At least one Hubber has implied (well, not implied but boldly stated) in another thread currently active that atheists are humorless narcissists. I don't believe it.
To dispel this notion before it steamrolls into a vicious rumor I implore atheists to come forward and share a joke. Or two. Any joke will do, but I think they should be ones making fun of religion; inasmuch as this is a religion/philosophy forum. And, perhaps one or two making fun of atheists also. To show you can laugh at yourselves too.
Preacher man declares at a church social: There are no atheists in fox holes. Combat veteran replies -- sure there are, they are still there.
Preacher man falls overboard from a cruise ship. He is destined to die because no notices of cares he is gone. He prays for God to save him. A party boat of hookers comes by, he rejects the saving saying, "God" will save me. A party boat of gays comes by, he rejects the saving saying "God will save me". A pirate ship comes by and again he rejects them saying "God will save me". Of course he drowns. In being rejected at the gates he asks "why God did you not save me?" God replies, oh ye of little faith, I sent three boats to save you.
I don't have a joke to contribute... I'm not allowed to since I'm not an atheist, Lol... but I just wanted to share that I love the humor here. One of my very dear friends is atheist and not all Christians are out to convert or "out to get you." Thank you very much for all the laughs. Just what I needed to feel good today! Have a great rest of the day!
To quote George Carlin: "Religion has actually CONVINCED people...that there's an invisible man! Living in the sky! Who watches everything you do, every minute of every day! And the invisible man has a special list of TEN THINGS HE DOES NOT WANT YOU TO DO!! And if you do ANY of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish where he will send YOU to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever, 'TIL THE END OF TIME!! ...But he loves you!" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPOfurmrjxo
I'm sure it is funny when George Carlin says it. Or maybe not. Sometimes his humor falls a little flat. Out of curiosity, did you laugh when you first heard that? Could you give us an example of another joke (perhaps not relating to religion) that you find amusing? That may not be the best vehicle to showcase your humor. Not everyone laughs at the same things and that may be an example of a statement which might prove the opposite point we are attempting to make here. Everyone needs to at least chuckle.
If you and a group of friends are meandering through the woods and you encounter a bear, keep one thing in mind. You do not have to outrun the bear. You only have to outrun the slowest one of your friends. The moral of the story: make slow friends.
(it's not really that funny - but I couldn't resist because I saw the typical "bear vs atheist" joke in the other thread)
I don't know if I'd call him a sweetheart, no offence it's just not a word I'd you to describe a guy, but I'm glad he found a non-religious girl friend. The religious ones will alway want to change you.
Oh, I don't know. I haven't been single in a while; but it is a rare person that doesn't expect their significant other to make changes. Religious or otherwise. When you find one that loves you the way you are; you got lucky.
Well, I hate to generalize (you know me) but typically women look for a man that's perfect, they settle for a few imperfections and think they can make adjustments. Men typically don't think that way at all. Both men or women don't like change so a fight ensues. The men sometimes give in under pressure, but it leaves a sore spot that will fester. Next thing you know they are 55 and buying a sports car with perhaps a girlfriend on the side. No midlife crisis for me, I is what I is.
Nothing more important than what I am saying. This exchange came from two people living in love. I do not care of what persuasion. I just see two people connecting intellectually with some real nice vibes. Humor breaks ice that seperates us from each other's warmth.
Well, my experience being single was that men expected me to change. Which I have no intention of doing. I'm not perfect, but I'm me. And I don't see anything terribly wrong with that. I never understand why someone wants to go out with someone, or be with someone, if they don't like who they are. But, it appears to be a bad habit not confined to either gender.
This woman dose not want me to change, for a change. All the pass relationships wanted to change me, first by changing the bed sheets. lol
Most importantly is to know who you are yourself, first. Told her I love all the ways she is different from me, which inspires areas for improvement upon and vice verse. Now she says she love me and that I'm the kindest person she has ever met.
How can you not be both sweethearts after that, Rad?
You don't think they will want to drag our lazy butt's to mass on Sunday morning? I remember when my wife was first pregnant and she would go to mass alone. She starting telling me people think she's a single mom so I must go to mass with her to show them she's married. The I met up with the priest on the street and he laid into me as well. Fun times.
I don't try to drag my husband to mass. I have asked him to allow us to have our marriage blessed by the Church so that I can legally receive communion. I fully expect that after that's done, he won't set foot in another Catholic church with me again.
If he changes his mind and chooses not to do it, I'll find a new church, I suppose.
I got married in a Catholic church. I'm pretty sure it wouldn't have happened otherwise, and I'm kind of fond of her. She's a little angry with the current Pope so she hasn't been attending herself lately.
He'll do it. Tell him I said to suck it up, it's only a little water, he can think about football if he likes. LOL
HAHA!! No, he doesn't even have to become Catholic for us to do it. I just had to apply for a dispensation for an interfaith marriage. Because we've already married in a civil ceremony, once the dispensation is granted, it's just a matter of renewing our vows and receiving the priest's blessing.
I posted it on my Facebook wall for just that reason, Rad. I'm wondering how many people will actually 'get' the reason I posted it. The poor language skill is one thing. The message itself is sickening.
To deny the existence of Him, the Almighty, is to deny your own existence. To wallow in a pit of filth and disgusting behaviour with the twin evils of fornication and obesity. Sure the atheists will have you believe they are happy but that is only because their drug addled minds are being controlled by the Devil.
It is thanks to forums such as these we can try to help these pathetic souls achieve something with their sad, empty, shallow lives.
I would clasp both hands together in supplication had not one been removed due to a masturbatory mixup on an Iranian airline. No matter. A silent prayer will be offered tonight for those who cannot see.
I know, I guess you didn't pick that up from my comment. I was just reading his hub on how to beat children. A tone of great advice that I'll start implementing this evening as soon as I get back from the lumber yard.
I remember sitting in my friends bedroom as a 11 year old and noticed a hot wheel track on the floor. I said "what's with one track, you don't have more? The response was "that's what my Dad beats me with". I looked at him for a while, realizing he was not very bright and knowing he needed help I said "why not make it more difficult for him to find?".
Oh, I forgot to thank you for the sound advice. I will make sure I don't get caught doing a little self massage on an Iranian flight. I guess I've been lucky in the past and will no longer pull my luck on Iranian flights. Did I say pull? I meant push. Sorry about the hand, but it could have been worse.
"Masturbation is a gateway drug to rape. It also leads to sexual dysfunction, erodes family values, and is a top ten cause of disease. Please help us make parents aware of Masturbation in the home and hopefully to make it illegal."
I remember when they used to teach that it was a sin. All that did was make us feel guilty. It didn't stop anyone, just made us feel bad. That's how sexual dysfunction starts, you train yourself to feel guilt after sex.
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