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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 11:47 PM

Here's an atheist with a sense of humor.

He heard about some Christian fundamentalists who believed that God would suddenly rapture them right off the earth, leaving beside everything they possessed. What about their pets? This chap agreed to take care of their pets when their owners disappeared. All he needed was to be paid $100 in advance.

There are those liberal Christians who argue with all sorts of hard weapons against such silly notions as the rapture of the righteous. But here is a young guy who made the argument--which turned out to be a sham--with his tongue way down in his cheek.

This item was reported as a brief news clip in The Christian Century--a flagship journal of liberal Christianity.

Maybe we would all do better is we just learned to lighten up and laugh at ourselves and one another instead of you know what.

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Reply Here's an atheist with a sense of humor. (Original post)
Thats my opinion Apr 2012 OP
Goblinmonger Apr 2012 #1
Lucky Luciano Apr 2012 #2
laconicsax Apr 2012 #3
AlbertCat Apr 2012 #4
Goblinmonger Apr 2012 #7
trotsky Apr 2012 #6
mr blur Apr 2012 #5
cleanhippie Apr 2012 #8
cbayer Apr 2012 #9

Response to Thats my opinion (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 12:09 AM

1. But you rail when someone laughs at something you believe in

while feeling just fine making light of those that believe in the rapture.

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Response to Goblinmonger (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 12:46 AM

2. Those who believe in the rapture are inferior morons. eom

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Response to Goblinmonger (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 01:37 AM

3. You noticed that too?

 

Sure smells like hypocrisy.

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Response to Goblinmonger (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 02:39 AM

4. But you rail when someone laughs at something you believe in

So do you....


So does everybody.

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 09:16 AM

7. I don't think I rail

but I certainly don't come in here and lecture everyone about how bad it is to do so nor do I engage in a passive-aggressive tactic of ignoring those I think are just too much.

If someone says something about atheism that I disagree with, I'll engage them.

My point is the hypocrisy of the OP. He wants to be able to laugh at those he disagrees with but not have himself laughed at by those that disagree with him.

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Response to Goblinmonger (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 08:50 AM

6. Been a tough week for my meter collection.

Lost the irony one in a horrific explosion in another thread.

And now my hypocrisy one's fried.

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Response to Thats my opinion (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 05:32 AM

5. And here's a theist without one.

and laugh at ourselves and one another


But that's what you're always complaining about!

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Response to Thats my opinion (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 10:59 AM

8. There was a story posted some time ago about this, and it wasn't a "sham." Do you have a link?

Or did you hear that second-hand?

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Response to Thats my opinion (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 02:17 PM

9. I posted about this hoax a little while ago, and I also found it pretty funny.

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