... he committed a crime ...
7/15/2008 7:09:19 PM
Allegory for Jesus
It is not stealing if it is given to you, it is a mundane object that is given religious value arbitrarily and en masse, and saying "it's just a damned cracker" is a method of expressing how incapable these people are at keeping things in perspective (hence, death threats).
Also, a hate crime has to be a crime first. Free speech has to be threatening in order to qualify as criminal. Guess who does and does not qualify...
7/15/2008 7:09:30 PM
Most Catholics don't actually believe in transubstantiation anymore, dear.
7/15/2008 7:12:58 PM
Then if you drink beer and eat bacon I don't care about any death threats you may get from muslims. I hope you kill each other off, but if your crossfire comes near me I'll kill you both.
7/15/2008 7:24:00 PM
This is what WoW does to people, eh?
7/15/2008 7:30:53 PM
Hmm, thread has been removed.
7/15/2008 7:33:26 PM
Call 1-800-PASTORB – The ‘B’ is for butthead!
Neither that kid nor PZ Myers did anything legally actionable. Death threats, on the other hand, are quite illegal – whether you, an apologist for that acquisitive pedophile machine you call a church, “care” about those threats or not.
7/15/2008 7:41:51 PM
You DO know he committed a crime right?
No it isnt. They GAVE him the cracker.
Also, saying "it's just a damned cracker" shows lack of understanding of Catholicism, meaning I don't care about any death threats you may get.
Whatever happened to forgiveness and love thy neighbor?
7/15/2008 7:49:55 PM
Its a fucking cracker.
A dry and tasteless cracker that needs some cheese.
7/15/2008 7:51:40 PM
Transubstantiation is a bizarre concept that has no place in a society that has invented that scientific fields of physics and chemistry.
Yes, their belief IS stupid, ignorant and primitive.
7/15/2008 7:53:10 PM
Something given is not stolen. Laughing at a quaint bit of religious folly is not a hate crime.
...meaning I don't care about any death threats you may get.
You support hate crimes, yes?
You know the old tree-falls-in-the-forest line...
If a priestling consecrates the wafer and nobody's there, does it really transubstantiate?
7/15/2008 7:58:35 PM
Mhmm. Since no one was hurt or threatened, it doesn't count as a hate crime. I could stand on a soap box and shriek at the top of my lungs that I hate Catholics with all my sad little heart and it wouldn't be a hate crime. Now, if I sprayed painted that on the side of a church or attacked a priest, that would be a hate crime. The "theif" stood on the soap box. You need to get over it.
7/15/2008 7:59:46 PM
Please don't mind Pastorb, he's autist.
7/15/2008 8:00:07 PM
Soon, WoW players that are infested by fundies will soon be saying:
The night elves believe in the Goddess, Elune. THAT'S DEVIL WORSHIPING!!!!!!
7/15/2008 8:01:20 PM
The original WoW thread has been deleted, but I'll bet you Pastorb was a level 70 Hunter.
You can always tell a Hunter.
7/15/2008 8:02:35 PM
It's a wafer that tastes like cardboard.
Here, take a box of em'. It's a church. It's suppose to be giving food away. Although after you taste those wafers you might wish you had held out till fish & chips Fridays.
7/15/2008 8:10:45 PM
*gasp* .... inhaler.... need inhaler.... *wheeze*
And yes, it's a fucking *CRACKER*!
7/15/2008 8:11:04 PM
Fine, it's no just a damned cracker. It's a fucking cracker.
7/15/2008 8:21:23 PM
Hello, overreaction, good bye, useless mushy brain!
7/15/2008 8:22:03 PM
"You DO know he committed a crime right?"
Which one was that again?
"Stealing something of religious value is dick like."
It's not stealing if someone gives you the fucking thing.
"Also, saying "it's just a damned cracker" shows lack of understanding of Catholicism, meaning I don't care about any death threats you may get."
Pointing out that--despite all the Latin in the world being muttered over it--that it's still just a cracker is the rational thing to do. I also find it extremely entertaining to have grown adults argue with me and tell me that it's actually "Gawd" now.
"And by the way, that's a hate crime. Crime motivated by hate. Hello, prison, good bye, useless cushy job!"
Not quite. I see you're not exactly a Harvard Law graduate, are ya?
7/15/2008 8:32:30 PM
The stupid thing probably came out of a package of melba toast from the Price Chopper. I think the church will survive.
7/15/2008 8:46:14 PM
They have invaded WoW?
7/15/2008 9:17:48 PM
"You DO know he committed a crime right?"
Not unless the cracker came with an EULA printed on the back, he didn't!
7/15/2008 9:23:31 PM
Why the hell didn't the "criminal" steal the wine? That's a lot better than some crappy Jesus flesh crackers.
7/15/2008 9:37:43 PM
If it's a crime, won't God punish him?
7/15/2008 10:05:15 PM