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Mark Twain on the Bible by fiskefyren

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I guess he isn't a fan of all the murderer and rape (amongst other things) in the Bible either
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SuperFlameKitty Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think that there's a verse in the bible that goes like this:
"God gave you life and has the right to take it from you."
I'm sorry, but when I read that... I couldn't help but put the bible down and hit my head against the desk.
If society followed that logic, then it could be disastrous.
"I gave you this thing, so I'm taking it back whether you like or not!"
I can see why he's atheist.
(Random comment is random)
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fiskefyren Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
Well, then the same logic should also apply to ones children. If they disappoint you, you can just drown them or something... which reminds me of this: fiskefyren.deviantart.com/art/…
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SuperFlameKitty Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
('Religious Double Standard'... one of the best deviations I have ever seen.)
That's why religion can't quite be intertwined with government. The religions' logic applied to the justice system or anything else can cause many things that we wouldn't approve of today.
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fiskefyren Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
Well, I didn't quite like how it came out >_> but I'm not sure how else I should have made it... but that's just me. The message is the important part anyway.

Indeed.
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menapia Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
No wonder he had his autobiography locked away for a century
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fiskefyren Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
Hm? Explain please. I must have missed something.
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menapia Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Twain was an atheist/Freethinker at a time when it was near social suicide, you get hints of his opinions in many of his works like his short story involving Satan.  But he really let rip in his autobiography which he stipulated shouldn't be published until long after his death.

He was also a member of the Anti-Imperialist League and wrote an essay on what he called the "Moro Massacre"which at the time really shocked people who were used to his folksy stories involving Huck Finn & Tom Sawyer.
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XThePaganCanidX Featured By Owner Edited Jan 1, 2015  Student General Artist
*angry christian noises in the comments below*

But seriously, I totally agree with Mark Twain. ;)
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fiskefyren Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
Oh, that? That is just the "Christian love and ideal threats of Hellfire" nothing new there <3

He said some pretty smart things, I should probably upload some more of his quotes. I just try to not quote the same people too much, diversity is good!
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Linkzilla Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
And it's the parts that Christians claim we don't understand, but who actually refuse to see it for what it is.
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fiskefyren Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
So true.
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Inverted-Shadows Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Both products of life, though life is a product of reality to begin with. Let God be the Truth written in our *souls and *hearts (replace the two with what you believe in) and let life sort itself.
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fiskefyren Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
That got to be the dumbest shit I read today. Have you ever read the Bible? God is okay with Christians raping the virgins of their enemies... and God helps his 'people' killing their enemies... seriously, you're one of the most ignorant Christians I've come across in a few days. And that is not something you should be proud of, in matter of fact, you should be very ashamed. How can a non-believer such as myself know FAR more about your religion than you do? Oh, wait, I do know! It's because I've a fucking education and that I've read the Bible! Jebus!
-with love from an agnostic 
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TheWittenburger Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you focus on the bad things in anything, you'll hate everything.
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fiskefyren Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
But I do hate everything ^^ you're a little too late :3
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Inverted-Shadows Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how lies take us for a ride. Can't wait till you realize where all the hate goes.
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fiskefyren Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
What lies?
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HershelGreene Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
Atheists are soo funny :D

They make no sense at all
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fiskefyren Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
No sense? How so? I think this makes perfect sense and I'm an Agnostic. He says that he is bothered with how the Bible teaches people to stone rude children to death, that rapists should marry their rape victim by force, that Earth is flat etc. and that he isn't really bothered by the parts he doesn't understand, like some of the more non-sensible verses in the Bible. But I know that you're too stupid to understand this rather simple concept, that is why you say it "make no sense at all".
-with love from an Agnostic
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HershelGreene Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Where does it tell you to stone kids, rape and marry women, and that the Earth is flat??? We reading the same bible??? Or are you just illiterate? Probably just illiterate, because I'm pretty sure Jesus stopped the stoning of a prostitute, and came up with the famous line "let those without sin cast the first stone"... you sir... are an idiot :P
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fiskefyren Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
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Enjoy, inbred.
-with love from an Agnostic

PS. Next time you make a new account in order to comment here, I'll report all of your accounts for harassment. 
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TheBretay Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
While he probably has some of his points wrong, not all of them are. The bible does say a rapist should marry and support the woman he rapes, but I think this was a sort of punishment for him. The idea is since he took "ownership" of the woman (that's how they saw it back then) he should take full responsibility and thus support her and the child. The point is some things in the bible are outdated, that's all.
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iksaxophone Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
The fact that they can be outdated at all is a sort of proof against it...
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TheBretay Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't think so. They're only outdated in a literal sense. Going back to the above example, today's societies wouldn't force a rapist to marry the person they rape, but the underlying ideology is still very strong: you need to take responsibility for you actions. The stories of the Bible make it seem ridiculous at a glance, but if you read for the words that are REALLY there, not just the ones you see on the page, it still holds very true, and has great value to all people, atheist, agnostic, or religious.
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LE2 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
At least if Twain brought up something in the Bible he didn't understand someone would try to explain it to him rather than just "Oh, sweetie, don't worry your pretty head about it!" like I got.
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fiskefyren Featured By Owner Edited Aug 10, 2014
That's the worst... I've always hated people like that... so dishonest, they have no fucking clue what's about either... like the part where Noah gets so drunk that he passes out... I seriously can't find out what's going on, did the son want to fuck his father or his mother? :I
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LE2 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
The language they use is so vague you can barely tell.
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fiskefyren Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Probably why Christians used it to justify whatever bullshit they want to.
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HailMyself Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
There is so many other gods we could chose. Why Western people still chose him ???
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fiskefyren Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Why choice any? If you believe there is a God then why not just be a Deist? You don't need religion, even less than you need a religion that tells you what you should and shouldn't do, a religion that tries to force your into servitude and to die for them...
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HA
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Limnoria Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
But OMGCONTEXT! D:

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