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Title: Things Religionists Say
Post by: trdsf on January 09, 2019, 10:53:11 AM
If there's a non-denominational list of dumb things said by religious leaders of any sort, I haven't found it, so I'll start one.

And I'll lead off with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kiril's pronouncement that smartphone use might summon the antichrist (https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-46794556)... oy.
Title: Re: Things Religionists Say
Post by: SGOS on January 09, 2019, 11:09:38 AM
Well just look at the guy.  He's too old to get a smart phone, and he probably thinks there's an ap to call the antichrist.  This is why they don't want people to get too smart.  He probably wrote that memo on ruled paper with his pencil.

(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/62DE/production/_105101352_gettyimages-1078326536.jpg)
Title: Re: Things Religionists Say
Post by: Mike Cl on January 09, 2019, 01:25:24 PM
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Well just look at the guy.  He's too old to get a smart phone, and he probably thinks there's an ap to call the antichrist.  This is why they don't want people to get too smart.  He probably wrote that memo on ruled paper with his pencil.

(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/62DE/production/_105101352_gettyimages-1078326536.jpg)
Ruled paper???  Didn't think their technology was that high.
Title: Re: Things Religionists Say
Post by: Unbeliever on January 09, 2019, 01:30:45 PM
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If there's a non-denominational list of dumb things said by religious leaders of any sort, I haven't found it, so I'll start one.

And I'll lead off with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kiril's pronouncement that smartphone use might summon the antichrist (https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-46794556)... oy.

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But not all social media users were convinced.

Well, that's something, at least...
Title: Re: Things Religionists Say
Post by: trdsf on January 09, 2019, 03:50:07 PM
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Well, that's something, at least...
I was hoping it might at least mean a few of Putin's hacker corps might quit on religious grounds.  :)
Title: Re: Things Religionists Say
Post by: Unbeliever on January 09, 2019, 04:46:08 PM
I doubt they're allowed to just up and quit, for any reason - it might be bad for their health.
Title: Re: Things Religionists Say
Post by: Baruch on January 09, 2019, 06:57:05 PM
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If there's a non-denominational list of dumb things said by religious leaders of any sort, I haven't found it, so I'll start one.

And I'll lead off with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kiril's pronouncement that smartphone use might summon the antichrist (https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-46794556)... oy.

He has the ear of Putin=Satan.  No wonder all gays and atheists want to nuke Holy Russia.
Title: Re: Things Religionists Say
Post by: Baruch on January 09, 2019, 06:57:46 PM
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I was hoping it might at least mean a few of Putin's hacker corps might quit on religious grounds.  :)

Democrats using CIA tools to mimic-Russian hacking ... you mean?
Title: Re: Things Religionists Say
Post by: GSOgymrat on January 09, 2019, 07:53:41 PM
When it comes to ridiculous things religious people say, I still think back to 1987 when television preacher Oral Roberts emotionally blackmailed his supporters, claiming if they did not send donations totaling $8 million dollars within three months that God would "call me home." The sad thing was Roberts received over $9 million from the desperate and gullible prompting other preachers to get in on the scam.
Title: Re: Things Religionists Say
Post by: Unbeliever on January 09, 2019, 07:57:46 PM
Well, Barnum was right - there really is a sucker born every minute!

Though, apparently, he never said it.
Title: Re: Things Religionists Say
Post by: Baruch on January 10, 2019, 05:09:37 AM
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When it comes to ridiculous things religious people say, I still think back to 1987 when television preacher Oral Roberts emotionally blackmailed his supporters, claiming if they did not send donations totaling $8 million dollars within three months that God would "call me home." The sad thing was Roberts received over $9 million from the desperate and gullible prompting other preachers to get in on the scam.

Charlton Heston did it better on Saturday Night Live.
Title: Re: Things Religionists Say
Post by: Baruch on January 10, 2019, 05:10:38 AM
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Well, Barnum was right - there really is a sucker born every minute!

Though, apparently, he never said it.

He couldn't say it, if he was busy doing fellatio ;-)
Title: Re: Things Religionists Say
Post by: Cavebear on January 12, 2019, 03:37:19 AM
Dumb Things the theists said:

1.  The Torah
2.  The Christian Bible.
3.  The Quoran,
4.  Anything else any idiot theist ever said.
Title: Re: Things Religionists Say
Post by: Baruch on January 12, 2019, 11:25:23 AM
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Dumb Things the theists said:

1.  The Torah
2.  The Christian Bible.
3.  The Quoran,
4.  Anything else any idiot theist ever said.

Death to Abrahamics?  But too ignorant to mention the other half of the human race (Hindus and Buddhists mostly).

Dumb things atheists say?  They can't help themselves, they are monkeys like everyone else.
Title: Re: Things Religionists Say
Post by: Unbeliever on January 12, 2019, 01:41:32 PM
Here's a dumb thing a theist said:

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He couldn't say it, if he was busy doing fellatio ;-)
Title: Re: Things Religionists Say
Post by: Baruch on January 12, 2019, 01:57:06 PM
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Here's a dumb thing a theist said:

Only if you disapprove of fellatio.
Title: Re: Things Religionists Say
Post by: Unbeliever on January 12, 2019, 01:59:02 PM
Boy, theists say the darndest things!
Title: Re: Things Religionists Say
Post by: Baruch on January 12, 2019, 02:08:34 PM
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Boy, theists say the darndest things!

I try ;-0 ... maybe you need more Viagra?
Title: Re: Things Religionists Say
Post by: mordant on April 27, 2019, 02:40:57 PM
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When it comes to ridiculous things religious people say, I still think back to 1987 when television preacher Oral Roberts emotionally blackmailed his supporters, claiming if they did not send donations totaling $8 million dollars within three months that God would "call me home." The sad thing was Roberts received over $9 million from the desperate and gullible prompting other preachers to get in on the scam.
I remember that. I was still an evangelical in '87. That was embarrassing even for a lot of those folks.

That whole era was a series of humiliations to us -- Jim and Tammy Faye, Kenneth Copeland, Roberts, James Robeson, Jimmy Swaggert -- it just wouldn't end.

Many of us distanced ourselves from it by telling ourselves they were not officially supported church ministries and were not accountable to us nor were we responsible for them. Our preachers discouraged people from being involved with them, not least because they poached revenue from the local churches.

But at some level we knew that probably 25 to 35 percent of church members watched that crap on the side, and sent them money, and therefore, they were in some sense both from us, and of us.

Not having to distance myself from them was one of the advantages of leaving the faith, honestly.