AxelWolf
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March 26th, 2014 at 8:17:55 AM permalink
Quote: Nareed

No one has ever been burned at the stake for their opinion.

thank goodness for you ;)
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Nareed
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March 26th, 2014 at 8:57:24 AM permalink
Quoting incomplete sentences without indicating they're incomplete, is at best childish rhetoric.

Look, everyone develops a great deal of humor, light and dark, about their jobs. Why should the clergy be any different? You should hear how doctors do inside humor, though why should they be any different?

I don't really care if the Biblical god has a sense of humor. He's just a mythical character in a book of myths (or several books of myths bunched together). Any writer will tell you some characters cannot be fully developed if they are to remain effective. The Greeks were perhaps the best at bringing their gods down a peg in their fiction, I mean mythology, but then they were unusual for their own time in many other ways (like alone of the great ancient civilizations they formed no lasting empire).

I pointed out God's sense of humor only to support the good FrGamble. Not out of any intrinsic interest in the matter.
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AxelWolf
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March 26th, 2014 at 9:24:49 AM permalink
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I pointed out God's sense of humor only to support the good FrGamble. Not out of any intrinsic interest in the matter.

I see. Sounds like you want to just have someone to disagree with while supporting someone else, even if you don't care. I noticed in other threads you were going at it with the believers.

As I remember we were talking about if God is real. If he is not real then of course we can just make up whatever we want about him. OHH wait that's what people do anyways.
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AxelWolf
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March 26th, 2014 at 9:37:06 AM permalink
Quote: Nareed

Quoting incomplete sentences without indicating they're incomplete, is at best childish rhetoric.

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Hey I did that and you seem to be responding to me, I'm not sure if that's a personal attack or not. Are you saying I'm childish or I just use childish rhetoric

I was not quoting you to prove anything or claim you said something. It was not a serious misquote and I was not using it to say you said something you didn't. You know this was different and I was simply making a joke indicating that some people may not like your opinions, the joke was indicated by the ;)
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AxelWolf
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March 26th, 2014 at 9:44:58 AM permalink
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Look, everyone develops a great deal of humor, light and dark, about their jobs. Why should the clergy be any different? You should hear how doctors do inside humor, though why should they be any different?
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So it's ok for a rape counselor to tell rape jokes? I don't know, but if the roomers are true, I wouldn't want DJatc to see that counselor.

If you are a church leader you should be held to a higher standard and be more like god and striving to do so. How can i tale the church seriously if they don't. Joking about sin, is no joking matter, especially when god despises sin, I think joking about sin is a sin in itself. If you don't believe in God in the first place no harm no foul.
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endermike
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March 26th, 2014 at 10:18:19 AM permalink
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So it's ok for a rape counselor to tell rape jokes?

Frankly, in some contexts yes. People can tell jokes about anything. The keys for appropriateness are subject matter, credibillity, and audience. Mathematicians joke about math, cooks joke about food, pilots joke about flying, soldiers joke about combat, and doctors joke about medicine. The key in all these cases is that the person telling the joke must have "cred" and the audience must be appropriate. It is generally inappropriate to have an outsider joke about something they don't have the "cred" for. So making a joke to a victim may well go over like a lead balloon, however among counselors it is expected.

This does not mean that inappropriate jokes can't be funny, only that they are likely to get some blowback. South Park, Chappelle's Show, and Family Guy were/are freaking hilarious and they hit many targets outside their "cred." However, they expect and tolerate some level of blowback.

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If you are a church leader you should be held to a higher standard and be more like god and striving to do so. How can i tale the church seriously if they don't. Joking about sin, is no joking matter, especially when god despises sin, I think joking about sin is a sin in itself. If you don't believe in God in the first place no harm no foul.

It would be disturbing to think that there is a job, any job someone does for more than a very short period of time, that they are completely serious about. Human beings just aren't wired that way. We tell jokes to bond with other and relieve tension. I have know a few preachers in my time, all of them have a sense of humor to one degree or another (including one who is among the funniest people I have ever met). Their humor never undercut their credibility, it actually enhanced it when they turned serious.
Beethoven9th
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March 26th, 2014 at 10:35:34 AM permalink
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So it's ok for a rape counselor to tell rape jokes? I don't know, but if the roomers are true, I wouldn't want DJatc to see that counselor.


HAHAHAHAHAHA!! :D
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April 17th, 2014 at 1:08:57 PM permalink
With Easter coming I have my fingers crossed that the Reverend Phelps does not rise from the dead. If you does, you must (as you must with all zombies) shoot him in the head.

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