Note to Self: Turn Off Your Cell Phone in Church

Submitted by: eugenius 9 years ago in Funny
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This minister is so awesome. Even snobby atheists can appreciate this video.
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Male 156
lmao i woyld sue
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Male 103
OWNED!
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Male 12,138
^^ Almost. I don`t know of any pastors who can even manage to spell TOTTALY.

Full marks for effort, though.

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Female 31
I personally think this was TOTTALY staged.
I dont know of any pastors who would even do that.
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Female 98
If that wasn`t staged, that pastor might have a slight lawsuit on his hands, ne?
His phone could have been broken >.<
And also, I swear, I thought he was going to take the crying baby x.x
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Female 82
come on guys that was a commercial! Some churches show videos bt classes in the auditorium!
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Female 1,407
I tend to agree that people that don`t turn off or silent their phones deserve a scorching look or maybe a repremand. But that gut went too far, in my opinion. Same goes for the crying kids: take them outside.
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Male 486
hahah pwned!
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Male 490
EVERYONE`S A DICK!! YAY!!!!!
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Male 11
It was fake!
It was real!
Christans are snobby!
Atheists are snobby!
Religion is wrong!
Religion is literal!
Religion is figurative!
That preacher was justified!
That preacher was unjustified!
PIE!
CAKE!

It doesn`t matter. But the most interesting thing about this video is that you have pretty much a good random sample of the A) intelligence / B) Religious beliefs of the i-a-b community. The stats match what I`ve long suspected. (BTW, it was also a pretty good insight to other things too... take a wild guess)

I won`t say the results because I think I`ve already offended enough people by putting pie before cake.

Oh by the way, Legacy... you don`t sound stupid. No, I don`t agree with most of what you said, and I`m not going to go there, but you influenced the intelligent side of the scale.

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Male 3,255
K, I really hate annoying cell phone users, but that was just not ok.
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Female 194
lol i thought he was going to keep going with his sermon or just keep the phone until after the service....
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Male 730
Dude, where`s the love??
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Male 150
wow, that`s funny, first off i can see why the person kept talking, that man is a bad public speaker, rambling, stuttering, obivously showing he doesn`t know the next sentence he will say, but i still agree that baby was more annonying
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Male 182
...I seriously would have punched him in the face. Wtf.
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Female 36
Hehe, no one says anything about Pagens being snobby :) And which one was it who said atheist are "Smugg"? Is it not "smug" with just one "G"? I could be wrong... As for the minister. I would have been quite upset if someone took my phone. But I`m pretty sure it was staged. No one in America reacts that way to their cellular device being smashed. No one. And why in the world did she just sit there? If your phone goes off in a place like that you jump up, start apologizing profousely and dig around for your phone to turn it off. Duh. As for the religious debate I think when you get some hxc Atheist and some hxc Christians together everyone starts to get a little snobby. It just happens. We`re so intolerant of every one else. I personally think christianity conradicts its self constantly. I also think that America is too defensive. One comment and we have 5 pages of argument. Not all of it is debate of course but still. Chill out. :)
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Female 130
Would have been so damn pissed off
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Male 170
I am a snobby atheist and i approve this message.
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Male 169
lol that guy was only mad cuz 7 people showed up and that cell phone thing just set him off
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Male 12,138
Religion is by nature divisive and sectarian. I`m from Northern Ireland- in a country where everyone has the same ethnicity, same language, same culture, same everything, except for religion, how would we have known which side to kill if we didn`t have labels like "Catholic" or "Protestant" (both Christians, of course, but that`s another story).

Religion.

Sh*t it.

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Male 12,138
Translation: If you`re a Christian, you`re going to Heaven. Anything else, you`re going to hell.

Not that I`m picking on Christianity here, all major world religions have more or less the same message, if you`re not with us, then you`re going to burn in hell for eternity.

How`s that for intolerance?

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Male 12,138
Legacy: "It`s so stressful to know how intolerant people are of each other, regardless of their religious/non-religious beliefs."

The central message of Christianity is this:

John 14:1 (NRSV) “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also. 4 And you know the way to the place where I am going.” 5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

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Female 111
Mauger*****you say don`t spread hate. excuse me but almost everytime i go on IAB there is some video or something mocking christianity. you say "what if i said some snobby christian" well although i haven`t read that i have read stuff that portreys christains as much worse than snobby.
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Male 29
If that was my cellphone he smashed on the ground id F u c k i n g get up and smash that guy over the head.
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Male 137
Uhhh, babies crying in public annoy me much more than cell phones ever will.
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Male 170
That sucks. I was expecting the minister to diss the phone owner. Breaking the phone is just plain old vandalism of other`s property. And in the good ol` US of A, means a LWASUIT!!!!!11one1111111111!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111111111111!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Male 136
ok. for everyone getting offended, <1% of the human race is NOT snobby.

atheists are snobby because they think theists are naive for believing in something they can`t prove.
theists are snobby because they think atheists are blind for not opening their minds to their beliefs.
the only ones who aren`t snobby are the ones who`ve admitted to themselves that no one can ever KNOW the truth until we die, so we should just try to be good people, believe what we believe, let others believe what they believe, and not worry about the specifics.

oh, and i`d definately sue the church for the replacement cost of the phone, plus some for emotional (not to mention theological) damage. i mean what if that person was at her last straw and just trying to find SOME comfort in god... "well, guess it`s suicide for me!"

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Male 85
# of snobby christians > # of snobby athiests
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Male 563
I wonder what would happen if this happened at Westburro Baptist Church?
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Female 7
Who is the idiot that would actually turn their phone over to that guy? If some pissed off person reached out to grab my phone there`s no way I would give it to them.
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Male 249
The guy didn`t do anything to the baby because the baby doesn`t know better, and it`s a living thing. The cell phone is someone`s property, and it`s not alive.
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Female 128
staged! If not, then he`s pretty badass.
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Male 216
and you`re calling atheists snobby? obvious troll is obvious
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Female 993
i think the baby`s crying was more annoying than the cell phone. Why didn`t he do anything about the baby?
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Female 1,211
That was indeed awesome. Not cool of the minister to throw the phone down & not cool to answer your phone in church. But I will say that I`ve wanted to do that to ppl who bring their phone into quiet places like theaters. And churches.
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Male 410
FAKE, the phone sounded like a plastic cup when it hit the ground.
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Female 309
What a self-righteous douche-bag. Religion is such bs.
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Male 1,122
Snobby Atheist here to say that video had Awesome written on it...although I have never been in a church sermon that empty before I became an Atheist, so it may be staged.
As for the join your cult comment earlier....Atheist is the lack of belief in something. If you don`t believe in pixies then your not starting a cult. Its not like you worship the non belief of pixies.
Plus atheists come off as Jerks because we challenge something that Theists believe demands respect, which to an atheist seems ludicrous. Its like me saying you have to respect my magical lemming army located 8 ft under the earths crust.
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Male 153
quote: "the kid that was crying was annoying the hell out of me"

hehe he should smash the kid too :)

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Male 504
I hate religions like that. That`s why everyone should be Catholic.
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Male 1,013
The minister suffers from hypocrititis. "We are talking about love... [smashes phone in violent disgust] ... Love is what we are talking about".

Way to turn the cheek there a-hole minister! Rule number 8472721918302 why religion is bad.

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Male 504
Wow! God is love.. love is patient, it is kind.. typical bible thumper. hypocrite. (probably staged though)
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Female 121
what a douchebag. lol
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Male 551
wheeeeeeee lawl
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Male 98
snobby atheists ftw
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Male 27
you sure as hell don`t sit there like a dumb ass talking on the phone,

she had it coming, the second the phone rang she either had to turn it off, or get up and leave

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Male 10
and 5 mins later... he comes back picks up one of the childeren and smashes them on the floor :D
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Male 169
There are snobby atheists. There are (many) snobby Christians. There are snobby Hindus. There are snobby Buddhists, Muslims, and Catholics, too! Imagine That!

Generalizations are stupid.

And Kumquat, I would have to ask you this, for the sake of comparison: Have you ever had an Atheist come to your door while you were trying to nap/masturbate/watch the latest episode of LOST? Probably not. Now, based on personal experience, I can honestly say that it is, more often than not, Christians and Mormons who... er.... "try to make people join [their] little cult." Not atheists.

In fact, I have had so many Christians try to evangelize me in so many locations (my campus, my front door, at the supermarket, in traffic, at work, on TV) that I am half-tempted to start projecting some hot gay porn on my garage door just to keep them at bay.

"But that`s religious discrimination!" Gimme a break. Take another Zoloft and stfu.

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Male 4,246
Kumquat: "Cause all you atheist like to insult Christians."
Ha, no.
"Stop trying to make people join your little cult."
An atheist cult is a contradiction in terms.

anglefan: "Well Mosts athiests are snobby. Or Smugg if you will."
Again, no.

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Male 132
lolpwnt

Having your cell phone on in a public place where people are listening like a church or a theatre is pretty rude, but walking over and breaking the person`s phone isn`t exactly a fair punishment.

I`d sue that preacher guy.

As for "snobby atheists", I`m an atheist, and I`m not offended, because I don`t think it meant that all atheists are snobby. If it did, however, screw you.

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Female 306
I don`t think even the most christian person would just sit there unfazed if he, or anyone for that matter, had broken their personal item. I wonder what happened afterwards.
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Male 4,290
Way to show the love, minister.
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Male 108
Johnnyk123
99% of the Atheists I`ve met have been complete dicks to me for being religious. So, I support the snobby atheist remark to a degree."

that would be like me saying, "99% of the white people i`ve met have been jerks to me for being a brown guy. So I can safely say that all the white people in the world are f*ckers."

of course that`s not true, cuz I`m from Canada, where there is love all around =D
*hugz*

doesn`t sound so innocent now Mr.Jesus-follower-man-guy, does it?

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Male 522
I`m an atheist and my boss is a hardcore Christian. We get along fine we just never talk about it. In fact, we are pretty good friends. I think the problem comes in when non-nice individuals try to start controlling others thoughts and dictating what is "right". If someone wants to argue the point Im the first to jump in. But if you just leave people alone and not try to control their lives I got no problem with your delusions.

Go on about your life and leave the rest of us alone.

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Male 2,216
Unsnobby Agnostic here calling that guy an as*hole for damaging property instead of letting the person just turn their phone off, when they may have simply forgotten to put it on silent/turn it off. I`d have walked out.
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Male 490
Which deadly sin is wrath?
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Male 179
99% of the Atheists I`ve met have been complete dicks to me for being religious. So, I support the snobby atheist remark to a degree.

In any case, that wasn`t really acceptable.


But it comes to mind, that when they smashed the cell phone at the live preformance (see link in page 3), I hardly read any "omg that was wrong" posts.

Are you only saying that because he`s a minister.

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Male 292
staged!!

oh yeah, nice fat preacher. Isn`t gluttony one of the 7 deadly sins?

aetheist`s snobby, perhaps. Born again christians, annoying.

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Male 111
Remember that fancylad can alter what you say.
I think this was staged. Also I`m catholic and this has never happened at my church. Fake me thinks.
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Male 3,310
<i>Baelzar: A christian calling atheists snobby.

That`s irony.</i>

That word. I don`t think it means what you think it does.

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Female 1,984
"Even snobby atheists can appreciate this video."
Do you hear yourself talk? "Do you have corn in your ears, mister?" Ed from Ed, Edd n Eddy.

In any case, I loathe cell phones, but throwing one on the ground is not acceptable. And he was talking about love? Way to show that "Christian love" minister!

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Male 1,399
A christian calling atheists snobby.

That`s irony.

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Male 89
it was kinda the same way... their is also some that have sermons in places other than a church... I`ve heard of one that does it in a bar ^ ^
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Male 89
idt its a setup... its highly unlikely that someone would do that just to film it...
and if you dont believe that. theres alot of churches that film their sunday/wensday sermons... anyone who has watched Cowboy Bebop then they will note this... their was an episode where their was this cult that was brainwashing whoever bought their virtual gaming system...
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Male 89
TKD_Master
Male, 13-17, Midwest US
83 Posts.... dude awesome TKD rules!!! im in it too LOL
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Male 1,036
Gotta be a set up......
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Male 89
imagine how awkward the person with the phone felt LOL
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Male 534
Hey guys...not everything on the internet is staged. If you haven`t noticed, the world can be pretty interesting at times, and we don`t need to make poo up to keep us busy.

Also, if that person was answering an emergency call, wouldn`t she be a little more distressed than seen in the video? Wouldn`t she be even slightly reluctant to give up her phone? She doesn`t seem to be in any sort of gripping situation; she only seemed to be answering a regular call, which she really shouldn`t have in a church.

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Female 93
A. She should have had it on silent at least
B. If she wanted to answer, get up, and take it outside. and
C. He had absolutely no right what so ever to do that. As far as I`m concerned he owes her a new phone. lol
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Male 12
pwned
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Male 485
drat you Eugenius. Athiests are not snobby, they are realistic. If you wanna be a dumb drat and feel "loved" by this "higher power" then go right ahead and do it. But put some thought in what u say before u make your dumbass comments
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Female 1,287
i would`ve just answerd the phone and talked in the middle of it...i would not hand it to an angry guy preaching about god and love.
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Male 80
Well Mosts athiests are snobby. Or Smugg if you will. Anyways its staged. Its a take on the angry college proffessor that did the same thing. Plus it didnt sound like a regular phone anyways. I wonder if its even a real church and if hes even a real minister.
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Female 562
I despise crying babies
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Male 3,310
It sounds too hollow and plasticy? Unlike our modern day solid state cellphones??
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Male 70
the "cell phone: that he throws sounded to hollow and plasticky (sp? lol) to be a cell phone
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Female 1,004
I think he should`ve done that to the screaming child. It caused alot more racket than the cell phone. "And so I say love thy neighbor.....-screaming- -slam!- -splat- So as I was saying....love thy neighbor..."
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Female 511
The kid was more annoying than the phone. Think he`ll smash the baby next?

I VOTE BABY!SMASH!!!!

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Female 207
Staged.
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Male 164
Just another Atheist happy to be noticed, God love that man staged or not it`s a great lesson, and as for an accident, if her family were good people they would be there too... well don`t mess with live musicians either... http://i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?lin...
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Female 526
For the record, I`m not even effing athiest. so shush
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Female 178
And mr. "mad dog". You my friend. Ohh you. Hahaha. People can believe what they want. And honestly, no ones going to listen to you about their own personal beliefs.
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Male 384
lol owned
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Male 103
I forgot to add this also. I have a 700.00 PDA/cellphone. If this had been me, church or not, preacher or not, I would have knocked his ass out.
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Male 2,344
If you deny me before others, then you shall be denied before my father. Good job Minister.
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Male 103
That is fake...after the lady hangs up her phone she moves her hand to the right and down towards the seat next to her. The lady in the blue then moves her hand down and hands the preacher something, while making it look like he was taking the phone from the other woman. The sound of what he smashed was too hollow sounding also, like a child`s toy. I have smashed a couple of cell phones before and they made a solid thumping sound.
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Male 3,369
Kumquat.

Remove your head from your bottom please. There is no such thing as a "snobby atheist".

Anyway..we dont like christianity much because of it`s many stupid undelying rules.

As an atheist, where am I going to spend eternity when I die? Oh yeah..Hell. I dont belive in such nonsense, but your dumbass religion, just like large portion of the rest of them basically states, if you dont think and act like us, you desrve eternal torture.

Way to go!

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Female 178
Oh and of course we need a lecture trying to convert other people. It`s someones choice what religion they are. So leave it alone. Stop trying to make people join your little cult.
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Male 2,172
A simple "Please miss, could you turn off your cell phone? I`m trying to read a book here." would have do the trick.
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Male 221
cannot... stop...laughing..
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Female 178
Thats funny. Cause all you atheist like to insult Christians. But noooo! One little elementary insult makes the atheist all hot headed!

You have just proved the snobby atheist comment, right.

Good job you guys.

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Male 70
yea i agree i think its fake. what person in their right mind would let someone destroy their phone like that and not say anything. i know one thing that dude would be laid out on the ground
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Male 153
Looks staged to me as well... for the lady who`s phone was smashed to not react at all, either she realized her mistake quickly and didn`t care, or the minister was mind-controlling all of them. Staged.
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Female 110
That was fake.
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Male 741
Legacy15

That`s the stupid thing about religion in general- you can`t tell what`s supposed to be literal or figurative. So many holes are caused by this.

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Male 332
photoshop
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Male 1,162
Thats just awesome. Preacher laid down the LAW
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Male 243
she deserves it for going to church
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Male 4,793
oh, and i was forced to study the bible for a few good years...sadly the book is a fail in the first chapter "Genesis". at about the same time where God said "and from now on, i will be known as the ass the punished everybody for two peoples mistake! let it be my word!"...FAIL
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Male 4,793
i think ministers are messed up cause they realize how incredibly wrong the bible is...ffs the bible disproves itself..if God is "Perfect" then why is he so ignorant to punish billions of ppl for the mistakes of 2? and not to mention he created sin. Think about that for a while you "snobby little christians" (sry had to get that jab in.) im 95% sure that the bible was actually a story a long time ago and some stupid people believed in it and spread the word, and by that time the author was dead and could not say it was all a story.
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Female 275
i believe that`s the sin of wrath :P
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Female 1
Totally staged. It smelled from the first rambling messages from the "minister."
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Male 184
If it wasn`t staged...

A) You should turn off your phone in church.
B) He had no right to touch the phone.

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Female 444
So much irony! Hehe. Least he had the balls to do what we all want to do ourselves. Now if we could only do that to the crying kid...
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Female 526
Pft, you`re a snobby athiest, tool.
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Male 297
HAHAHAHAHAHA "god is love" *SMASH*
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Female 2
Isn`t it the priest who is overreacting. Don`t bring innocent Atheists into it.
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Male 3,369
That would be about the time I tried to drown him in the font!

Love thy neigbours my a$$. It`s do as I say or else.
Of course, the snobby theists are to daft to understand what they preach.

But yeah...shoulda turned it off.

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Male 741
What a good Christian.
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Male 328
i say, staged staged staged
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Female 174
Lol at Davymid

the kid that was crying was annoying the hell out of me.

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Male 637
I totally thought he was going to do that to the kid in his arms... <_< Anyone else have that thought?
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Male 12,138
"And the LORD did look upon the cellphones, and he saw that it was not good. And the LORD did command his followers to smite the cellphone with furious anger, and said unto them: "With your wireless AT&T plan with unlimited local off-peak calls you have offended the LORD your God." And thenceforth the cellphones were smote asunder, and there was again peace upon the land, and the LORD saw that it was good."

Testicles, Ch 3, v 11-14.

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Male 42
I`m sure he smashed it because of the generic ring tone. If the song was Stairway to Heaven that phone would probably not have been smashed.

(Yeah, bad song choice I know but you should get the point)

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2,767
i vote staged, the cell phone ring was a little to loud to be recorded.
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Female 660
exactly Nidonemo,I second!

love love smash! love love

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Male 428
he needs to practice what he preaches, literally!
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Female 16
Religion. The destroyer of cell phones.
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Male 77
kaii:"How mean! The person on the phone could have been in an accident or something!"

Exactly, while I hate cell phones that was out of line. Ask her to take it outside or turn it off.

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Male 9,305
Suri: I didn`t want to say it but I agree, it seems like an advertisement for courtesy. Still kinda amusing though.

Love, love love, love lovey...cellphonesmash...love...Love the love...

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Male 229
It would have been epic if it was the minister guys phone
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Male 302
That was actually really jerkish...
I realize there should be a certain level of respect for those in church, however that man had no idea what the phone call was about and reacted a little hastily.
I guess you could say something about letting anger blind you...
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Male 668
Crying babies at church suck.
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Male 3,301
The Irony... it burnses!
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Female 15,763
Ahaha, it`s like high school...
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Female 512
lmao
i started cracking up for no reason when i watched this
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Male 115
edit: I mean, that`s the begining to prejudice, what if I said some snobby christian? Be cool people, don`t spread hate, even if it`s a joke. much love i-a-b
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Female 42
This kind of looks like it was staged.

Also, I agree with Mauger.

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Male 285
i disaprove >:(
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Male 604
snobby atheist reportin in
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Female 3
How mean! The person on the phone could have been in an accident or something!
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Male 115
snobby athiest comment...not ok
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Male 1,620
Link: Note to Self: Turn Off Your Cell Phone in Church [Rate Link] - This minister is so awesome. Even snobby atheists can appreciate this video.
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