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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-11 05:46 PM
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I probably shouldn't find this funny, but.....




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Aerows Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-11 05:49 PM
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1. LOL!
What a joyous future, indeed. Sorry, I found it hilarious, too. I guess we have the same twisted sense of humor.
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Drale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-11 05:49 PM
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2. Epic Fail!
Wouldn't be the first religious based Epic Fail though and I'm sure it won't be the last.
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-11 05:49 PM
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3. That is funny!!!
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-11 05:50 PM
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4. See? We're only "this close" to getting our shit together.
K&R
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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-11 05:51 PM
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5. Where's the 'You're All Going to Hell' message
Just can't give kids and seniors a decent scare with religion anymore.
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SusanaMontana41 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 01:26 PM
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58. roflmao! n/t
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 04:17 PM
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69. Probably in that "joyous future" sermon at the end of the week.
:eyes:
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-11 05:52 PM
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6. Still Laughing!!!
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-11 05:52 PM
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7. So um, what's the bad news?
It is funny in a strange way.
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NEOhiodemocrat Donating Member (624 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-11 06:01 PM
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8. Now that is funny :)
and sadly true
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catabryna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-11 06:02 PM
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9. Hahahahahaha
That's great! :rofl:

I guess this means I'm twisted, as well!
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-11 06:05 PM
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10. If I don't laugh, I would cry, that sort of thing.
Irony can be SO delicious, yes?
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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-11 06:08 PM
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11. OMG, you are so right!
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GodlessBiker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-11 06:08 PM
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12. Bwahahahahaha... I'd bet you'd find Freepers to be more than 50% of those meetings.
Gotta learn not to beat your wife at the same place ya pray to your jebus.
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Union Scribe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 07:41 AM
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25. ...
And if they were? I don't get what the criticism is here. Or is it just looking down on support groups and church people in general?
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avebury Donating Member (455 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 12:12 PM
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49. The point is that
Monday thru Saturday all reflect bad times while Sunday is about America's Joyous Future. Sunday's sermon totally contradicts Monday thru Saturdays' Messages.
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Union Scribe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-21-11 12:05 AM
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75. Not really.
People having personal problems, and dealing with them via responsible group support, hardly spells doom for America. It's a good thing. Those problems will exist in any society, should we sweep them under the rug so that optimism for the future is more credible to snarky internet sites, or maybe the people going through various problems should abandon hope for a bright future and the title of the Sunday talk could be "We're all fucked" like half the posts here.

It doesn't matter, really, I just don't find it as ironic as everyone else.
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whathehell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 05:20 PM
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73. That's part of it..
If you're wondering, you might check out "godless biker"...A name

created, no doubt, to distinguish him from all those "godfull" bikers

I guess he can't ride his bike, "while praying to his jeebus"

It gets pretty thick around here.. :eyes:




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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 04:28 PM
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70. don't knock people who go to get help. I know you didnt mean it that way, but....
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pauldg0 Donating Member (608 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 05:25 PM
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74. If you had a clue my friend....
Edited on Wed Apr-20-11 05:27 PM by pauldg0
...these are people who have opened up for new understanding in their lives. I for one have gone to AA for twenty years and have found that just about all of us Are either Democrats or liberal Republicans. None of us are anti-people...we help each other.

Of a matter of fact, before I started recovery many years ago I was a repuke and thought like one...a narcissistic egomaniac asshole.

Good luck ....keep an open mind!
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Marie Marie Donating Member (709 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-11 06:22 PM
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13. Is this a case of Denial or Faith?
:rofl:
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dhill926 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-11 07:05 PM
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14. got a guffaw outta me......n/t
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-11 07:07 PM
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15. lol
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-11 07:07 PM
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16. OMG this is what comes from an economy ruined by war....
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-11 07:22 PM
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17. It looks to me like that church is hosting quite a few outside groups
that help people. We do that in our church also. However, I get what you are talking about - the name of the sermon tends to ignore the suffering of the people they host.
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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-11 08:18 PM
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18. Well I can kinda see their point...
I mean, at least the people in these groups acknowledge they have a problem and are doing something to help themselves.

That's at least one ray of sunshine...



But yeah...on its face, it's pretty amusing. :7
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-11 08:19 PM
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19. Good one! I had to scroll down to get the last part
It made me burst out laughing.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-11 09:44 PM
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20. Too good. Thanks marmar! K&R n/t
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getting old in mke Donating Member (96 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 07:27 AM
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21. Nice Irony
but it is nice to see a church that is actually living the mission and not ignoring it. And at least the implication is you can't have the last "Joy" without dealing with the other six first.
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Lucky Luciano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 07:28 AM
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22. LOL! Brilliant! nt
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RoccoR5955 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 07:30 AM
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23. Taken from Failblog, I see! n/t
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 07:30 AM
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24. K & R. I blame many churches for the mess we're in now.
It's where the weak minded actually learn that hating others is perfectly OK and also let others do the thinking for them.
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 01:04 PM
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57. Yeah, they learn to paint large groups of people with a broad brush ...
Edited on Wed Apr-20-11 01:04 PM by Recursion
... and look down on them as lesser people.

This from a message board that thinks this is a real church sign.

:eyes:
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 02:09 PM
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63. Yeah, it's a real time-saver, I've found.
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 02:26 PM
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64. "Homer, it's easy to criticize"
"Yeah. It's fun, too!"
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LanternWaste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 04:14 PM
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68. I think politics, television, radio and pop culture does that too.
I think politics, television, radio and pop culture does that too.

Unless of course we merely restrict our indictments to other people's sacred cows...
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 08:19 AM
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26. K&R. You rock, marmar. nt
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peace frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 08:24 AM
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27. The Wall of Shame
but there is no shame anymore, is there.
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dawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 08:24 AM
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28. Funny. But if it is real ....
then I think that is a great church! Look at all they are trying to do to help people in the community.
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 08:30 AM
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29. Are the sessions for the community or just the parish?
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dawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 08:40 AM
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30. With most churches, all are welcome.
At least that's how it's supposed to be.
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 12:54 PM
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54. It's an art piece by Erika Rothenberg
Kind of a bummer to find that out.
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LeftinOH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 08:45 AM
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31. What kind of soup is it?
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AnneD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 09:24 AM
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32. Stone Soup!!!!
EOM
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jtuck004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 09:31 AM
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33. +1 We need more of that. eom
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SacoMaine61 Donating Member (59 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 09:35 AM
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34. Optimistic in the face of adversity
I like their pluck!
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 09:43 AM
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35. Funny! Nt
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mountainlion55 Donating Member (302 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 09:57 AM
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36. effin sad
What was the old bumper sticker that said if you love them set them free and if they don't come back hunt them down and kill'em. Thats religion in a nutshell. :evilgrin:
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Citizen Worker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 10:01 AM
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37. A case of cognitive dissonance, perhaps?
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 10:09 AM
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38. At first, it's funny. Then it's not.
Churches like it when they're the only go-to organization for social needs, it makes them powerful.

From the Preacher's perspective, it's a joyous future indeed.
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 10:14 AM
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39. I'm reminded of Boxer from "Animal Farm" ...
"I will work harder", as he's carted off to the glue factory ...
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 10:22 AM
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40. Well, it is the definition of "faith" isn't it?
I'm not a fan of many things churches do, but often they do provide a place for people to go when they're in need, and the gov't. certainly doesn't.
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 10:45 AM
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41. I see the humor....no doubt. nt
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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 10:49 AM
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42. US growth sectors: McDonalds and mental health intervention
yeah no
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Wounded Bear Donating Member (665 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 10:52 AM
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43. Unintended irony is often the very best....
Funny on its face, but it shows the underlying series of problems facing many people today.

I have to echo the sentiments of those who applaud the outreach, at least. As a member of one of the "upper six" categories, I appreciate that many churches provide low cost access to meeting rooms for groups such as those.

I'm still not very religious, but some of them do it right.
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 12:56 PM
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55. It was intended. It's a piece of social satire
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Jazzgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 10:57 AM
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44. LOLOLOL!!!
Yes....it is funny! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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livefreest Donating Member (378 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 11:46 AM
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45. lol. this can't be real. i hope it's not real
Edited on Wed Apr-20-11 11:49 AM by livefreest
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 12:56 PM
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56. Well, it's a real work of art in Chicago. It's not a real church sign (nt)
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 11:59 AM
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46. Who said 'there is no God'? nt
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Keith Bee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 12:01 PM
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47. !
:rofl:
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the_chinuk Donating Member (240 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 12:03 PM
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48. It's dead on-target.
In the future (provided we have one), digital archaeologists will come up with this picture and our previously inscrutably-insane civilization will be explained to a fare-thee-well.
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JohnnyRingo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 12:25 PM
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50. Now that's an uplifting sermon.
Here's a picture I took last year in Kent Ohio:

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didact Donating Member (150 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 12:34 PM
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51. No...that is funny*
:rofl:
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intaglio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 12:38 PM
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52. I can imagine George Carlin making this part of his stand up n/t
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 12:54 PM
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53. This is an installation by Erika Rothenberg at the Art Institute of Chicago
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ItNerd4life Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 01:30 PM
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59. Thanks for sharing. I like the 'Pushing the right buttons'. nt
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ItNerd4life Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 01:31 PM
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60. You should correct that this is art, not an actual church sign.
It's funny as art, would have been a 'fail' if it was a real sign.
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 01:34 PM
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61. Interestingly it "cuts" at us too
It's a satire of American churches, sure, but it also works as a satire of how we latte-drinkers look at American churches (particularly given the responses here).
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orbitalman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 02:03 PM
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62. Ironic and... typical....
especially a sermon entitled, "Obama's American Failure." :sarcasm:
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 03:30 PM
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65. My personal favorite, and seen on a real church sign, was
SUN WORSHIP 10 AM

I always knew there were a lot of pagans in my neck of the woods, but I hadn't realized we had actually captured a Methodist church.
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 03:31 PM
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66. There's nothing wrong with you marmar, that's the funniest thing I've seen all day.
And I've seen some funny shit.
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El Supremo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 04:03 PM
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67. That says it all!
Edited on Wed Apr-20-11 04:21 PM by El Supremo
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wxgeek7 Donating Member (189 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 04:38 PM
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71. Makes sense
...when you're down, where else can you go, but up :)
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 05:16 PM
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72. Snicker
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