Author Topic: Things Religionists Say  (Read 2225 times)

Offline Baruch

Re: Things Religionists Say
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2019, 01:57:06 PM »
Here's a dumb thing a theist said:

Only if you disapprove of fellatio.
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ ła’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

Re: Things Religionists Say
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2019, 01:59:02 PM »
Boy, theists say the darndest things!
God Not Found
"There is a sucker born-again every minute." - C. Spellman

Offline Baruch

Re: Things Religionists Say
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2019, 02:08:34 PM »
Boy, theists say the darndest things!

I try ;-0 ... maybe you need more Viagra?
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ ła’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

Re: Things Religionists Say
« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2019, 02:40:57 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.
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.