An ongoing battle
By - Broclen
Wait did this sub like just open back up or have I just not seen it on my home page?
It has been back for a bit and becoming more active
Ah cool I missed this place
We missed you, too ❤️
Best subreddit. Maybe we have different believes but nobody here could resist a dank Christian meme.
I’m not even Christian and I love this sub. The Christian memes are too dank to hate on
Danks and praise
We are all equal in the memes of God.
I mean... there are still "atheists are raging neckbeard" posts here from time to time. To the mods credit, they do get locked but pettiness does creep into here.
> there are still "atheists are raging neckbeard" posts here
yea, this is why I hate christi...wait...
That's ok. I'm also ok with making fun of Christian fundamentalists. We can make fun of everyone's most egregious members.
It's just the fundies that the mods need to clear out these days but we'll remain ever silent about that
One of the newest ones I subbed to, but getting to be one of my favorites.
Memes are truly the best unifier.
They said it couldn’t be done.
"Enlightened redditor" types on both sides are some of the worst people to talk to and hear opinions from in my experience
Keep those headphones on
Wait....we can post gifs now?!
Edit: Well...apparently you have to sign up for a subscription to unlock them. Not gonna lie...that is kinda...displeasing.
I feel you on that. Once we get enough power up investors everyone will have access to .gifs in comments. Sorry it kinda sucks in the mean time.
I don’t have any subscriptions. So I guess we did it.
But the sidebar says we only have 8 of 25 needed
I don't have Premium and I can do it.
I'm subscribed to the sub tho if that's what you mean.
I’m talking about Reddit premium or something like that
Yeah I don't have Premium, though I did in the past.
Looks like you have to get them from Reddit's gif tool, though. Can't insert them from your own source.
This is like seeing the final evolution of Nick Offerman
Nick Offerman is so awesome
They've posted GIFs as replies, I assume they're not showing up for you?
Same with anyone who champions the two party system.
r/Catholicism and r/OrthodoxChristianity watching with popcorn in the corner
I know you guys are all posting actual gifs but it’s so funny because I’m on the narwhal app and it literally just says “gif” at the end of all of these comments.
Yeah, I'm using Reddit Is Fun and it's the same for me. Just a link.
I don’t even get a link haha, just the word gif where it’s supposed to be just looks like everyone is posting the word and I’m supposed to fill it in by context clues haha
As a practicing Catholic I’m telling y’all that /r/Catholicism is the woooooooooorst. It’s the right wing of Catholics (aka Traditional Catholics)they should all admit it and stop banning left leaning brethren.
Y'all got any leftist catholic subs recommendations? Or websites if that's impossible on reddit.
r/RadicalChristianity is a good one. People are so nice there.
> Radical... Nice people.
What world are we living in?!
Well etymologically 'radical' just means that you went back to the roots.
Thank you finally another decent Catholic from that rad-trad hive. I'm Catholic myself and it only appears on my reddit now bc it knows I downvote their posts constantly
True but I would submit that r/catholicmemes is maybe even worse
Lol, I guess I'm a radical centrist Catholic. I like r/dankchristianmemes, r/Catholicism, and r/TraditionalCatholics. I love Latin Mass, Bishop Barron, and Charismatic Catholics like Fr. Mark Goring
I can never take anyone who unironically calls themselves a centrist seriously. It feels like another way to say "I cannot form a solid opinion on issues therefore I choose a middle ground that is sometimes worse than one or the other"
"I don't think I can look at 2 wildly different plans for the nation and pick one of them because I like one or two of their policies more than the other guy's". Tribalism is wild in America lol
It's fine to choose a middle ground in SOME issues. But if you're going the middle in every single issue, especially one with an obvious good solution then you're just being an idiot. Tribalism has nothing to do with it.
no centrist is in the middle on every single issue lol they're in the middle on the big picture.
I have my own political opinions but to me if you’re in communion with the Pope then it’s all good. There doesn’t need to be “Traditional Catholic” or “Liberal Catholic”. We’re all just Catholic.
Oh I was speaking about like, just political stance in general not just religion exclusively.
In that case, I agree with you.
"But because you are lukewarm and are neither cold nor hot, I will begin to vomit you out of my mouth." Rev 3:16
Make Goldilocks Bulemic Again
I'm a serious centrist. free market and communism both have problems, the same with anarchy and authoritarianism. So yeah, i'm a centrist unironically, I always see the hypocrisy of both parties and on ensemble i don't have a definite answer of one side only
I hope you see the hypocrisy in centrism too. You can never just on one side and have some level of hypocrisy
Which again, still has its hypocrysies
That sub follows Church teaching. Most Christian subs upvote blatantly heretical garbage constantly. Church teaching isn't malleable to your own personal preferences.
We don’t have the numbers to fight in the battle but if we had we probably would
We have in real life ;)
So is r/TrueChristian. That sub is probably worse.
really? I've been there a few times to check it out and honestly, it seems like a much better place than r/Christianity as people there seem to be really nice
They're nice, true. Kinda by virtue of being less open to dissent. /r/Christianity is a bigger tent, less quick to ban people.
r/Christianity is like half atheists anyway, as opposed to the evils of r/atheism which is basically just anti-theism
r/Christians might be more appropriate
May I have a gif?
This the only reliable sub on the whole of Reddit
Jesus appears to the disciples on the third day *(c33AD, colourised)*
r/OpenChristian is really welcoming
It’s Christianity without all the fuss of actually following God’s word, so much easier that way.
/r/Catholicism is the worst one by far, but they permaban anyone with a dissenting opinion so everyone in the comments are always in agreement
Not as bad as r/catholicmemes
> Claims to be monotheistic
> Literally worships three discrete beings
Worst in what way? They actually follow the teachings of the Catholic Church. I've learned a lot from that sub and the people that go there.
It’s gotten very political lately, and the mods have been very generous with the ban hammer on anyone that might disagree or question the *political opinions* of the majority on that sub.
A lot of atheists find themselves on /r/Christianity because conversation is more open than on /r/atheism. There was a time when atheism was a default sub, and it was kinda a shit hole.
r/Christianity is a bit of a hornet nest right now with the Texas laws and the weekly gay bashing threads. It’s like talking to brick walls half the time, we don’t have time to fight with r/atheism.
Extremist christians and extremist atheists are fighting and the tolerant rest hides here
which reminds me of a curious question of what is the religious structure of this sub
Come as you are.
As a friend
As an old enemy
Can I have pizza?
The same ones as the love of Christ
Everyone except that one fig tree he was weirdly aggressive about
God hates figs.
Truly they are the work of the Devil
Fig newtons can be baked with the fires of hell for all i care. Them junks is delicious
They do make for some great jelly
Tell me more about this fig tree
Here you go
Jesus sounded pretty hangry
That is my favourite bible passage of all time now
Muslim dude who finds these memes funny
But honestly the place is chill. Not much of a full religious structure. Most of the people here have some sort of familiarity with Christianity in terms of knowledge.
I don't know of any official polls, but it's roughly half practicing Christians, leaning left to center overall. The other half are usually irreligious folks (atheist, agnostic, etc) that were raised Christian and seem to still enjoy reminiscing about it and/or still have some respect for the teachings.
I’m full on anti-theist and I still love it here. There’s no real religious structure, the occasional argument will pop up when something blatantly inflammatory is posted but typically its a place for all
I would argue there is no such thing as extremist atheists just hateful people
We don't know if she's vibing to Christian rock or Black Metal. But she's way into it.
Why not both
Hasn't this sub been brought down twice by this though?
The sub went private until more mods were brought on
Brought down by what, exactly? I’m out of the loop.
The sub has gone private a few times (possibly had nothing to do with any other sub) and r/Catholicism at the very least made posts/memes about how *oh so happy* they were that this "anti-Christian, atheist pandering" sub was *finally down*.
They were sooo happy about it for those glorious five minutes.
Me, an atheistic pagan jamming out on this sub for the memes:
Wait what’s an atheist pagan?
Gaiacentric beliefs & practices but no belief in a god.
Out of curiosity, why? Seems like the Earth without a supernatural power is just a big pile of rocks.
Haha well I was raised Christian to begin with, and around middle school or so I decided I couldn’t force myself to believe in something all-knowing and (all due respect) imaginary/intangible. I would rather believe in science than have faith in something that can’t be proven. My ideology is a mix of a whole bunch of shit that I feel clicks with me, and I don’t really believe in denominations, so don’t take this as the belief of all pagans. Many *do* believe in gods and other supernatural beings.
That being said, I firmly believe the earth is alive and everything on it is connected. Most plants and animals *are* connected in some way or another, and that can be scientifically proven. Perhaps the core of the planet itself isn’t alive, depending on what you believe, but everything on top of it is alive and connected even if all one sees is a pile of rocks and lava. I don’t think the earth is a god or sentient or anything, but without her we wouldn’t exist. Because of just the right conditions and just the right sustenance, Mother Earth allowed the evolution of humans and I am grateful to her for that, even if she doesn’t/can’t know it. My belief in that brings me a sort of peace and connection; and I feel content that my ideology allows me both freedom to believe in science and also allows healthy mysticism regarding things like spirit and afterlife.
But in the end really it’s about the same as any other ideology: it deeply resonates with me and brings me comfort, and so it’s what I stick to.
Sorry for the text wall haha 😅 hope it helps you understand a bit more though!
Christian here: this sounds awesome. In fact I don’t think a Christian would really have to stray from biblical beliefs to jive with a lot of what you just said. One could technically conclude that God made the earth to care for us, and us to care for the earth. A lot of Christians think God gave humans “dominion” over the earth in a sense of conquering or ownership, but the root Hebrew more closely implies that we are to be the earth’s gardeners or caretakers. We can be thankful to the earth as much as we can be toward other humans or things around us for safety, prosperity, health, etc. and by doing so we also give glory to God! It sounds like you just have the one step of thanking the earth, which is pretty interesting.
Thanks for sharing your beliefs. :) people like you are why this sub works so well.
Why do you say that like it’s a bad thing?
Because I see no value in an inanimate planet. It does not nor can it even care about anything or anyone and thus seems like a pretty sad substitute for a divine being.
There’s no need to make derogatory marks about someone’s ideology.
It’s basic courtesy to not disrespect someone’s beliefs, especially if those beliefs aren’t hurting anyone. I could write an entire book (and in fact many *have* been written) about the atrocities christians have committed throughout history, or I could say that god is a figment of your imagination that only serves as a coping mechanism, but I don’t because it’s disrespectful and argumentative.
Hey, we need more folks like you. We don't have to agree to be civil and respectful. I enjoy learning from those I disagree with. So many on all sides are such condescending asshats!
Anyhow, dig your style and thanks for the honesty about your beliefs.
I didn't reply to the guy's explanation because I didn't want to be derogatory to him after he provided a good rationale. It doesn't mean I still don't fundamentally disagree.
The planet is far from inanimate, animals and plants are constantly growing and changing, and even the rocks under our feet are constantly on the move. Rocks become soil, soil becomes plants, plants feed animals. How can you say it doesn't care when it's responsible such a diversity of life for many millions of years? The earth has been revered as divine for centuries, maybe even millenia, the idea that it's not is very new and unique to Abrahamic religions. If there is a god, there's no reason it can't be the earth we stand on
It doesn't care because it has no framework for consciousness. It doesn't care because it literally, fundamentally, cannot care in any capacity. The Earth itself is a vessel for life. That life is what is valuable, not the vessel. The Earth is a ball of rock that served as the cradle for what truly matters. It is no different than the innumerable dead planets across the universe on a fundamental level and it could be replaced if humanity gets good enough at terraforming.
The Earth is not a god. It's a huge rock that will, inevitably, be completely and utterly destroyed.
Personally i disagree that removing supernatural powers makes life or this planet completely meaningless. I guess it might seem that way for someone who is and was raised religious, but those who aren't find purpose in other things, you know?
Life is only valuable because you give it value. What’s your point exactly?
I disagree that life is only valuable because I give it value. I believe it has value because God cares about it and knows the living individuals of this world.
If there is no God then nothing at all matters and there is no such thing as me giving meaning to anything. Exclusively subjective meaning is tantamount to no meaning being present at all.
What if I told you the earth actually COULD just be a big pile of rocks and that’s okay?
I ain't got no god(s) but the memes here are tight. Keep 'em coming pls
Guys! We’re doing it! We’re all getting along!
Because here people accept each other regardless of beliefs, we just wanna see some dank christian memes!
As an atheist member of the Satanic Temple I still love this sub because it’s where people can gather and be respectful of each other while enjoying wholesome humor.
Same! Exmormon here currently not considering myself much of anything lol. I like the memes!
r/dankchristanmemes is a safe ground for both atheists and christens.
sometimes, i really believe that im right because i see so many people that are blatantly wrong. it’s nice to come here and feel humility, seeing how well we can actually get along and stuff.
I'm an atheist and I still love this sub 😎
Me too. I dont believe in any divine power, but my culture is build on christianity, i know a lot about it and i can agree with most of it's values (the real ones, not the made up ones lol).
Atheist here. I grow increasingly bitter about religion the more I see in the news, but there's a channel on YouTube where this Irish Catholic priest reviews dank christian memes, and it reminds me that it's possible for people to believe in Christianity and still live their lives like cool, kind, sane people. It's amazing to see him approach his religion and the world in such a good-humored, relaxed way, instead of being aggressive, dogmatic, and defensive. Definitely heals some wounds.
Somehow I’m now lurking in /r/reformed and have really enjoyed some of the earnestness and humility of most of the conversation.
r/dankchristianmemes, r/izlam and r/Jewdank should team up.
For Judaism, is r/Jewdank
Oh wow, thanks for that! Editing my comment.
Imagine putting headphones on over your hair over your ears….🤢
Atheist, here. This meme pleases me.
Man, If this sub's memes doesn't prove God exists, I don't know what will
I am Hindu but I have read your Bible and I am enjoying this sub
Idk man I think /r/Christianity is usually very civil, especially when it comes to atheists. I think /r/trueChristian is a better comparison to /r/atheism.
It is exactly like this
even r/christianity fights with itself; nobody can agree on doctrines
Yeah that's why I don't do "ism's". Group think behavior is dumb.
Holy shit, we have gifs now?
This sub is better than r/CatholicMemes
Stay a while and listen
Rule # 9
Respect others... yes, even if they are different than you. Do not use slurs or hate speech. Do not come here and say things like "hate the sin love the sinner" or any of the other stupid sayings people use when trying to use faith to justify hate. Alternatively, if you come here to insult religion, you will be removed.