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#1 - turtletroll
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(06/06/2013) [-]
I`m a atheist and Ricky Gervais is pissing me off.    
   
All he ever talks about is religion and how stupid people are for believing in it. If somebody wants to be religious then that is fine its him being the dick for always trying to stir **** over it. And its not even funny or clever anyway.
I`m a atheist and Ricky Gervais is pissing me off.

All he ever talks about is religion and how stupid people are for believing in it. If somebody wants to be religious then that is fine its him being the dick for always trying to stir **** over it. And its not even funny or clever anyway.
#2 to #1 - teranin [OP] ONLINE
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(06/06/2013) [-]
So, if his criticism of religion isn't clever, but is true, and his criticism tends toward implying religious people are stupid, what you're saying is that you don't even have to be smart to see how incredibly stupid it is to believe in god? Well played, for a second I thought you were against this post but after deciphering your loose language I see your barbed tongue for what it truly is.
#6 to #2 - kampi
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What I think he meant was that what Ricky Gervais is constantly pointing out is that religion is illogical, stupid and a bunch of nonsense (according to him), not that people actually believe in it.

It isn't stupid to believe in a god/have a belief. It is stupid if you have a stupid reason, such as "if I believe maybe Jesus will help me and give me money" or "I pray to god because I want the kids in school to stop bullying me" etc.. A logical reason to be religious is "I believe in god because I want to". Because there are nothing stupid with having a belief, because in many cases belief involves hope, and hope involves willpower.
Now, you COULD have a stupid reason for believing, and it is not the best for oneself, but at least you have A reason to believe. And as far as I can see it there's nothing wrong with that, right?

And there are just as much stupid atheists as there are christians. No doubt. And I'm pretty sure you're aware of that, aren't you?
Although, that doesn't mean one should be prejudice, that is not very clever to be either, to be honest.
#35 to #6 - anon
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(06/06/2013) [-]
Your thinking on all of that is so flawed,it's laughable.You need to take a few years to think through everything.
I was considering ending it there and not explaining,but you may never understand if I didn't.
Wanting to believe in something is a reason to believe in something, but it is not a logical nor reasonable one.The only viable reason one has for believing in most religions is not having access to knowledge through the internet,T.V.,or nonfiction literature.There is so much we know that goes against is, all you have to do is spend a day online looking through stuff on evolution, the big bang (it's been a while since I read up on the big bang personally, can't remember all the evidence for it), and something that analyzes the holy text from whatever ones religion may be (if it has a text). As long as all websites are published, then any individual that does so will be atheistic when finished,unless he/she is extremely ignorant.There are not as many stupid atheists as christians.
#7 to #6 - teranin [OP] ONLINE
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(06/06/2013) [-]
I... guess the joke I just made flew right over you there. Obviously he wasn't saying what I implied there, I did it because it entertained me to do so. Your assertion that there are "just as much stupid atheists as there are christians" is as ridiculous as it is ill-informed. Are there no dumb atheists? of course not, there are dumb people in every group. However, in order to be an atheist you do require at a minimum the critical thinking skills to examine a series of well-established lies, and figure out that they are in fact lies. That, in and of itself, moves most atheists ahead of the game on basic intellect over anyone who follows any set of religious beliefs for which there is no evidence. Furthermore, there are not nearly enough atheists for you to make a statement equivocating actual numbers of dumb atheists to dumb christians, that's just silly.

#8 to #7 - neverborn
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(06/06/2013) [-]
ignoring the rest of what's being said here, it makes no sense to imply that the prerequisite to be an atheist is having the intelligence and good sense to figure out that an established religion is not worth believing in.
In fact, that's only ever the case if they were raised to be religious and decide to renounce the faith.

It's just as easy to argue that someone needs to be clever enough to see past the bleak screen of atheism and lack of established teachings of faith to see the 'truth' of a religion.

It essentially comes down to either accepting what you've been raised/taught to believe or viewing all the evidence yourself and then making your own choice.
#36 to #8 - anon
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(06/06/2013) [-]
"It's just as easy to argue that someone needs to be clever enough to see past the bleak screen of atheism and lack of established teachings of faith to see the 'truth' of a religion."

That, is the most moronic comment I've ever seen on this site, I'm sure of it.
Religions don't have evidence, they're faith-based. To accept a religion from atheism would mean either one did not understand the sciences refuting the religion, or had a hallucination or dream that made oneself convince oneself that the religion converted to is real.

There is no "bleak screen" of atheism. The vast majority of people who had a religion but lost it (becoming atheist) gained new understanding, now having reason to disbelieve whatever religion one had.
Though atheism itself has nothing to do with sciences, you need no "faith" to have no religion. Science strives to learn what is true,which often ends up conflicting religious beliefs, which is why almost all atheists listen to proven scientific theories.
#56 to #36 - neverborn
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(06/07/2013) [-]
I understand science and understand the lack of evidence of a god. despite and because of this, I believe in god.

my point was that you can't judge either atheists or religious people as one being more intelligent than the other purely based on what they believe. faith has no prerequisite and neither does the lack thereof.
if you want to criticise me, you can log in and do so. It's not like we're gonna descend into flame and rage.
#9 to #8 - teranin [OP] ONLINE
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(06/06/2013) [-]
You have a completely legitimate point, and I was only referencing situations where a person is raised as a certain religion and becomes atheist. So, totally right, I agree completely.
#10 to #9 - neverborn
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(06/06/2013) [-]
And so, one of the rarest occurrences of the internet took place:
Agreement was reached in a religious discussion.


now all we need is for someone put ponies into the discussion and come out unscathed for this to make the history books
#12 to #7 - kampi
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(06/06/2013) [-]
Having aquired the "skills" of critical thinking has not at all times with beliefs to do, because even the most simple-minded and non-critical could be both religious and non-religious. It has with the environment you grow up with, the way you learn in life and which kind of people you decide to be with to do. Not about how intelligent one are. Because also, depending on how intelligent one are is depending on the three things I just named.
I mean, for example, families that has grown up in a really poor and a small population has most likely no belief because they haven't found out or created any kind of belief (possibly only a belief where they believe in themselves). Then there are the same kind of people but they believe in gods, rituals and other religious-related things.
And we have well-educated people, scientists and professors (which could have both an average economy or a good economy (or in some cases, a bad economy)) which are both religious and non-religious.

Lies is only a synonym. You know just as I that they are something imaginable that someone has written down. It's called lies, stories, tales, myths or legends. And if we think back on our childhood, we had these books containing stories, tales and legends. We thought it was real. We thought that there was once a grandmother living in a forest who waited for her granddaughter and got eaten by a wolf. And the wolf then gets shot and the grandma jumps out of the stomach from the wolf and survives.
But now, when we've grown up we've realized that it's not real. It's was for a single moment a myth, but later it became a lie.
Think about it.
You sure were happy when you thought great stories were real. About dragons, superheroes or adventurers. It was most definietly awesome. Now that you know it isn't true, it's not as fun anymore, is it? Not even the slightest joy over having a belief that this awesome story that I love is a lie.
People have a belief because they want to believe, it doesn't matter if
#13 to #12 - kampi
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(06/06/2013) [-]
it's real or not. It's a belief. It makes one happy and fills one with hope.
Some people have big problems with believing in themselves, so they let their belief go to something that isn't them, but becomes their life spirit, their goal or even joy.

What I'm trying to say is:

Let people believe in what they want. Don't ruin their fun. It's something they like, let them like it. It doesn't bother anyone.

Except for the bastards who try to shove down their beliefs in other peoples' throats.
#14 to #12 - teranin [OP] ONLINE
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(06/06/2013) [-]
Why are you arguing with me right now?  My point is you missed the joke.
Why are you arguing with me right now? My point is you missed the joke.
#15 to #14 - kampi
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(06/06/2013) [-]
Because your comment didn't look like a joke and your first reply to me looked pretty much like an argument.
#16 to #15 - teranin [OP] ONLINE
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(06/06/2013) [-]
Well... I need to try to word **** better.
Well... I need to try to word **** better.
#17 to #16 - kampi
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(06/06/2013) [-]
I'm sorry if I appeared rude, that wasn't my point.   
Your formulations were so good and well-argumented so I didn't see it as a joke.   
It is a misunderstanding of mine, and I take responsability for that.   
   
Are we cool?
I'm sorry if I appeared rude, that wasn't my point.
Your formulations were so good and well-argumented so I didn't see it as a joke.
It is a misunderstanding of mine, and I take responsability for that.

Are we cool?
#18 to #17 - teranin [OP] ONLINE
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(06/06/2013) [-]
We cool
#19 to #18 - kampi
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(06/06/2013) [-]
Feels good to hear.
Feels good to hear.
#78 to #1 - crazedguy
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(06/07/2013) [-]
I am sorry to break it for you, but people who believe in the doctrine of their religions are retarded. The religion in itself is not bad, on the contrary, it is good, its community and fanatics are the problem.
#226 to #1 - sherrifrickgrimes
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(06/07/2013) [-]
No offense man but you obviously don't understand Ricky Gervais' type of humour. His whole style of comedy is based on satire. I can literally hear his voice dripping with sarcasm as I read the quote!!
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#100 to #1 - tredbear
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(06/07/2013) [-]
well, that's just your opinion, man.
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#20 to #1 - sidathon
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(06/06/2013) [-]
My thoughts exactly
#34 to #1 - anon
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(06/06/2013) [-]
He's a comedian. Religion is a topic. People complaining over the topics comedians talk on are dumbasses. Shut up dumbass.
#66 to #1 - anon
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(06/07/2013) [-]
George Carlin ripped on religion and it was always funny. I don't know who Ricky is but the joke in the picture was lame and easy to come up with. There is no problem with making fun of anything but when there is no sense of humor in it, it just doesn't have a reason to exist.
#96 to #1 - anon
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(06/07/2013) [-]
Religion is flawed and makes people waste their lives worshiping something that doesnt exist. I would be mad too. Literally wasting people's lives.
#126 to #1 - anon
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(06/07/2013) [-]
He'll shut up when religion is removed from politics and education.....or some proof of this 'god' is provided
#137 to #1 - anon
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(06/07/2013) [-]
Maybe you're not aware of all of the negatives that come from religion that continue to effect the world and steer it's direction with the lives of those who don't believe in it.
#207 to #1 - anon
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(06/07/2013) [-]
Too bad it is retarded to believe in a god when it has nothing to do with modern life...
#37 to #1 - prominant
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All of a sudden, you can say that he's an atheist asshole for all these quotes posted on FJ but have you taken the bother to see in general what he talks about? These are possibly 10 odd quotes of him on FJ, and not really more than that, and you are trying to call him an asshole for 10 of these that may have been said in the past decade. Are you seriously trying to call him an asshole just off what you see off this website?
#182 to #37 - infamoustrapper
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(06/07/2013) [-]
Have you ever watched ANY interview with him? Or any stand-up?
#246 to #182 - prominant
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(06/07/2013) [-]
I have, he makes atheist JOKES. <_<
#32 to #1 - petagriffeenisafag
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(06/06/2013) [-]
Most of these quotes portray him as some dick who doesn't care about religious people opinions but it's actually quite the opposite, you're all judging him over a few quotes you've seen on the internet which aren't always accurate.
#120 to #32 - envinite
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(06/07/2013) [-]
> it's actually quite the opposite

Do you even read his tweets or something? He is a legit asshole there
#168 to #120 - lfunnymanl ONLINE
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(06/07/2013) [-]
well he is a comedian
#208 to #168 - anon
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(06/07/2013) [-]
A comedian changes his set every 3 or 4 months, this is the equivalent of "what's the deal with airline food" jokes, it's been done before, you've made your point, move on.
#210 to #208 - lfunnymanl ONLINE
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(06/07/2013) [-]
who are you to tell a comedian what he should do, is he not free to do as he please with his material? I THOUGHT THIS WAS 'MURICA
#252 to #210 - turtletroll
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(06/07/2013) [-]
Well he is English so its not really murica.
#212 to #210 - anon
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(06/07/2013) [-]
Comedians can do the set for however long as they like, but it's obvious people are tired of it, and i'm sure he's lost many fans with his stagnant hardcore atheist bit. When a comedian keeps doing the same joke over and over just because it got a laugh once and doesn't deviate at all it's like being a one hit wonder the other peers of the group don't respect you as much.
#213 to #212 - lfunnymanl ONLINE
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im not tired of it. and maybe it's not about money or what people like that makes him want to the sets he does, maybe he does it for the love of just doing it.
#215 to #213 - anon
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A lot of people are. And if he isn't doing with the intention of making people laugh then at that point he's not being a comedian, he's basically being a preacher.
#216 to #215 - lfunnymanl ONLINE
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(06/07/2013) [-]
ha no
#217 to #216 - anon
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What does a preacher do? Pretty much tell you how you're so great and intelligent to believe in god and how silly it is to not believe.

Sound familiar?
#218 to #217 - lfunnymanl ONLINE
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(06/07/2013) [-]
nope, he is nothing like a preacher, other than stand infront of people and talk, except people laught at ricky's jokes instead of hid ideology
#222 to #218 - anon
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(06/07/2013) [-]
You can deny it all you want, when he does stuff like this he's being the exact thing he dislikes. His standup is usually entertaining, but I can't say his posts like this get more then a "Yeah" or "Mhmm, he's right" which again is reminiscent of a church sermon.
#175 to #168 - envinite
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(06/07/2013) [-]
Being a comedian doesn't mean you can be a dick to everyone.

Also, there's a borderline between joking and bitching
#178 to #175 - lfunnymanl ONLINE
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(06/07/2013) [-]
yes, yes it does mean exactly that.
also you recognize what you are doing is bitching? or is unintentional?
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#54 - captainfuckitall ONLINE
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(06/07/2013) [-]
To be blatantly honest, a fundamental religious person and an arrogant atheist are both equally annoying
#209 to #54 - whistleandrun
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(06/07/2013) [-]
Yeah **** Ricky Gervais, just as bad as those pesky Taliban and that darn Westboro Baptist Church
#229 to #209 - captainfuckitall ONLINE
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(06/07/2013) [-]
Westboro Baptist Church doesn't actually DO anything, they just annoy people, so ya, he is just as bad as them.

The Taliban, while a religious group, is also motivated heavily by politics and culture, so it is not exactly the same
#59 - captiancook
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(06/07/2013) [-]
I really wish we could get over this whole religious debate, believe in what you want to. If you really accept your belief as the truth then it shouldn't matter what others believe in. Live and let live yo.
#85 to #59 - contradiction
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(06/07/2013) [-]
this will most likely never happen.
#86 to #59 - anon
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(06/07/2013) [-]
Thumbed down for, "yo." Get out ghettoswagfagnig.
#101 to #59 - missrainbowdash
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(06/07/2013) [-]
but people aren't allowed to have opinions, someone is wrong and goddammit im gonna find out who
#60 to #59 - teranin [OP] ONLINE
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(06/07/2013) [-]
When I can run for office in all 50 states, then I'll stop.
#69 to #60 - douthit
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(06/07/2013) [-]
Come back and let me know when you want to abolish the government all together. I don't see how you can claim a moral stake in an immoral system, while supporting the immoral system.
#72 to #69 - teranin [OP] ONLINE
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(06/07/2013) [-]
Who is supporting the immoral system? I'm a libertarian, **** the government.
#73 to #72 - douthit
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(06/07/2013) [-]
Props for that, bro. After I made the transition from conservative to libertarian, I quickly made the full metamorphosis into anarcho-capitalist. I couldn't see the good in wanting only a *little* evil.
#74 to #73 - teranin [OP] ONLINE
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(06/07/2013) [-]
True that man, How about No evil? Is that really so difficult?
#76 to #74 - douthit
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(06/07/2013) [-]
hmm I was just watching some Stefan Moylneux right before this.
#144 to #72 - babbylicious
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So you care about the states having more rights than the whole United States right?
#235 to #144 - teranin [OP] ONLINE
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(06/07/2013) [-]
No, I care about government, state and federal, having as little influence on my life as possible.
#253 to #235 - babbylicious
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(06/07/2013) [-]
Go to Somalia then. O_O
#254 to #253 - teranin [OP] ONLINE
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No, you're not getting me here. I want the state and federal government to not interfere in my life, but I am not asking for full on anarchy, I still want there to be a government, and laws that citizens must abide by. I just think the government needs to stop enforcing ridiculous penalities and laws that are either based solely upon religious concepts or that are enforced upon crimes for which there are no victim.

TLR Libertarian doesn't mean Anarchist.
#255 to #254 - babbylicious
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(06/07/2013) [-]
How active are you in your fight, besides posting pictures online?
#256 to #255 - teranin [OP] ONLINE
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(06/07/2013) [-]
not as active as I would like to be, that's for sure.
#257 to #256 - babbylicious
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(06/07/2013) [-]
Whats stopping you m8?
#258 to #257 - teranin [OP] ONLINE
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(06/07/2013) [-]
a combination of factors. Money, criminal record, lack of religious beliefs to name a few.
#259 to #258 - babbylicious
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I am not asking you to campaign, and lack of religious beliefs is not a good excuse because anyone can stand up for something, regardless of faith or lackthereof.
#260 to #259 - teranin [OP] ONLINE
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campaign was what I thought you meant.
#261 to #260 - babbylicious
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Of course not; I doubt anyone here on funnyjunk has the logistical capacity to run even a local campaign for office. I am talking about protests, notifications, and all that jazz on say a local level for starters.
#116 to #72 - anon
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(06/07/2013) [-]
Im a christian, libertarian who agrees with you. Not every christian has a one-track mind.
#61 to #60 - captiancook
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I was unaware that those states had such laws. Shouldn't that be illegal though, considering the constitution prohibits the favoring of one religion over another (or in this case lack of religion)?
#62 to #61 - teranin [OP] ONLINE
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(06/07/2013) [-]
Yes, it should be, but it isn't. Welcome to America, you should check out the Blue Laws, if you really want a good reason to be pissed.
#75 to #62 - douthit
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(06/07/2013) [-]
Yep. Or drug laws, or gun laws, or patent laws, etc. Ridiculous and hypocritical, all of them.
#65 to #60 - anon
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The last thing the world needs is you holding any kind of office.
#111 - seymourtets
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#94 - mrmamric
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I think this is now my most used picture on FJ.
#83 - matthewfuckingmain
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#129 to #83 - LovegoodJuggalo
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Have this.
Have this.
#131 to #129 - matthewfuckingmain
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Thanks!
Thanks!
#71 - talentlessash
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Why is it that out of many hours watching various Ricky Gervais shows and performances I've heard him mention religion either once or twice, here on funnyjunk it seems like he's a one note individual.
Image unrelated, I just think it's neat.
#92 to #71 - stringfingerable
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(06/07/2013) [-]
Maned Wolves are cool.
#97 to #71 - tenchikusanagi
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(06/07/2013) [-]
its because of his twitter, he's a douche on twitter
#21 - sidathon
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(06/06/2013) [-]
His ripping on religion really isn't funny
#180 - butiloveu
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(06/07/2013) [-]
Now go out and rub this in others faces.   
If your are an atheist then prove it to everyone why there shouldn't be a God.   
   
GO
Now go out and rub this in others faces.
If your are an atheist then prove it to everyone why there shouldn't be a God.

GO
#192 to #180 - anon
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you're an idiot
#194 to #192 - butiloveu
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It was an joke, faggot.
#49 - ireallylikepotatoe ONLINE
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Ricky Gervais is not a good spokesperson for atheism.

He'll just make the entire society of atheists look like arrogant twats.
#50 to #49 - anon
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It can do that without his help. That's for damn sure.
#99 to #49 - tenchikusanagi
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at least you have Penn Jilette, as far as celebrity spokesperson for atheism goes its hard to do better than that guy
#142 to #49 - babbylicious
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Then again, most spokespeople fail to represent their religion well.

Christian--think pedophile priests. Who represent a majority of pedophile priests? The Catholic Church of course. Who represents the Catholic Church? The pope of course. Who opposes safe sex, abortion, gay rights? The Church of course, but hey POPE!

Who runs shelters, orphanages, schools in 3rd world countries? Well Christians are in the mix. Do we hear about them? No.

Islam--Those radical Imans who go on TV and preach about Sharia and about Allah destroying the United States and whatnot.

Now for Atheists. Most Atheists who I know are cool rational thinking people, just like several theist friends I know. Yes they get upset when religion gets fed down their throat just as I do when religion or atheism gets fed down my throat, but we don't actively attack each other for beliefs.

Who is the most vocal people for Atheists? Douchebags who are butthurt over some religious folks condemning them to hell so now they condemn all religious folks as irrational, backwards folks.

It is like that quote: The stupid people are vocal, the small people aren't.