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#11 - mondprinzessin (12/11/2013) [-]
there are too many words in the comments
#140 to #11 - dyllygaf (12/12/2013) [-]
I like you, I'll use short words here   
   
 Not sure why this gif was in my "lol" folder   
   
also unrelated
I like you, I'll use short words here

Not sure why this gif was in my "lol" folder

also unrelated
User avatar #167 to #11 - mayormilkman (12/12/2013) [-]
And your comment was just #11...
#14 to #11 - eddymolly (12/11/2013) [-]
Lets break up all this talk then
Lets break up all this talk then
#13 to #11 - drachma ONLINE (12/11/2013) [-]
mfw scrolling past the comments
mfw scrolling past the comments
User avatar #189 to #13 - mondprinzessin (12/12/2013) [-]
hue
this made me laugh somethin fierce
User avatar #39 - hydromatic (12/12/2013) [-]
That's.. Really not the same Ricky.

People choose their religion.. Nobody ever chose to get cancer..


I have nothing against atheism at all, but Ricky Gervais can really be a ******* asshole
User avatar #173 to #39 - ninjaspartan (12/12/2013) [-]
If you smoke, then you're basically choosing cancer. **** if you don't want to get cancer, that's not how it works. Muslims want to choose to be Islam but don't want the racist steryotypes that go with it. Lots of Christians want to be accepting of everyone but their Bible says otherwise.

If you're religious, you are cancer. Get it? Both are choices, both have resulting consequences, both decisions are caused by you. So yes. It's the same.
User avatar #247 to #173 - mrdrpage (12/12/2013) [-]
With that logic, a slave being forced to work under a hot sun who develops Melanoma made the choice to get skin cancer.

The construction worker who was exposed to asbestos unknowingly during deconstruction of a decaying building CHOSE to get lung cancer.

You're ******* stupid. Don't reproduce.
#45 to #39 - foromil (12/12/2013) [-]
Au contraire, good sir.
#31 - Seanxone (12/12/2013) [-]
Anyone else think this is just Gervais using an analogy to call religion cancer without directly saying it?
#243 - cazabrow ONLINE (12/12/2013) [-]
***** I aint reading all these Ricky Gervais hate comments..
User avatar #3 - xtwinblade (12/11/2013) [-]
this is so ******* stupid.
Religion is like an orginisation, you are a part of it. You join it and it is a lifestyle.
Cancer is a deadly defect that haunts people and ruins their life.

if you hate a religion then you stand with the opposite opinions of a follower of that religion. and he/she has probably valued their life choices from this religion, which you hate. That gives good reason to hate the followers as well.
User avatar #253 to #3 - xxiixx (12/12/2013) [-]
I think a better analogy would have been "Just because I hate smoking doesn't mean I hate smokers."
Not saying I agree with him and his views, but it makes much better sense.
User avatar #20 - spanishpolarbear (12/11/2013) [-]
You can choose religion but you can't choose cancer..
#4 - kaboozle123 (12/11/2013) [-]
bad analogy. i mean you get it but if you look at what he said it doesn't work. you choose to believe in a religion or not. you don't choose to get cancer.

a better way to put it would be "just because i hate republican ideals doesn't mean i hate republicans" and even that is a bit lame of an analogy to be honest but it's still better.

AND BEFORE THE RELIGION ******** STARTS! don't give a **** what you believe in it's how you treat people, whether we die and go to heaven, just stay in the ground, or are reincarnated, whatever the hell you believe absolutely does not matter nor will it change the fact the you are or are not a piece of **** . everyone in their core knows what's right and wrong or at the very least when they're ******* someone over. you don't need a book to tell you that, and that it's bad. treat everyone right and fairly, don't **** on other people's day, and be a decent ******* person. other people don't believe in your religion and that's fine, if you believe in a fair and just god then he should judge them on their actions anyway

as a side note i watched "John dies at the end" last night, decent movie and was wondering how the book is. any one wanna give me a review?
User avatar #28 to #4 - strikingeight (12/12/2013) [-]
Except for Westboro, **** those guys.
User avatar #176 to #4 - ninjaspartan (12/12/2013) [-]
>you don't chose to get cancer

>smoking


Yeah, I think the ends justify the means here. I can hate people with cancer if I want to. You're not my mother.
#10 - infinitereaper (12/11/2013) [-]
brb gonna go sacrifice a jehovas witness for the glory of Einstien to start off the research party where we will resurrect Nikola Tesla and Darwin and make them fight to the death through beaker joisting after which we will proceed to bathe in the tears of graduate students writing formal requests for grant money.

stop posting this cancerous ****
#215 - spleed (12/12/2013) [-]
He just compared peoples' beliefs to cancer.
#219 to #215 - kingderps (12/12/2013) [-]
Accurately.
User avatar #227 to #219 - spleed (12/12/2013) [-]
In this moment you are euphoric.
User avatar #229 - theincrediblegoose (12/12/2013) [-]
Don't bother reading the comments. They're all just this:

"You don't choose to get cancer. You choose religion."

User avatar #38 - lolzordz (12/12/2013) [-]
he's making religion sound like a disease when really its only a means of self-control in my eyes...
User avatar #41 to #38 - tinglyturtletaint (12/12/2013) [-]
I see it as kind of a mental drug. Your convincing yourself to feel happy with no real reason for it. It can be medicinal in a lot of cases, a convict who it helps keep in control like you said, it changes him for the better and keeps him out of further trouble. A way to cope for people who have nothing else, like my grandmother who recently lost her husband and brother and mother and became more religious because she wants to believe they are still out there somewhere and might be depressed otherwise. But plenty people do abuse it and it can prevent happiness in other aspects of life.
User avatar #42 to #41 - lolzordz (12/12/2013) [-]
yeah each person needs to have their own individual 'religion' for religion to truly work
#12 - fooljamable (12/11/2013) [-]
Being a comfortable agnostic....I really don't care. Anyone who wants to join me on my comfortable island that lacks crazy religious arguments feel free.
Being a comfortable agnostic....I really don't care. Anyone who wants to join me on my comfortable island that lacks crazy religious arguments feel free.
User avatar #37 to #12 - flingwing (12/12/2013) [-]
*indifferent, unsure, middle-ground-fist*
User avatar #36 to #12 - tinglyturtletaint (12/12/2013) [-]
I'm agnostic as well but I dislike a lot of religions, not for the metaphysical aspect, but their philosophies. I dislike christianity because it tells people to become sheep. They preach the whole "You should be happy knowing god has your life planned out so you don't need to worry about things, it's a good feeling to know your being lead by a shepard" mentality which I don't agree with and seems harmful. I don't hate the people though, just the religion. It has nothing to do with whether the god exists or not because even if I had proof that he did, I wouldn't just suddenly follow him, I would still disagree with the teaching and think he was kind of a narcissistic prick.
#55 - unncommon (12/12/2013) [-]
"Let's just disrespect people and then insult them when they take offense to it and call them all assholes."   
Don't compare religion to 'cancer' or else you're no better than the members of people with the opposite belief than you that think that you're a cancer.   
In reality to only thing that would be a "cancer" in this situation is the narrow-mindedness of individuals thinking that they're superior than another person.  In which case both arguments have cancer.
"Let's just disrespect people and then insult them when they take offense to it and call them all assholes."
Don't compare religion to 'cancer' or else you're no better than the members of people with the opposite belief than you that think that you're a cancer.
In reality to only thing that would be a "cancer" in this situation is the narrow-mindedness of individuals thinking that they're superior than another person. In which case both arguments have cancer.
User avatar #57 to #55 - demandsgayversion (12/12/2013) [-]
To be fair, more people have died from religious reasons than from cancer
User avatar #59 to #57 - unncommon (12/12/2013) [-]
To be fair each year 7.6 million people die from cancer and furthermore the global number of deaths by cancer is projected to increase 80% by 2030. So next time you try to talk **** at least cite your sources, bitch.
www.cdc.gov/cancer/dcpc/resources/features/WorldCancerDay/
User avatar #64 to #59 - demandsgayversion (12/12/2013) [-]
You do realize that's nothing compared to the historic toll of deaths caused by religion, right? Almost every genocide. The Crusades. Plenty of massacres.
User avatar #69 to #64 - unncommon (12/12/2013) [-]
If you're referring the murder of religious people by others intolerant of their religion (note: not one religion thinking they're superior than another e.g. Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin), then yeah. That's probable.
But to insinuate that religion is more devastating or even just as devastating as cancer is ******* asinine. In ten years 76 million people would have died from cancer (not including the inflation of the percentage), while countless religious organizations would have sent an incredible amount of money to the funding of research and support of their families and selves. Yeah, religion sounds pretty horrible, right?
Or maybe you wanna talk about the extremists of the religions? You know, the 'out of all religions maybe 1% are extremists' conversation?
User avatar #70 to #69 - demandsgayversion (12/12/2013) [-]
Sure, the extremists are a tiny percentage, but they're still millions strong. The good don't outweigh the bad when the bad murder people.

Now the good religious people; those are just good people. The bad religious people, a lot of them do their bad **** because their religion tells them to. It's harder to overcome an evil nature than a good one.
#71 to #70 - unncommon (12/12/2013) [-]
You're seriously so ******* dense it's not even funny.
Saying that such a minuscule amount of a group of people represents the entirety of the people. That's honestly like saying that the prison population of America represents the actions of the entire human race.
Great going.
#80 to #71 - anon (12/12/2013) [-]
Found the retard.

Religion is silly and pointless. Giving money towards research doesn't absolve religious ideology of it's flawed nature. In fact giving money towards research can be done independent of whether somebody is religious or not. I'm an atheist and I've donated. By your logic, atheists are awesome.
User avatar #79 to #71 - kousei ONLINE (12/12/2013) [-]
Pardon me but intolerance of faith is a largely religious concept. One faith saying another is wrong, the mass of people who have no religion don't care what your religion is. All it took to start the crusades was one person as big a zealot as you. I have encountered multiple people in multiple city that are only at your level of extremism (which i imagine you consider to be rather low) Tell me, how many genocides have been committed by non-religious persons? How many atheists and agnostics stand the corner yelling "god isn't real" and insult those that disagree? I can promise you good sir, many fewer than any single religion. By the way, how many different religions are there?
User avatar #98 to #79 - kombee (12/12/2013) [-]
This is copied from comment number #8:
"Famous Atheists of the 20th Century with Massive Death tolls in the name of their Beliefs:
Mao Zedong
Joseph Stalin
Pol Pot
Benito Mussolini
Than Shwe
Kim John II

These men have caused much heart ache to the world. Before you say "BUT DWARFMAN THEY DIDN'T DO IT IN THE NAME OF ATHEISM!" The only real religiously motivated mass kills you can cite are: Cults (Crazies), Hitler (Political), or the Crusades (Political again Broski). You can't judge others under different parameters than yourself. Atheism is nothing special, doesn't add to detract from humanity, like religion."

Bottom line, there are plenty of atheist people doing bad things, as well as there are religious. You can't say believing ina religion will automatically make you worse.
User avatar #99 to #98 - dwarfman (12/12/2013) [-]
You I like.
#107 to #99 - kombee (12/12/2013) [-]
I'm reading some of the other comments you've written and I really like what I read. It's comments like that I strive to find in comment sections, especially now with how much oppostion there's been recently against people of different religious background/color on fj.
#110 to #107 - dwarfman (12/12/2013) [-]
There is only one good: Knowledge, and one evil: Ignorance. Anyone who lies to support their cause is wrong, anyone who speaks out of ignorance is wrong. I believe in a higher power but I will debate any theist if they're douchebags. It's up to us to regulate ourselves, which is why I take offense to atheist pricks speaking on matters they do not understand. If they have researched various faiths and present a good argument  Not link random 			****		 from leviticus saying: HURR DURR LOOK HO STUPIT U R HURRRRRRRRRRRR  I'll respect their choice. They go after theists or claim to be better than theists I'll fight them on it.
There is only one good: Knowledge, and one evil: Ignorance. Anyone who lies to support their cause is wrong, anyone who speaks out of ignorance is wrong. I believe in a higher power but I will debate any theist if they're douchebags. It's up to us to regulate ourselves, which is why I take offense to atheist pricks speaking on matters they do not understand. If they have researched various faiths and present a good argument Not link random **** from leviticus saying: HURR DURR LOOK HO STUPIT U R HURRRRRRRRRRRR I'll respect their choice. They go after theists or claim to be better than theists I'll fight them on it.
#114 to #110 - kombee (12/12/2013) [-]
That's what I want to here! Keep at it, it's people like you we need on fj or in general really. Open mindedness and the ability to question oneself before you question others is something great indeed.
That's what I want to here! Keep at it, it's people like you we need on fj or in general really. Open mindedness and the ability to question oneself before you question others is something great indeed.
#117 to #114 - dwarfman (12/12/2013) [-]
Your beliefs need to be worthy of YOU first, and if that's the case you'll be judged based on the company you keep. Thus those that share you beliefs need to be held to that same standard. It's why those atheist cunts are hated! Most (Not all by any means) treat competing ideals like child's logic, and spit on their faiths (Which in themselves are largely cultural), then act offended when they're lashed out upon. It's ******* wrong.
#136 to #117 - kombee (12/12/2013) [-]
Indeed, I agree. I guess we can hope and fight for the cause that either of the ignorant groups (wether religious or not) will understand this.
User avatar #138 to #136 - dwarfman (12/12/2013) [-]
Human nature says otherwise, but all of our history has been conquering our nature hasn't it?
User avatar #159 to #138 - kombee (12/12/2013) [-]
Yep, I do think so. History-books and classes in general have a profound way to seem to highlight a lot of the more ignorant human beings, or atlest highlighting their actions (like genocide and the likes) the way I see it. However I do believe people in general are being more and more tolerant, knowledge-seeking and open-minded thereby conquering their nature. But, if not more then atleast equally. I can't be cartain though, since I can't really look inside every human (or judge them fairly if I could). If there's something that's concerning to me regarding ignorance in this day and age though, it's that it seems that for many countries the important decisions are generally made by lesser-informed or just outright ignorant people (US congress being a notable example). This has happened before with autocracies and the like, but I can't stop feeling that this time it's much more impactfull and destructive to the general people than it ever was before.
User avatar #160 to #159 - dwarfman (12/12/2013) [-]
It's only more impactful because you're actually experiencing it! You're right though: There's nothing new under the sun, everything that's happening has already happened. I'm saying we need to turn to our past to find the answers on almost all matters.
User avatar #161 to #160 - kombee (12/12/2013) [-]
True, if I was a peasant in the 16 hundreds essentialy working to fatten up my "lord" I'd feel much worse than now. You're right, we need to learn from our mistakes, lest them be renewed.
User avatar #85 to #79 - unncommon (12/12/2013) [-]
I'm hardly a Zealot, I support Gay Rights, constantly question whether God is real, and haven't went to Church in a couple years. It's just ******* moronic to call people of faith a "cancer" or more dangerous then cancer. Considering that my own sister is in remission after being devastated by cancer maybe you can see how I take personal offense to it.
User avatar #105 to #85 - dwarfman (12/12/2013) [-]
Internet atheists are worthless human beings. They joined the fad for attention, and some die hards won't let go even now that it is fading.
User avatar #88 to #85 - kousei ONLINE (12/12/2013) [-]
Alright, yet you missed the whole point of the post only to go on a religious rant. It was simply to say "thinking a hate someone who has something because i hate what he has is ridiculous." When making comparisons extremes are needed to truly show the ridiculousness of the matter. However, scarcely is it meant to claim that one thing is akin to another. "(a) to (b) is like (c) to (d)" isn't saying "(a) = (c)" but more saying "(a-b) = (c-d)"
User avatar #111 to #88 - unncommon (12/12/2013) [-]
You know what, maybe I did go about proving my point. But you guys did a tremendous job of proving one that I never even intended to make. There's one person -- who believes in a religion -- being told that religion is more dangerous than cancer after saying that people hating each other on both sides of the argument is the true "cancer". Now I don't hate agnostics or atheists -- hell, most of my friends are atheist and there's a number of my family that are agnostic -- but how can you even attempt to say the theists are intolerant people while you yourself are being intolerant of them for no other reason than the fact that they're a theist?
The reason why I was mad at that other asshole isn't because he's an anti-theist, personally I don't give a **** about his beliefs or disbelief's, but my point remains: You can't compare religion to cancer. Religion generally tells of peace and coexistence (Jesus, Buddha, Gandhi, etc.), and while a small amount of people don't "practice what they preach" when it comes to religion, that doesn't mean that there isn't a tremendous amount of good that comes out of religion.
The perfect example of this is during the "Amish Schoolhouse Shooting". Where one man went ******* psycho after the death of his daughter went and shot (execution-style) 10 Amish School girls he did this to "get back at god" (a.k.a. ******* insane). Immediately after the man committed suicide and the community heard about it they all gathered together and forgave this man and condoned the wife and mother of this guy for their loss of a son/husband.
User avatar #116 to #111 - kousei ONLINE (12/12/2013) [-]
I apologize if i have misrepresented myself. My goal was not to say that religion is a strictly bad concept but merely a dangerous one. Also I in no way believe it worse or even comparable to cancer, I merely wished to point out misinterpretations and inaccurate facts.
User avatar #131 to #116 - unncommon (12/12/2013) [-]
I also apologize for presenting myself as a "religious zealot" or something of the matter.
User avatar #133 to #131 - kousei ONLINE (12/12/2013) [-]
it is quite alright, this is still turning out to be a rather entertaining debate.
User avatar #119 to #116 - dwarfman (12/12/2013) [-]
How you carry yourself is more important than your message in all occurrences.
User avatar #124 to #119 - kousei ONLINE (12/12/2013) [-]
I apologize, but it is hard to properly carry myself through such a muddled issue, surely you understand this considering your introduction to me having scarcely an ounce of proper discourse.
User avatar #129 to #124 - dwarfman (12/12/2013) [-]
I can understand as far less understanding sods have started debates with me on this. So yes my blood's boiling, and I am less civil.
User avatar #132 to #129 - kousei ONLINE (12/12/2013) [-]
As previously noted I had no intention of attacking religion. I only meant to stress the truths of the matter, as you'll notice my initiation was merely pointing out a flaw in his statement.
User avatar #134 to #132 - dwarfman (12/12/2013) [-]
It's not the best place to debate the matter, sickens me that prick comedian is allowed to spew his ******** .
User avatar #143 to #134 - kousei ONLINE (12/12/2013) [-]
an opinion you are permitted, but I feel this quote right here should not be taken as an offense against religion. it is merely comparing the difference between people with religion and religion to the difference between people with cancer and cancer.
User avatar #146 to #143 - dwarfman (12/12/2013) [-]
He doesn't have the best history on the matter. Being an asshole isn't cool.
User avatar #151 to #146 - kousei ONLINE (12/12/2013) [-]
true or not doesn't matter. I think this debate has come to it's completion, i thank you for your insights and wish you all the best in dealing with the idiots and zealots on my side of this fence.
User avatar #74 to #71 - demandsgayversion (12/12/2013) [-]
Billions of good religious people: no change in personality from religion

Millions of bad religious people: murderers and rapists and who knows what else, because god told them to

Prognosis: religion=more bad than good
User avatar #101 to #82 - dwarfman (12/12/2013) [-]
Interesting supporting information: You're a minority on the outside, you'd be a minority on the inside. Pick up your fedora and get out.
User avatar #112 to #101 - kousei ONLINE (12/12/2013) [-]
religions.pewforum.org/reports

16.1% of national population is unaffiliated. even if we only count up the atheists and agnostic and ignore those that simply do not affiliate themselves to a particular religion, we still see 4%. Now, assuming all is equal and religion has absolutely no effect on it we should see the atheist prison population at a approximately 4%. so why then is it not even 1%? Now, kindly take your underdeveloped brain to another page, for you have no worthwhile information for me to gain.
User avatar #115 to #112 - dwarfman (12/12/2013) [-]
Link me a study, link me something that is not run by bias assbags like you. Not hard to find. I could find a link to a site with a well written article stating lizardmen rule the world. Folks like you are why atheists are hated, if you're belief are truly correct, you must carry yourself in a better manner, and thus be WORTHY of them. The theists have forgotten that, doesn't excuse your disgusting attitude. Now take your fedora and shove it up your ass.
User avatar #120 to #115 - kousei ONLINE (12/12/2013) [-]
I'm sorry, I thought I did well in linking two perfectly fine articles one speaking on the percentage of religious affiliations in US prisons, and another speaking on religious affiliations in the US as a whole. To assume it is biased just because you do not agree with what it states is, well to be frank, boorish. The very pig-headed intolerance I despise.
User avatar #126 to #120 - dwarfman (12/12/2013) [-]
I assume everything is bias. If they disclose their sources, and backers I am more willing to trust it. I don't take religious documents at face battle, I won't take a paper on a controversial issue at face value.
User avatar #128 to #126 - kousei ONLINE (12/12/2013) [-]
I see, however the law of averages would state that bias would normally fall in favor of the largest percentage of population. Therefore, any bias is likely to fall in favor of the religious since they make up a larger portion of the population.
User avatar #130 to #128 - dwarfman (12/12/2013) [-]
The real flaw in your argument is correlation vs. causation. Saying religion influences crime is like saying vaccines cause autism **** you Jenny McCarthy.
User avatar #141 to #130 - kousei ONLINE (12/12/2013) [-]
Well the thing with that is, when all else is assumed equal, correlation becomes causation. I fully realize we cannot actually assume all else is equal but then again correlation is often at least a factor, thus still making it causation
User avatar #144 to #141 - dwarfman (12/12/2013) [-]
My statistics professor would hit you upside the head with a ruler for that. Well at least the first one, she was nuts.
User avatar #148 to #144 - kousei ONLINE (12/12/2013) [-]
Though I will grant you a reinforcement to your point on correlation and causation in the form of simple logic. Those likely to turn to religion are the poor, downtrodden, and the like. Those that need to believe in something greater to continue. Those that tend to leave religion behind are those that do not need that faith. This could easily explain the difference between within the prison system.
User avatar #158 to #148 - dwarfman (12/12/2013) [-]
Atheism amongst serial killers comes from their inability to conform to society. So it is a common trait, but not present in all of them obviously. As we're a mostly religious society they will be the opposite. Same would hold true if atheism was dominate, more would be theists.
User avatar #163 to #158 - kousei ONLINE (12/12/2013) [-]
An interesting point, though I fail to see the relevance, I cannot deny the reason behind it.
User avatar #152 to #148 - dwarfman (12/12/2013) [-]
I would agree if we're talking in a medieval sense, but the world has evolved. Mao and Stalin used communism to corral the poor in the same manner. Look at the first world: Atheism/Theism is present in all economic levels. And if I was to use that logic I'd mention the atheist serial killers.
User avatar #157 to #152 - kousei ONLINE (12/12/2013) [-]
I may have been wrong calling the end. This in no way means there aren't bad atheists or good theists. Only that those in the lower rungs of society tend to need something to believe in. clearly criminals will tend to be among those lower rungs and would need to support themselves by illegal methods, so the correlation between religion and crime is formed and necessity is a fine causation to criminal behavior. This explains the correlation between religion and crime.
#264 to #55 - anon (12/12/2013) [-]
Ricky Gervais have never called a religious person an asshole, as far as I know atleast. He always brings up flaws in a religion, in a logical way, and then, people like you get offended, and then you call him an asshole.
User avatar #1 - whatugawkinat (12/11/2013) [-]
But people with cancer didn't put it upon themselves to have it. There are people that believe certain things, and people that act upon those beliefs in a very negative way. We should dislike those people.
#21 to #1 - anon (12/11/2013) [-]
lots of people just believe what they are taught as children, ignorance is the true enemy
User avatar #90 to #1 - nuful (12/12/2013) [-]
>smoking
you said it yourself. hate them because of their actions which may be caused by their religion, but not for their religion itself.
User avatar #168 to #1 - ninjaspartan (12/12/2013) [-]
And here I was thinking that the majority of athiest might not actually be pretentious assholes...
#44 - anon (12/12/2013) [-]
That doesn't really make religious people feel any better, since he's equating a central part of their personalities to one of the worst diseases known to man.
#52 to #44 - duvallwhitey (12/12/2013) [-]
Alright then, I hate you and your stupid religion.
Alright then, I hate you and your stupid religion.
User avatar #234 - leonhardt (12/12/2013) [-]
Since when is religion something someone has?
User avatar #267 to #234 - HonkIfIDriveWell (12/12/2013) [-]
What are you suggesting?
User avatar #273 to #267 - leonhardt (12/12/2013) [-]
I always thought it was more of something someone does.
Like, practices.
User avatar #276 to #273 - HonkIfIDriveWell (12/12/2013) [-]
I think it's both. To be a Christian for example is to have faith in the existence of a deity, and most religions are the same in that sense, so it's also something people have.

Still, at least your criticizing Gervais' analogy in a legitimate way, instead of just pointing out irrelevant differences between religion and cancer like everyone else in the comments, such as whether one is something you can choose and one isn't etc.

One also starts with a 'C' and one doesn't. Differences like that don't matter.
User avatar #277 to #276 - leonhardt (12/12/2013) [-]
Well yeah, you have faith.
But faith alone does not a religious person make.
You gotta pick something to use that faith on.
User avatar #278 to #277 - HonkIfIDriveWell (12/12/2013) [-]
You misunderstand. I'm not suggesting that everyone with faith in the existence of a deity is necessarily part of an established religion, but rather that nearly every established religion is built around the basic requirement of having faith in the existence of some kind of deity.
User avatar #279 to #278 - leonhardt (12/12/2013) [-]
Yeah. But just having faith alone doesn't make someone religious.
It's like having the key to a Volkswagen Scirocco.
Having the key is all well and good, but if you don't have the car, you're not going anywhere.
User avatar #280 to #279 - HonkIfIDriveWell (12/12/2013) [-]
I know. I just said that.
User avatar #239 to #234 - dedaluminus (12/12/2013) [-]
Always, like any other mental illness.
#222 - ivehadworse (12/12/2013) [-]
That sentence had too many syllables in it. APOLOGIZE.
#249 to #222 - straightbusta (12/12/2013) [-]
THE BADASS CRATER OF BADASSITUDE
#187 - durkadurka ONLINE (12/12/2013) [-]
#165 - anon (12/12/2013) [-]
Suggesting I hate homosexuals because I hate homosexuality is like suggesting I hate people with cancer because I hate cancer.
#118 - kellogkiller (12/12/2013) [-]
But cancer isn't a choice...
#145 to #118 - thasmackdown **User deleted account** (12/12/2013) [-]
pshh, only if you are a casual.

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