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(, Thu 17 May 2012, 12:12, archived)
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 12:12, archived)
# cheers
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 12:21, archived)
# i'm clicking this one
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 12:17, archived)
# Hell yes,
I did
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 12:18, archived)
# Religion pisses me right off
Had a drunken 'debate' about God and Satan last night with my in-laws (cheers btw)
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 12:22, archived)
# last religion-based argument i had
was with my mum on the subject of me not wanting her to pray for me
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 12:29, archived)
# Do not pray on b3ta, and I will not think in your church.
Killing each other to see who has the best imaginary friend.
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 12:36, archived)
# :D
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 12:39, archived)
But is it okay to pray to b3ta?
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 14:00, archived)
# hahaha, that old classic, "Stop fucking praying for my fucking soul!"
I always liked the lyrics in 'Eve of destruction', "Hate your next door neighbour, but don't forget to say Grace"
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 12:36, archived)
# i was having surgery last month
and she said she would pray that i would be ok. i told her that if she couldn't physically do anything to help me, i didn't want her to ditch her feelings of guilt by giving over any responsibility to an invisible and imaginary entity.
she did not take it well.
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 12:42, archived)
# When some people get better they thank god
What about the surgeons and hospital staff?
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 12:45, archived)
# yep, tried telling her that, too
like most believers, she won't listen to reason and when faced with facts, does the equivalent of covering her ears and going "lalalalaican'thearyoulalala"
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 12:48, archived)
# Since humanity began 100 billion people have been born
50% of them never made it to adulthood, good job "God" thanks for that.
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 12:50, archived)
# most of the problem is that these people can't deal with uncertainty
and prefer instead to believe that everything will be taken care of by somebody much more powerful than them
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 12:55, archived)
# Nobody wants to think about death and nothingness
But it is better than wasting our time on a baseless mythical fairy story, it gives life less worth if you think you get another go hence bomb filled underpants, just imagine if we had put all the effort that has gone into churches and religion into science? We would have hover boards by now :-(
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 13:02, archived)
# i could have my bionic eye!
that said, those brief periods of existential uncertainty and fear of mortality are horrible, especially at night. the phrase "bomb filled underpants" is making me smile, though :)
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 13:06, archived)
# My moments of existential uncertainty and fear give me a kick up the ass to enjoy life
Tim minchin says alot of good stuff about this ^ he was on desert island discs the other day and he put it better than i ever could, we are so insignificant in the universe that it is amazing that we exist at all, when i think about that i smile.
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 13:11, archived)
# that's pretty much the way i see it
but when you're alone in the dark and a bit paranoid, it still freaks you out
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 13:14, archived)
# Ask yourself this.
How much did you fear death the 200000 years before you were born?
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 13:19, archived)
# i didn't, i wasn't born
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 13:29, archived)
# *stirs test-tube*
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 13:30, archived)
# And this is what pisses me off the most!
That everything that happens good or bad, is 'something/someone else is responsible for'. God/Satan is not like some vending machine you put prayers in and you get a free ticket to Heaven out. Personal responsibility please. I know this is blindingly simplified and hard to explain, but I have real trouble when people blame things on/attribute things to the actions of some all-seeing omnipotent deity. I'd better stop now.
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 13:19, archived)
# I smile when i hear Tim Tebow thank God for helping him win a game
Or when some numpty thanks God when they recieve some shitty award? Whilst there are children starving to death every minute of every day.
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 13:25, archived)
# i know what you mean
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 13:30, archived)
# wait...is this god or the Tories?
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 13:27, archived)
# oh, no, tories are real
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 13:31, archived)
# the fuckers
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 13:42, archived)
# It angers me that we still have bishops in the house of lords
I get so pissed off that my 5 year old son has compulsory worship in a state school! I still stare open mouthed that people still believe this shit Faith = belief without evidence. Rant over.
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 12:42, archived)
# I just know this week will get everybody riled up.
Religion isn't even something I think about, because I KNOW there's much more wondrous and beautiful stuff around us at all times; it's called science, and the sooner people look for the things that are already here, rather than wait for a big fake man to appear, the better.

Fuck yeah, science.
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 12:50, archived)
# *science fives*
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 12:53, archived)
# *science fives*
I once met someone with "SCIENCE!" tattooed on their leg, that's how much they love it.

I'll probably end up having a Carl Sagan quote on me somewhere, most likely "On a mote of dust, suspended in a sunbeam", referring to the Pale Blue Dot image.
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 12:55, archived)
# that quote always reminds me of horton hears a who
and it's my love of chemistry and toxicology that led to my biohazard tattoo :)
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 13:00, archived)
# Ahh, love that book. ^^ Microbiology for kids!
There's a number of tattoos I'd like, but it's all a case of how much, where on my body, etc.

One such tattoo is the caffeine molecular structure... being a caffeine addict and all. :D
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 13:04, archived)
# nice!
don't know why, but i think that'd look good on the inner wrist
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 13:09, archived)
# Yeah, not bad placement.
Just a case of the whole tattoos and employment argument. I mean, if I could have tattoos anywhere on my body and still get a job, I'd be laughing. I think the inner wrist could easily be concealed though. :)
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 13:19, archived)
# or just get it done where i got mine ;)
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 13:32, archived)
# Do I... need to know where that is? XD
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 13:54, archived)
# probably not :D
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 13:56, archived)
# I think we are going through the age of enlightenment 2.0
And this time it's gonna kick ass because a kid in africa or Iran will have a portable device in his hand that he will be able to question any bullshit that he is told, a non belief in God is the fastest growing belief system. woo yeah go internets!
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 12:54, archived)
# Exactly.
The only reason religion caught on is because our ancestors didn't know a fraction of what we know now, thanks to our extensive testing and research, and like you say, the way our world has become much more interconnected through the web.

It's when people decide to take a step out of their bubbles and examine the universe for what it is, and not what an ancient book told them, that the world will become a much more wonderful place.
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 12:59, archived)
# I give religion as we know it 5 years
i even think the pope is an athiest, if he truly believed in "God" he would be supporting the large hadron collider instead of condemning it as if what he said is true it will reveal old beardy chops on the cloud did it all....
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 13:07, archived)
# Yeah. If I'm honest, I'm surprised it's still going.
It's really disheartening to know there's whole groups of people out there, ready to disregard actual, physical tests being done by the world's greatest minds. The fellas at the LHC, and indeed, every physicist, chemist and biologist, deserve so much more than that.
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 13:23, archived)
# If this was or is a war between Science and Religion..
I am confident that i know who will win. peer reviewed and constantly changing based on evidence against an old book with power hungry apologists contradicting themselves daily, oh and they rape children.
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 13:28, archived)
# It's rather amusing
that scientists will never jump to conclusions without thorough testing and examination, whereas the religious lot just accept what a book written hundreds of years ago said.

And yeah, the whole paedo thing is a no no, too.
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 13:57, archived)
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 12:56, archived)
# I think you'll find...
...it's a big fake man with a beard.

Burn the heretic!
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 12:56, archived)
# Its not Science, its Nature.
Science is just the system we use to examine and appreciate the beauty and wonder of the universe around us.

(, Thu 17 May 2012, 13:00, archived)
# Actually, yeah, that. ^
I suppose you could class it as 'science and nature', but I'm splitting hairs here. XD
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 13:06, archived)
# Nature is just weeds and that
and bird poo
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 13:24, archived)
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 14:01, archived)
# Most wonderful :D *clicks*
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 12:19, archived)
# Thank you Foxy one
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 12:23, archived)
# i tried clicking try hell. it didn't work
i clicked i like this instead
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 12:27, archived)
# haha
Blindly believing is your only other option.
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 12:43, archived)
# ah fuck!
*gets molested by the clergy*
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 12:57, archived)
# *An animated paperclip with horns appears*
"It seems that you're trying to get to Hell would you like me to help?"
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 13:12, archived)
# Reaper Clip?
*grabs coat*
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 14:11, archived)
# haha :D
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 14:55, archived)
# Install a trial version of GAWD? Y/N_
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 12:30, archived)
# hahaha
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 12:32, archived)
# In heaven
You have no memory

/gets coat
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 12:32, archived)
# Reinstall Norton 360 and experience Purgatory!
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 13:14, archived)
# i tried hell
it came back with the same results, seems that one can't exist without the other.
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 13:25, archived)
# :D
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 13:27, archived)
# tell that to my ex
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 13:33, archived)
# Excellent!
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 13:55, archived)
# i tried to become a believer,
but apparently they don't support XP anymore.
(, Thu 17 May 2012, 14:54, archived)