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User avatar #457 - arrisarrad (12/19/2012) [-]
What I don't understand is why the fact that he is Atheist is your favorite part. That doesn't affect any of his views and it just caps the whole thing with an anti-religious context.
#501 to #457 - kisman (12/19/2012) [-]
User avatar #659 to #501 - arrisarrad (12/19/2012) [-]
It's not irony. The whole assumption that atheists are immoral hasn't been accepted by the cultural majority in America for almost 20 years. The majority of our culture is secular now. You can't pretend that the same prejudices that dominated America 20 years ago are still as prevalent. It just doesn't fit the facts.
User avatar #660 to #659 - kisman (12/19/2012) [-]
the fact that the westbero baptist church that beleives so highly in god have a child born to not believe in god is in fact irony
User avatar #661 to #660 - arrisarrad (12/19/2012) [-]
They don't believe in God, and everybody knows it. Even Christians. They use the pretense of God to justify acting like total douche bags without feeling bad about it. Most Christians hate them too, from Mormons to Southern Baptists. I don't think anybody is really surprised by this, it makes sense. And since it isn't an entirely unexpected situation, it does not qualify as irony.
User avatar #459 to #457 - amirvaleriehurwitz [OP](12/19/2012) [-]
I've explained this way too many times. Please just read the comments. Im sure you will find what I've said.
#464 to #459 - arrisarrad (12/19/2012) [-]
Okie dokie lokie...

#465 to #464 - creosote (12/19/2012) [-]
Oh joy. It's you.
#467 to #465 - arrisarrad (12/19/2012) [-]
Sup Mate? Noticed you comment about editing the description. Valid point, thumbed it up. Thought you might stumble across me here.
#5 - summerbreeze (12/18/2012) [-]
stab the 			****		 out of these 			*************
stab the **** out of these *************
User avatar #62 to #5 - conordalymcr (12/18/2012) [-]
Oh Varg-san ^__^
#515 - esmebuffay (12/19/2012) [-]
Your favorite part is that he's an atheist, not that he's trying to help beaten children or something else that would actually make sense.
Your favorite part is that he's an atheist, not that he's trying to help beaten children or something else that would actually make sense.
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#531 to #515 - anon (12/19/2012) [-]
the fact that he's an atheist means you know he's doing this public service out of the goodness of his heart, by his moral reasoning that he himself has arrived at.

As opposed to any religious person, whose motivations are questionable since they believe doing it will get them into heaven - i.e. selfishness. The reasons behind the action still matter.

this is true good, people. Also proof that you religion doesn't provide you with a set of morals.
User avatar #519 to #515 - whomadewho (12/19/2012) [-]
Some atheists like to think that since they are also atheists, that they themselves are in the same league as a brilliant person.
User avatar #534 to #519 - noblexfenrir (12/19/2012) [-]
Both of you are idiots.
User avatar #537 to #534 - whomadewho (12/19/2012) [-]
heres one now.
you might have noticed him on every other comment that is not agreeing with his believes.
User avatar #538 to #537 - noblexfenrir (12/19/2012) [-]
"Here's one now"
Yes I'm an atheist, but that isn't why I think you're retarded.

There isn't anything to disagree on me with, OP himself said I had it right when I was telling people that the reason he found it great that this man was an atheist was due to the fact he has grown up in a community of severe indoctrination involving physical and mental abuse, not to mention being surrounded by constant intolerance. Most of this, religious.

OP was referencing the fact that it's great he's atheist because he wasn't pulled into the same group his siblings were and now he is out there supporting groups and speaking out against his previous church.

It has absolutely nothing to do with it being great BECAUSE HE'S ATHEIST and nothing else, there is a ******* reason behind it.

This is why you are ******* stupid, because basic reason eludes you.
#145 - gibssowas (12/19/2012) [-]
What the actual **** are these people?
I mean sry I am from germany and never heard of those people before...
I just watched some youtube stuff about them... what the hell?
How is it possible for people like them to be still be free or to be alive?
I am against death penalty and all and most of the times I respect opinions from other people ( I know I am crazy right???), but those guys deserve a ******* rusty nail straight through their head!!!
#159 to #145 - anon (12/19/2012) [-]
i think the same thing
User avatar #154 to #145 - altairibnlaahad (12/19/2012) [-]
As much as everyone that's not them wants to set them on fire, the first amendment guarantees free speech, and the government can't do **** about it unless they do something violent, etc.
#170 to #154 - archoninterface (12/19/2012) [-]
Except hopefully list them as a hate group, thus hate crimes.
User avatar #171 to #170 - altairibnlaahad (12/19/2012) [-]
Yeah, I signed that petition a few days ago. I hope to god the White House does something with it, it's got a huge amount of signatures.
#179 to #171 - archoninterface (12/19/2012) [-]
Same here. I sometimes wonder if a judge would just look the other way if someone were to get rid of them. Maybe that's just me finding a limit to my tolerance of certain humans.
User avatar #186 to #179 - gibssowas (12/19/2012) [-]
I dunno they seem to be amused about the humanistic ways the state treats them maybe they want to be crushed and I guess if they would pick on a funeral of a relative or friend of mine I guess I would snap...
#189 to #186 - archoninterface (12/19/2012) [-]
Now, I'm usually a nice and caring person. However, I honestly want them to be put through what they do. Have their friends and families killed and then a large group of people protest it. You know, eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth. Just my thoughts
User avatar #166 to #154 - gibssowas (12/19/2012) [-]
I know what you mean and free speech is a good thing.
But the stuff this people do is more like psychological warfare than expressing their opinion.
They may not be violent in a physical way but in a psychological one and they cause a loss of face for all the people they bother...
Still I am amazed that no one killed them yet.
User avatar #167 to #166 - altairibnlaahad (12/19/2012) [-]
I agree with you, unfortunately the Supreme Court does not.

There was one incident where somebody bombed them. I don't know the details, and didn't read the story, but from what I know, I think it only fueled their fire.
#177 to #145 - cheesepotato (12/19/2012) [-]
As a Roman Catholic, I can safely say that even the Catholic Church doesn't want anything to do with the Baptists.
#193 to #177 - ZakyNine (12/19/2012) [-]
most baptists don't even agree with WBC
User avatar #220 to #177 - jouten (12/19/2012) [-]
The WBC don't have anything to do with Baptist Churches. They're a family of maybe 40 people who call themselves a church, but aren't acknowledged as one. Like how the Scientology calls themselvse "Church of Scientology" but don't have anything to do with a church.
User avatar #155 - waaw (12/19/2012) [-]
"He is a Lesbian gay Bisexual "

I stopped reading there for a second and tried to figure out what was going on with that.
User avatar #161 to #155 - syrenthra ONLINE (12/19/2012) [-]
there were supposed to be comma's meaning he is supporting them and trying to help them
User avatar #87 - blahness (12/18/2012) [-]
"He is the sister to shirley phelps, and the son to Fred Phelps"
User avatar #14 - pjotor (12/18/2012) [-]
I'm pretty certain that he is not atheist, at least he said in a interview that he did not want to discuss what he believed( or somthing).
User avatar #17 to #14 - theugandanhero (12/18/2012) [-]
Then I guess that means he's NOT Christian or Atheist.
Maybe Buddhist?
User avatar #23 to #17 - fuzzyballs (12/18/2012) [-]
well I guess that means HE DOES NOT WANT TO DISCUSS IT
any more questions?
User avatar #24 to #23 - theugandanhero (12/18/2012) [-]
Well I doubt he'd be in a very hateful religion so I was just asking a question.
And yes:
Do you know, the Muffin Man?
User avatar #25 to #24 - fuzzyballs (12/18/2012) [-]
the muffin man?
User avatar #26 to #25 - theugandanhero (12/18/2012) [-]
User avatar #27 to #26 - fuzzyballs (12/18/2012) [-]
the muffin man, who lives on drury lane?
User avatar #18 to #17 - pjotor (12/18/2012) [-]
I have no idea,but that's a bit of the point when he won't tell
User avatar #29 to #14 - klulli (12/18/2012) [-]
To be honest, if I were raised by those people I would probably have become an atheist just to associate myself with them less.
#612 - pavichokche (12/19/2012) [-]
MFW reading 'He is a Lesbian gay Bisexual...'
MFW reading 'He is a Lesbian gay Bisexual...'
#635 to #612 - fleszar (12/19/2012) [-]
"he is the sister" and "he is lesbian"

I have nothing to say
User avatar #629 to #612 - amuro (12/19/2012) [-]
*pansexual, as Phanact

Myself... well, i am a objectfilic, because i read somewhere that women likes to be treated like "objects"
#591 - werenotfunny (12/19/2012) [-]
Comment Picture
User avatar #618 to #591 - dreadscythe (12/19/2012) [-]
we know. your black, you can't
User avatar #565 - evanthebrony (12/19/2012) [-]
shirley phelps looks like a meth addict mixed with wierd al
User avatar #610 to #571 - leagetshitpack (12/19/2012) [-]
this actually look like some one im related to
#192 - thatguywithpants (12/19/2012) [-]
Normally when people say "I don't mean to thumbwhore" they are generally thumbwhoring.
#198 to #192 - sherbaderb (12/19/2012) [-]
If one truly isn't trying to thumbwhore, they'd post as anonymous.   
Just sayin    
>gif unrelated
If one truly isn't trying to thumbwhore, they'd post as anonymous.

Just sayin

>gif unrelated
User avatar #215 to #198 - drfreeman ONLINE (12/19/2012) [-]
eh. well who doesn't love thumbs really? It always feels good to have something you post appreciated. It's actually kinda annoying that wanting thumbs has turned into a negative thing.
#217 to #215 - sherbaderb (12/19/2012) [-]
You know, that's very true.

i whored out my art abilities on the pony thread when it first started on my old account :/
User avatar #221 to #217 - drfreeman ONLINE (12/19/2012) [-]
You remember those clients from hell posts? Yea I felt kinda bad for making so many so I stopped
And there's also the whole school thing
#201 to #198 - anon (12/19/2012) [-]
can't post as annon, but you can delete your account.
speaking of, how do i recover my acc?
User avatar #204 to #201 - sherbaderb (12/19/2012) [-]
sorry... i didn't realize that.
#164 - DiabloStrawhat (12/19/2012) [-]
Mewtwo was right.

God bless you, Nate. You got out. You were better.
User avatar #180 to #164 - gameshredder (12/19/2012) [-]
"I see now that the circumstances of one's birth are irrelevant. It is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are."

-Writer for Pokemon: The First Movie
User avatar #181 to #180 - DiabloStrawhat (12/19/2012) [-]
Was there something you were trying to accomplish with that post?
User avatar #182 to #181 - gameshredder (12/19/2012) [-]
User avatar #183 to #182 - DiabloStrawhat (12/19/2012) [-]
Well then congratulations.
User avatar #70 - defeats (12/18/2012) [-]
"and my favourite part of this whole story - he is an atheist"
You say this as if being Atheist makes you a good person, or a person who's free of hatred, and it makes you, OP, sound like a hater.
And to be honest, it sounds like this guys Atheism is all to "stick it" to his dad, which isn't exactly the right reason.

Kudos to him for his LGBT and child abuse work.

With regard to Belief and Atheism, neither make a person bad, there are hateful people in all religions, and there are hateful Atheists. Being religious doesn't make you hateful, and it doesn't make you more likely to be hateful and neither does being an Atheist.
User avatar #439 to #70 - finni (12/19/2012) [-]
"...and it doesn't make you more likely to be hateful..." Iagree with everything you said except that quote. Religion can make you more hateful just as it can make you more peaceful. Its about what you lay weight on in the Religion. Don't think that Religion is some form of race that no matter what Religion you have, it won't effect you. Religions carry out a message, wheter it be peaceful or harmful, and judging from what it teaches you and how much you choose to follow that Religion, it can effect you.

Although I do see what you are trying to say, that a Atheist can be just as bad as a Christian and the other way around or that a Christian can be just as good as an Atheist or the other way around, but to say that Religion doesn't have any influence in what kind of person you are, I simply disagree with.

tl;dr Religions can play a role if you are more good or bad, its what you choose to follow in the Religion that matters.
User avatar #607 to #439 - defeats (12/19/2012) [-]
No, I know hatred can come religion, but what I meant was being the chance of being a hateful person when religious is no greater than when Atheist.
User avatar #645 to #607 - finni (12/19/2012) [-]
I more or less agree on that, but I see what you're trying to say
User avatar #77 to #70 - anonymouzx (12/18/2012) [-]
No, it is OP's favorite part because of how ironic it is.
User avatar #81 to #77 - defeats (12/18/2012) [-]
It is not ironic that a person with religion extremist parents becomes Atheist. It's actually extremely common amongst highly religious families that one or a few will reject that faith.
User avatar #83 to #81 - anonymouzx (12/18/2012) [-]
Not from what I seen. I do see your point though.
#594 - anon (12/19/2012) [-]
"and my favourite part of this whole story - he is an atheist." You are the worst type of athiest.
User avatar #595 to #594 - exicuton (12/19/2012) [-]
And you can't even spell Atheist.
What's wrong with being proud of a person a bit more just because they're Atheist? It's something you share with a person, that you don't believe in God. Christians go to church because they believe in God, it really is the same thing.
User avatar #596 to #594 - theelderscrolls (12/19/2012) [-]
Why? Lets say you grow up in a family who are strict Atheist, but you decide to be a Christian. That would be my favorite Christian even though i am an Atheist. He decided to follow his own beliefs and not what others around him told him.
User avatar #649 to #596 - lowlifescarecrow (12/19/2012) [-]
The fact the man is an atheist is neither here nor there. He didn't leave his family because they are Christians, he left because they are bad people.
#258 - galgawine (12/19/2012) [-]
This is Nathan Phelps. He is the sister to Shirley Phelps, and the son to Fred Phelps. something something Michaell Phelps
#369 - musicforlife (12/19/2012) [-]
Everybody is flipping out because he said: "and my favorite part of this whole story - he is an atheist"

he never meant to think of him of a greater person purely because he's an atheist, he merely said that was his favorite part because its really ironic. Now everyone chill and simply go to the next post....jeez...

unrelated image.
User avatar #223 - ireallylikepotatoe (12/19/2012) [-]
Why is the best part that he is an Atheist?

"Sure this guy is supports innocent gays, lesbians etc. but that doesn't mean **** if he believes in god"

I'm slightly mad.

Also "Sister"?
#224 to #223 - critz (12/19/2012) [-]
Thats what I was thinking
User avatar #226 to #223 - ManTheHarpoons (12/19/2012) [-]
Well I believe OP thinks it's irony and that's why he put it in there.
User avatar #227 to #223 - arsonance (12/19/2012) [-]
"transgender rights" now im not saying that he supporting them means he IS one, but I DO know a guy.... that well isnt fully a guy.
#230 to #223 - asleepyplatypus (12/19/2012) [-]
Because he is the polar opposite from his sis and dad.

He's believes in no god; they are over-zealous ********** .

He is oil to their water

Hope this cleared it up
User avatar #479 - aussiepridevil (12/19/2012) [-]
"my favorite part is he is an athiest, guys GUYS look at how edgy and KEWL i am guys."

**** off, religion or lack thereof doesn't decide who a person is.
User avatar #490 to #479 - darbius (12/19/2012) [-]
Instead of pointing out how its related to the religious views of his parents as three comments already have, I would like to address out a different fact you stated.
You seemed to insinuate that people are Atheist simply because it makes them "edgy" or "cool". Before I proceed anywhere with this, I must ask if this is your intended insinuation.
User avatar #496 to #490 - aussiepridevil (12/19/2012) [-]
no i understand many people are atheist for a proper reason, however there is a lot of bandwagon-ing going on with atheism nowadays

OP seems like one of them, after listing all these good things this guy does, he sais "my favorite part is he's an atheist" like thats ******* important somehow?
#528 to #496 - clockworkhearts (12/19/2012) [-]
It's important because most children adopt the same views as their parents (not just on religion, on everything). It's strange that he doesn't share the same religious beliefs as them, expecially considering how vocal the parents are about them.
It's important because most children adopt the same views as their parents (not just on religion, on everything). It's strange that he doesn't share the same religious beliefs as them, expecially considering how vocal the parents are about them.
User avatar #497 to #496 - darbius (12/19/2012) [-]
I see, thank you for clearing that up. I agree with you on your points then, for you make solid ones.
#483 to #479 - anon (12/19/2012) [-]
I think that the reason he says this is because this guys parents were such religious nuts. I can understand why you think that though, it does seem to be the opinion of many of the retards on this site.. (Im Athiest btw)
#485 to #479 - punkrockdude (12/19/2012) [-]
Obviously you didn't bother to read the description or just don't know who the WBC is. So I will tell you: they are an extremely conservative, borderline extremist "Christian" group that enjoys picketing things and hating on gay marriage. That is the son of the leader. Therefore it is funny that he is atheist
User avatar #494 to #485 - aussiepridevil (12/19/2012) [-]
no i did read the description? of course your gonna be an athiest if he was raised by a crazy religous nut who used to abuse him, but thats not my point.

my point was OP said "oh my favorite thing is he is an athiest" that shouldn't matter, my favorite thing about this guy is he openly protests WBC and is an avid supporter of the LGBT community.
User avatar #482 to #479 - noblexfenrir (12/19/2012) [-]
He was talking about the fact that how he is atheist/tolerant considering the amount of brutal indoctrination his family put him and his siblings through, not to mention also making them take part in intolerant acts, is the best part. Not that he's just atheist.

How many ******* times are people going to bring up this point like it's some unheard revelation. Read the comments.
User avatar #449 - creosote (12/19/2012) [-]
I knew him on sight (nobody cares) I have a vary strong admiration for this man.
#453 to #449 - creosote (12/19/2012) [-]
"He is the sister to Shirley Phelps"   
He is her brother, OP. Get your facts straight.
"He is the sister to Shirley Phelps"
He is her brother, OP. Get your facts straight.
User avatar #455 to #453 - amirvaleriehurwitz [OP](12/19/2012) [-]
Holy Crap!! You must be the FIRST person to notice that since I put this picture up! GREAT noticing skills!
#460 to #455 - creosote (12/19/2012) [-]
Holy Crap!! It totally never occurred to me that at least one of the other thousand or so people that have seen this would have noticed! But this begs the question, OP, that if you know that there is a mistake in your description, why don't you edit it?
User avatar #493 to #460 - puredeliciousness (12/19/2012) [-]
If I'm not mistaken, I think you can only edit your content up to an hour after you upload it. After that it's permanent... I think.
User avatar #495 to #493 - creosote (12/19/2012) [-]
Sounds about right.
User avatar #463 to #460 - amirvaleriehurwitz [OP](12/19/2012) [-]
I like your picture by the way!
User avatar #462 to #460 - amirvaleriehurwitz [OP](12/19/2012) [-]
Fair enough. My bad creosote.
User avatar #466 to #462 - creosote (12/19/2012) [-]
Nah, it's no biggy. I probably should have at least made sure that nobody had said anything similar within this comment page.
User avatar #468 to #466 - amirvaleriehurwitz [OP](12/19/2012) [-]
Okey Dokey!
User avatar #474 to #460 - noblexfenrir (12/19/2012) [-]
Now don't get me wrong, it's been awhile since I've edited a description before, but I thought that feature was removed awhile ago. Like months ago.
#476 to #474 - creosote (12/19/2012) [-]
Was it really? Shows how often I upload content.
Was it really? Shows how often I upload content.
#235 - HomerSimpson (12/19/2012) [-]
"the sister to shirley phelps"
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