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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 09:30 PM
Original message
I was just sent this stupid "joke" by a 3-star USAF general (ret)
who sometimes attends my church. I'm debating how, or whether I should respond.

Here's the "joke":

"A MARINE was attending some college courses between
assignments. He had completed missions in Iraq and
Afghanistan.
One of the courses had a professor who was an avowed
atheist and a member of the ACLU. One day the
professor shocked the class when he came in, looked to
the ceiling when he flatly stated, "God, if you are
real, then I want you to knock me off this platform.
I'll give you exactly 15 minutes."

The lecture room fell silent. You could hear a pin
drop. Ten minutes went by and the professor
proclaimed, "Here I am God, I'm still waiting."

It got down to the last couple of minutes when the
MARINE got out of his chair, went up to the professor,
and cold-cocked him; knocking him
off the platform. The professor was out cold.

The MARINE went back to his seat and sat there,
silently. The other students were shocked and stunned
and sat there looking on in silence.
The professor eventually came to, noticeably shaken,
looked at the MARINE and asked, "What the hell is the
matter with you? Why did you do that?"

The MARINE calmly replied, "God was too busy today
taking care of America's soldiers who are protecting
your right to say stupid sh*t and act like an a**hole.

So He sent me."



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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 09:33 PM
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1. Yeah, By Killing Iraqis They Are Protecting Our Right To Say What?
I guess that is the Saddam will never attack New York again mentality.

What do you expect from a stupid general?

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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 09:36 PM
Response to Reply #1
2. He's a West Point grad, too. If I had ever had any respect for the military
he's completely killed it.
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 09:53 PM
Response to Reply #2
9. So you judge hundreds of thousands...
of military people by what one said? I cannot post my opinion of that. I'll just say I strongly disagree.
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 09:57 PM
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11. He's a leader of those hundreds of thousands
Edited on Mon Jan-01-07 09:58 PM by mycritters2
The military leadership thought so well of him that they gave him three stars and the title "General" (not to mention enough money to buy a huge, beautiful house and a private plane). He's not just some grunt who enlisted to pay for college. He worked in the Pentagon, and, again, attained a high rank. I take the military at its word--they think this guy is the best they can produce. I think that's a sad reflection on the military, but who am I to argue?
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:04 PM
Response to Reply #11
18. Again, I disagree most strongly with your "logic."
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:05 PM
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19. But why did they make him a general, if not because they respect him?
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:07 PM
Response to Reply #19
20. As a veteran, I consider myself a military person...
That general does not speak for me, nor anyone else in the military, except himself.
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qnr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:09 PM
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21. Precisely n/t
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:11 PM
Response to Reply #21
23. Thank you.
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:09 PM
Response to Reply #20
22. Again, why was he so honored. He's got a chest full of medals and those three stars
He din't get those out of a Cracker Jack box.
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qnr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:14 PM
Response to Reply #22
26. And you've never, in your life, heard of seeming idiots as bosses?
Edited on Mon Jan-01-07 10:16 PM by qnr
Besides, just because someone doesn't agree with his personal opinions doesn't mean that he is not well-qualified at his job.
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:17 PM
Response to Reply #26
29. West Point grad, thirty year career, three-star general.
It's a little hard to see this guy as an anomaly. If the AF didn't think well of him, they had plenty of time to stop his rise up the ranks. Instead, they just kept saluting!
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qnr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:21 PM
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33. Just admit you have no real basis to your argument. People are people. Individuals. Just because
Edited on Mon Jan-01-07 10:24 PM by qnr
you don't like their personal beliefs, their party affiliation, their religious affiliation, it has not a whit of impact on their capability in carrying out a job professionally. Similarly, it does not, in any way, manner, or form relate to any other person in the military, who are all, also, complete individuals.

Just because my Governor says something, doesn't mean that I agree with it.
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:24 PM
Response to Reply #33
35. Sorry, if the military wants to make a good impression, they should be more careful
as to who they make generals. This guy loves to let everyone know he's a general. If he doesn't reflect well on the Air Force, they should have been more selective. I suggest the brass are quite proud of this guy. He's the best and brightest.
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qnr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:25 PM
Response to Reply #35
36. The military isn't out to make a good impression. The military is out to do their
job.
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:26 PM
Response to Reply #36
37. that job could be done better if idiots weren't made generals. nt
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qnr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:27 PM
Response to Reply #37
38. Um. yeah. Right. Thousands of years of producing military officers from innumerable countries
and now they have to check with you to see if you approve of a particular officer's sense of humor.
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:32 PM
Response to Reply #38
40. I'm no fan of the military, and it doesn't help that they promote morons like this.
If you're offended by that, you'll just have to get used to being offended. Because I still think that any organization's decision as to whom to promote reflects on the organization.

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qnr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:42 PM
Response to Reply #40
44. OK, I'll think of that the next time some elected official makes a homophobic comment, because
obviously, as an American citizen, he is speaking for you.
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:45 PM
Response to Reply #44
45. No organization made me bi. The general on the other hand, got promoted
by an organization. Please tell me you see the difference, or you'll only reinforce my view of the intelligence of the military.
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qnr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:48 PM
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47. You're comparing apples and oranges. The elected official is the General, hopefully you were
kidding, and in truth, were following your own argument well enough to know that. The elected official is in a position of authority over Americans just like the general is (was) over certain military members, yet his opinion doesn't have squat to to with what you feel or your orientation.
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:46 PM
Response to Reply #44
46. ...
:thumbsup:
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:49 PM
Response to Reply #46
48. You seriously believe some organization had a hand in my being bi?!!
Geez, that's a new theory! Who is it that conferred this honor on me, cuz some days I'd like to thank 'em and some days not.

Right--a three star general and a bisexual. An obvious comparison.

Thanks for confirming my opinion of the military.
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qnr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:51 PM
Response to Reply #48
50. Hopefully, you're being deliberately dense, as a New Years joke, it would take some
serious effort to misunderstand your own argument.
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:54 PM
Response to Reply #50
52. Whatever. The fact is that a three star general in the USAF thinks
it's appropriate for military types to go around beating people up to make a point. I'm not surprised.
I still say he is what, from what I've seen, the military is all about. Members of the military will have to work damned hard to convince me otherwise.
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qnr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:55 PM
Response to Reply #46
53. Sorry, naturally, my last post wasn't directed at you :) n/t
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:51 PM
Response to Reply #44
49. Elected officials do reflect on the electorate, for good or ill.
Just as generals reflect on the military.

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qnr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:53 PM
Response to Reply #49
51. Ok, then judging by numerous past comments by elected officials, you're a homophobic,
Iraq war loving, Bush supporting, pro-segregation type. We've got that figured out, so I'm done with the argument.
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:58 PM
Response to Reply #51
54. I would assume
those who elected such a moron would believe that. If he doesn't represent my district/state, you wouldn't be wise to assume that about me. But if he does...

Just as I assume the US military is full of neanderthals who think that it's appropriate to beat up a person to make a point. I'd love to be given reason to think otherwise, but mostly I see three-star generals who behave this way. They don't pull those stars out of their ass--the military confers them, in gratitude for doing what it wants them to do.

Hence, I assume the military loves neanderthals like this.
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qnr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 11:01 PM
Response to Reply #54
55. Fine, though you might want to check your stylus for damage, that record is seriously scratched. n/t
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:15 PM
Response to Reply #22
28. What does that have to do with the entire U.S. military?
:shrug:
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:17 PM
Response to Reply #28
30. The US military gave him his three stars, They must have thought damned well of him. nt
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 11:18 PM
Response to Reply #19
59. They don't get boosted up because of respect necessarily.
Edited on Mon Jan-01-07 11:19 PM by uppityperson
Perhaps he put in his time, didn't get bad things written about him, perhaps had good recommendations on how he did his job, he passed the right tests to get upgraded. Respect? Not necessarily. Play the game? Probably. Do his job well? Probably also. He doesn't need respect for who he is, his opinions to get raised up.
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SKKY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 03:25 PM
Response to Reply #11
66. Holy Shit...
I wasn't aware 3 star generals made enough to purchase a private plane. At little more than 12K a month, it can't be much
of a plane, can it?
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WildEyedLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 01:53 AM
Response to Reply #2
61. How is an Air Force general a West Point grad?
West Point is the Army Academy. The Air Force Academy is in Colorado Springs. I wasn't aware one could earn an Army officer's commission at West Point and then suddenly leap to a different branch of the military.

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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 01:06 PM
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65. He started at the academy before the Air Force Academy had opened
Before the AFA existed, Air Force cadets attended West Point. The Air Force was originally the Army Air Corps, and for some time even after it was a separate branch, AF cadets went to West Point. He was in the last class of Air Force officers that graduated from West Point.
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 03:29 PM
Response to Reply #61
67. There's no rule against that.
It doesn't happen often, but a limited number of grads do transfer to other branches
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 09:40 PM
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3. Snopes has an article about this.
Edited on Mon Jan-01-07 09:44 PM by ocelot
http://www.snopes.com/religion/einstein.asp (scroll down).

It's one of a collection of apocryphal anecdotes about those Evil Atheists. The story quoted by Snopes is much like the one you posted, except the "hero" is a Navy Seal. But there's no evidence any of these incidents ever happened.

The Snopes article explains how these stories came about:

"The atheist professor" is a figure common to a number of urban legends and anecdotes of the faithful he gets flung into the mix where there's a need for someone to play the role of Science Vanquished in Science-versus-Religion tales. But he is not inserted merely to serve as an icon of learning to be humbled in tales that aim to teach that faith is of greater value than proveable knowledge; he is also woven into these sorts of stories for his lack of belief. Just as the villain in oldtime melodramas had to have a waxed moustache, a black cape, and an evil laugh, so too must the bullying professor of such stories be an atheist it would not be enough for him to be merely an insufferable, over-educated git arrogantly attempting to stretch the minds of his students by having them question something deeply believed. No, he must instead be someone who rejects the existence of God, an assignment of role that re-positions what might otherwise have been a bloodless debate about philosophy as an epic battle between two champions of faith and denial and sets up the action to unfold as one putting the boots to the other.

He's a stereotype, not an actual person. He exists to be knocked over by the persuasive arguments of the faithful in yarns about theology successfully defended....


Here's the problem with faith: that which are articles of it can't be proved. (According to our dictionary, faith is firm belief in something for which no proof exists. In other words, if such validations were possible, those concepts would stop being matters of faith and start being matters of fact.) Those who are convinced of the existence of God, therefore, have no incontrovertible, irrefutable answer to anyone who challenges them to provide evidence of the veracity of their belief systems' tenets. They are left unable to squelch the nay-sayers, to demonstrate beyond any shadow of doubt that their inner direction is the right one, and so have to endure the catcalls and jeers of those who insist on independently verifiable proof of that which can't be proven....


Stories about atheist professors being bested by true believers who did have answers at the ready are both ventings of this frustration and expressions of delight in finally seeming to have been armed with deft responses to fling back. These are tales of affirmation, modern-day parables of trials overcome and fierce adversaries bested by those who held fast to what they believed in, even in the face of ridicule rained down by authority figures. Like parables, they are meant to inspire similar resolve in those with whom they are shared should those members of the flock ever find themselves in like circumstances, they should feel moved to emulate the brave little students of legend who stood up to the big, bad atheist professors.
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 09:43 PM
Response to Reply #3
4. Oh, I didn't think it actually happened. I've been dealing with the general long enough
that I don't really expect the truth from him. Just party-line RW propaganda.
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 09:48 PM
Response to Reply #4
6. Next time you see General Nincompoop,
Edited on Mon Jan-01-07 09:50 PM by ocelot
you might ask him, per the Snopes article, why, if his God is so all-powerful, he is so worried about the opinions of a few atheists. A "real" god will exist whether anyone believes in him/her/it or not. I've always wondered why so many fundies seem to think everyone has to believe as they do -- as if the failure of others to accept their beliefs should make any difference to them. Ask him whether God is like Tinker Bell in the Peter Pan story, who would have died if the children didn't clap to prove they believed in fairies.
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deucemagnet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 09:58 PM
Response to Reply #3
12. We already have one asshole who thinks God talks to him.
Edited on Mon Jan-01-07 10:01 PM by deucemagnet
He got us into this war. We don't need another one punching out professors.

I think the best response would be be to cut and paste the above post (#3) into an email reply, though. It cuts the joke down at the knees better than any snarky comeback.
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 09:46 PM
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5. I think that
Edited on Mon Jan-01-07 09:50 PM by jasonc
I would have walked up and slugged the prof too, but just for being stupid.

Edit: why bother responding, it is doubtful it will accomplish anything.

edit again: about the only thing that I think would have any effect at all would be to e-mail him back and tell him to stop sending you such bullshit.

:evilgrin:
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 09:51 PM
Response to Reply #5
7. I actually had a history prof at Illinois State who like to disprove
religious beliefs in Western Civ class. It pissed off the fundies, but I used to joke that I'd learn to quote whatever he said, if it would get me a good grade. It's best to just let people make fools of themselves--atheist, Christian, or whatever.
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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 09:53 PM
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8. I'd write him about the virtue of humility,
resisting judgement and turning the other cheek, for starters.
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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 09:54 PM
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10. That joke has the oddest moral ever.
The marine assaults a person he disagrees with to shut them up, and claims he's protecting their right to free speech.

Anyone else see the problem with that?
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 09:59 PM
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13. I see the problem. One of several problems with it. nt
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:01 PM
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14. This one's old. And every bit as stupid as it's always been.
Redstone
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:01 PM
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15. Odd, what some people find funny or relevant, isn't it?
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:03 PM
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16. God doesn't act on command.
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:03 PM
Response to Reply #16
17. Which is why God shouldn't be in the military. nt
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:12 PM
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24. It's not even funny
I just don't get the humor of it.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:14 PM
Response to Reply #24
25. It's not supposed to be funny.
It was circulated quite some time ago as a "true" story.
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:19 PM
Response to Reply #25
32. My stupid
I've been drinking. Sorry.
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:14 PM
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27. Me neither. Hence the "" around "joke". nt
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:18 PM
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31. Is he the retired general who had 10 oz of semen pumped from his stomach?
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:22 PM
Response to Reply #31
34. I don't think so. Though I'm not sure he would have mentioned it.
Critters' curiosity is piqued.
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:35 PM
Response to Reply #34
43. I'm just conflating urban legends...
actually, I prefer to call them suburban legends because that is now where they circulate.
There's an old chestnut about:
a cheerleader at a rival high school
or
rock star (Alice Cooper, Rod Stewart, David Lee Roth, Marilyn Manson,etc..)
or
daughter of prominent businessman
who is rushed to the emergency room with severe abdominal pains. And, of course the reason is found to be some ungodly quantity of semen

Since the fool who sent you that is so enamored of suburban legends, I figured he wouldn't mind being placed in a classic :)
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:30 PM
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39. And then...
the Professor had the MARINE arrested for assault and sued his cocky ass.


God does not micro-manage the universe.

Mz Pip
:dem:
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:33 PM
Response to Reply #39
42. I'm assuming that the Marine, being a man of honor, called the cops himself
pled guilty to assault, and was fully willing to serve the full sentence, in spite of the possibility of being pled down.

That's what a real man would do.
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:32 PM
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41. Saying stupid shit and acting like an asshole.
Like saying you've taken God's place and assaulting someone for no reason?
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BlueStorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 11:07 PM
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56. This is an old chain letter type e-mail
that gets sent around the Internet. This is usually sent by the fundies or the RW to prove or mock the left-wing thought on religion. There is an Islamic version of this as well.

Blue
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 11:08 PM
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57. I'd hold off responding until you can think of some funny way to "get"him back.
I had coworkers like this, who knew that I was a flaming lib, and would repeatedly test my limits by seeing if they could make me mad. They "win" if they get a rise out of you... so the way to do it to not get mad, but to wait, and see if you can think of something funny to send back, or find something funny to send back, to try to "score points" on him.... I'll see if I can think of a good example. That is one nice thing about email, you have a day or so to try and come up with your witty comeback! :D
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 11:13 PM
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58. Wise advice. Thanks! nt
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Kerrytravelers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 12:07 AM
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60. I would hit REPLY ALL and say
I find this kind of hateful, childish name calling foolishness beneath someone of your rank. You should be educated enough to know that such a thing never actually happened nor would it. Not all Marines hate the ACLU and identify as Christian. I would hope a Marine would have more class than to punch a professor in the face. The fact that you would send this out somehow indicates that you agree with the sentiment, which I find absolutely appalling. Please remove me from your email list, I don't want to be included in a list that finds such nonsense funny, enlightening or even interesting.
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 05:15 AM
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62. What a fucking idiotic joke.
As if atheists were so evil and hating of the troops that they deserved to be knocked out.

:crazy:
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Bridget Burke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 06:29 AM
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63. Respond with a link to Snopes--always the first stop to counter spam.
There are several variants of the atheist professor story.

Stories about atheist professors being bested by true believers who did have answers at the ready are both ventings of this frustration and expressions of delight in finally seeming to have been armed with deft responses to fling back. These are tales of affirmation, modern-day parables of trials overcome and fierce adversaries bested by those who held fast to what they believed in, even in the face of ridicule rained down by authority figures. Like parables, they are meant to inspire similar resolve in those with whom they are shared should those members of the flock ever find themselves in like circumstances, they should feel moved to emulate the brave little students of legend who stood up to the big, bad atheist professors.

www.snopes.com/religion/einstein.asp

If you're feeling exceptionally generous, present him with membership in the ACLU.



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grace0418 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 09:45 AM
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64. My father-in-law sends that to me every six months or so. He must really
think it's funny and inspiring. I've given up trying to educate him. Considering he's an immigrant who came here in his thirties yet still sends out jokes and articles raving about how illegal immigrants are ruining America, I think any further attempts to get him to see the light are probably futile.
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Little Wing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 03:35 PM
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68. I had a chuckle
but maybe I can read a joke and not have fire coming out of my ears
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