Quote# 13149

Speaking as a believer, I think you are misinterpreting this. The passage does not say that all atheists are fools, it says all fools are atheists.

The term 'Fool' probably means someone who is mentally retarded, as it did when Jesus was alive. The only people who would think that there is no God would have been mentally retarded, and then other atheists simply followed.

Fundamental_H, The Fighting Fundamental Forum 30 Comments [7/19/2006 12:00:00 AM]
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Ironically, the rate of mental health issues is higher in the religious than the non-religious.

7/19/2006 8:23:15 PM


Funny, then, that \"atheist\" in the century after Christ was applied by the Romans to Christians...

7/19/2006 8:49:51 PM


It has been my experience that the weaker of mind one is, the greater the faith in God and the supernatural.
Research would tend to bear this out. There is an inverse relationship between higher levels of education and a belief in God.

7/19/2006 8:53:38 PM


So, I can be an athiest and not be a fool? Phew. I got worried there.

7/19/2006 8:56:41 PM


Stupid is as stupid does.
So, Forest, how's the chocolates?

7/19/2006 9:01:44 PM


\"Speaking as a believer, I think you are misinterpreting this. The passage does not say that all atheists are fools, it says all fools are atheists.\"

Speaking as a person who can read and think his way out of a wet, paper sack, I think you have it backwards.

Of course, Matt 5:22 says that anyone calling others fools is in danger of being sent to hell.

If we use your interpretation, in I Cor 3:18 Paul says that smart people should become retards so that they will believe Xian theology.

\"The only people who would think that there is no God would have been mentally retarded, and then other atheists simply followed.\"

It seems unlikely persons who could reason well enough to not believe Xian theology would follow a retarded person.

7/19/2006 9:12:34 PM

Star Cluster

Well, there you go making statements without a bit of basis to back it up. This is just another example of a fundie making shit up so as to make it fit the way you want it to. The dead giveaway is when you state \"The term 'Fool' probably means...\" Don't gives us a bunch of \"probably means,\" give us facts. Oh, and BTW, quoting from the Babble does not constitute facts that will be accepted here.

And also, what h2whoa and Bernie said. Good comments, guys.

7/19/2006 9:13:02 PM


You lost me at: \"Speaking as a believer, I think... \"

7/19/2006 9:17:45 PM

David D.G.

Armchair linguistics AND armchair psychology/history, both dead wrong.

And I won't go so far as to say that a person NECESSARILY has to be a fool to be religious, but there certainly are plenty of fools who are. So much for that \"all fools are atheists\" crack.

~David D.G.

7/19/2006 9:22:56 PM


You, sir, are a fool.

7/19/2006 10:55:55 PM


Because that makes so much more sense!

7/19/2006 11:07:50 PM


Yes, athiests exist because the mentally handicapped don't believe in God. Except for the great many of them that do believe in God.

7/20/2006 12:42:28 AM


With that \"logic,\" Carl Sagan is retarded. If Mr. Sagan was retarded, what does that make the rest of us?

7/20/2006 12:54:26 AM


Riiiiiight, and the documented strong positive correlation between atheism and intelligence means what to you exactly?

7/20/2006 1:33:47 AM


We are sent to hell for being mentally handicapped?

7/20/2006 1:59:36 AM


What a dumb ignoramus!

7/20/2006 3:49:15 AM


I don't know about that Fundamental_H, you seem pretty Christian to me.

7/20/2006 4:29:21 AM


C'mon guys, OF COURSE only mentally retarded people wouldn't believe such sane stories as ufo's, talking animals and unicorns. I mean, what's with you people? You'd have to be CRAZY not to think that the entire world was flooded and an old drunk managed to wrangle 50,000,000 species of animals, insects, bacteria, plants and dinosaurs on board! Of COURSE a man could live inside the belly of a whale! I mean you'd have to be DEFICIENT not to believe that when jesus was crucified that hundreds of saints rose from their graves and began milling about the townspeople!

Ow. I think I just strained my sarcasm gland.

7/20/2006 6:12:08 AM

Napoleon the Clown

Having worked with the \"mentally retarted\" I can say you're full of shit.

7/20/2006 8:47:12 AM


\"The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God.\" (Ps. 53:1)

Ah... the original ad hominem.

7/20/2006 6:12:09 PM

Uh\\, Just some guy....Ruler of Omicron Persei 8

A fool is someone who believes in something without evidence. Atheists are skeptics, which would be the opposite of a fool.

7/20/2006 11:49:09 PM

So... retarded people are atheist?

7/22/2006 6:41:14 PM


I don't know, FundamentalunderscoreH; I had some minor mental problems when I was 9 years old, and I was a theist at the time. I didn't become an atheist until I got better. (Of course, I wasn't retarded, so he'll be able to jump through the loophole there.)

7/22/2006 8:54:31 PM


im not an atheist but if i was id kick this guy in the nuts.

Im into Paganism. hell i might just kick him for being a twat.

7/30/2006 11:14:49 PM


So, why do they ask for a priest in their Deathbed?. And why are many intellectuals atheists?

8/26/2006 10:06:44 PM

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