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167 Responses to Atheist & School Chaplain Exchange Emails

  1. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
    2122 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 4:28 pm
    Link: Atheist & School Chaplain Exchange Emails - An atheist annoys a school chaplain with clever emails.
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    klaxor Male 18-29
    646 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 4:46 pm
    To be fair, the guy seemed to be sort of obnoxious
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    IceDragon77 Male 18-29
    490 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 4:46 pm
    Eh, that parent was a tad immature. *Shrugs* Im not surprised though.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    March 31, 2011 at 4:48 pm
    Is it just me or does Darryl`s picture look a lot like a mugshot? I`m thinking pedobear is his friend.
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    hwkiller Male 18-29
    490 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 4:52 pm
    Lets be honest.

    Who was being the jerk in this exchange?

    Both have their faults, but the "atheist" was being a dick about it.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    March 31, 2011 at 4:52 pm
    Best line, "As I trust my offspring`s ability to separate fact from fantasy, I am happy for him to participate in your indoctrination process on the proviso that all references to `Jesus` are replaced with the term `Purportedly Magic Jew.`"

    27b/6 is a great website though, there`s a lot of funny stuff on there.
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    max5121 Male 18-29
    272 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 4:55 pm
    tl;dr
    i read a little but got tired after a while.
    i think it is ok to teach the basics of Christan faith as long as other faiths are also represented. i believe it is important that we understand the concepts that others hold dear to them in order to communicate and understand them as people better. I for one wish i was taught more about Islam. I do not think that it should be taught for any moral or religions reason in public schools.
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    Zombiemike Male 18-29
    553 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 4:56 pm
    Oh yay, a letter someone wrote.

    Yup, about as entertaining as I thought.
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    LadyIsis Female 18-29
    403 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 4:57 pm
    Entertaining
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    Solvent Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 4:57 pm
    Why is everybody such a dick about their beliefs?
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    gothmo Female 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 4:59 pm
    lol. I also find that conversation amusing.
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    iamroaaaared Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 5:01 pm
    I have seen this thing a million times and the thing that bugs me is the way atheists seem to champion this guy David as if he were some charming wit. I can inform you that he is not. Lets hope his kid doesn`t grow up with such a disgusting attitude towards other people, regardless of his faith.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 31, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    I enjoy a good laugh at christ`s expense, but it was a bit
    much to insult a person`s faith that way.

    But if you are gonna be a douche.... do it well and he did!
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    scubasteve93 Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 5:01 pm
    This man is a hero.
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    EntrE Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 5:02 pm
    i am not sure if darryl is just ignoring all the thins david said, or if he just doesn`t get it xD
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    danthew Male 18-29
    2122 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 5:06 pm
    Wow. I submitted this ages ago. I`d forgotten I`d even submitted it. Yay, third accepted submission in three years of membership!
  17. Profile photo of EntrE
    EntrE Male 18-29
    535 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 5:06 pm
    @everyone who says david is the bad guy:
    did you even read the intro and understand that this darryl is given the power to take every step he wants to push the christian believe upon the students???
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 5:09 pm
    that was some awesome trolling, I hope some day I have the chance of doing something like this
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    March 31, 2011 at 5:10 pm
    While David`s trolling gets a bit tiring, it`s worth it, as it elicits the most absurd thing ever written down by anyone:

    "There`s an old saying that life without religion is life without beauty."

    No, certainly it is impossible for someone to appreciate the breathtaking beauty of our world by trying to understand it how it really is. I mean, that`s just boring. In order to fully appreciate it, you have to put it into the framework of an ancient fairy tale.
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    Maxables Male 70 & Over
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    March 31, 2011 at 5:11 pm
    That`s hilarious! What an ass.
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    koolmole Male 18-29
    176 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 5:12 pm
    Wow the atheist is such a douche, not to mention half of his arguments are absolutely brutal analogies. I`m not a religious man in any sense, but you have stupid people on both sides of the coin. He is one of them.
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
    3599 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 5:20 pm
    i`m sure this man is just fed up with the fact that his government has justified putting someone in charge of all the children that has an obvious agenda. granted he may be "taking it out" on this guy, but it`s warranted, in my opinion.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    March 31, 2011 at 5:20 pm
    His letters are great but he should have known Saturn has 61 moon.
  24. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 5:21 pm
    @sbeelz I refer you to a recent xkcd:

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    TheShgn2 Male 13-17
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    March 31, 2011 at 5:25 pm
    Hilarious. :D
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    metalhannes Male 18-29
    144 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 5:27 pm
    @danthew you quoted XKCD. Your argument is invalid.
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    danthew Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 5:33 pm
    @metalhannes What argument? I wasn`t arguing with anyone, just showing an XKCD that sbeelz comment reminded me of.
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    Discobiscuit Male 18-29
    542 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 5:37 pm
    Eh, some was funny and some was just pedantry
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    bophus Male 30-39
    472 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 5:37 pm
    this man is a genius. read the rest of his stuff, it is gold.
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    RPGillespie Male 13-17
    217 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 5:40 pm
    Wow, what a jerk. From this I can conclude that all atheists are like this guy: douches who don`t respect others` beliefs.
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    pnolan Male 18-29
    64 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 5:42 pm
    It`s David Thorne. He is hilarious.
  32. Profile photo of Cherrybawls
    Cherrybawls Male 18-29
    167 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 5:43 pm
    This is one of the best conversations I have read in a long time
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 5:44 pm
    At first I thought he was taking it a bit far but then I reminded myself that this is religion he`s talking about. Never mind about that! Very nice rant there. My guess is that he was trying to pry some sort of response from the "christian volunteer" and thus get him in trouble whilst simultaneously ransacking the man`s obsolete beliefs. Call him a troll... sure, but he`s justified.

    Anyway, my favorite part was about Pikkiwoki.

    Also danthew`s comic makes a good point.
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    xblackstarx Male 13-17
    42 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 5:47 pm
    @RPGillespie and from your response I can conclude that all Christians are sensitive idiots. See how that logic works?
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    Genocyde Male 30-39
    712 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 5:54 pm
    Let`s just simplify things for a second.

    1. If the production depicting a contradiction of your supposed "lack of belief" is a problem, check the second box. I think the parent was actually instructed to do so twice.

    2. If you`re that worried that your child may be indoctrinated, check the second box and leave it at that.

    3. For someone clinging so hard to fact, he obviously fails to see both sides of the argument by simply attending the play and properly guiding his child according to his own prescribed worldview, religious or otherwise. And he`s afraid of his child being indoctrinated? Riiiight.

    4. Don`t beat a dead horse by being a douche, the answers are simple and there right there in front of you. If you cling to fact, then what did that sophomoric email exchange accomplish?

    Pot. Kettle. Black.
  36. Profile photo of pnolan
    pnolan Male 18-29
    64 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 5:56 pm
    I`d also like to say, to those who are saying that they have concluded that all atheists are big ol` meanies because we denounce your religious beliefs- try to not talk down to an adult that hasn`t figured out santa isn`t real yet.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 5:59 pm
    Wow, what a jerk. From this I can conclude that all atheists are like this guy: douches who don`t respect others` beliefs.

    I give as much respect as is deserved to people who use deception to indoctrinate children into obedience to an organisation claiming ultimate authority on the basis that their interpretation of the book they wrote says they can.

    So no, I don`t respect them. Why should I? They`ve done nothing to earn my respect. More like the opposite.

    You`re free to believe anything you like. If you want to worship Ra, Epona, Kali, Odin, mice, acorns or Luke Skywalker, it`s all fine by me as long as you don`t shove children into it.

    You`re not free to expect me to respect whatever stories you believe or make up. Tolerate, yes. Respect, no. Religion still gets far too much unearned and undeserved respect.
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    GlooStikk Male 18-29
    1297 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 6:01 pm
    "Wow, what a jerk. From this I can conclude that all atheists are like this guy: douches who don`t respect others` beliefs"

    thats some christian logic right there. bravo smart guy, you sound ready to teach sunday school.
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
    3599 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 6:02 pm
    *Round of applause for Angilion!!!
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 6:02 pm
    For anyone who feels like he`s being unfair, or taking it too far, let me clue you in.

    This is David Thorne. He spends his time having email back-and-forths like this with just about anyone and everyone he comes into contact with. They`re almost unfailingly hilarious. Please, read some of the other articles on the site to get a taste--you`ll see that he`s not just an atheist trying to be a big ol` meanie to the school chaplain, but rather he`s the sort of dude who tries to email drawings of spiders to people in lieu of cash. And once they`ve been rejected, he demands they return the picture to him. Via email.

    He`s actually got a compilation book coming out soon, and if I wasn`t a poor college kid with tight purse strings, I`d have bought it already.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 6:04 pm
    "Wow, what a jerk. From this I can conclude that all atheists are like this guy: douches who don`t respect others` beliefs"

    This comment is clearly sarcasm. Shame on you, everybody who took it seriously.
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    VirtualParty Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 6:07 pm
    Funny and all but the guy starts out by being a dick.
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    zekumi Female 18-29
    400 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 6:13 pm
    @DrProfessor: Seeing as the user doesn`t clearly say "This is sarcasm, of course." how do you get by saying it`s clearly sarcasm? Is it so unimaginable that someone who could very well be thirteen years old made an ignorant blanket-statement on the internet? :P
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    GlooStikk Male 18-29
    1297 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 6:18 pm
    "This comment is clearly sarcasm. Shame on you, everybody who took it seriously"

    the comment was not clearly sarcastic or serious. it was the type of comment that needed to be responded to in just the was that it was. shame on your erroneousness.
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    GlooStikk Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 6:19 pm
    high fives
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    metalhannes Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 6:23 pm
    Look pretty sarcastic to me.
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
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    March 31, 2011 at 6:23 pm
    "Wow, what a jerk. From this I can conclude that all atheists are like this guy: douches who don`t respect others` beliefs."

    Yes, they are very much like the douche Christians who also don`t respect other`s beliefs.
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
    2508 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 6:32 pm
    "Wow, what a jerk. From this I can conclude that all atheists are like this guy: douches who don`t respect others` beliefs."

    And just out of curiosity, what exactly is it about this link that indicates to you that ALL atheists are just like this guy?

    Could it be that atheists are just tired of the ignorant, unwarranted generalizations thrown around by Christians. I mean, Adolf Hitler was raised Roman Catholic. Does this mean that I can conclude that all Christians are like him?

    Think before you post. You might just keep yourself from looking like a moron. Then again...
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    SeniorMooCow Female 13-17
    42 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 6:39 pm
    THAT. was pretty damn awesome.
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    Matholameu Male 70 & Over
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    March 31, 2011 at 6:42 pm
    lol, what a guy.
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    Milo_Pretzel Female 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 6:44 pm
    HURRY FOR DAD!
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    last1in Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 6:44 pm
    lols
  53. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    March 31, 2011 at 6:45 pm
    This David is a total jerkwad. Apparently his ethics are suspect if he doesn`t know that it`s wrong to harass someone like this.
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    Milo_Pretzel Female 18-29
    180 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 6:45 pm
    Herp... Hurray*

    I`m making myself laugh hysterically, you guys!
  55. Profile photo of pnolan
    pnolan Male 18-29
    64 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 6:50 pm
    @ Crakrjak
    I, personally, find sending someone a few somewhat absurd emails expressing concern for ones child on the higher end of the morality scale than subjecting children that don`t know a lot better to religious propaganda.

    I don`t know, that is just me.
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    that1joshguy Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 6:51 pm
    Seems like a douche.
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    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    March 31, 2011 at 6:52 pm
    The guy sounds like an non-nice individual. The invitation was a little bit pretentious but eh, that`s just looking for a fight.
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    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 6:55 pm
    What a sad f-uck, I feel sorry for poor Seb having such a twat for a da.
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    MrYouKnow Male 13-17
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    March 31, 2011 at 7:00 pm
    Damn, what an ass. I laughed though.
  60. Profile photo of Kalon
    Kalon Male 13-17
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    March 31, 2011 at 7:03 pm
    I was an athiest untill 6 months ago when I saw the light. I want all of you to take a good look at your lives and this website that will explain all about Pastafarianism. please click here.
    -> http://www.venganza.org/about/
  61. Profile photo of tn11
    tn11 Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 7:03 pm
    So old it has mold.
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    AbiElectric Female 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 7:03 pm
    Ok people look at the whole website, it`s actually hilarious. He does this to everyone although my fav so far is the chatroullette one. Don`t take it so seriously.
  63. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    March 31, 2011 at 7:07 pm
    @danthew- That comic strip was awesome, thanks!
  64. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    March 31, 2011 at 7:11 pm
    pnolan: Those e-mails went beyond being just `absurd` they were mocking and disrespectful.

    All of the children were required to have parental approval and it`s obvious with the graphics on the permission slip and the textual content of the slip what the presentation was about.

    There was no stealth or deception as to what the parents were signing for and there was no propaganda involved.

    David was being a turd, Darryl on the other hand was being respectful of his wishes, but that wasn`t enough to satisfy David. David tried his best to piss off Darryl and it didn`t work.

    This shows that Darryl was a more tolerant and level-headed person than David could ever hope to be. So much for atheist ethics being superior, David clearly demonstrated that to not be so.
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    rammo34 Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 7:15 pm
    He`s a dick to everyone. Get over it.
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    FCMXD Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 7:20 pm
    Wow, an anti-religion post! On iab? I`ve only heard rumours of such things happening on this site!
  67. Profile photo of Kalon
    Kalon Male 13-17
    368 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 7:28 pm
    I was an athiest untill 6 months ago when I saw the light. I want all of you to take a good look at your lives and this website that will explain all about Pastafarianism. please click here.
    --> venganza.org/about
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    korahn Male 30-39
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    March 31, 2011 at 7:46 pm
    disrespectful or not, it`s still a funny conversation. Especially the filed out permission form.
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    etrg92 Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 7:59 pm
    @CrakrJak

    I totally agree with you, it went from funny to just being disrespectful. It wasn`t forced upon anyone that the child had to attend and David was a douche about it.

    I have been on both sides of the boat, being christian and being atheist, if you really want think you are atheist... why not ignore religion, instead of proving all Christian`s proph`ics, but if you`re like David, just go ahead. You make me laugh.
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    bluesnow Female 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 8:00 pm
    that was a funny read
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    Billito Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 8:04 pm
    sometimes it seems like he thinks he is telling a funny fake story when it is actually a boring fake story.

    Still, I did like the cactus sig.
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    Rangerahab Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 8:16 pm
    The Father/Mother was a prick. End of story.
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    Abandonnez Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 8:21 pm
    These are my people. I drating love to read stuff like this :D
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 8:21 pm
    So much for atheist ethics being superior, David clearly demonstrated that to not be so.

    I agree David was a jerk, but that was a hasty generalization.
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    Altaru Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 8:30 pm
    metalhannes
    "@danthew you quoted XKCD. Your argument is invalid."




    You know, I`ve been looking for a good opportunity to use that for a long time...

    Actually, when one quotes XKCD in an internet argument, they automatically win.
  76. Profile photo of Corpsecrank
    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
    930 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 8:30 pm
    Way to show your maturity as an atheist eh. This guy thinks hes some kind of hero but everyone reading his email exchange thinks hes a douche...

    He never provided a single solid fact to support his reasons for not wanting his child to attend he just acted like a fool. I bet his kid grows up to be twice the douche his dad is and that is just sad.
  77. Profile photo of HalfPintRoo
    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 8:31 pm
    "Pot. Kettle. Black"

    agreed
  78. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    March 31, 2011 at 8:37 pm
    I think some people on this thread need to learn up on who David Thorne is. He`s a semi-professional online troll/comedian. To think of his posts here as anything representative of atheists in general is like proclaiming Chris Rock`s views on race (count how many times he says Cracker, for example) are a typical, representative sample of the sentiments of your average African-American. This is just what he does. Sheesh, people. Another example of his work:

    http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?link_id=50660
  79. Profile photo of HalfPintRoo
    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
    2758 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 8:41 pm
    oooooooooh!!!

    Davymid- I read his stuff before, I think the phone bill one where he drew a picture as payment.

    ok, I feel dumb for saying anything now.
  80. Profile photo of mar95789
    mar95789 Female 18-29
    193 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 8:44 pm
    Agree with corpsecrank, the guy was a jerk.
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    LtFurpie Male 30-39
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    March 31, 2011 at 8:45 pm
    Darryl is wrong for pushing religion on others and being a douche by cowardly acting like the check in the box was by accident. (no scientific proof to date of super beings that live near a forest!!!)

    David was wrong by overtly being a douche by being mean instead of just stating the facts. As an atheist, I prefer just the facts.

    ----------

    Sorry, the above is what I wrote before I read davy`s reveal... but was so upset had to post anyhoo
  82. Profile photo of shappy
    shappy Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 8:48 pm
    that was hilarious, kind of mean, but hilarious
  83. Profile photo of Renaud-
    Renaud- Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 9:10 pm
    This man is brilliant
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    1gr8slice Male 40-49
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    March 31, 2011 at 9:16 pm
    And, btw, David Thorne is as close to God as this planet is ever gonna see. After you read this, check out the "overdue account" and "pie charts". This dude is brilliant.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 9:17 pm
    Seriously-- anyone who isn`t familiar with David Thorne`s work, go check it out. I got hooked and read everything on his site in one sitting.
  86. Profile photo of pnolan
    pnolan Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 9:20 pm
    He is not being a jerk at all, here is why:

    After the SECOND email that David Thorne sends, which is obviously a joke, the chaplain, rather than just ignoring it, and going on with his life, tries to manipulate David into having his child go by pulling the "the important message of hope that the story of the resurrection gives," line, and then throughout the exchange, he continues to antagonize and manipulate, even suggesting that David is a poor parent because he hasn`t indoctrinated his child into any faith.

    @Davymid
    You have a clear bias, and so do I. Darryl wasn`t being any more tolerant, he was going about as far as he could without losing his job. His messages were TREMENDOUSLY passive aggressive and had thinly veiled personal attacks. If I suggested you were a poor parent because you weren`t raising your children with the same ethics as taught by science, I`m sure you would get your panties all bunched up too.
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    danthew Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 9:24 pm
    @Altaru Lol. Literally.
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    RyanHake Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 9:32 pm
    Trolling an older guy that doesn`t know any better is not clever.
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    entwife Female 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 9:39 pm
    David Thorne is an ass

    but he`s a damn funny ass :)
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    AngryYouth Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 10:05 pm
    Just let the kid go to the play. So what if it might be religious, it`s a kids` play, not a big deal. Sign the permission slip so he can go be with the other kids and take your son to a planetarium to set him straight afterwards.

    And no, I`m not a bible thumper; I am an atheist. David just seems to have issues and is very childish. Darryl, on the other hand, had a lot of restraint and should be commended.
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    keith2 Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 10:08 pm
    Mr Thorne is a big fat trytoohard
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    arniegrape Female 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 10:18 pm
    what a bitch. i feel bad 4 that guys son
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    number43 Male 70 & Over
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    March 31, 2011 at 10:35 pm
    +1 for chaplain.

    David Thorne is lose.
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    pocketmoron Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 10:53 pm
    oh yay, 27b/6. Pretty sure the `foggot` article was on here at some point
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    phoneybone Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 10:54 pm
    this one wasn`t that funny
    I like how the chaplain doesn`t really fall for it, just keeps responding "well if you don`t want your child to see it then don`t let him come."
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 11:06 pm
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    Mckinneysgay Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 11:15 pm
    wow that was ssssOOOOOOOoo full of win. i just quit my pooty liquor store job, and this made my night. entirely.
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    Fleaman1797 Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 11:32 pm
    Its funny cause the Atheist keeps acting like a horrible dick to the christian and the christian doesnt act like a horrible dick back! HAHAHAH!!!! HAAAAHAHAHAHAHA!!!... seriously though this is why i HATE Atheists and i will never (BE) one. christianity is silly but there is NO damn reason to attack someone so harshly for him putting on a goddamn PLAY! i mean i have went to school plays about Hindu belief for Drats sake!.. but now its AWFUL for the christians to put on a play over their belief? the resurrection is their STRONGEST moment in the bible, its when jesus did the most he ever has for mankind so christians are nutty about it! its like the moment the atheists figured out they could be non-nice individuals to everyone with a belief! they RELY on this moment!
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    progfrog Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 11:41 pm
    Hilarious.
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    Wizensilver Male 13-17
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    March 31, 2011 at 11:53 pm
    Fair? Probably not. Funny? Hellz yeah.
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    ScubaFett Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2011 at 11:54 pm
    +1 for David Thorne

    chaplain is lose
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 12:12 am
    Ok so fleaman explain what levitating easter bunny has to do with the true meaning of easter. Also, please explain how a system of morals and ethics based entirely on rewards is better than being a good person for the sake of being a good person.

    You seeing this as an attack due to your inability to answer does not make it an attack as it is not an attack, I am simply asking you to answer some questions. Or should I offer you a reward to get you to do it?
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 12:18 am
    Also, resurrection really only teaches me that actions have no consequences, clearly if you die you just come back right? So why not just go die? And if you`re such a good person and you go die now wouldn`t you go to heaven? Wouldn`t those decades you are going to spend here be better spent in heaven where it`s super fun and you have PS7`s?
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 12:20 am
    Best way to get out of writing a test
    "Sorry professor, I missed the test because I was still waiting for another resurrection"
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    Enjin Male 30-39
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    April 1, 2011 at 12:32 am
    Way too obvious long winded stories make for bad trolling. The guy`s only reaction eventually was to say stop emailing me. This is not trolling, just annoyance.
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    ChrisMunich Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 12:38 am
    I`m not religious, but this just seems condescending and arrogant, not funny.
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 1:28 am
    i guess no one respects anyone`s right to have a different belief system to their own.
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    outdoorMINER Female 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 2:29 am
    Darryl looks like Champ Kind. "Whammmmmmy!"
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    mal_BB Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 2:39 am
    I`m an atheist myself but his emailes were unneccesary; you don`t just go about taking the piss out of peoples religion, as this guy did.
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    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 3:11 am
    and god said: DOO EEEET, FAGGOT
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    rvatina Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 4:00 am
    this atheist guy just shows that he is more primitive than those papua nova guinea guys with the pig.
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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 4:03 am
    To repeat earlier sentiments: David is not complaining about Darryl`s religion...David is complaining about Darryl abusing his position to get around a LAW stopping him from preaching religion to David`s child.

    And to anyone complaining of David mocking a religion; any religion is just an idea, and ideas don`t have any feelings to hurt. We SHOULD challenge ideas when we think there`s no merit in them.

    Because when stupid ideas don`t get challenged, people get HURT.

    We don`t bleed people any more to let out "bad spirits" when they`re sick. Nor do we slaughter animals to guarantee a good harvest any more. Nor do we enslave fellow human beings and treat them like property...

    ...because at some point, somebody challenged the ideas and said "hang on a minute...these are pretty stupid ideas", and things started to change.

    PEOPLE deserve respect. IDEAS deserve critical examination.
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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 4:07 am
    @ruthless1990

    "i guess no one respects anyone`s right to have a different belief system to their own."

    Darryl is welcome to his beliefs.

    He is not welcome to try to teach children based on his personal beliefs, during school time, through the school`s system.

    He is not a teacher.
    He is not TRAINED as a teacher.
    He is not QUALIFIED as a teacher.

    Yet he is being allowed to act as such, taking the kids to be taught something for the sole reason that he personally believes it`s a good idea...he being the untrained, unqualified person...rather than it being because it`s on the curriculum.

    If some other untrained person were allowed into the school and then given permission to take the kids away to a Nazi rally, because that person believed the kids would benefit from it...you`d be okay with that?

    It`s not ABOUT respecting Darryl`s belief; it`s about him inappropriately exposing other people`s children to it.
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
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    April 1, 2011 at 4:16 am
    "I`m an atheist myself but his emailes were unneccesary; you don`t just go about taking the piss out of peoples religion, as this guy did."

    He wasn`t taking the piss just to be taking the piss. He was trying to make a very good point. A point which Daryl obviously missed, just as most Christians to.

    Let me put it to you this way, if your child`s sex ed teacher sent home a permission slip for an outing to a strip club, with the "allow my child to participate" box already checked, wouldn`t you be like WTF?

    Well this "councilor" did pretty much the same thing.
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    duderlydude Male 30-39
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    April 1, 2011 at 4:33 am
    have a snense of humour, it was FUNNY.
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    rvatina Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 4:33 am
    you are partially right beaceuse religion class is not in school system, but comparing nazi camp with simple preaching is dumb. i respect your and his atheism, but in those emails he insults religion without real arguments. the funniest part of it is how this chaplain shows his patience and understanding for his beliefs, while he is insulting him. so tell me who is better person. maybe his kid could learn something from him...
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 4:39 am
    Some of it was pretty funny, but David is an idiot. Darryl made it very clear within the first couple of emails that he didn`t have to go and the check in the box was a mistake. David clearly has way to much time on his hands and the mentality matching that of a 10 year old.
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    ChrisMunich Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 4:46 am
    To those saying he is attacking idea: I agree that the approach the chaplain takes, especially the already ticked box, is wrong. I wouldn`t want to have a child that is exposed to some form of semi-compulsory religious teaching. That doesn`t change the fact that in the letters he comes of as a smug arse and is at times just being a d*ck. I`m all for challenging ideas, but his approach was juvenile at best, he could have done it a lot better.
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    ChrisMunich Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 4:47 am
    *the writer comes off as smug, not the chaplain, that is.
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    ippa Female 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 4:54 am
    Brilliant :) That guy really knows his stuff, this was really amusing. Thanks IAB!
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    I-Am-Goatse Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 4:57 am
    I am typing a response and I believe I am right and you all should heed my words because if you do not you are dumb.

    I just read every single wall of text in this thread as such.
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    Wobble Female 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 5:10 am
    The parent is an idiot. Even if he isn`t religious he should be able to see past that and understand the trip teaches them why we have Easter. It`s up to the kid if he believes it or not. The parent comes across as a smug git and I feel sorry for the kid growing up with him as a father.
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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 5:35 am
    @Wobble

    "he should be able to see past that and understand the trip teaches them why we have Easter."

    Darryl says:

    "It`s important for children to have balance in their life and spirituality is as important in a childs life as everything else."

    Clearly he is not arranging this to teach the kids about the story of Easter. In his own words, PLAINLY SPELLED OUT RIGHT THERE, that he is concerned with the "sprituality" of the children, not educating them about a story.

    That`s not education. That`s attempted conversion.

    Untrained "Christian Volunteers/Chaplains" have no place being in a position of authority over children in an educational establishment.

    If he wants to expose these kids to spirituality, he can invite them to attend church OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOURS, not drag them out of the classroom during the school day.
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    sounder Male 40-49
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    April 1, 2011 at 5:36 am
    old, recycled, read it before, still not funny
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    lifetap9 Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 5:59 am
    This is what this guy does. He has an entire website dedicated to doing stuff like this. Every other time people find it funny, but the second it is about a religious play off of school property, people get offended.
    There is no way that box was checked by accident, it is clearly not a hand written check. It takes thought to put that symbol on that paper. That guy was just trying to cover his tracks because someone spoke up about it. He was presumptuous and wrong, and someone told him that.
    And David has a valid point, where is the spiritual roundness? I am sure there is going to be no mention of Pagans during this "informational play". Seems biased to me.
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    Sohltofangy Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 6:27 am
    What if us atheists made it a school function where we made all 5th and 6th graders go to a "there is no God" play and justified it on "balance" of a child`s education?
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    April 1, 2011 at 6:32 am
    David has valid points, about the play, but the way he went about it is absurdly wrong.
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    ohplease Male 50-59
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    April 1, 2011 at 6:47 am
    "DARYL, THIS IS GOD. BUY DAVID A TOYOTA PRADO. A WHITE ONE. WITH DARK GREY LEATHER INTERIOR AND SAT NAV." too funny, also love the "Purportedly Magic Jew." 27b/6 rocks (as did Brazil)
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    edana42 Female 50-59
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    April 1, 2011 at 6:53 am
    OMG lighten up people....

    ...it`s funny

    sincerly,
    fellow christian
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    BoredFrank Male 40-49
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    April 1, 2011 at 6:57 am
    Hilarious. Are all religious people that dim-witted? It seems so.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    April 1, 2011 at 7:19 am
    ROFL "purportedly magic jew."
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    Narninian Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 8:00 am
    I`m Christian; Its still funny

    @boredfrank: Thats a pretty dumb statement.
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    YIELD_TO_ME Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 8:46 am
    "old, recycled, read it before, still not funny"


    I never read it before, and I thought it was hilarious.
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    clever-chan Female 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 9:01 am
    I would be on the "chaplain"s side in all of this but there are three points that make me feel he deserved every last email.

    1) He lied about checking the box. Anyone who has ever made a document in word knows that you have to specifically select the pre-checked box from the symbols list. He obviously knows the difference since the other one is the simple plain box. Who in the world "accidentally" selects the wrong box first time around and then magically gets the second one right without noticing?

    2) He claims to be a Christian and lies to cover his own ass. Even if someone wanted their child exposed to religion would you really want them to be led there by someone who has no qualms about cherry-picking what ethical qualities of that religion he chooses to use?

    3) The guy looks like Champ Kind "WHAMMY!"
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    Pheeshy5 Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 9:04 am
    LMAO! Jesus had a Playstation 7.1! Hilarious! But yea I don`t know how that kind of play would be approved at a school.
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    Oblivia Female 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 9:08 am
    I do not find this funny at all, i`m not offended or anything, but the reaction is ridiculously lame
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    Fuego Male 40-49
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    April 1, 2011 at 9:45 am
    I enjoyed the banter even if Darryl and some of you did not.
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    Bountykat Female 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 10:04 am
    This was F***ING HILARIOUS.
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    puppies04 Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 10:59 am
    1. Funny as hell

    2. once again Australia comes up with an amazing rule i.e no religious nutjobs in school
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    MizMeg Female 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 11:22 am
    i thought he was brilliant!
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    austin1 Male 30-39
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    April 1, 2011 at 12:01 pm
    this guy is a dumb ass. Why does his kid go to a Christian school?
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    duckflash Female 13-17
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    April 1, 2011 at 12:29 pm
    this was so awesome.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    April 1, 2011 at 12:38 pm
    meh
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    April 1, 2011 at 12:46 pm
    Lols to the max
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    whocares3725 Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 1:32 pm
    Frankly I thought he was kind of being an ass about the whole thing, and he could`ve just not put up such a fuss and give other atheists, like myself, a bad name.

    I did really laugh at the cactus picture and his GOD email though.
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    Kalimata Male 30-39
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    April 1, 2011 at 2:06 pm
    Personally I have to say that the athiest father was being a complete ass.

    As a practicing Christian, you should expect, and be ready to answer any question, or counter a legitimate argument from a non Christian. It`s a part of "Faith".

    As a practicing Christian you are not required to put up with stupidity, antagonistic attempts, and blatent acts of mockery, which is what the father in the e-mails was doing.

    A simple checkmark in the NO box would have sufficed, and would have saved athiests and non christian believers everywhere from having to explain, and apologize for the moronic and disrespectful antics of one who is purportedly a subscriber to the athiest philosophy.

    Athiest =\= arsehole.
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    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 2:27 pm
    David Thorne needs to update his site more often, it`s funny as hell.
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    M5000 Male 13-17
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    April 1, 2011 at 2:30 pm
    Kalimata: I am atheist agnostic and I agree, he was provoking argument. But you must admit, it`s pretty damn funny.
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    Kladdsf Male 13-17
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    April 1, 2011 at 4:03 pm
    Usually this guy is pretty funny, but this time he was being annoying and purposely rude. Some people don`t like Christians, but the counselor was alright.
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    BloodyBob Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 5:03 pm
    "I am atheist agnostic and ..." and i`m a red rainbow.
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    BloodyBob Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 5:05 pm
    "I am atheist agnostic and..." and i`m a red rainbow!
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    Kalimata Male 30-39
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    April 1, 2011 at 5:23 pm
    @M5000
    Sure mate, there was some funny stuff said, I`ll not disagree. The Magic Jew thing had me giggling.

    The thing is, in order to gain true ground for the athiests and alt/non Christians, tyrades like the one in the "exchange" serve only to give ammunition to the Fundy Christians to use to show how they are persecuted.

    It may sound like I`m trying to make a mountain out of a mole-hill, but in order to attain true equality, and more importantly, true seperation of Church and State, we need to be as restrained and legitimate as possible.

    Me, I`m a dyslexic agnostic. I sit up at night wondering if there really is a Dog...
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    GasMaskKid Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 5:37 pm
    I love 27bslash6
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    banditwing Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 5:40 pm
    funniest thing I`ve read all day
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    panda_chaos Female 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 5:45 pm
    The guy was being a dick. The chaplain wasn`t doing anything to antagonize anyone.
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    Brian 61316 Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 6:09 pm
    This is hilarious, though I agree and so does he apparently by the fact that he got pissed for no reason other than a pre-marked box.
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    LittleMickey Female 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 7:12 pm
    "An atheist annoys a school chaplain with clever emails."
    I find that hard to believe. Not that an atheist was annoying a school chaplain, but that the emails he sent were clever.
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    M5000 Male 13-17
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    April 1, 2011 at 7:44 pm
    @Kalimata: Oh I totally agree with that, I`m not condoning his actions at all. There are bad eggs in either group, as well as good eggs. I`m not going to discuss the frequency of which because it`s going to cause unnecessary confusion and arguments.
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    bobaah_mc Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2011 at 9:01 pm
    He was perfectly right in what he did, the reason there is a seperation of church and state in every civilised country is because every religion is a dictatorship/theocracy. If Muamar Khaddafi is bad then so is the pope. They`re both tyrannical dictators of their own little countries, except the pope gets carte blanche to cover up his and his staffs crimes in every country of the world. Actually come to think of it so did Khaddafi until recently, and he`s being told to keep his mouth shut about that and they`ll move him to a safe place... Hmmm... maybe that was an order from the catholic church, and not the U.N.?
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    DFWBrysco Male 40-49
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    April 2, 2011 at 5:55 am
    LOL I love it.

    But I do have to agree with some of the other comments here - this guy did bait the "Christian Volunteer" and evoked the exact response that he was looking for.

    That being said, I love the cactus in the hat...
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    bigbangbilly Male 13-17
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    April 2, 2011 at 10:04 am
    LOL!!!
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    Andicicle Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2011 at 11:09 am
    I think its just wonderful to waste a bible thumper`s time.
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    April 2, 2011 at 2:26 pm
    AH HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
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    Silverflame Male 18-29
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    April 4, 2011 at 6:03 am
    I dont get why religion cant be learned in schools. Really if you need to learn filosofi, you need to learn about christianity, islam, hinduism and so on and so on. Its more of a culture study. Im not religious, and i think this is funny as hell! mostly cuz the "christian volunteer" is not trying to "teach" about jesus but "preach"!
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    TIMESWORDSMN Male 13-17
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    April 4, 2011 at 1:14 pm
    I think we all know what the real problem here is, this poor child`s name is Seb. SEB!!!
    What parent would commit such an atrocity on an it`s unsuspecting offspring!?
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    maggierose78 Female 18-29
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    May 31, 2011 at 12:30 pm
    David Thorne
    P.O. Box 3112
    Rundle Mall, SA 5000
    AU
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