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crusader234's Avatar Comment 1 by crusader234

cool natural selection card... age- 4billion years,etc ...

Tue, 18 Nov 2008 14:34:00 UTC | #272594

Tzsak's Avatar Comment 2 by Tzsak

I lol'd.

Tue, 18 Nov 2008 14:38:00 UTC | #272602

black wolf's Avatar Comment 3 by black wolf

Hey, that atheist/secularist/humanist card is all wrong.
My hair is much longer.

Tue, 18 Nov 2008 14:39:00 UTC | #272603

3ddm's Avatar Comment 4 by 3ddm

Nice idea, shame it's not a longer list - The Mor(m)ons are notable by their absence.

Tue, 18 Nov 2008 14:40:00 UTC | #272605

Christopher Davis's Avatar Comment 5 by Christopher Davis

Good for a grin, but they left out Mormons. Also, I couldn't quite appreciate the humor of the "Muslim Trump" because it is too close to being the truth.

Tue, 18 Nov 2008 14:41:00 UTC | #272607

stanko's Avatar Comment 6 by stanko

hehe,that is a good idea..what about the "i believe in energy and spirits" card?

Tue, 18 Nov 2008 15:03:00 UTC | #272632

cucurucho's Avatar Comment 7 by cucurucho

I love the artwork for the zoroastrian card.

Tue, 18 Nov 2008 15:25:00 UTC | #272659

j.mills's Avatar Comment 8 by j.mills

If word of this gets out, think how many religions will be "offended" by not being included! Sikhs, Mormons, Ba'hai (wotever they are), animists, pagans, Shintoists, Taoists, Satanists... They're playing with fire! :)

Tue, 18 Nov 2008 15:28:00 UTC | #272662

black wolf's Avatar Comment 9 by black wolf

I'm a trading card game nut. Anyone of you guys know the 'Illuminati' card game? They have every conceivable group and sub-group as a card. Check it out, you get to conquer the world for Cthulhu by beating the CIA with clever use of dentists and joggers.

Tue, 18 Nov 2008 15:28:00 UTC | #272663

j.mills's Avatar Comment 10 by j.mills

Whenever my bunch played Illuminati, it soon collapsed because of the 'allowed cheating' rule... But it was fun while it lasted.

Tue, 18 Nov 2008 15:38:00 UTC | #272670

black wolf's Avatar Comment 11 by black wolf

"We shall unleash the Nihilists and the Atheists and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which, in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, the origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil. Then everywhere, the citizens, forced to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will form direction and leadership, anxious for an ideal, but without knowledge where to render its adoration, will receive the pure light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out into public view, a manifestation which will result from a general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time." - Albert Pike, 1871

Tue, 18 Nov 2008 15:47:00 UTC | #272676

moderndaythomas's Avatar Comment 12 by moderndaythomas


Tue, 18 Nov 2008 15:48:00 UTC | #272678

defaithed's Avatar Comment 13 by defaithed

@Black Wolf: Yes, we need some "Illuminati"-style rules for these cards!

Brings back memories. For the curious: Illuminati is a card game, and later trading card game, from renowned and quirky Steve Jackson Games. Good people there; I've had chance to converse a wee bit with Steve and staff over projects in the past.

I can't say anything about their religiosity, other than to note that they're in Austin (home to a very public atheist community), and games like Illuminati certainly don't coddle "faith". That game pokes fun at religion (and everything) in a way that makes secular humanists laugh and "the faithful" steam. It'd probably be a hit at any freethinker gathering.

Tue, 18 Nov 2008 15:59:00 UTC | #272688

black wolf's Avatar Comment 14 by black wolf

Subtitle: Cataclysmic Events Accurately Foretold In The 1995 Illuminati Card Game -- "Events That Have Already Occurred"

Imagination can never trump reality...
Any Poe imaginable will be surpassed by actual nuttery.

Tue, 18 Nov 2008 16:20:00 UTC | #272698

c_mullark's Avatar Comment 15 by c_mullark

comment 14 by black wolf..

that link is downright scary...

Tue, 18 Nov 2008 17:14:00 UTC | #272717

NewEnglandBob's Avatar Comment 16 by NewEnglandBob

Where are all the Greek, Roman and Egyptian gods?

I also didn't see the gods of the Star Trek alien species.

No orbiting celestial tea pot either!

Tue, 18 Nov 2008 18:32:00 UTC | #272728

eclampusvitus's Avatar Comment 17 by eclampusvitus

I'll see your Zoroastrianism and raise you a Feathered Serpent.


Tue, 18 Nov 2008 18:41:00 UTC | #272731

hoops mccann's Avatar Comment 18 by hoops mccann

DAMN, that was funny!!! Especially liked the cardinal.

Tue, 18 Nov 2008 18:46:00 UTC | #272732

WilliamP's Avatar Comment 19 by WilliamP

Anyone of you guys know the 'Illuminati' card game'
Most of the people on this site spend a lot of their time online talking about atheism. I'd assume that a lot of them aren't particularly sociable, and spend a lot of time playing nerdy games like 'Illuminati.'
That being said, yes, I know and love that game.

Tue, 18 Nov 2008 19:02:00 UTC | #272736

rod-the-farmer's Avatar Comment 20 by rod-the-farmer

Not that anyone asked, but given the personality types and levels of education and erudition displayed by people on this blog, pray let me recommend a game you can sometimes find on eBay, or maybe you have one at home

Slang Teasers

Tue, 18 Nov 2008 19:41:00 UTC | #272739

root2squared's Avatar Comment 21 by root2squared

Tue, 18 Nov 2008 20:29:00 UTC | #272745

Eshto's Avatar Comment 22 by Eshto

@ black wolf:

I have a friend who always wanted me to play the Illuminati card game. But I thought it was a bit too dorky.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm watching Star Trek DS9.

Tue, 18 Nov 2008 22:09:00 UTC | #272754

Pidge's Avatar Comment 23 by Pidge

Very good! I thought the agnositc was funniest. Love the cartoons.

Tue, 18 Nov 2008 22:42:00 UTC | #272759

friendlypig's Avatar Comment 24 by friendlypig

Great cartoons!

The Illuminati are supposed to be scary but, have a look at Some of this is a bit off the wall but adds meat to the Illuminati bones.

Also The Money Masters (full version) a long Google video but one which explains why we are suffering from the current financial upheavals.

Wed, 19 Nov 2008 01:18:00 UTC | #272784

D'Arcy's Avatar Comment 25 by D'Arcy

I reckon that if they include a Joker, that should beat the Muslim card!

Wed, 19 Nov 2008 01:27:00 UTC | #272787

Tyler Durden's Avatar Comment 26 by Tyler Durden

Comedy gold, I want a pack!


Weapon of Choice: Logic, reason, science, sarcasm and Dawkins 7/10

Wed, 19 Nov 2008 02:28:00 UTC | #272795

SaganTheCat's Avatar Comment 27 by SaganTheCat

Jedi Knight should be there after all their efforts to get listed in the census

and where's the wishy-washy New Age (no actual dogma but I'm desperate to be considered a bit whacky and will go so far as to hang dream catchers on my bedroom wall and wave crystals at people who don't get how important to me this is) Spiritualists'

and the "talk to the dead" Spiritualists' they make a tidy living these days with Colin Fry and Derek Akora these days

Wed, 19 Nov 2008 04:10:00 UTC | #272807

Johnny O's Avatar Comment 28 by Johnny O

I just posted a link to it on

Wed, 19 Nov 2008 05:03:00 UTC | #272831

D'Arcy's Avatar Comment 29 by D'Arcy

Maybe we could have John Frum as the knave of spades, Mother Tereza as the scabby queen and pope Ratty as the 2 of clubs?

Wed, 19 Nov 2008 05:10:00 UTC | #272838's Avatar Comment 30 by

and of course it doesn't help when you get Celebs accessorising themselves with bloody Caballa - still. when you can afford to traffic in children, you can afford anything.. aint that right, Madge... anyone see AbFab about Eddy threatening to adopt a third world baby? "Well, just send over a selection to choose from."pmsl

Wed, 19 Nov 2008 05:15:00 UTC | #272840