Parents of Reddit, what is something your child has done that you can never forgive them for? (self.AskReddit)

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5429 comments submitted at 11:31:19 on Dec 4, 2013 by blauvogel

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  • turnitupthatsmyjam
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  • 17:10:37, 4 December

> She handled this by avoiding dealing with any part of it

Thank ever-loving-Christ you came into his life.

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  • Aoroc
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  • 17:13:56, 4 December

No, thank the dad that was there, not the invisible ghost man that doesn't exist nor did anything.

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  • hunthell
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  • 17:39:42, 4 December

Hello, /r/atheism

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  • fdsmk
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  • 17:19:24, 4 December

its a fucking expression jesus christ

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  • SRSLY_GUYS_SRSLY
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  • 17:32:28, 4 December

who?

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  • aceoftunes
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  • 17:41:22, 4 December

Me

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  • TitoTheMidget
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  • 17:34:00, 4 December

wow

so brave

such atheism

many smart

so sagan

very fedora

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  • Steakosaurus
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  • 17:15:29, 4 December

Dude, shut the fuck up.

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  • Aoroc
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  • 17:19:14, 4 December

Sorry I wish the father to get the recognition he deserves.

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  • Steakosaurus
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  • 17:29:55, 4 December

>Thank ever-loving-Christ you came into his life.

OP was the stepfather. He did receive recognition for his actions. There's no need to belittle someone's faith here.

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  • TitoTheMidget
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  • 17:36:34, 4 December

Dude, let it go. He's clearly a teenager that just realized that god probably doesn't exist. Let him grow out his neckbeard, wear his fedora, congratulate himself for being "intelligent" and "logical" and eventually realize that you can be an atheist without being an insufferable cunt. Eventually this will become some good, old-fashioned self-cringe.

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  • Blindocide
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  • 17:41:10, 4 December

How exactly does this make him an insufferable cunt? He has a point, you shouldn't thank a deity for the actions of the humans around us, right or wrong.

even if you just use it as a phrase, you're proliferating the idea that everything is because jesus.

this is a similar argument to "you shouldn't make fake racist jokes because it makes racists feel like they're doing something ok". similar, not the same.

EDIT: coming from me, an atheist who's favorite phrase while suffering through Dark Souls is "God that was so fucking faggy". I clearly have work to do myself, lol.

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  • TitoTheMidget
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  • 17:49:13, 4 December

> How exactly does this make him an insufferable cunt? He has a point, you shouldn't thank a deity for the actions of the humans around us, right or wrong.

Because he's taking a story about a father who saved a kid from being molested, and turning it into "look at me! Look how smart I am! I figured out there's no god and now I HAVE TO TELL THE WORLD" time. Only an insufferable cunt takes something like that and decides to bring the attention to themselves instead.

>even if you just use it as a phrase, you're proliferating the idea that everything is because jesus.

You're really not, though. I know plenty of atheists, myself included, who say things like this. None of us have spontaneously converted to Christianity as a result. Should we stop saying "holy shit" too?

>this is a similar argument to "you shouldn't make fake racist jokes because it makes racists feel like they're doing something ok". similar, not the same.

Again, it's really not. Racism is an actual, institutional societal harm. The vast majority of religious people are just normal people who happen to think God made things or does things. Institutionalized religion is not, in and of itself, harmful, while institutionalized racism is.

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  • Blindocide
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  • 18:03:04, 4 December

I think that's just what you're reading into it, as far as the first part goes. I don't think he thinks he's smarter than other people, and in fact, have no basis for doing so.

None of you have to spontaneously convert to Christianity, that's not even what I'm talking about. It is going to proliferate the meme that Christians are going to confirmation bias about. Sort of like a big, cultural echo chamber. "Everyone keeps saying praise Jesus so I guess I'm doing something right".

As far as institutionalized religion not being harmful in and of itself, well let's just say I disagree with you.

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  • Aoroc
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  • 17:32:18, 4 December

But he's thanking Christ that the OP came. What did Christ do in this scenario to deserve thanks? He didn't actually thank the father for sticking with his sons, something not everyone would do, clearly, as the mother checked out. No, he didn't get the recognition he deserved, his accomplishments and actions got ponied off to an ideological faith-based person who does not physically exist on this planet and has no relation to the story or the father.

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  • steightst8
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  • 17:46:35, 4 December

I honestly read it as an expression.. Nothing more. Would you react the same if I said "God dammit!". Thats literally meaningless to an atheist, but you clearly see the intent of the statement... Just like the post in question.

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  • Steakosaurus
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  • 17:47:12, 4 December

He's using "thank christ" as an expression, meaning "wow, it sure was a fortunate set of circumstances that lead you to make decisions that brought you into this child's life."

If he had said, "Thankfully, our Lord Jesus Christ guided you to this poor child's life," then yes, I think he might have actually been attributing the stepfather's actions to a higher power. But he didn't, and he's most likely not. Throwing a hissy fit over someone using "thank christ" as an expression doesn't really portray you in an intelligent or mature light.

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  • clapyrhands
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  • 17:57:18, 4 December

Yeah, dude. I'm an atheist too. I say 'Good Christ' all the time as an expression of surprise.

Maybe it's because I'm 34 and not a member of the Tumblr 'my precious feelings and opinions' generation, but changing the subject for no reason other than pointing out 'lol, Jesus don't realz' makes you the worst person in the room.

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  • Aoroc
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  • 18:01:34, 4 December

Where did you get that high horse you're riding? It's beautiful. Lovely mane. Sorry for being the worst person in the room. Next time, I'll try giving a shit. No promises though.

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  • x667x
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  • 17:26:54, 4 December

Ya, I completely agree with you. Fuck all the downvotes in the world. This man should get credit. No one else. Not even made up story book people.

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  • GinnTonics
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  • 17:29:22, 4 December

It's a fucking expression.

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  • x667x
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  • 17:31:12, 4 December

I fucking know.

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  • TitoTheMidget
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  • 17:38:07, 4 December

Then don't be a cunt.

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  • JarrodJoestar
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  • 17:39:11, 4 December

Can you teach me to be edgy?

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  • x667x
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  • 17:48:30, 4 December

Ya sure. What time are you available tonight? Once I'm done fucking your mom, I'm available.

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  • Daveezie
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  • 17:39:00, 4 December

But do you know? Do you really, truly know in your heart of hearts, in your brain of brains, in whatever it is atheists have instead of a soul?

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  • x667x
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  • 17:46:03, 4 December

Who says I'm an atheist. All I stated is my agreeing with the part that a stand up human being should get credit. I understand it's all an expression but some people don't ever give thanks to someone being human.

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  • Daveezie
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  • 18:04:01, 4 December

>Not even made up story book people.

You did, Precious.

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  • thor214
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  • 17:23:13, 4 December

Shut the fuck up. It is an English expression. Just because it has Christ in it doesn't make it any more religious than the people that say, "Good Lord..."

Holy shit, good Lord. You are thick.

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  • Aoroc
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  • 17:26:10, 4 December

Ok guy yelling angry commands that can't be enforced at people on the internet. I can't read your comment because I'm too busy trying to figure out how to shut up. Also tell me more about how your opinion is instantly fact because you typed it, it's super interesting.

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  • Geoffron
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  • 17:27:31, 4 December

Get yourself and your stupid neckbeard and your stupid trilby out of this thread.

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  • gnarwhalrus_
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  • 17:44:00, 4 December

Serious question: what's a neckbeard?

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  • Daveezie
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  • 17:34:50, 4 December

Your fedora humbles me.

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  • Daveezie
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  • 17:36:14, 4 December

Woah, Woah, Woah, are you telling me god don't real?

Shit, I need to go think about some things.

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  • koolaidman89
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  • 17:17:22, 4 December

Thank you so much for saying that!

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  • RadGrinArcher
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  • 17:22:01, 4 December

Yeah, without that thought reinforcement that the ghost man doesn't exist, a bunch of people might have converted when they heard about the miracle. It was a fucking expression, and Reddit is seriously the last place you need to fight your glorious battle in the name of reason and truth after every turn of phrase and anecdote.

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  • tubular1450
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  • 17:22:31, 4 December

I really hope you're joking.

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  • koolaidman89
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  • 17:26:39, 4 December

yes of course

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  • m1kepro
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  • 17:54:41, 4 December

Sarcasm alert. No need to down vote this one, guys.

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  • taylorofcanada
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  • 17:40:54, 4 December

But god doesn't real?