Not true. I prayed for a new FunnyPics update, and voila.
@Banetersaurus Rex, Correlation does not equal causation. :P
@Just Wow, do you even know what that means? I do not think it means what you think it means
@Pubmarine Shamwich, Just because there is a correlative, such as wishing (praying) and then something happened, that does not necessitate causation, ie that A caused or directly resulted in B.
@Banetersaurus Rex, this, like the picture, is funny because things will happen the same wether you pray or not.
"Let's make fun of religion, that's never been done before." -this guy
@ archiethesailor, same could be said about you complaining about people joking about it
@The Antagonist, your user name is appropriate, sir.
@Miss Nomer, thanks man I try my best
@ archiethesailor, ya but it always makes people laugh, so why stop a good thing?
@ archiethesailor, I know this was from three months ago, and we've met before, (my usernames have also been Gray FuIIbuster and SabertoothGlen) and I just want to say I appreciate you. One thing you don't see often enough is people defending the bible. Your words have not gone unnoticed. God bless you good sir!
@Fun Facts 101, Thank you, I'm glad you appreciate what I'm trying to do.
Yes! Let's start the new year with a controversial pic! Woohoo! *sarcasm*
@MisterSir, I think it was obviously sarcastic without the disclaimer
@skillingspree, best tag of the new year so fat
Well, time to crawl back into my porn hole! 🙊 UM I MEAN my bomb shelter... 😐
And now the atheist / followers of a religious faith war begins
Everyone is bashing on how "controversial" this is. However whether you are religious or Nonreligious. Prayer is really a person asking someone else to do something. Yes... I know you can thank god in your prayer too. But if you are religious and feel the need to pray about a disaster or something of that nature. Do something yourself too. Send some money, not to the church, personally send relief money or go and volunteer your time.
@BornAgainAtheist, the church is the largest charitable organization in the world...
@theBish, oh snap.
@theBish, read "oldest and largest tax exempt pyramid scheme"
@Pc Master Race, "'The Church' is a single organization that can be talked about as a whole" - PC Master Race, 2014 #edgy #letmejusttalkaboutthingsihavenoknowledgeofrealquick #icantcapitalizePCcorrectlybutiwanttotalkcrapaboutsociopoliticalthings
@theBish, "'The Church' is a single organization that can be talked about as a whole" - theBish, 2014 #edgy #letmejusttalkaboutthingsihavenoknowledgeofrealquick
@theBish, they do give money to charities. I agree with you on that. However they also use that money to pay for upkeep and salaries. So why not skip the middle man and give straight to those that need it. It's not a matter of who gives the highest percentage. It's about people personally making this world a better place. Not asking some entity to do it for them. It is up to us to make the changes.
@Captain Swordsman, the name was taken so I capitalized it this way, and for all you know I was referring to a single organization. Also it's 2015 all over the world now so way to go genius. #letsbearetardedteenagegirlandhashtageverything
@Pc Master Race, no I'm pretty sure you were trying to act like all churches around the world are part of some giant conspiracy to rip people off, which is beyond stupid.
@Captain Swordsman, I'm pretty sure I never said "the church" I only commented about what was already said by the bish and of course I don't think that all churches are connected in a giant pyramid scheme. I was stating that, in my personal opinion, churchs were founded as a was to profit from fear. People go to church because they fear what they do not know and religion passifies them with stories of imaginary people and places. Do some churchs provide great acts of charity yes, but a majority of churchs are in it for the same thing as any other business. Money. But go ahead and enjoy the terrorism, because enstilling fear to further your own agenda is terrorism in its most basic and "holy" form.
@Pc Master Race, way*
@Pc Master Race, that's not an opinion, that's a belief. A belief that I think is wrong.
@Captain Swordsman, Looks like someone has sand in his vagina.
@Pc Master Race,
@BornAgainAtheist, @BornAgainAtheist, upkeep is a non-factor. Salaries are in effect only for priests and bishops, and they make only enough money to live. Any excess money is given away. Every other position in a single parish, is made up of people who volunteer. Lectors, the choir, ushers, eucharistic ministers, and youth and adult educationists all volunteer. Why is giving money to your local Catholic church not chaning the world? That money, in one of many possible outcomes, funds a youth group to go and build houses for the homeless. That sounds pretty good to me. No one ever said that after someone gives money, their charitable deed is done for month. They can go out and do things themselves, and I'm sure many do. So I agree with you on that point.
@Pc Master Race, @Pc Master Race, @Captain Swordsman, the Catholic Church can for sure be considered a single entity. Every single day (for Catholic Churches that have the ability to do so) there is a mass. At that mass, everything besides the homily is in union. Every single Catholic Church reads the same reading, and proceeds through the mass the same way. When the Pope issues something, every single church does what the Pope issued. That sounds like a single entity to me.
@Pc Master Race, @Pc Master Race, the Catholic Church is the farthest thing from "fearful". The church's mission is one of faith, hope, and love. It strives to spread the word of God, and everything that goes along with that. Okay so people go to church to find answers for things they don't know, people go to science for things they don't know as well. So, you're point does not seem valid.
@Pc Master Race, Many great scientists were also Catholics/Christians. The father of genetics, Gregor Mendel, was a monk. (I forgot where he was, maybe Austria?) A big contributor to the big bang theory was a Catholic priest. (I forgot his name, man I need to remember better, huh?) These men are fantastic examples of Catholics who tried to find answers of to questions about life outside of religion. They realized that through these answers they became closer to God.
@Pc Master Race, There is a fantastic article in the WSJ that shows how science increasingly makes the case for God. Don't forget though, science can never prove or disprove God, because God isn't something that can be measured or observed. I'm sure I rambled on a bit, but hopefully none of you lost interest. Sorry, I typed this in iPhone's notes, it got all screwy.
@theBish, We are not talking about God. We are talking about religion. You seem to be confused about that. Also listing prominent scientists that happen to be
@theBish, that happen to be followers of a religion does not in any way, shape, or form prove that some religions do not exist solely to profit from fear. Even great minds are susceptible to fear and coercion.
Well, i pray that this year will have less straight-up hateful and anti-religious content
@Major Ticklescrote, seriously? Who actually down votes this comment?
@Major Ticklescrote, butt hurt again? Might I suggest some Preparation H... Or maybe you could just pray for the pictures to stop. Surely that would work!
@Pc Master Race, you're promoting hateful content, then?
@Major Ticklescrote, I do not think it's hateful. I think it's factual. Whether or not something is "hateful" is completely subjective. But you are entitled to your opinion and beliefs, regardless of how delusional I may find them.
@Pc Master Race, you know nothing about my beliefs
@Major Ticklescrote, I know that you believe someone freely expressing their opinion of prayer is "hateful" and as for the rest of your beliefs I couldn't care less. I have not nor will I ask you to devulge them. Just try not to get so butt hurt when someone expresses an opinion that you don't agree with.
@Pc Master Race, all anyone could ever ask is to respect someone's beliefs. Excuse me if I'm wrong, but I've never seen a picture on here that's overtly pro-religious or anti-atheist.
@Major Ticklescrote, and you see that as a problem? Seems alittle hypocritical doesn't it?
@Pc Master Race, It would be hypocritical if I was on a vengeance against one or the other. I just don't want the hate, no matter who it's from or to. Is that too much to ask from this awesome community?
@Major Ticklescrote, your perception of hate is relative to your beliefs, as is mine. Our opinion of a specific images message does not necessarily reflect anyone elses opinion. If you don't like what you see, then you should just move on to the next picture. You should not try to censor a group of people based on you own beliefs.
@Pc Master Race, go f*ck yourself
@cheese doodle, What a compelling argument. Is that a direct quote from your doctoral dissertation?
Well so far we know 25 people on here are atheists..
@Boy Toy Named Troy, I'm an atheist. Not an antitheist. I don't think religion is bad for everyone I just can't bring myself to believe in something that doesn't feel real for me.
@shakeweight, I'm in the same boat as you. I find militant atheists just as annoying as fundamental theists. The only time I will ever agree with a militant atheist is when it comes to the separation of church and state.
@shakeweight, Exactly. I have friends that are religious and friends that aren't. As long as it isn't to Dawkins or Westboro proportions, I'm totally unaffected by it.
@therutabagaclub, @shakeweight, pretty much the same as you. I have friends that are atheists and theists. As long as they don't force me to do religious things I'm good with them and don't talk about atheist subjects. If they keep talking after I say stop, then I get pissed.
@Rampill, I have a pretty large family, and most of them are religious to some extent. The only time it ever causes an issue is when I have to go to church. I try not to make a big deal about not believing, especially around my grandparents, but sometimes I can't help a roll of the eyes here or there. It's worst when my grandparent start discussing "the gays" and their sins. Like, you expect me to go to a church where they condemn several of my close friends' lifestyles?
@shakeweight, you are amazing... I am the same exact way
Gods not real
@Your Host, God's NOT DEAD! .....because God's not real
@Your Host, Hey man, don't spoil it for the rest of them. It's like Santa.
@therutabagaclub, Wait, whats this about Santa?
@The Manwhore, They both... have beards... and some people don't like beards... and... but beards are real... uhhh... I'm just gonna... *tip toes away and leaps through a window*
@Luna 5, I know this comment is late but maybe you should watch the movie "God's not Dead" and then see how you feel.
Boy, we know StuckPixel is atheist now.
*prays to fall back to sleep*
How about instead of fighting, we agree to disagree, and go play videogames!
Blind attacks on religion? Is that what we're doing now?
Atheism...how to do nothing and not lift a finger to do anything.
@Pubmarine Shamwich, Quit glorifying aethiesm, I'm going to pray for you.
Ooooooh controversy time my favorite.
Well, I prayed that the baby I was holding would fall asleep fast after he had woken up in the middle of the night, and just got him back to bed. I'd say prayer does help.
@Magnamon, and I've been praying for the past 2 years that my son will sleep through the night, and those prayers go unanswered. Prayers only work for SOME...
@Magnamon, yes, because God took time off his job of systematically killing African Babies to knock you're kid unconscious.
@Archmage Araketh, being everywhere and everywhen does have it's advantages
@Magnamon, like watching every porno everywhere at once? That means that God watches midget porn...
@Archmage Araketh, And this if why the only people who like militant atheists are other militant atheists. You people are some of the most hateful that I've met, even worse than the modern day Klan.
@ archiethesailor, last time I checked, atheist weren't the ones promoting the persecution of gays or the subjugation of women. Extreme theists are the hateful ones.
@Archmage Araketh, Christianity doesn't support the subjugation of women or the persecution of gays. All we want is for them to recognize that what they want is wrong. This is unlike you militant atheists, who hate all religions. A common militant atheist view is that we belong in nut houses, so yeah, you're horribly hateful.
@ archiethesailor, that's a really passive aggressive way of hating someone, 'I don't hate you, just you're entire lifestyle'. If they are 'wrong' it must be because your God made them wrong. This would mean that he is flawed and therefore imperfect. Also don't give me any of this 'free will' crap. If God does exist, it means that he is omnipotent and knows all that will be before it has happened. Which means that choices are irrelevant.
@Archmage Araketh, So their sexualities are their defining characteristic? That's all you see them as? They're people with a problem, just like we all are. It's not their entire life style, it's just something they need to control. You're telling me not to give you the reason why we do bad things, because you know it's true. We have free will, and knowing what choices we'll make does not change the fact that they are our choices.
@ archiethesailor, yes, we do have free will, which is proof that an omniscient God doesn't exist. Being gay isn't a problem, being homophobic is. You're the one who sees gayness as their only characteristic, a problem to be fixed. I see them as people with a right to be with who they want, as long as it's consenting. When I say 'lifestyle' I mean that it affects their lives greatly. This is true as it determines who they will love.
@Archmage Araketh, Being gay is a problem, being against it is not. I already told you that omniscience does not take away from free will. If this is how you're going to debate, this is going to devolve into a "yes it is, no it isn't" kind of argument.
@ archiethesailor, but being gay is not a choice it's just how people are born you can't choose what you get aroused over in that case go have sex with a toaster. Oh and by the way the only reason you don't currently support the subjugation of women and the persecution of gays is because society meant that religous people had to change their views and go against the bible meaning that it is wrong and therefore your religion is wrong !!
@ archiethesailor, they aren't really our choices if God already knows what's going to happen and still judges us anyway. That's like a programmer blaming the program for having an error.
@The cold hearted man, I never said arousal was a choice, it's having sex that's a choice. They're not in the wrong just by bring gay, they're wrong if they have gay sex. The church has had to change its views, but only when its views weren't supported by the bible. The Christian bible doesn't support the subjugation of women or gays.
@Archmage Araketh, They are our choices, regardless of prior knowledge. And people don't have to be punished for their sins if they just accept God's forgiveness for them.
@ archiethesailor, I Timothy 2:11-14, Leviticus 20:13
@Archmage Araketh, God says to literally subjugate gays and women.
@Archmage Araketh, No, he doesn't.
@ archiethesailor, you obviously haven't read your own holy book.
@ archiethesailor, '11 A woman[a] should learn in quietness and full submission. 12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man;[b] she must be quiet. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner.',
“If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.”
@ archiethesailor, I rest my case.
@Archmage Araketh, You should try reading the rest of it, then you'd figure it out. The bible mentions man submitting to woman the way she submits to him. Man being made first is not subjugation, this just shows me that you don't understand the word. Same with a woman doing something wrong, that's not subjugation either. Leviticus is old testiment, and the rules in the old testiment was for the Israelites, not the Christians. Instead of reading the uneducated notes made by some atheist who is looking over the facts just to find problems in the bible, how about you read it yourself.
@Archmage Araketh, .....I make one simple comment out of relief and somehow manage to spark a small war
@ archiethesailor, Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything." (Ephesians 5:22-24)
Is this clear enough?
@ archiethesailor, if the bible says something contradicting this later, that just proves the bible isn't a reliable source of information. So which is it? Is the bible morally wrong or inconsistently wrong?
@Archmage Araketh, The bible also says to submit to each other; ephesians 5:21, the government; Romans 13:1, and unto God James 4:7. Submission does not mean weak or subjugation. Submission is willing and loving, not forced. The woman is to submit to her husband, not to men in general, and men are to submit to their wives as well. The bible does not contradict itself, it is always moral and right.
@Archmage Araketh, FLAWLESS VICTORY!
@ archiethesailor, and what about stoning gays and unruly children to death? I'm sure you haven't done that, I'm also sure that you wear mixed fabrics all the time. So you either knowingly disobey God, which would make you a sinner, or you haven't read the bible, which you claim to have. This makes you either a liar or a hypocrite.
@ archiethesailor, —verb (used with object), sub·ju·gat·ed, sub·ju·gat·ing.
to bring under complete control or subjection; conquer; master.
to make submissive or subservient; enslave.
@Archmage Araketh, Again. You're not just proving that you don't understand the bible, you're proving that you're hardly reading what I'm saying. The old testiment ceremony rules are for the Israelites, not Christians. Jesus came along and we don't have to stone each other, we can eat pork and shellfish, we can wear mixed fabrics. Of course I'm a sinner,we all are. The point of Christianity is that we can be forgiven.
@Archmage Araketh, We're talking about willing submission, not subjugation.
@Archmage Araketh, Eyo!
@Firmest Midget, that was to the midget porn comment (to clarify).
@ archiethesailor, oh, I forgot that Christians love to cherry pick the bits of the bible that they agree with. Every Christian believes that their version of gods word is the right one and they can back it up with bible quotes because it constantly contradicts itself.
@Archmage Araketh, You're talking like you atheists don't do it more than we do. At least we try to figure it out. The bible does not contradict itself.
@ archiethesailor, the bible never said it had to be willing, just that it had to happen, which directly contradicts free will.
@Archmage Araketh, If it's not willing, then it's subjugation, not submission.
@ archiethesailor, to give over or yield to the power or authority of another (often used reflexively).
It means 'to give in to something else' that means it goes against their will or what they want.
@Archmage Araketh, Doing so willingly. If you need any more corrections, look up carm, it should answer a few questions.
@ archiethesailor, you may give in willingly or it may be by force, the point is that everything after that is someone else's choice, which means there is no free will.
@Archmage Araketh, #howedgycanyougo
@Archmage Araketh, Alright, I agree with what you're saying, I'm atheist myself. But if you're going to argue about Christianity, then you should at least do a lot of research on it so you don't end up looking like a jackass. The Bible, especially the OT, isn't meant to be taken literally. All those passages you quoted don't support your argument, since even the Pope doesn't read that literally. The biggest mistake you can make when reading the Bible is thinking it's a history book. And yes,
@CriTiKa1, The Bible contradicts itself dozens of times, it doesn't mean that it's unreliable. It means that it was written by dozens of people in different time periods. The author and time period of the passage is also something that must be taken into consideration when coming up with your own interpretation of a passage.
@Captain Swordsman, You're the only one being edgy here.
@CriTiKa1, but my point is that Christians cherry pick bits of the bible to suit their views. All I'm saying is that it's hypocritical of them to say that all the 'bad parts' are metaphors, (which still give a bad message even if they are), and all the 'good parts' actually happened. Also if the OT isn't to be taken seriously, then the 10 commandments should be disregarded as well.
@CriTiKa1, ultimately, the author is supposed to be God, so if he contradicts himself, then that means he is or was wrong at some point. This would mean that he is imperfect, therefore not a God.
@Archmage Araketh, No, I said that it isn't a history book. That means that Noah's Ark probably didn't happen, but there is still a message in the passage. Christians don't "cherry pick" they know that the OT, being written thousands of years ago, was written by someone who had a view of the world that is now outdated. I assume that by "good parts" you mean the NT, which is meant to be taken more literally than the OT.
@Archmage Araketh, And God doesn't contradict Himself, it's the human authors, who put their own views in when they wrote the Word of God, who contradict themselves.
@CriTiKa1, that's convenient, 'don't believe all the crazy shjt that happens if it doesn't match reality. But all the cool miracles that Jesus does are fine'. If that's not cherry picking I don't know what is.
@Archmage Araketh, Well, he is the Son of God, he is God on Earth. It's kinda the center of their religion, you know. Part of religion is having faith in things you don't understand, that's the reason I'm atheist. Plus, the NT was written much more recently than the OT.
@CriTiKa1, that doesn't make it any less hypocritical.
@Archmage Araketh, Part of Christianity is accepting that you will never fully understand it, which, like I said, is the reason I don't believe in it. But, it's good to know these things if you're going to try to argue against themZ
@CriTiKa1, I don't think you know what that means.
@Captain Swordsman, well you are a swordsman, I'd think that edges were your thing.
@Archmage Araketh, Yet you are the one who see people with a religion as their only characteristic, a problem to be fixed. They have right to be who they want to be don't they? Not all religions subjugate women or persecute gays, or terrorize an ethnicity. Athieism is a religion, and you act in the same way as every other one, arguing over the smallest details. People who have different beliefs aren't stupid or ignorant people. I am Jewish, believe in god, but also believe in science. I study the Torah and also take advance classes in science. All I am saying is that you can't hate people when you do the exact same things as they do. Being a person who terrorizes others for their religion isn't a good person. I am friends with people of all sorts. Atheists and Christians alike, and they don't care about our religion. We actually invite each other to our homes during celebration s and holidays. We share our culture, not damage it. Don't be a Hippocrat.
@Lt Dubble Bubble, saying atheism is a religion is like saying theism is a religion. I
Dislike theism because it spreads ignorance and influences politics in a bad way. To say that it doesn't affect people is to live in a bubble. You have an all powerful deity that has a specific set of rules that if you don't follow you are sent to an eternal fire, so tell
Me how that couldn't change someone's perspective? Theism holds back society so exude me if I want the human race to progress.
@Archmage Araketh, Actually, you are really only looking at Christianity. There are hundreds of religions which have good morals, and don't do any harm. Not all religions hold people back either. Sure there are those religions which want people to go back to a simpler time, but a lot of religions have modernized. The only reason I came into this was that I wanted to say that picking on a religion isn't making it better. Stating it has flaws in a more kind way would be better. Like saying why they do that and not that. Also, a lot of things in the bible don't make sense because they were lost in translation. Reading the Bible, and then reading the Torah, you will see that the Torah makes A LOT more sense. It was because people were persecuted for trying to translate the Bible. Deliberately trying to offend other peoples religion really makes me angry because, usually, I don't like seeing people "attacked" by others. Let's just stop the argument, I just wanted to point out some things.
@Lt Dubble Bubble, well sorry if I'm not very nice to the homophobe bigot; but I get angry when people are being persecuted and people like you just sit there and say 'oh well we should just respect their right to dehumanise people'.
@Archmage Araketh, Not all Christians persecute gays. A lot of people realize that the lessons taught in the Bible aren't really relevant to the modern world. People who are taught to hate a type of ethnicity or sexuality is wrong but not a lot of people these days do that. And if they do, they do. They don't get violent about it and a lot of them don't even say anything. Sure there are Anti-Gay ralleys and stuff, but those are going under. Persecuting a religion, in my opinion, is a lot worse. Religions are very delicate subjects to debate about, so if you make a claim, enforce it for a while, get hundreds of people behind, you will, literally, kill that person. In the past, and still today, Jews have been the main focus of persecution. With more of this fighting, next Christians can be put up on the spit. Just, instead of trying to fight religious people, help them. Try and get them to see the error of their ways or flaws in their religion without saying anything harmful.
@Lt Dubble Bubble, why should religion be a touchy subject? It should be open to criticism as much as any other subject. Even if not every theist is a bigot or homophobe (which Archiethesailer is), religion still holds back the modern society that you seem to love. I'd also remind you that it wasn't atheists who persecuted the Jews, it was other theists.
@Archmage Araketh, I never said that the atheists persecuted the Jews, I just said that because a lot of people attacked it, it soon became a very hated religion and that can happen again when people criticize it harshly. That is also similar to the reason why religion is a delicate subject. People are too attached to it. Making fun of someone's religion is like making fun of them and can be very hurtful. If you make fun of someone's country's economy, that is totally different. A religion is very important to people. The only reason it is dangerous is when people either A) Misinterpret it or B) Attack it. This is why the progression of society slows down. I am not saying that atheists are wrong, for all I could know they are right, but if people believe in something else then let them. If it is harmful than simply tell then it can be. Don't just attack people like most militant atheists do. I have a lot of gay, Christian, and Atheist friends. We all get along fine. And now I leave.Thx
@Lt Dubble Bubble, people can believe what they want, but I don't care if correcting their delusion makes them
feel uncomfortable, it is needed for society to progress. The only reason atheists may seem aggressive is because we are the minority in most places and are sometimes treated like satanists or amoral.
@Archmage Araketh, No. It doesn't make them uncomfortable, it hurts them really bad. Atheists don't seem bad, just the ones who are. There are atheists who put up sites against religion and have rants and everything. There are religions who see atheists as immoral, but that isn't all of them. When the go out of their way to disband other's beliefs like I have seen many times , that makes them a bad atheist. Now, I wouldn't call you a bad atheist, but they do exist. Like there are bad Christians and bad Jews and ect. All I want to say (which I have said like six times already 😋) is that don't be a bad whatever and respect other peoples whatever most of the time. Now, I must go, I must say you are a worthy debater. Good luck on your journey *flies out of the room into the sky*.
@CriTiKa1, read "religion is believing the lies of many generations" that's a statement I completely agree with.
@Lt Dubble Bubble, I would just like to offer (while still being aware of the fact that every religion is attacked by different groups all around the world) that atheists are the most persecuted group in the world today. In a good many underdeveloped countries the 'crime' is punishable by death and in many developed countries law prevents them from holding office. Also in many places atheists are socially shunned.
Okay, Stuckpixel, I think we can't post anymore posts relating to religion. It is real just disturbing how out community falls apart.
Happy new year
*Almost prays for a nuclear winter*
I thought that was Princess Leia.....
Guys my favorite pics got switched with someone else's, anyone else loose theirs?
@Finch, i still have mine. Could you be logged in on the wrong account?
@AnotherIdiot, nope, it happened a while ago but I never got around to posting about it, I mean I've re-logged in multiple times