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Steven McDaniel

OK, Adrian, we can agree to differ. As I said, I'm all argued out, though. And as much as I should be loathe to discuss eternal verities on a blog entitled, 'Death By Camel Hump', nevertheless with Scott's indulgence, I'll sign off with 'Jesus loves you anyway'. Whichever one of us is the swine, imagine what the learned Mr Adams would do with a headline: 'Man eaten by pig who wouldn't take his pearls' - Hmmm!!!

Stan

Dear Scott,

Guess what.

You have now become Dave Barry.

Adrian D.

"Adrian D, you are obviously disposed to argue with me whatever I come up with"

Thinkers do that when they disagree. They argue their points and defend them with facts.

"so at this time I see when it is useless to waste my breath."

Did you really expect me to roll over and play dead?

"'Don't throw your pearls before swine or they'll turn round and bite you..'"

I never thought of you as a swine; but I suppose it is not an unfair assessment.

If you ever feel you can actually support your position, by all means, present your case. I actually listen to those with whom I disagree. I don't stand silent; but I do listen.

Steven McDaniel

Adrian D, you are obviously disposed to argue with me whatever I come up with, so at this time I see when it is useless to waste my breath. You can continue your debate with Jesus when the time comes, buddy. He said something else you'll find criminally unfriendly: 'Don't throw your pearls before swine or they'll turn round and bite you..' 'kay, Bye!

Adrian D.

Steve McDaniel:

About the fig tree: According to the story he destroyed a source of food for the general population -- without any real justification. That is an act of evil. I suppose one could make a case for utter incompetance, but that is not worthy of worship either.

"And as far as Him saying that only those who chose to follow God were His family, He was allowed to figure out some things about people."

That doesn't really explain the complete disrespect for his actual mother. It is just a demonstration of how he did not consider the previous "law of god" to apply to himself, even though he said that "not a dot or tittle" had changed for anyone else.

"That wasn't the condemning sort of judgmental attitude He was warning against in Matthew 5."

Actually lines like "You brood of vipers," and "You are like whitewashed tombs" are exactly the kind of condemning judgemental attitude he was telling *others* not to have.

"Don't anticipate being able to stand in front of God on Judgment Day and successfully prove Him to be the evil one, buddy."

Oh, please, you speak only of a wicked god who would throw people into hell who didn't kiss his feet, the way a wicked king might throw people into the dungeon who didn't kiss his feet. That is evil. The fact that a wicked god would not hear it only demonstrates the point.

Steven McDaniel

"Let's see.... There is the story about how Jesus "curses" a fig tree for not having fruit for him out of season, the time when his mother wishes to speak to him (for unknown reasons) and he goes into the "Who is my mother?" speech -- that would be the one where he declares that those who follow him are his brother and sister and mother. And even though Jesus said "Judge not," according to the bible, he did a *lot* of judging.

Even so, we are talking about the character of the god depicted by the bible. There is no admission of prior wrongdoing. I am therefore drawn to the conclusion that even the new testament is from the mind that it was "okay" for god to do the horrible things attributed to him. I reject christianity on the basis of an evil god, not evil followers." Adrian D

Oh my God! Jesus cursed a fig tree! And I wonder how many vegetables had to die just so He could have His salad! And as far as Him saying that only those who chose to follow God were His family, He was allowed to figure out some things about people. For instance you'd better 'judge' the kind of company you keep to stay out of trouble, or you'd be a loon. That wasn't the condemning sort of judgmental attitude He was warning against in Matthew 5. But, no, sorry, God's not a hippie - crimes were treated with punishment in the Old Testament, and the New Testament still says that law enforcement officers are sent by God to punish wrongdoers (unless they're L.A. cops). This is the difference between the Old and New Testament: God just offers total amnesty to those who believe for it, through Jesus' sacrifice on the cross. And He commands us to love even our enemies (no personal vendettas). Don't anticipate being able to stand in front of God on Judgment Day and successfully prove Him to be the evil one, buddy.

Andrew

Hey Scott,

I was curious as to exactly WHY the camel humping story was no good, but the bear story was.

Several people have expressed (based on your post) that it wasn't funny because the victim died, and not the perpetrator, or that it has something to do with the stupid factor.

However, I distinctly remember you talking about what makes for a good blog, oh so many posts ago. To paraphrase: You stated that you never post about an article thats funny, because everybody already gets the joke without your elaboration.

You said that you try to pick stories that are "almost funny". In other words, the beer/bear/bare story is a perfect example because while the article hints at a stupid and humerous death (several times), it doesn't actually say anything about the way the man died, and therefore, we can "speculate" about all of them, and all the reasons why there was another phone in there with him.

The camel on the other hand, well, we have a pretty good grasp on what goes down when a large animal humps you to death, except maybe the hand-rearing done before hand.

Did I hit the mark, or was I way off. I want to know if i'm learning

Sajjid Manuel

I think there are somethings in this world that aren't meant to be spoken of. This is quite a shock to the system.

I think it is absolutely absurd and bizarre making this public. A camel abusing a man, what is this world coming to?

I guess media will write about anything these days. They need a life!

Regards,

Sajjid Manuel

Len

Maybe he thought it was a bear festival.

Adrian D.

"The Bible depicts God as harsh and rigid in the Old Testament, but Christianity arises from the New Testament, with a New Covenant of love, tolerance, grace and forgiveness substituting for the old covenant of rigid rules and retribution. 'Judge not, lest ye be judged;' 'Let he who is without sin cast the first stone;' 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'"

Let's see.... There is the story about how Jesus "curses" a fig tree for not having fruit for him out of season, the time when his mother wishes to speak to him (for unknown reasons) and he goes into the "Who is my mother?" speech -- that would be the one where he declares that those who follow him are his brother and sister and mother. And even though Jesus said "Judge not," according to the bible, he did a *lot* of judging.

Even so, we are talking about the character of the god depicted by the bible. There is no admission of prior wrongdoing. I am therefore drawn to the conclusion that even the new testament is from the mind that it was "okay" for god to do the horrible things attributed to him. I reject christianity on the basis of an evil god, not evil followers.

KSechrist

And here, I thought this would be a story about Rush Hour 3. Camel hump, indeed.

Stomper

Adrian D.:

The Bible depicts God as harsh and rigid in the Old Testament, but Christianity arises from the New Testament, with a New Covenant of love, tolerance, grace and forgiveness substituting for the old covenant of rigid rules and retribution. "Judge not, lest ye be judged;" "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone;" "Love your neighbor as yourself."

I realize that there are "Christian" fundamentalists and Biblical literalists who have never really understood that change, but don't use their misunderstanding of Christianity as an excuse for your own ignorance. If you're going to reject Christianity, at least reject it for a legitimate reason, and not because you don't understand what Christianity is really about.

--Stomper

Beverly Martin

God does periodically purge the shallow end of the gene pool.

gautam

this post is hilarious. so was the last one about the monk. your comic side reallly comes out, i mean like really really jumps out, in stories like these. some how when you talk about atheism, iraq, presedential elections, etc you dont seem very funny.

Anfauglir

Just a comment on Ken E's story - and yes, I get the joke!

Point being, if only God would reveal himself in such a direct way without waiting for the last second (or later) then there would be no atheists.

I wonder why He wants there to be atheists?

st512

Hi Scott,

so people start telling you, what you should blog about?
How about this one: Recent studies reveal that smart people have less sex.

http://www.gnxp.com/blog/2007/04/intercourse-and-intelligence.php

Is that true? Or why? I'm close to start philosotaining by myself about it, but you can do it better than me ;-)

Anonymous Farker

hmm off-beat stories.. use of the word "trifecta"..

It seems it is time to congratulate you for finding Fark.com
A great way to waste time all the while finding inspiration.

(note: do *not* go looking for /b )

Raza khan

i agree 100% with rob kay...who had the first comment...or is it the last?

It has reached 'a Buddha-like state where it inflicts a state of comedic enlightenment over anyone who reads it'

Raza khan

i agree 100% with rob kay...who had the first comment...or is it the last?

It has reached 'a Buddha-like state where it inflicts a state of comedic enlightenment over anyone who reads it'

Denver

Hey Scott, it's weird you just spoke about that lion. I'm thinking it happened in Kabul..? his name was Marjan and he died recently. Did you know that the Taliban moron's brother chucked a grenade into the lion's enclosure the next day? It crippled Marjan and he went blind in one eye too. He died recently.

http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/425822/78523

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/04/images/030418_kabulzoo.jpg

ShaunL

Some days it's like the whole world is going all Larson on us...

sven

making fun of religious people is entertaining, but not as entertaining as watching them justify where bears and camels come from, conservapedia anyone ?

برامج

thank u so much

Richard Hunter

RE: 'who calls their child Dick Hunter' - Three months ago my wife gave birth to a baby boy, when choosing names my mum said to me 'make sure you think about all the nicknames, abriviations and what else the initials stand for so you do not sadle your child with a name people can make fun of'..........thanks, great advice.

The Hammer

"Trifector" is my new favorite word.

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