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« on: May 03, 2012, 11:37:32 PM »


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Re: Facebook Feedback
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2012, 12:17:11 AM »
I am liking the Harry Potter analogies to religious text..  someone (he's got a warlike icon) positioned the same, saying how is the gospels any more of a primary source than saying the harry potter books are a primary source for the existence of Hogwarts.. Then you open up to debate on why the bible cannot be used to prove its own truth or existence..
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Re: Facebook Feedback
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2012, 10:07:02 PM »
If the internet is for porn, Facebook is for Jesus:

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Re: Facebook Feedback
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2012, 01:18:19 AM »
^^^ that'd be Acid baby Jesus?

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Re: Facebook Feedback
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2012, 03:54:40 AM »
Maybe I'm just more selective about my fb friends than most.  And a lot of them are religious.  But I just don't get all of this god stuff on fb. 

I have one childhood friend who posts a lot of pictures of cute cats making pithy little proclamations, and she occasionally posts nice things about god and angels and being thankful and whatnot.  But it is all pretty harmless.  Today she posted: "Feathers appear when angels are near," written on a picture of a pretty feather.  I feel no desire to challenge that extraordinarily silly statement. 

My fb friend who is a pastor posts regularly about social issues, ranging from gay marriage to economic disparity.  Pro the former, combatting the latter.  He sometimes posts pictures of signs outside of conservative churches and mocks them in his understated, polite way. 

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Re: Facebook Feedback
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2012, 10:42:50 AM »
i have quite a number of people on my facebook who are christians, including my family members. I don't have any problems with them, only a few went on with "Post if you love Jesus, scroll down if you love Satan." Which i find both hilarious and annoying in the same time. Only some Christians on my friends list have been keeping their beliefs to themselves. There are some atheists on my friends list as well.

When i see those pictures like the "like, share if you want to go to heaven, keep scrolling if you want to go to hell," I wonder if they really know what it is they're saying.
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Re: Facebook Feedback
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2012, 12:25:02 AM »
^^ I have crap like that go on too.  They try to force the reader into reposting or liking, or else face the severe consequences.  I'm not sure they know what they are intending, either.  Condemnation.  It's a bore.  Give me something better to think about.  Stop wasting my time with your nonsense.  These are things I'd like to post on facebook.  Instead, I speak about the pretty mountains, the condescending girls, or the vomit on my favorite smoking area..
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"If I were your god, I would have no reason for judgement, and you have all told endless lies about me.  Wait - you do already. I am not amused by your ignorance, thoughtlessness, and shallow mind."

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Re: Facebook Feedback
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2012, 01:53:43 AM »
What kills me is that the people in my news feed keep sharing those fake "Look at poor baby Ezekiel, he needs a heart transplant. Facebook will pay for his new heart if this gets 10,000 likes or 5,000 shares! Let's get to it people!".... it makes me facepalm every. single. time.
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Re: Facebook Feedback
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2012, 12:35:34 PM »
I removed most obnoxious Christians from my Facebook, and now I'm down to about 40-odd friends.  The obnoxious ones that I can't de-friend (mom, sisters, etc) are blocked, so I don't have to put up with their junk, and they don't have to read my posts about atheism.  So it's a mutual benefit (though they don't really benefit from not knowing the truth).

The truth is this:  Put a bunch of people together in a small area, and they act like idiots.  It's group mentality.  People say and do things as a group that they may not otherwise.

When my wife got her first (and only) tattoo, someone posted to her, "FYI, Leviticus X:XX".  (The X represents the chapter and verse that I can't recall.)  My wife responded, "I don't care what you and your imaginary friend think of me."

Atheists need to stop feeling like they have to be apologetic.  We aren't dealing with the mentally handicapped.  We're dealing with people that have the capacity to be bright and intellectual.  It's time to start expecting more out of them.
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Re: Facebook Feedback
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2012, 04:15:10 PM »
I removed most obnoxious Christians from my Facebook, and now I'm down to about 40-odd friends.  The obnoxious ones that I can't de-friend (mom, sisters, etc) are blocked, so I don't have to put up with their junk, and they don't have to read my posts about atheism.  So it's a mutual benefit (though they don't really benefit from not knowing the truth).

The truth is this:  Put a bunch of people together in a small area, and they act like idiots.  It's group mentality.  People say and do things as a group that they may not otherwise.

When my wife got her first (and only) tattoo, someone posted to her, "FYI, Leviticus X:XX".  (The X represents the chapter and verse that I can't recall.)  My wife responded, "I don't care what you and your imaginary friend think of me."

Atheists need to stop feeling like they have to be apologetic.  We aren't dealing with the mentally handicapped.  We're dealing with people that have the capacity to be bright and intellectual.  It's time to start expecting more out of them.

I agree wholeheartedly. i have to be careful what i say on facebook, not because of hurting their feelings, but because it wasn't any of their business to know what i want to say to a certain group i was on.
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Re: Facebook Feedback
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2012, 08:59:45 AM »
Here is a recent conversation on my wife's FB.  I left the names in place so that you can applaud or rebuke as you see fit.  Maybe we can show them how strong we are in number?

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Re: Facebook Feedback
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2012, 09:22:37 AM »
^^^^ Wow. Just, wow. If they are posting on facebook, it means that they have access to the internet and that they can cure their ignorance with 5 minutes spent on Google. It's really a shame that people advertise their ability to believe in absolute nonsense in such a public form of discourse. The Bible is true! The Bible says so!
Seriously though... What would happen if the Great Green Arkleseizure didn't fram up the rammastam before the hermite curve achieved maximum nurdfurdle velocity? Now THAT would be something. AmIrite?

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Re: Facebook Feedback
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2012, 09:25:32 AM »
wow right on![1]

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Re: Facebook Feedback
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2012, 06:02:15 PM »
Here are two recent facebook quotes from a local pastor in my community.  Sorry that I don't know how to copy the page.  I'm just copying the words. 

Today he wrote:

I think that all religious activities should be taxed. Whatever portion of a local church activities are for non sectarian education, health, youth development, civil rights, culture, or medicine are exempt. Then the rest is taxed and I don't have to subsidize attacks on Girls Scouts and Planned Parenthood with MY taxes.

And a few days ago he wrote:

I have been asked to address a local rally Thursday for the marriage equality with elected officials. I call on Bishop Blackie for help. "Heavenly Father and Gracious Mother, look down on this battered but resilient American democracy as it takes one more step towards who we need to be. May this moment be a special blessing to all who have felt excluded and bless their marriages we pray. " Pictures to follow :)

I really like and respect this man.  And I am happy to have his words on my facebook page. 

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Re: Facebook Feedback
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2012, 03:58:15 AM »
Yeah, I think I'm in the same boat as Quesi.  I've got a lot of religious friends but they tend not to post religious things to post them.  Instead, they tend to pepper regular posts with religious language.  My aunt for example, recently put up a picture with me and my brother and our cousin, who had just got out of rehab at the time, after having had a motorcycle accident.  The quote was:

"We thank God that the injuries he sustained are healing quickly and he can return home to Chicago.... Aint God good!!"

I really don't see why I should take issue with the God bit.  I share her sentiment exactly.  Dude is lucky to be alive after that.

On a side note, I wish I would have had the foresight to get the video that one of my cousin's boys took.  (He can't seem to figure out how to email it to me and he doesn't want to post it publicly.  And I don't want him to.)  My cousin, who it should be noted is one of the most magnetic brothers ever to exist, was left alone for all of one minute when we went to this bar...somewhere in the East Bay, I think we were in Hayward, I don't remember.  We come back and dude's got this crazy ass girl sitting in his lap.  He's in a wheelchair mind you.  And for whatever reason (I'd been drinking, so I don't recall exactly) he tells old girl to pray for him or his recovery or whatever.  So she's praying for him, hands clasped and all that.  All the while, she's sitting in my cousin's lap while he's putting his face in her back, touching on her hips and pantomiming like he's smacking her booty.  It was one of the most surreal things I've ever seen.

I say that to say this.  I think it's pretty telling that a good Christian woman will sit in your lap and pray for you while they're trying to get in your pants.  So nah, I don't take a lot religious language they use all that seriously.  I think we're all motivated by more or less the same sorts of impulses, regardless of who we believe is or isn't in charge of the universe.

And as far as that exchange about marriage goes, I didn't read the whole thing.  But from what I can tell, it demonstrates what I think is one of the greatest evils that religion can do.  You see, I was pretty homophobic growing up.  But I grew out of it.  I got to know gay people and it just became impossible for me to maintain the thought that what they were doing was somehow wrong.  I can find no logical reason why two men or two women shouldn't be together in the same way that an opposite sex couple might be together.  And I can find no good reason for the state not to recognize that.  Religion, however, can provide that reason.  It can enshrine that gut-level revulsion of homosexuality that I felt in my youth as something to be held up as true, rather than what it was: something I needed to get over....something that we need to get over.

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Re: Facebook Feedback
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2012, 06:37:41 AM »
"That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence" (Christopher Hitchens).

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« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2012, 04:29:21 PM »
If I can just finish something, 5 minutes spent on my computer system *should* awaken people from religious nonsense.. that will be my fight against the religious disease.   ;D
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Re: Facebook Feedback
« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2012, 06:49:36 AM »
Survey: 1 in 3 Facebook users getting bored with the social network

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Are you just not as drawn to the social network comings and goings of your friends and family as you once were? If so, you're not alone: According to a new poll by Reuters and research firm Ipsos, roughly one-third of Facebook users are feeling pretty "meh" about the social network these days, and the sentiment seems to be growing.

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« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2012, 06:43:51 PM »
Yeah, the shareholder selloff was just a glitch in the system.  Sure.  Let's give them more money to waste on a needless site that anyone could have started.  Billionaire idiot.
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"If I were your god, I would have no reason for judgement, and you have all told endless lies about me.  Wait - you do already. I am not amused by your ignorance, thoughtlessness, and shallow mind."

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« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2012, 06:48:55 PM »
My truth is the only truth 'cause my book tells me so. Beat that, loser!

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« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2012, 06:55:53 PM »
“One hour per day of study in your chosen field is  all it takes. One hour per day of study will put you at the top of your field within three years. Within five years you'll be a national authority. In seven years, you can be one of the best people in the world at what you do.”

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Nope, couldn't beat it.  You win.   :blank:
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« Reply #21 on: June 07, 2012, 07:14:41 PM »
I always win.

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« Reply #22 on: June 08, 2012, 12:32:30 PM »
John 14:2 :: In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

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« Reply #23 on: June 08, 2012, 05:45:35 PM »
LOL, Nam.  And ^^ yes, they still do have mac trucks..   :laugh:
"If you find yourself reaching for the light, first realize that it has already touched your finger."
"If I were your god, I would have no reason for judgement, and you have all told endless lies about me.  Wait - you do already. I am not amused by your ignorance, thoughtlessness, and shallow mind."