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PICTORIAL: A modern day look at internet religious imagery. (May be funny for some and infuriating f

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posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 03:34 AM
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I'm not a christian, nor do I have anything against them.

What if you wanted your kid to be Christian, but they were barraged by questions you or they can't answer?

Most users of these websites are shown them by friends, and talked about daily at school, and these "memes" are memorized.

It just seems like if a christian kid hangs out on these websites, I don't know how their beliefs cannot be challenged to the core at that age.

Especially with their friends pressuring them to and probably making fun of them if they don't.

I do think Christianity has it vastly wrong, but no more than any other religion.

Sites like this have united an underground culture of everyone from 12 year old girls, to 20 year old college guys, to 50 year old female accountants, to 70 year old retired guys.

However within the last 5+ years, a MASSIVE influx of underagers, guys and girls, have taken over the sites.

Christianity being a myth, like Scientology being a cult, is one of the core beliefs of these people.

A lot of these "chan" type pictures actually say 1000 words.

A lot of these "memes" (what a "chan" type picture is called) are seen by many times more people each year than any religious artwork in major museums.

I'll let the images speak for themselves.




























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posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 03:39 AM
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well now, that was chan-tastic.



posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 03:42 AM
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I know, but I figure a lot of members have no idea what their kids read on the internet.

Or their co-workers, or even their bosses.



posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 03:51 AM
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haha these are funny!



posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 03:53 AM
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I think there's more truth than being funny in them.

They are funny because they are true, most are very ironic.



posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 03:58 AM
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oh, you actually added words to the post after I said chan-tastic? rather than just a series of pics...


I rather watch this guy tbh



however I'd say your post is more suited for the off-topic BTS



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posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 04:01 AM
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Yes, I probably edit a thread 10+ times before I'm not able to anymore. lol

And yes, I posted the pictures before the words and without the words it should be in BTS.

However the questions give it an ATS spin imho.
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posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 04:25 AM
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Great post TS. All very true.



posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 04:27 AM
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... this coin has two sides .

here's the flip side ...





posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 04:42 AM
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Just more proof of the world wide attack on christianity and its followers.

A sad thing to see, in my opinion.

Christianity is taking a beating lately, all over internet sites, and in the real world too.

It makes we wonder..............

vVv



posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 04:49 AM
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Originally posted by radarloveguy
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... this coin has two sides .

here's the flip side ...




No, that is not a flip side
the pictures OPs posts give actual philosophical curiousities based in the nature of reality.

your picture...the flip side..is simply a amusing antedote of a fantasy...might as well be narnia.

to the thread itself.
The topic is perfectly fine here in ATS...it is a somewhat humorous pictorial of age old questions religious people refuse to answer in any serious tone...why? because the answers are always self evident..it also is a perfect way to show the lunacy in religious types since they simply cant answer the questions or combat the statements without going into even more religious excuses...

nothing drips of nonsense more than when a person has to start making up absurd excuses to protect a deity from obvious logical problems...yet sadly, it is the job of a believer to continously be an apologist for their deity and the crazy that is attached to it...



posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 05:00 AM
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I found them hillarious too, and Im a Christian. They bear no reflection of my beliefs at all. I need the Bible to tell me not to murder?...that is funny.....It makes it sound like that is all the Bible has to say...lol.

Santa Clause......Jesus......???? I fail to understand. Santa has nothing to do with the Bible. Christmas has nothing to do with the Bible, the word Christmas is not even in the Bible. It was 'invented' by the Pagan Roman empire under constantine in order to bring Paganism and Christianity together to strengthen the Roman empire. Christmas and Easter are Pagan.(decorating trees, fertility eggs and bunnies)

Also one of them insinuates that God is either unable to prevent evil or he is malevolent......these people have not read the Bible..........We need to experience evil in order to know the consequences of it and hopefully learn lessons from it. If God prevented evil in all it's forms....what would we learn? How could we improve ourselves? How would we know the consequences of it? Man does evil things, God gave us free will. God cannot intervene each time we are about to make a mistake...that would not be free will would it. You need to stop blaming God for evil and start looking at ourselves. I believe life is a lesson and if you commit evil and fail to learn lessons from it and continue to commit evil, then you go no further after life. People say 'but God is a forgiving God, why does he not forgive evil doers?' Once again, the answer is in the bible in many places..You must believe in Jesus in order to recieve forgivness. It is not a lot to ask is it? Would you help someone if they didn't even aknowledge you (especially if you gave that person the ability to live in the first place).

It is so easy to critisize someone elses beliefs, whatever that belief is, yet I see the OP has not told us what his/her beliefs are. What do you believe in? bet you I could critisize that easily too. Even if you are an athiest. I wont though as I refuse to stoop to that level.

I respect people of any belief system. Believing in something is not a crime. It is usually people just wanting to live life in the right way. Many people believe in ghosts, I have never seen one and not seen any real evidence of them but I will not critisize people who claim to believe in them as that is childish and ignorant in my opinion.

I feel it quite sad that people will come onto a site like ATS which covers soo many 'unearthly' topics, and yet feel it necessary to critisize the topics that they do not believe it, rather than concentrate on the topics they ARE intrested in.

Could lead to an intresting conversation although I expect it to turn into the usual 'Religion was created to control the masses' BS. Which is why we would not normally contribute to these threads.

Anyone who has read the Bible and understood it can easily answer questions brought up by these pictures, as they have been created by someone who totally fails to understand the Biblical message.



posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 05:09 AM
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Makes me wonder when it will all be over and done with. The one about Jesus being Santa for adults hits the nail right on the head. The one thing that really gets me about religion is, by choosing one religion you dismiss all other religions, or most. an almost endless amount of theories and beliefs, and you believe that one can be the truth out of all of them. You'd believe that it were right to blow yourself up in a crowd of people if you were raised (indoctrinated) to believe those ideals. Some people know better then to waste their lives with religion, most don't. I'm not flaming or trolling you. When I get frustrated about the religious people of this world it is only because I feel sorry that they can't think past what ancient texts - edited hundreds if not thousands of times - tell you to believe.



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