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  1. halbatross says

    #uckwit. Not only is Manning’s rant hateful and loaded with mangled logic, his delivery is hackneyed and manufactured. As if he’s run a script through a “black preacher text to voice” application with arbitrary word selection for emphasis. It would be comical if it weren’t for the fact that there are people who actually follow this #ick.

  2. raven says

    …is praying to God that he strike down gay people with the Ebola virus.

    This is witchcraft!!! Dark Magic. Again. Pleading or demanding that a powerful supernatural being do what you want and kill a bunch of people. If gays are 3%, Pastor Manning is trying to kill 9 million people.

    Not to mention the collateral damage. Each Ebola victim will infect others. If he is lucky, he can kill maybe 30 million Americans, most of whom…aren’t gay.

    Xian morality is an oxymoron. They never miss a chance to demonstrate the intellectual and moral bankruptcy of their religion.

  3. says

    Xian morality is an oxymoron. They never miss a chance to demonstrate the intellectual and moral bankruptcy of their religion.

    Yeah, especially those who have contracted Ebola while tending to the sick. Rotten bastards. Why can’t they stay at home, sit on their lazy white asses, and make gross generalizations of entire groups the way truly moral people behave?

  4. raven says

    1. Don’t worry though. The other gods are on it. Isis, Sophia, Athena, Bast, Frigga, Thor, and my cat will stop this evil magic spell immediately. I can guarantee that it won’t happen.

    2. Manning does demonstrate a common point. Fundie xianity is just a primitive superstition like Animism or Voodoo. The only difference is that witch doctors have better outfits and Voodooists have better parties.

    3. I doubt if Manning really cares that much about gays or believes his magic spook will do anything.

    It’s all about money. Some xians are like Pavlov’s dogs. A priest or minister tries to kill a few million people (or the US President) with magic spells. The faithful reflexively toss money his way. It’s easy money and a lot, billions of USD per year.

    PS There is another reason why Manning’s spell won’t work. He doesn’t even know you have to kill a few chickens with it.

  5. colnago80 says

    Re Heddle @ #3

    Ole raven left out the qualifier fundy in front of Christianity. The “minister” in question clearly does not speak for most Christians but, unfortunately, does speak for all too many fundy Christians (like members of his “congregation”).

  6. Phillip IV says

    It almost seems like he’s trying his hardest to inherit the mantle of infamy left behind by the late Fred Phelps Sr. – I guess it does confer an amount of visibility otherwise hard to reach for the pastor of a small and local congregation.

    Alternatively, perhaps he’s really just an asshole and wanted to show off the new word he’s learned from the TV news…

  7. otrame says

    The only difference is that witch doctors have better outfits and Voodooists have better parties.

    Voodooists have MUCH better music.

  8. anubisprime says

    Know them by their love…I think we do!

    And it says much more about the brain dead dumbfucks that support and follow his word, never mind what kind of Christian are they, just what kind of human being are they that can happily can stomach such vile and frankly evil rhetoric from one of their leaders?

  9. Tsu Dho Nimh says

    Given the well-documented poor aim of his chosen Diety … I would be VERY careful what I asked for.

    I might even ask him to afflict the gays with good health and prosperity and wait for it to land on me and mine.

  10. Doug Little says

    So if he truly believes that his prayers can have such an effect why can’t we put him up on conspiracy to commit mass murder? Either prayer works or it doesn’t, which is it?

  11. forestdragon says

    ‘Cuz we all know it doesn’t work. Prayer’s rare placebo effect only seems to work if you expect it to. If you believe it’s all bullshit, naturally it doesn’t have any effect.

    Raven says: I thought cats were supposed to be sacred, not actually gods in and of themselves. I’m not an Egyptologist, though.

  12. raven says

    I thought cats were supposed to be sacred, not actually gods in and of themselves. I’m not an Egyptologist, though.

    You haven’t talked to many cats lately then.

  13. lorn says

    “Divine meaning”

    There is no such thing as divine, or supernatural, so there can be no “divine meaning”.

    “Cursed … with cancer, HIV, syphilis, stroke, madness, itch”

    Given that list, and how it seems to apply to pretty much everyone, I don’t see how the non-homosexuals have it any better. Assuming such a being existed God either isn’t punishing homosexuals specifically, or he is a lousy shot.

    The “Adam and Steve” line was a lame and useless cheap shot and throw-away line the first time I heard it, and it hasn’t improved over the fifty years since.

    Last I checked the death rate for ebola was slightly above 50%. Given that this seems to be entirely independent of sexual orientation, and that this preacher is more concerned with the spread of homosexuality one has to wonder about how his flock feels about more than half of them dying while he frets over the configuration of the genitals of the people they love.

  14. felidae says

    I’ll bet the Africans who were killed by Ebola were overwhelmingly heterosexual–what a dickhead

  15. Nick Gotts says

    heddle@3,

    That’s an entirely fair point. But of course Pastor Manning’s prayers will cause not a single case of ebola, as I’m sure you agree; the real villain here, if he existed, the one causing each and every agonising death, would be your god.

  16. says

    Nick Gotts

    the one causing each and every agonising death, would be your god.

    If you want to ask the (imo) correct (and vexing) theological question, I submit it is not “why does god cause these agonizing deaths?” but rather, “why does god not prevent these agonizing deaths?”

    And my answer is: I don’t know.

  17. says

    Yeah, heddle, but if your god is omnipotent, your distinction means nothing — just like all the other useless gems of clueless Calvinist bullshit you bring to these threads.

    Yeah, especially those who have contracted Ebola while tending to the sick.

    First, how many of those are there, compared to the number of brain-dead bigots and haters?

    And second, we don’t need your god to do good — not nearly as much as the haters need your god to justify their ghoulish enjoyment of other people’s suffering. Take away your god, and there will still be plenty of desire and reason to do good; but there will be far less reason to glorify suffering.

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