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Idiots Will Always Remain Idiots.
#1

Idiots Will Always Remain Idiots.
They just can't help themselves.

https://www.ncronline.org/news/coronavir...-god-virus

Quote:Poll: US believers see message of change from God in virus

Quote:New York — The coronavirus has prompted almost two-thirds of American believers of all faiths to feel that God is telling humanity to change how it lives, a new poll finds.

While the virus rattles the globe, causing economic hardship for millions and killing more than 80,000 Americans, the findings of the poll by the University of Chicago Divinity School and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research indicate that people may also be searching for deeper meaning in the devastating outbreak.

Quote:The poll found that 31% of Americans who believe in God feel strongly that the virus is a sign of God telling humanity to change, with the same number feeling that somewhat. Evangelical Protestants are more likely than others to believe that strongly, at 43%, compared with 28% of Catholics and mainline Protestants.

And by "telling humanity to change" what they mean is  "humanity should listen to them!"

I suppose we should be somewhat relieved that 38% of assholes don't believe it.
Robert G. Ingersoll : “No man with a sense of humor ever founded a religion.”
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#2

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God's telling them something, all right:

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Freedom isn't free.
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#3

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Hmm. Interesting approach since secularized/less religious democracies seem to be handling this biblical plague a lot better than their more God fearing ilk...


Maybe God is tired of all the attention and just wants people to back the fuck off?  Consider
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#4

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Obviously a text is beyond their deity's capabilities...
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#5

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But they won't change. So what's the point?
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#6

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(05-16-2020, 06:17 PM)Minimalist Wrote: They just can't help themselves.

https://www.ncronline.org/news/coronavir...-god-virus

Quote:Poll: US believers see message of change from God in virus

Quote:New York — The coronavirus has prompted almost two-thirds of American believers of all faiths to feel that God is telling humanity to change how it lives, a new poll finds.

While the virus rattles the globe, causing economic hardship for millions and killing more than 80,000 Americans, the findings of the poll by the University of Chicago Divinity School and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research indicate that people may also be searching for deeper meaning in the devastating outbreak.

Quote:The poll found that 31% of Americans who believe in God feel strongly that the virus is a sign of God telling humanity to change, with the same number feeling that somewhat. Evangelical Protestants are more likely than others to believe that strongly, at 43%, compared with 28% of Catholics and mainline Protestants.

And by "telling humanity to change" what they mean is  "humanity should listen to them!"

I suppose we should be somewhat relieved that 38% of assholes don't believe it.

The lessons are 1. God hates old people, some he hates even worse, and along with Covid, he gives them a stroke, 2. God hates doctors and nurses, 3. God especially hates Italians ... Italians should change their ethnicity, 4. God hates babies enough to give them special coagulopathies along with Covid, (he's got them "in his hands"). Yes Covid is teaching us a lot about God.
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(05-16-2020, 11:32 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote: The lessons are 1. God hates old people, some he hates even worse, and along with Covid, he gives them a stroke, 2. God hates doctors and nurses, 3. God especially hates Italians ... Italians should change their ethnicity, 4. God hates babies enough to give them special coagulopathies along with Covid, (he's got them "in his hands"). Yes Covid is teaching us a lot about God.

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#8

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Things haven't changed much since the 13th century when the Bubonic Plague ravanged the world.  People thought god was punishing them for humanities sins and groups of people called The Flagellants traveled from village to village whiping themselves into a bloody mess as an act of penance so god would take the plague away.
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#9

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And when they got tired of beating themselves they started killing jews.  A long-standing European tradition!
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#10

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I saw self-flagellation in Iran at the end of Ramadan. Folks beating the sin out of themselves in a public display. I never could get to understanding it, still haven't.
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#11

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(05-17-2020, 01:33 AM)Dancefortwo Wrote: Things haven't changed much since the 13th century when the Bubonic Plague ravanged the world.  People thought god was punishing them for humanities sins and groups of people called The Flagellants traveled from village to village whiping themselves into a bloody mess as an act of penance so god would take the plague away.
From the siege of Caffa 1347 to the mid 17th Century, but hey it 'miraculously went away...'
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#12

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While we're on the subject of idiots I have a thought. We shouldn't warn people about idiotic "cures" for Covi-19. We should encourage them to depend on the wisdom of the folks on Facebook for prophylaxis and cures for this virus. In tandem we should try to convince them that they are right, that this really is a conspiracy by libruls who want to steal their guns.

And yes, I'm serious.
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#13

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The idea has merit.
Robert G. Ingersoll : “No man with a sense of humor ever founded a religion.”
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#14

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I've been talking this up on the klan's Facebook page. So far they suspect nothing.
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#15

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Of course not..... they've been fed too much of this shit.

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#16

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(05-17-2020, 02:00 PM)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: While we're on the subject of idiots I have a thought. We shouldn't warn people about idiotic "cures" for Covi-19. We should encourage them to depend on the wisdom of the folks on Facebook for prophylaxis and cures for this virus. In tandem we should try to convince them that they are right, that this really is a conspiracy by libruls who want to steal their guns.

And yes, I'm serious.

cook pancake breakfasts for them. "My mask? I have a regular old cold and don't want to share it."  <pushes plate of pancakes out with a 8' long 2x4.
"how do you want those eggs?"
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#17

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The cousins are oblivious to such subtleties.
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#18

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(05-17-2020, 02:00 PM)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: While we're on the subject of idiots I have a thought. We shouldn't warn people about idiotic "cures" for Covi-19. We should encourage them to depend on the wisdom of the folks on Facebook for prophylaxis and cures for this virus. In tandem we should try to convince them that they are right, that this really is a conspiracy by libruls who want to steal their guns.

And yes, I'm serious.

.... TEMPTING.  Unfortunately, the idiots are a vector for infecting everyone else.

By way of metaphor, imagine that someone likes to douse his house in gasoline and play with matches.  Fine, you might think, he deserves what he gets.  ... and then you realize that he's your next-door neighbor, and the inevitable fire will endanger your household as well.
"To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today." - Isaac Asimov
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#19

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Not a parallel unless you can wear a mask to stop a fire.
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#20

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(05-16-2020, 06:17 PM)Minimalist Wrote: They just can't help themselves.

https://www.ncronline.org/news/coronavir...-god-virus

Quote:Poll: US believers see message of change from God in virus

Quote:New York — The coronavirus has prompted almost two-thirds of American believers of all faiths to feel that God is telling humanity to change how it lives, a new poll finds.

While the virus rattles the globe, causing economic hardship for millions and killing more than 80,000 Americans, the findings of the poll by the University of Chicago Divinity School and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research indicate that people may also be searching for deeper meaning in the devastating outbreak.

Quote:The poll found that 31% of Americans who believe in God feel strongly that the virus is a sign of God telling humanity to change, with the same number feeling that somewhat. Evangelical Protestants are more likely than others to believe that strongly, at 43%, compared with 28% of Catholics and mainline Protestants.

And by "telling humanity to change" what they mean is  "humanity should listen to them!"

I suppose we should be somewhat relieved that 38% of assholes don't believe it.

You can't help the truly stupid. They are what they are.
Theists disbelieve in all deities but one.  I just disbelieve in one less.
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#21

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It's not the stupid that annoy me, it's the ignorant. Ignorance is curable.
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#22

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(05-18-2020, 09:55 AM)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: It's not the stupid that annoy me, it's the ignorant. Ignorance is curable.

Ignorance IS curable if you drag some people kicking and screaming into educational experiences, But stupid is forever.
Theists disbelieve in all deities but one.  I just disbelieve in one less.
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#23

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(05-18-2020, 10:02 AM)Cavebear Wrote:
(05-18-2020, 09:55 AM)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: It's not the stupid that annoy me, it's the ignorant. Ignorance is curable.

Ignorance IS curable if you drag some people kicking and screaming into educational experiences,  But stupid is forever.
And oblivious to the fact. Aggravated
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#24

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(05-18-2020, 10:05 AM)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote:
(05-18-2020, 10:02 AM)Cavebear Wrote:
(05-18-2020, 09:55 AM)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: It's not the stupid that annoy me, it's the ignorant. Ignorance is curable.

Ignorance IS curable if you drag some people kicking and screaming into educational experiences,  But stupid is forever.
And oblivious to the fact.  Aggravated

Ineducation is curable; stupidity is not. For the latter, I offer modern Republicans...
Theists disbelieve in all deities but one.  I just disbelieve in one less.
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#25

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(05-17-2020, 01:33 AM)Dancefortwo Wrote: Things haven't changed much since the 13th century when the Bubonic Plague ravanged the world.  People thought god was punishing them for humanities sins and groups of people called The Flagellants traveled from village to village whiping themselves into a bloody mess as an act of penance so god would take the plague away.

Not to mention they started to kill cats because cats worked for the devil....

The irony is that cats are natural predators of rats that carried the bubonic plague.
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