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#389 - charasmaticjdub
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(12/19/2012) [-]
Family Reunion
Family Reunion
#370 - CapnInterwebz
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(12/19/2012) [-]
Your favorite part of the story shouldn't have to do with his religious affiliation you flaming sack of dicks
#373 to #370 - noblexfenrir
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Well it's more of a disregarding of religious affiliation but either way I think OP meant it's the best part in relation to the heavy amount of indoctrination he was put through and the mindset of his family towards religion and intolerance and he came out an atheist/very tolerant person.
#376 to #373 - CapnInterwebz
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Didn't think about it that way. Good point. +1
Didn't think about it that way. Good point. +1
#341 - OMGChrisHansen
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(12/19/2012) [-]
Before reading the desc I thought he was going to be some World of Warcraft dude or something.
#642 - averysmommy
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(12/19/2012) [-]
who the **** is he?







jk
#647 to #642 - norwegianfaggotry
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(12/19/2012) [-]
lol xD

But seriously though, **** you.
#628 - narlydude
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(12/19/2012) [-]
This sentance baffled my sence of logic in the inception: "He is a Lesbian gay Bisexual and Transgender activist"
#619 - anon
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(12/19/2012) [-]
Why is him being an athiest your favorite part of the story?

That's ridiculous.

A person should be judged by their actions, not their religion.
#620 to #619 - pivotmasterdm
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(12/19/2012) [-]
Op said himself that it wasn't the fact he was an atheist, it was the irony in it.
#525 - slashtrey
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(12/19/2012) [-]
Comment Picture
#484 - desklamp
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(12/19/2012) [-]
Honestly, I'd be a hell of a lot more impressed if he was a Christian after such an abusive upbringing.

(Just as I would be impressed if a person raised by abusive "atheists" grew up to say "you're wrong and you're horrible people, but that doesn't mean that atheism is wrong")

Also, did anyone read "He is a Lesbian gay Bisexual" and think WTF before getting to the next line? Funniest part of the post.
#533 to #484 - anon
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(12/19/2012) [-]
But that's because religion is fundamentally evil. And atheism isn't.
#353 - girrafalopegis
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(12/19/2012) [-]
Michael Phelps?
Michael Phelps?
#354 to #353 - outoftotalrange
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(12/19/2012) [-]
Cavic so should of won.
#237 - anon
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(12/19/2012) [-]
Sorry for being ignorant, but what exactly did the Westboro Baptist Church? I've heard about all the hate but I've been too much of a lazy **** to bother wondering why.
#244 to #237 - raynagrimm
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they are nothing but a hate group that somehow got qualified as a religion. they believe that every tragedy is god punishing human kind for allowing gays to get married. they protest soldiers funerals, and even planed to protest the funeral of the children who died in the school shooting.
#240 to #237 - shnoople
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They are the most worthless pieces of **** on the planet, and claim to be christian. They believe that everyone on the earth save for their small group are going to burn in hell. They protest funerals of American soldiers, tragedy victims,(including Sandy Hook victims) and homosexuals,and are by far the most hated people in America.
#624 - antlerdesim
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#640 to #624 - gorden
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never talk about 4chan or anonymous
#646 to #640 - antlerdesim
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I broke two laws of /b/ I'm really sorry
#577 - spartanian
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(12/19/2012) [-]
"Not trying to be a thumb whore"
Seriously, i love you for sharing this, this is the first time I've seen one of theese "Gave me hope in humanity" posts, that actually gave me hope in humanity.
This is a person who've been bombared with propaganda, and still fought against it and broke free from his family to have his own opinion and help the world.
You proably wount read this OP, but I love you.
#578 to #577 - amirvaleriehurwitz [OP]
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I read it buddy. I love you too!
#510 - werefinding
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(12/19/2012) [-]
**werefinding rolled a random image posted in comment #28 at Third day ** I see alot of atheists here being hurt over religion :)
#526 to #510 - whomadewho
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(12/19/2012) [-]
I wish barney had really said that
#487 - ivoryhammer
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(12/19/2012) [-]
The sister to Shirley Phelps? That looks like a man to me
#420 - TheInvader
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(12/19/2012) [-]
Really? the part of him being Athiest is the best part for you but not the part where he is a public speaker on child abuse and being Lesbian gay Bisexual and Transgender activist
#414 - elementjif
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(12/19/2012) [-]
i wasn't even thinking about you being a thumbwhore until you said you weren't trying to be one
#263 - midgetsturnmeon
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Why do people see Atheism as more intelligent? That's so annoying. If I believe in a God, why does that make me not smart? I don't understand some people.
#268 to #263 - anon
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please be kidding
#274 to #268 - midgetsturnmeon
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Why would I be kidding? Just because I'm a Christian, that makes me stupid? This guy talks about supporting gays and lesbians for what they believe in, and if you dont respect what they say, youre an asshole. Well I believe in God. Why can't you respect that?
#303 to #274 - hermanmachine
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As an atheist who fully supports other's beliefs, I do have a little problem with you saying "why can't you respect that?", when in your first comment you have a picture that could
come off as insulting or disrespectful to some people. (I do, however, get that it's just
a joke. Some people need to lighten up, jeez...).
#312 to #303 - midgetsturnmeon
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I was doing some second guessing on that picture. I used it because I was pretty angry at OP. This was probably the reason I got so many negative thumbs
#271 to #263 - anon
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(12/19/2012) [-]
Obvious troll is obvious.
#319 to #263 - anon
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(12/19/2012) [-]
Christian Scientist, What now?
#292 to #263 - miaandvinny
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You seem to judge atheists as a whole by the extreme atheists who hate religion. I try not to judge Christians/Jews/Muslims/ect... by the extremists that are stupid. Now, please try to do the same to us atheists.
#297 to #292 - midgetsturnmeon
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I admit, I was being a bit stereotypical
#656 to #297 - miaandvinny
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(12/19/2012) [-]
In some ways, aren't we all? Thanks for admitting it.
#304 to #263 - cullenatorguy
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Faith is based on nothing but feelings.
Atheists tend to value evidence higher than feelings.

I won't say which is better, but typically if you base decisions off of evidence, you're a bit smarter than someone who doesn't.
#275 to #263 - internetzsoviet
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(12/19/2012) [-]
Because blind faith is unproductive and leads to no where.

Also everything wasn't created from nothing. You cannot destroy or create matter, smartypants.
#279 to #275 - midgetsturnmeon
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Thats the point of my picture above.
#282 to #279 - internetzsoviet
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I know it isn't. That argument is ******* stupid. Anyone with 7th grade science knows that everything didn't come from "nothing". Maybe people should learn how things came about and how scientists discovered how things happened before saying we just assume everything sprouted up from ******* nothing.
#290 to #282 - midgetsturnmeon
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(12/19/2012) [-]
Ok, so how was everything created?
#294 to #290 - internetzsoviet
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I'm not going to sit here and explain the entire theory. Look it up for yourself. But because you are most likely already indoctrinated into the thought pattern that it was created by a fictitious entity referred to as "God", it wont make sense to you.

#308 to #294 - midgetsturnmeon
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Im ready to hear whatever you have to say. The reason you dont want to share is probably because you are unsure of its truth.
#315 to #308 - internetzsoviet
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Of course I'm unsure of its origin. Was I there when it was created? No. Was anyone? No.

But I'm damn sure going to listen to the intelligent people in laboratories who actually test things with their physical hands rather than sit down and say: "Ok, since I don't know how this place was created, I think I'll just make up a story about how some person in the sky did instead."
#325 to #315 - midgetsturnmeon
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(12/19/2012) [-]
Sooo... the big bang? I have yet to hear your theory
#366 to #325 - noblexfenrir
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(12/19/2012) [-]
Sigh you are frustrating, you obviously are some one who does little research and then claims noone else is proving it to you, means you're correct.

You are the reason scientists cannot say there was "nothing" before the big bang, because they have a completely different meaning for nothing but theists have been spewing that "Something can't come from nothing!!" since they first heard about it. What they essentially were talking about is based on hypothesis' revolving around quantum fluctuations before the big bang.

Then the big bang occurred, yes that's it. We cannot make assumptions on what happened before because we just don't have enough evidence yet. And anyone claiming that because we haven't found the answer yet must mean god did it, is a delusional fool.
#424 to #366 - internetzsoviet
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You explained exactly what I was thinking.

Thank you.
#311 to #263 - cullenatorguy
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Also, where did god come from?
#314 to #311 - midgetsturnmeon
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According to my religion, He didn't come from anywhere, He just was there. He is everything. He created everything.
#368 to #314 - angeljc
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sooo..by the logic from the picture....youre also ignorant.

You believe that a man who was just there, always was, always will be, magically created a world with all the living creatures that have ever existed. Also, man was corrupted by a talking snake who convinced the Eve to eat a magical apple in God's magical garden.

I grew up catholic, still believe there is something out there and in no way think being one denomination of belief is better than the other, but to be bashful is to go against your own religion as the bible states several times to "treat thy neighbor well", theres no exceptions written in that say if they dont believe what you do you have to right to belittle them. OP wasn't saying he was smarter for being an atheist, he though it was awesome because despite the environment he grew up in, he was able to break away form that life and be a better person. Christians dont annoy me, extremist religious fanatics do, I dont shove my beliefs down their throats, so they shouldnt do it to me.
#317 to #314 - cullenatorguy
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Uhuh, which makes just as much sense as everything being created from nothing.
#327 to #317 - anon
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Like the big bang so far?
#342 to #327 - cullenatorguy
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The big bang is actually fairly explainable. Do some research.
#360 to #342 - anon
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I have, just a little joke. The theory i like best is the idea that everything outside of the universe is energy, and quantum information was able to materialize from the energy itself. Or beta decay, i forgot ehich.
#378 to #360 - cullenatorguy
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Everything is made of energy, though.
#381 to #378 - anon
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Exactly, everything lies outside our universe, yet nothing (though there is no such thing as nothing). I any case, we dont know what caused it yet, but we can make a good inference.
#361 to #360 - anon
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*which
#321 to #317 - midgetsturnmeon
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I dont understand. I never said atheists were less intelligent. I just stated that SOME atheists believe that theists are less intelligent because they believe in God.
#326 to #321 - cullenatorguy
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I was referring to that picture of yours.
#352 to #263 - noblexfenrir
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Correction:

The knowledge that before the big bang we don't have enough evidence to make a supposition yet, which resulted in the big bang that formed our universe, which after billions of years collisions and gravity formed our earth, and after another few billion years, abiogenesis (I'm using it for this because it is as of right now the best supported theory for the origin of life) occurred creating life, after this evolution progressed all living things into what we know today.

Atheism isn't relevant to intelligence, it's related to logic and reason. Religion isn't stupid or idiotic, it's related to ignorance. This is due to how they both come to conclusions, atheism relies on science and reason when making their decision to refute the theists, and theists use faith in place of evidence to make their decision god exists.
#273 to #263 - lolabunny
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It's not that people believe that thiests are less intelligent, it's just that when you're on the outside looking in following a religion and being told to only believe what was written way before your time and to discount any evidence to the contrary, no matter how solid it is, seems a lot like willful ignorance.
#283 to #263 - sirchopchop
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Why do people see Theism as more intelligent? That's so annoying. If I don't believe in a God, why does that make me not smart? I don't understand some people.


See how I can say the same thing just by changing a few words? This argument goes nowhere.

By the way, study simple sentence structure before you "don't understand others."


#286 to #283 - midgetsturnmeon
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I didnt accuse you of being less smart than I am.
#291 to #286 - sirchopchop
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No dude, I literally copied your sentence.
#293 to #291 - midgetsturnmeon
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I know, but I originally posted this because OP was saying this man is a genius, noting that he was an atheist. I never accused atheists for being unintelligent compared to theists.
#255 - wizardman
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(12/19/2012) [-]
your favorite part about him is that he is an atheist and not that he is an activist for LBGT people and child abuse? why dont you die
#266 to #255 - anon
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"WAS THAT AN OPINION I SAW??? OH BOY TIME TO GO SHOOT IT DOWN BECAUSE MINE IS RIGHT!!! AND BECAUSE **** YOU." This is what I saw while reading your comment.
#313 to #255 - cullenatorguy
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Is it not a beautiful irony though? His family is arguably the most religious family in all of the Western Hemisphere, and yet he is an atheist. It's wonderful.
#199 - oldapple
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#45 - smokedmeatlog
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So being beaten and an Atheist automatically makes you a nice person?