atheism The Top 20 Bible Passages to Use Against Fundamentalists  

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List of crazy Bible verses to shoot back at your Fundamentalist neighbors, ranked by how insane they are, especially in the context of modern life. Just because a verse is not a Commandment doesn't mean it's not in The Bible. Fundamentalists hold the most extreme and literal interpretations of The Bible, and many are quick to point you to a Bible passage for proof that the deeds of others are "evil." Want reason to think that homosexuality is abominable and condemns you to Hell? Check The Bible. Want to think molesting children is fine? The Bible says that's no problem - as long as you say some words quietly into your hands. Conveniently, Fundies ignore some of the most straightforward rules for no reason other than that they just don't fit in with the type of society they want. So, here are those forgotten Christian rules that need to be followed if they're really going to stick to their guns on the whole gay marriage, abortion, and child molestation thing.

DISCLAIMER: This list isn't meant as a hateful gesture towards Christians, but a way to fight irrational responses in debates with (fun) facts.

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Love Thy Neighbor. Seriously.


Love Thy Neighbor. Seriously. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top 20 Bible Passages to Use Against Fundamentalists
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"Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke [reason with] thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him. Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the Lord." (Leviticus 19: 17-18)

This pretty much means that every single Westboro Baptist Church protest is inherently Un-Christian.

The Westboro Baptist Church, based in Topeka, Kansas has clearly forgotten this guideline, which is much more explicit than anti-homosexual Biblical references. The church is famous for being a hate group that protests at homosexuals' funerals and has nothing but contempt for any other religion besides its own. The church is using technology to hate on homosexuals through their website, godhatesf*gs.com and has a travel budget of over $200,000 to picket and disrupt funerals all over the country.

They protest military funerals (protest in their context actually means "harass") and make one of the worst days of these people's lives even worse. This is what they do as a primary form of "activism."

The scariest part is that these people actually procreate. They have kids holding up hateful signs and they teach their children the opposite of Christian values.

They have effectively made hate speech accepted and legal by slapping the word "church" on their group, which is probably the smartest thing they've ever done.

But if The Lord says love they neighbor, then what book are they reading?

How to Use:
Simply bring up the fact that all hate speech is inherently Un-Christian.




You won't believe what horrible thing this church has done to one of its members.
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Divorce and Remarrying Are Both Considered Adultery


Divorce and Remarrying Are Bot... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top 20 Bible Passages to Use Against Fundamentalists
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"Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery." (Luke 16:18)

Ooookay, so no church should ever marry people who have already been married if this is the rule.

If anyone in a fundamentalist's family has ever been divorced or re-married, then they are going to hell.

Most people don't observe this rule because it clearly says in The Bible that you can pick and choose which rules you follow (it doesn't.)

How to Use:
According to this passage, all members of the congregation that have been divorced and/or remarried would be sinners and should be kicked out of the church. With a 50% divorce rate in America, it's safe to say that people are selectively ignoring this rule, yet somehow still seeing themselves as "pious."

Just because you're not deeply religious does not mean you're not a good person, and what people are really effectively doing in ignoring certain rules of Christianity is not only proving that exact point, but proving that they believe it.
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Even A Look Counts As Adultery


Even A Look Counts As Adultery is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top 20 Bible Passages to Use Against Fundamentalists
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"But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart." (Matthew 5:28)

It's pretty safe to say every adult (and God knows, every teenager), has committed adultery by this standard.

Being attracted to the opposite gender is part of humanity. Law in Western society only prosecutes bad actions -- not bad thoughts, but that's not the way it's supposed to go.

How to Use:
Bring around some pictures from Men's Health for the women and some Maxim, perhaps some Playboy, for the men. Get them to look at it and give you an opinion. Most of the time, they will have lustful descriptions and will think nothing of it when they're really violated a cut and dry part of what is supposed to be their belief system. Feel free to shout things like "ADULTERER!" after Gerard Butler and Jessica Alba have made everyone into adequate sinners.
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No Bastards May Enter the Church


No Bastards May Enter the Chur... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top 20 Bible Passages to Use Against Fundamentalists
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"A bitched shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the Lord." (Deuteronomy 23:2)

A bitched is someone who was born outside of wedlock, which means you were born before your parents were married. Being born out of wedlock makes you filthy, apparently; so filthy in fact that it takes ten genetic steps down the line to wash how filthy it makes you.

So your family's 100% awesome to come to church in like a century or two if you're a bitched, which I guess is fair.

Wait, but what if your dad abandoned you and your mom after she had given birth to you... that means you're going to be held responsible and deprived of God's love... which...

Wow, this means that Christian orphanages are hypocritical institutions if they're taking these kids to church. Brutal.

How to Use:
After bringing up the point about orphanages, it's time to take a survey of the church just to make sure there aren't evil, lurking, dirty bitcheds in there ruining the holy juice for everyone.