yes, Jesus!
This poster is a known and exceedingly verbose Jehova’s Witless TROLL.
Nope, just tired of wading through meaningless walls of text that all boil down to “I’m superior because GAWD”. The fact that you use big words and (badly translated) Latin has no bearing on that.
One question. Is it moral for a Christian to lie or deliberately distort the facts to convert others?
Then you might want to stop lying and distorting the facts. You might also want to stop being a condescending pretentious windbag.
Every word you post is a lie.
I wouldn’t trust you if you told me that water is wet.
Man, what a narcissistic child your mother raised.
Such a lovely job of witnessing. Jesus would be proud.
People who talk about how funny they are always turn out to be humorblind narcissists, Michael Scott.
Jesus probably doesn’t care much about the first, but the second…
First let me congratulate you on avoiding that minefield I laid out for you. Well done!
Thanks for admitting that you’re trolling and not actually interested in learning anything.
I’m all ears!
No, you aren’t.
Argumentum assertio. Prove it.
Context is king.
7 Remember, Lord, what the Edomites did on the day Jerusalem fell. “Tear it down,” they cried, “tear it down to its foundations!” 8 Daughter Babylon, doomed to destruction, happy is the one who repays you according to what you have done to us. 9 Happy is the one who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks.
It means those do to others as you want done to you.
“happy is the one who repays you according to what you have done to us.”
Prescriptive not descriptive.
When did I say that?
No, but god sure thought that dashing their baby’s heads against rocks would make them happy.
Perhaps because I won’t fall for your fallacious antics and arguments. And because I’m right.
And here I was sure that you find it easy to lie, even if not very convincingly.
Oh, good lord, is there nothing they won’t take and get all twisty with “cutesy” acronyms and Christian-specific branding/language?!
Dare I say it:
IS NOTHING SACRED?
Well… yeah, that. I’m amused and confused at this… thing they do, just so they can turn (literally!) everything into propaganda. I just don’t get it.
Dare I answer:
But the juvenile side of me wants to make up silly Christian acronyms for vulgar words now.
To be fair, I have seen a “Science: Think Fresh” (Subway logo parody) t-shirt on an atheist site. But that’s not quite as bad as this:
Heh, I’m the type who would wear something like “Zombies — eat locals!”
I would love that shirt!
My favorite shirt I have is a red shirt zombie “He’s Undead Jim”
Here is one that already exists http://vinteeage.com/zombies-eat-flesh-t-shirt-eat-fresh-parod-t-shirt-vintage-t-shirt-review-vintage-cotton-vintage-cotton/
I think the lesson here is Christians make lame puns and want to be cool so badly part of the mainstream. It’s weird because nobody is actually walking around wearing a Mountain Dew t-shirt. If you have to say you have swag on your t-shirt, you don’t have it!
Meanwhile, some people can’t help but latch onto a meme or advertising slogan regardless if it is clever or not, everyone else included. Remember variations on “got milk?” Sometimes they can be very cleverly utilized, and sometimes the force it and miss the mark. You have to admit.
You were asking how you’d know your religion was harmful … cheesy t-shirts is a great indicator.
Faith unites Christ’s kingdom. Salvation heals inherited transgressions. Naughty infidels get God’s eternal retribution!
… Ass first!
Just the logical completion of their slogan.
My dad was twerking the other day. I left the room
A mild reaction.
To say the very least
You want video with me making vomit sounds in the background? What has been seen cannot be unseen! Also keep in mind, my dad is 70 lol
You say “my dad is 70″ like that’s a bad thing.
70 and twerking do not go hand in hand
It reminds me of when an animal urinates on a tree that has been recently urinated upon by another animal. Territorial pissings, shit stacked upon shit. Very sophisticated…
christians sure do love to “reclaim” secular phrases. and logos. and songs. and clothes. and schools. and governments.
I went to a Lutheran Women’s Missionary League convention once and, I kid you not, they had a little dance they did to the tune of YMCA, substituting the letters LWML. Lamest thing I’ve ever seen.
Faithful Under Christian Koncepts Especially Repulsive Shirts
There you go Christians. Feel free to stick that on a shirt if you want.
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