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Go to: God hates Mars

noodly_noodleson's Avatar Jump to comment 18 by noodly_noodleson

'Science is like a blabbermouth who ruins a movie by telling how it ends. I say there are some things we don't want to know! Important things!' -- Ned Flanders

Wed, 25 Jun 2008 17:41:00 UTC | #189392

Go to: Mormons urged to back ban on same-sex marriage

noodly_noodleson's Avatar Jump to comment 86 by noodly_noodleson

Cartomancer:

I'm beginning to wonder if the best option might not be to just abolish the official legal institution of marriage altogether.


I for one am sick and tired of people and their marriages. Limiting yourself to one sexual partner (in theory) for the rest of your life (in theory) does not make you special. Why, there are plenty of people who find themselves limited to no sexual partners, and we don't give them preferential treatment.

Oh but...yes...best of wishes to your friends, esuther, I'm sure they are lovely!! :D

Wed, 25 Jun 2008 14:15:00 UTC | #189327

Go to: Holiday in Hellmouth

noodly_noodleson's Avatar Jump to comment 118 by noodly_noodleson

Drool,

Yes, that was the joke.

the country flags operate on the assumption that people on the internet cannot read their own language

Mon, 09 Jun 2008 13:33:00 UTC | #181252

Go to: Holiday in Hellmouth

noodly_noodleson's Avatar Jump to comment 115 by noodly_noodleson

Drool,

Similar to putting little illustrations on emergency exits and rubbish bins for the benefit of foreigners, the country flags operate on the assumption that people on the internet cannot read their own language and need a picture in order to correctly identify it.

Mon, 09 Jun 2008 10:31:00 UTC | #181164

Go to: Holiday in Hellmouth

noodly_noodleson's Avatar Jump to comment 112 by noodly_noodleson

Well I'm rather busy right now (can't exactly tell my supervisor to judge my work by 'my standards', not hers), and clearthinker seems to think that begging the question is a legitimate form of argumentation, so I'll just copy/paste some of the moral standards of the biblical god:

'On that night I will pass through the land of Egypt and strike down every firstborn son and firstborn male animal in the land of Egypt. I will execute judgment against all the gods of Egypt, for I am the Lord! ' Exodus 12:12

'Give the following instructions to Aaron: In all future generations, none of your descendants who has any defect will qualify to offer food to his God. No one who has a defect qualifies, whether he is blind, lame, disfigured, deformed, or has a broken foot or arm, or is hunchbacked or dwarfed, or has a defective eye, or skin sores or scabs, or damaged testicles. No descendant of Aaron who has a defect may approach the altar to present special gifts to the Lord. Since he has a defect, he may not approach the altar to offer food to his God. However, he may eat from the food offered to God, including the holy offerings and the most holy offerings. Yet because of his physical defect, he may not enter the room behind the inner curtain or approach the altar, for this would defile my holy places. I am the Lord who makes them holy.' Leviticus 21:17-23

'So kill all the boys and all the women who have had intercourse with a man. Only the young girls who are virgins may live; you may keep them for yourselves.' Numbers 31:17-8

'Then he went up from there to Bethel; and as he was going up the road, some youths came from the city and mocked him, and said to him, "Go up, you baldhead! Go up, you baldhead!" So he turned around and looked at them, and pronounced a curse on them in the name of the LORD. And two female bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the youths.' 2 Kings 2:23-4

'No one whose testicles are crushed or whose male organ is cut off shall enter the assembly of the Lord.' Deuteronomy 2:1

'Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn "a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law--a man's enemies will be the members of his own household." Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.' Matthew 10:34-37

According to CS Lewis, the entirety of the Christian narrative is god's divine example of how humans are supposed to act. We see Christians hating gays and shunning pretend wizards, so why no virgin rape? Why no death sentences for bald jokes?

Why take its veracity for granted when even its most strident proponents won't argue the merits of every claim?

Mon, 09 Jun 2008 09:24:00 UTC | #181125

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