Kids and God. Sharp kid.. F Life Today. after church, my son asked me about God, so I answered his questions in full. We talked about God for over 2 hours. At t dull parent

Kids and God

Kids and God. Sharp kid.. F Life Today. after church, my son asked me about God, so I answered his questions in full. We talked about God for over 2 hours. At t

Sharp kid.

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F Life
Today. after church, my son asked me about
God, so I answered his questions in full. We talked about
God for over 2 hours. At the end of it all, he pondered for a
moment, before saying to me "Thats the stupidest thing I
ever heard. You' re dumb." FML
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User avatar #15 - foelkera (04/11/2013) [-]
>Holding a 5 year old's attention for over 6 seconds

seems legit
User avatar #85 - dementedllama (04/11/2013) [-]
I'm not about to take religious advice from someone who still occasionally ***** himself.
User avatar #100 to #85 - bronybox (04/11/2013) [-]
Yes, but toddlers are some of the most honest kind of people, and the ones that are most easily impressionable, meaning that they have almost perfect objectivity until they've grown up.
User avatar #158 to #100 - lateday (04/12/2013) [-]
They are honest alright. That doesn't mean they are right. And I wouldn't say "perfect" objectivity. They are just not so biased yet.
User avatar #167 to #158 - bronybox (04/12/2013) [-]
Yeah, they probably think science is equivalently retarded.
I agree with you on the topic that the child's word means about as much as what comes out of his ass. I was just pointing out the "logical" thought process.
#90 to #85 - MrMustacho (04/11/2013) [-]
you shouldn't talk about the pope like that
you shouldn't talk about the pope like that
#92 to #90 - dementedllama (04/11/2013) [-]
Well played, MrMustacho.
#108 to #94 - anon (04/11/2013) [-]
I hate that picture.. -.-
User avatar #58 - beren (04/11/2013) [-]
5-year-olds also think that it's dumb not to eat 5 pounds of chocolate. Seriously. They're 5.
User avatar #68 to #58 - stigman **User deleted account** (04/11/2013) [-]
but that just makes it seem that a 5-year-old thinks that eating 5 pounds of chocolate makes more sense than the possibility of god.
User avatar #69 to #68 - beren (04/11/2013) [-]
... that's the point?
User avatar #72 to #69 - stigman **User deleted account** (04/11/2013) [-]
Oh I thought you were just saying that because they're 5 they wouldn't know any better.
User avatar #78 to #72 - beren (04/11/2013) [-]
What I'm saying is that in almost every other aspect of life nobody respects the opinions of a five-year-old, but, for some militant atheists, apparently this proves how right they are. I'm not against atheists, although I disagree with them, and I'm certainly not against five-year-olds, but the logic involved here is just... sad.
User avatar #88 to #78 - stigman **User deleted account** (04/11/2013) [-]
I couldn't give 2 ***** about any religion which includes atheism. I don't believe in anything and I don't want to but but from what I can tell from certain point of views is that Christianity makes no sense and this 5-year-old seems to know that it doesn't make sense.
User avatar #89 to #88 - stigman **User deleted account** (04/11/2013) [-]
the only 2 things that make sense is Muslim and atheist
User avatar #109 to #89 - bronybox (04/11/2013) [-]
"Muslim" is not a religion.
And Islam doesn't make sense either.
User avatar #113 to #109 - stigman **User deleted account** (04/11/2013) [-]
Makes more sense than Christianity.
User avatar #116 to #113 - bronybox (04/11/2013) [-]
It's like the difference between a twig and a twig with a dead leaf on it.
#7 - Forfunaccount (04/11/2013) [-]
Ya. Totally happened.
User avatar #244 - IncarceratedNinja (04/12/2013) [-]
is there a way to block certain channels yet? .-.
User avatar #266 to #244 - allanenraged (04/12/2013) [-]
Like a 15 year old girl, if you don't like hearing or reading something, you hide it so you can go on living your ignorant life. Kudos to you for "standing up" for your opinion.
#272 to #266 - IncarceratedNinja (04/12/2013) [-]
I'm tired of seeing these posts. They don't appeal to my sense of humor, like other channels. And that some how makes me ignorant?
I'm tired of seeing these posts. They don't appeal to my sense of humor, like other channels. And that some how makes me ignorant?
#293 to #272 - SgtObvious (04/12/2013) [-]
It's not his fault for being such a dick. This is what he looks like
User avatar #407 to #293 - allanenraged (04/13/2013) [-]
that was a halloween costume lmao. and i find it rather despicable that you raided my profile, and chose one of many pictures i have there. the twelve year old is strong with this one.
User avatar #418 to #416 - allanenraged (04/13/2013) [-]
that was taken at the same time, and my girlfriend edited it
#417 to #416 - SgtObvious (04/13/2013) [-]
User avatar #419 to #417 - allanenraged (04/13/2013) [-]
do you have something against snakebites? you really are pathetic.
User avatar #280 to #272 - IncarceratedNinja (04/12/2013) [-]
I dont like this SPECIFIC type of content that is mostly placed in THIS channel. If i dont like it, why should I allowit to show up if i dont want it to? I'm not sheltering myself? I know other people have different beliefs and i respect that. Maybe you should start.
#292 to #280 - anon (04/12/2013) [-]
Not sure if your bashing incarcer for not wanting to see these 'funny post' or your serious.
User avatar #303 to #292 - IncarceratedNinja (04/12/2013) [-]
was that meant to be a reply to me?
#333 to #303 - anon (04/12/2013) [-]
My bad. You were replying to yourself.
User avatar #276 to #272 - allanenraged (04/12/2013) [-]
just skip it then, i see crappy jokes and reposts all over the front page, i click next. and next. and next. until i finally find one that is funny. it usually takes about an hour. that is going to be any site where the content is chosen by its users. because most people have ****** humor, or are 12, usually both.
User avatar #297 to #266 - SgtObvious (04/12/2013) [-]
And I bet you make an effort to learn about every relgion, right?
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User avatar #247 to #244 - floofy (04/12/2013) [-]
being upset about something can be a good thing
#260 to #247 - idkmyusername (04/12/2013) [-]
Yes! the fire rises!
#360 - thedarkangel (04/12/2013) [-]
It's getting to the point atheist talk more about God and Jesus then the Jehovah Witnesses...
#42 - defacedcreeper (04/11/2013) [-]
Be Jimmy god dammit
User avatar #288 to #42 - akneegrow (04/12/2013) [-]
follow your own advice.
#291 to #288 - anon (04/12/2013) [-]
He's not rubbing his atheist cock down your throat like op.
User avatar #300 to #291 - akneegrow (04/12/2013) [-]
doesn't give him the excuse to be a hypocrite.
#296 to #42 - xeternalx **User deleted account** (04/12/2013) [-]
i can be jimmy to a degree, but it's when i've read the same "like for heaven, comment/ignore for hell" a good 10-20 times that i start being an asshole.
#328 to #296 - anon (04/12/2013) [-]
Here's three solutions
1.Get better friends
2.You can filter your news feed.
3.Get off facebook if all else fails.
User avatar #332 to #328 - xeternalx **User deleted account** (04/12/2013) [-]
good idea, how do you filter news feeds?
#179 to #42 - rmoran (04/12/2013) [-]
> Believer expresses opinion
> Nonbeliever expresses opinion
> Nonbeliever is the asshole
#258 to #179 - anon (04/12/2013) [-]
because atheists too need follower
#282 to #258 - themanmuncher (04/12/2013) [-]
because athiests too need follower
User avatar #318 to #258 - rmoran (04/12/2013) [-]
User avatar #217 to #179 - spartusee (04/12/2013) [-]
If an atheists posts about evolution and a christian is an asshole to them, they are not being Jimmy either. Well the christian version.
#2 - AnonymousDonor ONLINE (04/11/2013) [-]
depends how he explained it   
an actual intelligent discourse on the philosophy of a God (which, by the way, lasts way more than 2 hours) is one of the deepest conversations a person can have    
but regurgitating sunday school propaganda is just wasting everybody's time
depends how he explained it
an actual intelligent discourse on the philosophy of a God (which, by the way, lasts way more than 2 hours) is one of the deepest conversations a person can have
but regurgitating sunday school propaganda is just wasting everybody's time
#21 to #2 - anon (04/11/2013) [-]
Thanks for being reasonable man, It's a nice change from the dogma both sides of a religious debate seem to resort to. At least on the internet.
#24 to #2 - anon (04/11/2013) [-]
pish posh!
#54 to #2 - anon (04/11/2013) [-]
The kid was 5 !!! What do you expect? 2 hours is a lot of time for a 5 year old.
User avatar #422 to #2 - rifee (04/23/2013) [-]
that's true, if you only discuss the possibility of a God and don't include any kind of religion in it. Discussing deism is quite interesting.
#425 to #422 - AnonymousDonor ONLINE (04/23/2013) [-]
well logically you can prove most aspects of religion as well without necessarily forcing the deist viewpoint

well, not prove of course, but at least account for their possibility/likelihood
#136 to #2 - anon (04/12/2013) [-]
i doubt a five year old would understand even the most intelligent person
#182 to #136 - anon (04/12/2013) [-]
An intelligent person would probably explain it a way the kid could understand.
#254 to #2 - crzycuban (04/12/2013) [-]
im not even reading your text, this gif has me captivated.
#142 to #2 - freetoplay (04/12/2013) [-]
Agreed, my family back home is trying to be more religious so the sent my little sister to Sunday school. The church leaders had brainwashed my little 9 year old sister into believing that she couldn't be friends with anybody who didn't believe in her god and it was her job to convert them. MFW I hear from my family that she got detention for trying to convert everybody on the playground or they would burn in hell.
User avatar #426 to #142 - rifee (04/23/2013) [-]
Child abuse you call that.
#8 to #2 - ExorArgus (04/11/2013) [-]
The deepest conversation you can have is about the mariana trench.
#107 to #2 - anon (04/11/2013) [-]
That's the stupidest thing I ever heard. You're dumb.
User avatar #6 to #2 - happypancake (04/11/2013) [-]
Maybe they were having an intense theological discussion, but you have to remember, one of the conversations participants is 5. I'd say that's pretty long, considering.
#243 - nortledrones (04/12/2013) [-]
This image has expired
>Implying a five year old has an attention span that can last for 2 hours and that a son would call his parent stupid and dumb at that age and that this post wasn't by some fat atheist eating honey buns that rubs it in towards the people that believe in something.
User avatar #248 to #243 - anonomoz (04/12/2013) [-]
this is a reverse story of those stories usually spread among religious community, where an atheist ask about something to ruin the believer faith but the believer can counter the argument in a witty way such that the atheist lose and silenced

this the atheist version of that story in order to gain follower
User avatar #270 to #248 - allanenraged (04/12/2013) [-]
yeah. the religious argument usually asks a question so broad and unknown that the atheist cannot answer factually, but the religious person answers with propaganda found in a book thousands of years old, written by men who heard the voices of invisible flying creatures who ambassador for a big invisible entity that claims to have the power to snap his fingers and make anything he wants.
User avatar #275 to #270 - anonomoz (04/12/2013) [-]
those stories usually start with an atheist asking question, not the otherwise, the purpose of these kind of stories is to gain follower of course, example is the story of an atheist philosopher asks "Einstein" why is there evil if God exists
this story is just the atheist version of it, of course with the same purpose because people always look for friends
and propaganda, yes they are propaganda, because they dont sound right
User avatar #279 to #275 - allanenraged (04/12/2013) [-]
alot of atheists are stupid, just like a lot of religious people are, hell i believe 90% of the world is comprised of morons. and they all believe different things. i myself am an atheist. i try not to impose my opinions on anyone, because i cannot know for a fact who is right or wrong. if i die and saint peter doesn't call my name, i won't bitch about it. but in my opinion, i want to live my life the way i want to live it. even if god came to earth and proved his existence, i wouldn't devote all my time to worshiping him. it is not my nature.
#71 - sunnyday (04/11/2013) [-]
>Kid isn't religious
>People in comments see this as a good thing.

There is nothing wrong with faith and religion. What is wrong is taking it to extremes.
User avatar #391 to #71 - ompalomper (04/12/2013) [-]
faith and religion is the first step to extremism, ignorance and violence. much better to have kids grow up atheists so we might leave this stinking rock in the next 100-200 years.
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#83 to #77 - anon (04/11/2013) [-]
religious beliefs can be held in moderation.
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#104 to #87 - anon (04/11/2013) [-]
I don't even know what you're saying.
User avatar #80 to #77 - sunnyday (04/11/2013) [-]
I know they're not in moderation. Hence the extremes some people take their religions to. Which is bad.

Then it is not taken to those extremes, there's nothing wrong with it. People can believe what they want.
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#105 to #71 - bronybox (04/11/2013) [-]
I'd like to disagree. I honestly think there is something wrong with it, more towards the point that it's absolutely pointless and all it does is put restrictions on people.

Yes it has a psychological effect on some people and helps them with life, and that's fine if you really need it, but its almost like teaching someone with PTSD that they are actually living in a beautiful wonderland even though they're life is currently a living hell.

People should know the truth rather than stories, and children should be given their own choice. I don't see why religion now gets special treatment over religions in the past even though they have just as much justification (close to none).

K. I'm done. Have a political poster that supports my point.
User avatar #132 to #105 - spamalope (04/12/2013) [-]
I don't think it's pointless, it makes people think that if they are a bad person, they will go to Hell or any other form of Hell-like place for other religions. This will encourage people to do good.
User avatar #139 to #132 - bronybox (04/12/2013) [-]
I personally don't believe in enforcement by threat, but granted what humanity is, I suppose it's somewhat justified.
User avatar #285 to #139 - awesomenessdefined (04/12/2013) [-]
It's not threat, it's more enforcement by reward.
User avatar #406 to #285 - bronybox (04/12/2013) [-]
Hell = Threat
Heaven = Reward

It's both. But I think hell is dominant over heaven in terms of influence.
User avatar #408 to #406 - awesomenessdefined (04/13/2013) [-]
It wasn't in my household. But to each their own I guess.
User avatar #409 to #408 - bronybox (04/13/2013) [-]
But see, you're religion is no longer you're religion. Christianity/Islam/Judaism, whatever it may be, are no longer what they originally were, they've become more open to ideas that they're supposed to reject, meaning that the ultimate rule of their God is also changing, but doesn't that completely contradict the original rule of that god?

Are you saying that before now, everybody went to hell because they misinterpreted your God, and made him less accepting and evil? OR, are you saying that you're going to hell because you no longer believe the original God? Does this mean that just because you believe in your God, means that everybody that believes in another God is going to hell? No? But your God says that they are if they don't believe in him. You no longer agree? Then are you going to hell, or are the people that do agree go to hell?

This world of uncertainty makes me doubt why people have religion. I'm not saying it's a bad thing, I'm saying it's completely indifferent to either side, because it's just a social order created by humanity to match their ideals, and it changes with time, just as everything else.
User avatar #411 to #409 - awesomenessdefined (04/13/2013) [-]
I dunno about Christianity and Judaism, but Islam is still exactly the same religion it was 1400 years ago. It's actually sacrilegious to even try to change the slightest word. And I'm a muslim, so, yeah...

User avatar #412 to #411 - bronybox (04/13/2013) [-]
So you oppose gay marriage, and support the stoning of adulterers and heretics?
User avatar #413 to #412 - awesomenessdefined (04/13/2013) [-]
I really couldn't care less about gay marriage. It's a sin and all, but I'm not your mother, I'm not responsible for you. Do what you want.

And stoning people isn't really in the Quran, it's in the Hadith and Shariah law. So, sure if it happens, but I'm not going to seek it out.
User avatar #410 to #409 - bronybox (04/13/2013) [-]
Sorry, your*.
#128 to #105 - bigrog (04/12/2013) [-]
Theres the thing, just because you think they are wrong does not make them wrong, so you have no right to say its wrong to teach them.
User avatar #135 to #128 - bronybox (04/12/2013) [-]
They reject other religions that have just as much proof is theirs, in a logical sense, they are rejecting their own religion, which has just as much justification as any other.

One of my favorite quotes:
"If every trace of any single religion were wiped out and nothing were passed on, it would never be created exactly that way again. There might be some other nonsense in its place, but not that exact nonsense. If all of science were wiped out, it would still be true and someone would find a way to figure it all out again.”

The truths of the world are not beliefs, they are facts. Facts can be rediscovered no matter what. Religion cannot, and although I can't indefinitely say that they are false, I can neither say that they are true, and thus their state of ambiguity leads to the conclusion that they have no real purpose other than to keep the mind occupied.
#141 to #135 - bigrog (04/12/2013) [-]
So raise all kids atheist because you don't beleive religion is right and if you do tell them anything about religion you are brainwashing
User avatar #174 to #141 - bronybox (04/12/2013) [-]
You're taught that the Roman beliefs are myths, I'll have you know that I am a true believer, and I will not stand for such disrespect. May Zeus smite you in all of your heresy, and may the Sister's of Fate cut your life short for not paying tribute to the all mighty gods of Olympus!

Hey wait. That sounds familiar.
User avatar #164 to #141 - bronybox (04/12/2013) [-]
1. You can tell them religion exists, and ask questions if they have them, tell them about it if you want to, don't force them into it. It's not like you're never going to tell your children what it is, they'll find out about it, and if it happens to fall to their appeal, they can accept it.

2. I'm guessing you believe in the Roman Gods and Godesses?
User avatar #111 to #105 - sunnyday (04/11/2013) [-]
You're right in a way. But your way takes away freedom of choice. People are free to believe what they want. They just need to understand that others are also free to believe what they want.
User avatar #115 to #111 - bronybox (04/11/2013) [-]
So does telling crazy people that they don;t live in wonderland, technically.
Not trying to attack religion here, just pointing out that belief is belief, no matter the circumstance.
User avatar #114 to #111 - bronybox (04/11/2013) [-]
I'm not forcing anyone to give up their religions, I just don't want people to teach religion to children because THAT takes away freedom of choice from the child, granted they can't really comprehend it at the moment, but once they grow up, it's hard to reject something you were brought up believing, or gain a new perspective because your parents limited it the day you were born.
User avatar #117 to #114 - sunnyday (04/11/2013) [-]
I get ya'. The child should be allowed to make his own choices and believe what he wants, rather than have it forced down throat.

I can agree with that.
#121 to #117 - bronybox (04/11/2013) [-]
Cool beans. Have a wallpaper for spending your probably at least somewhat valuable time in this discussion.
#123 to #121 - sunnyday (04/11/2013) [-]
Thank you. Have one back.
User avatar #86 to #71 - destaice (04/11/2013) [-]
The kid developing his own opinion on religion instead of having it forced on him is why people see this as a good thing.
#149 to #71 - robinwilliamson (04/12/2013) [-]
It supports moral relativism a little too far
It keeps a lot of people from believing science that contradicts their beliefs
It, according to surveys, inhibits religious curiosity
It makes apostasy seem like a bad thing
It disappoints many parents when their kid doesn't believe in their god, even shunning
It often falls along the lines of delusions
It's no more than poetry, source for art ideas, and a reason to go be a part of a community, but all it's other claims are just sillywillypookypie
User avatar #423 to #71 - rifee (04/23/2013) [-]
Probably gonna get red thumbs for this but meh...

This depends on what you define as extreme really. If someone were to follow every commandment ad rule in the bible, they are not technically extreme, but true to their belief and a real "christian". The cherrypickers obviously don't believe everything in the bible, and thus don't believe it is the undeniable word of God. Sad as it is, if you ignore the bad in the bible, you don't really believe the bible is the perfect word f god, and hence you aren't truly christian or even intellectually honest.

Don't get me wrong, I don't WANT people to be like that, but they are better of being deistic with no religious affiliation if they aren't gonna follw the entire doctrine of the bible :)
User avatar #110 to #71 - bronybox (04/11/2013) [-]
Although the kids opinion doesn't really matter, considering that he also probably thinks all of science is just as stupid.
#366 - unikornking (04/12/2013) [-]
YFW posting this
#9 - zukowashere (04/11/2013) [-]
MFW people assume religion makes or breaks a person.
#106 - deathofnight (04/11/2013) [-]
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#178 to #112 - huntergriff ONLINE (04/12/2013) [-]
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#59 - awesomenessdefined (04/11/2013) [-]
You could also interpret this as "Atheists: Dumb as a five-year-old"

Just Sayin.
#223 to #59 - anon (04/12/2013) [-]
OR you could see it as he has not been pushed into the religion and has developed his OWN interpretations. If he says it's stupid, that's him, those brought up on religion, who's to say they would have stayed the same way if they weren't led to it. If they picked their own path, maybe they would develop different beliefs, you could have been Islamic for all you know. Allahu ackbar, my friend
User avatar #264 to #223 - awesomenessdefined (04/12/2013) [-]
I actually am a Muslim, believe it or not. So, yeah...
User avatar #29 - spamalope (04/11/2013) [-]
Cool, so let me get this straight, because people like to believe that there is something that comes after death, they are stupid, so you go and make fun of them, and talk about how their beliefs are stupid and that everything they believe in is stupid, and that they'll never get to see any dead friends or family members. Yeah, that's nice.
#34 to #29 - WillWalrus (04/11/2013) [-]
It's not only about life after death.   
There are many other reasons, which I won't get into.
It's not only about life after death.
There are many other reasons, which I won't get into.
#39 to #34 - anon (04/11/2013) [-]
Not all religions are christianity.
Some believe in everything science but just think theres something there, but not sure what.
User avatar #35 to #34 - spamalope (04/11/2013) [-]
Well yes I know that, but like you, I don't want to say it all
User avatar #362 - bambambaby (04/12/2013) [-]
And God said unto Abraham, "Abraham."

And Abraham said, "What?"
#294 - anon (04/12/2013) [-]
I don't believe a kid said that. Some neckbeard with a fedora in his mother's basement probably did it.
User avatar #43 - Cleavland Steamer (04/11/2013) [-]
But he probably still believes in Santa Claus
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