Top 100 Fundies Say The Darndest Things Quotes!

They’re always updating this list so it’s fun to drop in and see what’s new every so often. My favorite is still this gem:

“One of the most basic laws in the universe is the Second Law of Thermodynamics. This states that as time goes by, entropy in an environment will increase. Evolution argues differently against a law that is accepted EVERYWHERE BY EVERYONE. Evolution says that we started out simple, and over time became more complex. That just isn’t possible: UNLESS there is a giant outside source of energy supplying the Earth with huge amounts of energy. If there were such a source, scientists would certainly know about it.

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  1. a source of energy hey? shining down on the earth, as it were…

    yes… it would be glaringly obvious to us all

    sun’s nice today hmm..?

  2. Forget the Sun – what about God? He’s a source of energy, isn’t he? If he’s able to generate life on Earth, I would assume he’d be able to sustain it.

    This quote is a statement of bad faith in every way – it is a denial of both science and the very faith being used to deny it.

    Unfortunately, I can’t get the external link to load, so I can’t amuse myself with the other 99 quotations. 🙁

  3. my 7th grade social studies teacher foisted this one on us. unfortunately, i wasn’t quite with it enough at the time to challenge him. this is one huge reason why we need better, more engaging, more conceptual science education.

    but anyway, seriously, that quotation couldn’t have been phrased any better.

  4. “my 7th grade social studies teacher foisted this one on us.

    WTF, a teacher taught you this?! What kind of school was that? It should be grounds for instant removal, that.

  5. Fundamentalists are the same everywhere – no matter the religion.

    #35, True Rating: 3.89

    Larry Hooper was killed for being an atheist. His brutal murder, perpetrated at the hands Arthur Shelton, a Christian and Eagle scout, was justified simply because he was an atheist.

    The trial began with the taped phone call Arthur Shelton placed to the Taylor police department in Taylor, Michigan, October 18, 2004, at precisely 12:44 AM. Shelton sounded calm and pridefull when he told the dispatcher he had just shot “the devil himself” with a revolver and a shotgun because “he (Hooper) didn’t believe in God.” Shelton told the dispatcher he was “still armed and ready to shoot again in case he moves. I want to make sure he’s gone.” When the dispatcher asked how many times he shot the victim Shelton replied, “hopefully enough.””

  6. #3:

    “Just recently my son Bobby came out to me. I had been worried for a while. His teachers said most of his grades were slipping and he seemed depressed and withdrawn.

    Bobby said he’d been hiding it for awhile because he was afraid I would reject him. I sat him down and told him that I loved him and that God loved him, but that his salvation was in danger if he did not resist his unnatural tempations. I told him how being gay would mean he would live a shorter life, and that if he couldnt change his orientation he could be celibate like most the ex-gays are. He started crying saying something along the lines of “I knew you wouldnt understand! You’re just like everyone else!” before running to his room and slamming the door.

    What did I do wrong? I dont want to lose my son, but I fear I already have. I talked it over with his therapist, who had the ludicrous idea that homosexuality was unchangable and that trying to repress could lead to lots of psychological damage (I’ve dropped him and will try to be finding another therapist with more moral beliefs). I wouldnt be surprised if he’s the one who’s feeding my son all the homosexual propaganda about how its ‘ok’ to be gay. That, or how homosexuality has engulfed the media, making it seem ‘cool’ and ‘hip’ and how they were just another oppressed minority. You didnt have to worry about seeing two men making out on tv at my age! I dont want to sound like a fanatic, but Im worried what other effects will come out of this increasingly secular, immoral society obsessed with filth.

    Am I too late? Or is it possible to save my son”

    That was posted on Septemeber 30th, but there’s more…

    On October 1st she made a post containing this: “I’ve heard that gay teens are more likely to kill themselves and I dont want to add my son to those statistics.”

    …and on October 12th, she posted that he had killed himself, and 18 people replied saying she had done nothing wrong, that she was right to act exactly as she had done.

    Step forward advocates of religious tolerance, please. Even if you can discount direct causes such as the Arthur Sheltons and religious terrorists of this world (and I really don’t think you can), stupidity kills, and religion validates stupidity. In fact, nothing celebrates and validates stupidity quite like religion does.

  7. Eugene, that is a harrowing story…

    So, a crucifix junkie commits cold-blooded, pre-meditated murder and openly admits that he knew that what he had done was wrong in the eye of the law — and he gets away with a sentence of 2nd degree due to insanity. Then, the murderer’s extended family proceeds to taunt the victim’s friends during the entire trial — culminating with the comments, “The one good thing of all of this is that another Atheist is dead and the world is better off for it” and “The only good Atheist is a dead Atheist.”

    If the murderer got a lighter sentence due to insanity — then his entire family is by definition insane also.

    Folks, I encourage you to read the entire story — from first perspective. The only good Atheist is a dead Atheist

  8. evolution is a complete bunch of crap, i cany believe so many people are buying into it, especially when there is a distinct lack of proof or evidence for it

  9. Lumpi, Pablo: (One answer for both comments – one reading to be taken as respectful and one to be taken as scorning.)

    The trouble with arguing against religion is that logical debate doesn’t work. If it did, there would be no need to argue.

  10. my comment was genuine, im trying to get people to see that they are being fooled, im from northern ireland, so i dont even no what a fundie is, im just a christian trying to spread the truth

  11. i think youre all just afraid of debate, this site seems to be little more than an atheist love-in where y’all mock christianity, im givin u guys a chance to talk to a real christian, instead of just laughing at stories about christians or their quotes…

  12. no, outeast, i actually do live in northern ireland, if u no were that is, i live in lower ballinderry, a village bout 20 miles from belfast (thats the capital), anyway, tell me what a “fundie” is?

  13. If you’re really really serious, Pablo, and not trolling for laughs then my response to you is that someone who believes ‘there is a distinct lack of proof or evidence for [evolution]’ is too ignorant to be worth debating. Educating, maybe, but not debating.

    Oh, and ‘fundie’ means [Christian] Fundamentalist, a breed of which there is little shortage in sectarian Northern Ireland (or, for that matter, in Catholic Irelant – as we’ve seen with this hoofala over Miss D’s ananacephalitic foetus…). Though of course interpretations of ‘fundamentalism’ differ and YMMV.

  14. i am serious, and as for ignorance, there IS no evidence for evolution, its all theory, but i guess u don’t want to talk about that. my country is no longer sectarian, the new gov. was formed 2 days ago, and thankfully the rev ian paisley is now our 1st minister. im happy to be called a fundie if it means someone who trusts God and the Bible. As for the foetus, all abortion is murder, but just a socially acceptable form of it. I’ll b praying for you….

  15. ps i dont see how an american can criticise ireland or ulster when their country bullies the other smaller countries of the world for not having the correct political system, RIP iraq, good luck iran.

  16. just before i go i want to encourage u outeast – just try praying to God, even just once, spill your heart, your fears before Him and ask for help. in james (in the bible) it says that God will draw close to you when you draw close to Him, so just give it a shot, in spite of your beliefs, try talking to Him, n u can b sure He’ll listen

  17. Pablo, if you are sincere, and not a troll, then you are something that is far, far worse.

    Have you ever heard of the expression that any technology that is sufficiently advanced, is indistinguishable from magic? It’s a simple fact that has been demonstrated time and time again, when advanced civilizations have encountered primitive ones.

    Well, the converse is also true. Ie., any person who is sufficiently intellectually retarded or deranged is effectively indistinguishable from a troll. So there is really no point for you to post here.

    Simply put, your tired, intellectually primitive and banal arguments have absolutely no chance of swaying anyone here — while betraying the obvious fact that you lack the intellectual faculties of grasping the arguments that people are likely offer you.

    Or to put it in terms you are more likely to comprehend, fuck off, spide.

  18. Some of those quotes are amazing. #1 is pretty bad. Obviously they never took physics.

    Pablo, religion is one topic that is virtually pointless to debate. It’s impossible to change someone’s mind about things like that. I’m fairly certain no matter what kind of evidence I tell you about, you won’t magically start believing in evolution or recognize the fact that sometimes abortion is the right thing to do.

  19. looks like ive got under your skin eel feather. well i dont apologise, and i dont think you can kick me off the website either, unfortunate that, isn’t it? u need to chill and consider the facts, u r the one being deranged etc etc bcos u believe that we all stem from a monkey, or a fish or somethin, now thats what i call retarded

  20. No, it really is pointless to debate. As Seth said, you can’t change the mind of a hardcore Christian.

    But I’m telling you, I’ve seen a lot of strange stuff, but I’ve never seen anything to make me believe there’s one all-powerful force controlling everything. There’s no mystical energy field controls my destiny.

  21. This is why the Greeks and Egyptians had better religions. At least there was some shred of causality with Apollo and Ra. How did we get stuck with the baby-killing downer known as Yahweh?

  22. “i am serious, and as for ignorance, there IS no evidence for evolution, its all theory, but i guess u don’t want to talk about that.”

    I don’t mind talking about it. Why don’t we start with you educating yourself about just what “scientific theory” means before you go telling other people what there is or isn’t evidence for.

    I’m serious. Go look it up please.

  23. Other than evolution, is there any other system on our planet that does not follow the law of entropy? If all else in our open system follows the of entropy, what do you think it is that makes evolution possible?

    Am I making sense? If the sun shines on earth, and everything else follows the law of entropy, why is evolution the exception?

    I’m only a little bit conversant on entropy (I wrote a paper for jr. college on it – but only as it related to environmental conservation) and I’ve read some of Dawkin’s material and I’ve never felt this was adequately answered.

    Any links that y’all can refer me to?

  24. So you admit you’re only a little conversent on thermo, but you frame the question as if to state that evolution breaking the second law of thermo is a done deal. I’m disappointed in you.

    In order to apply the Second Law of Thermo to something, which says “Entropy always increases”, you have to circumscribe a “system”, that is, a boundary through which energy or matter don’t travel, and you need to describe the heat relationships within the system, referred to as “enthalpy” by measuring temperatures. Sum up the states of enthalpy for your entire system, and you can get a measure of entropy, which always increases over time, according to the second law.

    Not biological complexity, not quantum state, not state of heavenly grace. HEAT.

    So, the second law of thermo cannot be used to support conservation, creationism, social upheaval, or monkeys writing Shakespeare. It’s as relavent to most discussions as saying “Because Zues is in favor of it.”

    As far as links, Google and your brain are your friends.

  25. Who sayed evolution broked the second law?
    As I see it, if evolution breakes the second law then life itself does too. When you look at the biochemistry of cell (the very brick of life and for that, of evolution) you see that all the endergonic reactions necessary for life, wich yields products of greater complexity (lower entropy)than reagents (in plant cells, for example, highly ordered proteins are built upon smaller, “highly disordered” compounds like C02 and H2O)can happen because they are coupled to other reactions wich are indeed exergonic. In other words, life can exist because every time a cell creates an ordered structure it has to compensate it by creating a lot more disorder. I think evolution works the same way. I think it can happen because every time an organism evolves to a more complex form it does so because in the process a lot of “disorder” is produced.

  26. Is the entropy of the universe (not in the cosmic sense, but in the thermodynamic sense) wich increases not necessarily the entropy of the system itself.

  27. I suppose you could argue that the power of the Sun comes from the power of God, and by extension the power of the Earth comes from God as well. But as written, it’s difficult to defend the fundie’s statement.

    Also, the link isn’t working =/

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