Atheist Humor

This is the place to post that hilarious irreligious YouTube video, an irreverent, anti-religious cartoon, or other humorous bit of media. Posts that do not reflect an atheist/irreligious theme will be deleted. (Don't make me go Old Testament.)

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Comment by Susan Stanko on March 13, 2010 at 6:32pm
I understood what was meant by the cartoon. I just didn't find it funny.
Comment by Christopher on March 13, 2010 at 6:25pm
First, my apologies to everyone who found the "gays and straights" fountains cartoon depressing, or off topic:

Upon reflection about the cartoon I posted earlier, I would like to apologize, because it really was not very "humorous" standing alone and with no further explanation. I do, however, think it is decidedly atheist in it's purpose and theme. When I first saw that cartoon, I was moved by it. It was incredibly concise, but encapsulated the issue with such force, and clarity. The image of the clean "Whites Only" drinking fountains from the south in the 60's next to the "Coloreds Only" fountains which were decidedly less equal. I remember that old picture from the segregated south, and this new "gay version" of the fountains was, I thought, quite brilliant in comparing the two. The first thing I thought of when I saw this "gay and straight" version was how fundamentalists, and especially southern fundamentalists, are the soul (pun intended) driving force behind this insanity, and they are quite completely incapable of seeing the similarities between the two. I thought this cartoon made the bridge between the two in an outstanding manner. Now, I, personally, find it funny, but in a dark, sarcastic, or even better, facetious manner, which is my style.

I really should have explained that when I posted it, but I live out in the country, in small-town, Texas, USA, and I was raised a fundamentalist Christian, so it simply did not occur to me that it needed an explanation when I first posted it, because I forget other people don't live their lives in the settings in which I live mine, and are not accustomed to dealing with fundies en mass, all "up close and personal" every day. I live here, smack dab in the middle of the rusty buckle of the bible belt, so I know that the much favored excuse of every homophobic bigot is Scripture. I am much less certain how many actually have the belief because of scripture, and how many use scripture as a shield from judgment for their bigotry. It's easy, they don't have to think, they don't have to form any coherent ideas or form any rational defenses for their bigotry, they need only point at their preferred "Holy Book" and claim their god told them to do it. This cartoon, to me, pokes a finger in their eyes and says "what you are doing with your bible against gays, is the same thing your father did with his bible against the blacks forty years ago. I just thought the cartoon was brilliant in its clarity, concept delivery, and brevity. I have typed two paragraphs, and can not equal the weight with which this cartoon struck me, and it's a drawing with a mere two words on it. So, that was my intent, and I appologize if it was found off topic or depressing, that certainly was not my intent. I still look at it and chuckle, and say "damn that's funny, I wish IIIIIIIIIII had thought of that one..."


Comment by J.P.M. on March 13, 2010 at 1:40pm
Ricky Gervais on atheism.
Mom only lied to me once...
Comment by Ivy on March 13, 2010 at 1:02pm
Mod Post: Regarding appropriate posting topics....

There are plenty of sites on the 'net dedicated to humor, but very, very few devoted specifically to humor with an atheistic or otherwise irreligious theme. Please try to keep things on-topic. If you're reasonably sure that your contribution is appropriate per the (admittedly basic) rules of this community, go ahead and post it. And for the record, Desanctified is a community Mod here. (He plays New Testament to my Old Testament.)

We've had a great run so far, folks--lots of brilliant, funny posts with VERY little drama for a comm this size, so let's try to keep it that way. Score one for reason and rationality!
Comment by Tommy on March 13, 2010 at 12:39pm
I found no interest in the Gay fountain thing. I guess there was some kind of humor there I just missed. I am not gay but it just seemed a bit sad to me. However the other joke was funny. I like a good Atheist joke but really, Funny is funny.
Comment by Ann on March 13, 2010 at 12:27pm

Comment by Zulu on March 13, 2010 at 10:59am
I'll refrain from posting non-atheist jokes in this group. Sorry about that. Just thought is was little funny, and we all need laughter in our lives. As far as the gay fountain image, I didn't get it. I guess I spent too much time at home...
Comment by Desanctified on March 13, 2010 at 9:58am
While they were sort of cute and funny, two of the preceding posts did not seem particularly atheistic or irreligious.
As a gay man, I thought the water fountains to be a sad and tragic comment on the state of things in the US.
I thought the one about the Medicine man's treatment for erectile dysfunction was irreligious only if you think herbal medicine (particularly Indian herbal medicine) is a religious matter. It was cute, especially the punch line, but I really do hope this group manages to keep it's focus. I have enjoyed it for about a year and a half.
Comment by Loren Miller on March 13, 2010 at 8:20am
With reference to Christopher's entry, an entry from the Atheist Dictionary:

ramification [ram-uh-fi-key-shuhn] (n) - What caused Mary to have that little lamb.
Comment by Zulu on March 13, 2010 at 8:05am
Not exactly Atheist, but funny...

On his 74th birthday, a man got a gift certificate from his wife. The certificate paid for a visit to a medicine man living on a nearby reservation who was rumored to have a wonderful cure for erectile dysfunction.

After being persuaded, he drove to the reservation, handed his ticket to the medicine man and wondered what he was in for.

The old man slowly, methodically produced a potion, handed it to him, and with a grip on his shoulder, warned, "This is powerful medicine and it must be respected. You take only a teaspoonful and then say '1-2-3'. When you do that, you will become more manly than you have ever been in your life and you can perform as long as you want."

The man was encouraged. As he walks away, he turned and asked, "How do I stop the medicine from working?" "Your partner must say '1-2-3-4,' he responded. "But when she does, the medicine will not work again until the next full moon."

He was very eager to see if it worked so he went home, showered, shaved, took a spoonful of the medicine, and then invited his wife to join him in the bedroom. When she came in, He took off his clothes and said, "1-2-3!"

Immediately, he was the manliest of men.

His wife was excited and began throwing off her clothes. And then she asked, "What was the 1-2-3 for?"

And that, boys and girls, is why we should never end our sentences with a preposition, because we could end up with a dangling participle

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