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The Atheist Convention in L.A. [SLYT]
posted by griphus (22 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: This is a little too LOLAtheists to work well here. -- restless_nomad



 
Is "misguidedly smug" a term that people use? I think maybe it should be.
posted by gurple at 12:59 PM on December 29, 2012 [10 favorites]


Anybody know what the Hebrew at the end says?
posted by gurple at 1:01 PM on December 29, 2012


This is the Hebrew song at the end.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 1:03 PM on December 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


I thought jews weren't supposed to proselytize? It's not like they want converts, is it?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 1:08 PM on December 29, 2012


I haven't been so moved since I saw that poem on Facebook about how the kids from Sandy Hook went on a field trip to Heaven and Jesus was their chaperone and there were toys and everything.
posted by Countess Elena at 1:08 PM on December 29, 2012 [14 favorites]


Am I missing something or is the joke just, "no atheists in foxholes, lol"?
posted by Dr. Christ at 1:09 PM on December 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


That was one of the dumbest things I've ever seen.

Wait. Was that the point?
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates at 1:09 PM on December 29, 2012


LOL @ Countess Elena. #winning
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates at 1:10 PM on December 29, 2012


this is what you get for donating to kars 4 kids. yes, that one, with that earworm jingle. now it's in your head.
posted by Mach5 at 1:10 PM on December 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


(I'm not even kidding about that poem. I would have linked it, but I couldn't find it again. It was intensely offensive in its preciousness.)
posted by Countess Elena at 1:11 PM on December 29, 2012


I'm okay with that. As this is America, I support that each of us can believe in what he or she wants. Even if they aren't real, especially what I call the trinity of human belief: God(s), ghosts, and alien visitors. We are free or we are not. I choose free.

However, I expect the video to be analyzed for its artistic merit and production value.
posted by CarlRossi at 1:13 PM on December 29, 2012


We can protect Metafilter from posts about creepy religious practices that treat women like sex chattel, but when it comes to atheists, they're fair game, I suppose. :|
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 1:18 PM on December 29, 2012 [7 favorites]


I dunno. Religious communities have made a lot of arguments for the existence of God, through the millennia, and this is as compelling to me as any of them.
posted by gurple at 1:19 PM on December 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


We can protect Metafilter from posts about creepy religious practices that treat women like sex chattel, but when it comes to atheists, they're fair game, I suppose. :|

If there's a basis for deleting this post, I'd say it's just how dumb and poorly-executed the single video linked is, and not the mere fact that it's attacking atheists. In fact, the "attack" is so weak here that I'm not sure the word "attack" is even appropriate. I'm not sure what post you're referring to being "about creepy religious practices that treat women like sex chattel," but I assume, given that posts about creepy religious practices routinely survive on the Blue, that the deleted post you're referring to, whatever it was, was deleted on grounds other than merely that it exposed negative aspects of a religion.

I guess that's just a long-winded way for me to say I agree with you that this post is too weak to survive the front page of MetaFilter.
posted by The World Famous at 1:25 PM on December 29, 2012


Careful how you word sentiments like that, gurple or people might call you mentally ill.

I can't believe I still kind of hold a grudge over that whole exchange.
posted by ODiV at 1:26 PM on December 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


I used to be against government censorship of the Internet but this video has shown me that maybe suppression of some things isn't so bad.
posted by Sangermaine at 1:26 PM on December 29, 2012


So I don't even have to believe and god will save me from plane crashes? What a sucker. If it was me I would have got off and been like "psych, still don't believe but good looking out godbro". Wonder how long before he catches on and just lets you die.
posted by Ad hominem at 1:28 PM on December 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Wonder how long before he catches on and just lets you die.

Spoiler alert: He's already letting us all die.
posted by The World Famous at 1:31 PM on December 29, 2012 [5 favorites]


What does it say about me that I thought the most annoying bit was the line 'while flying on United' when all the plane scenes had a big Southwest logo
posted by shakespeherian at 1:32 PM on December 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


You've got a very high tolerance for shite?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 1:35 PM on December 29, 2012


Not pictured: The Buddhist, who has made peace with his* mortality and accepts death as a part of life.

* Is it just me, or were there no women in this video?
posted by Eideteker at 1:42 PM on December 29, 2012


Spoiler alert: He's already letting us all die.

That remains to be seen. I've made it this far, I bet I can just keep going forever. "just one more miracle big guy, I'll believe this time I swear". Not like god is going anywhere.
posted by Ad hominem at 1:43 PM on December 29, 2012


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