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YMMV: Fundies Say the Darndest Things

  • Acceptable Targets: For the site's commenters: racists, Conspiracy Theorists and sometimes religious people as a whole. For the people mocked: atheists, gays, interracial couples, left-wingers, non-whites, Jews, women, and heterosexual White Anglo-Saxon Protestant males who dare not hate all of the former.note 
  • Accidental Innuendo: Sometimes when fundies discuss Jesus Christ. Other times it just has to be on purpose...
    • Rapture Ready posters do this so often that it's pretty much expected from them.
  • Archive Binge: With a website that has about 300 quotes in an average month and has been around since August of 2002... yeah, you'll be there a while.
    • Fun Fact: In 2008, there was as many as 1200 quotes in a single month, particularly when Obama was first elected in November.
  • Bile Fascination
  • Critical Research Failure: OH SO VERY MUCH.
    • Quite notably, Andrew Schlafly's declaration that "E=mc2 is liberal claptrap." Notably, this stems from his dislike of moral relativism, which has absolutely nothing to do with general relativity.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: The reaction of many after a quote from a woman who was obviously extremely mentally ill was posted. It's one thing to laugh at the willfully ignorant, but quite another to make fun of people who are clearly ill.
    • Subverted by Femitheist Divine, a female supremacist who had made some incredibly disturbing quotes. After she seemed to commit suicide, the site didn't post any more of her quotes and the commenters stopped snarking and insulting her out of respect, instead saying that they wished she had gotten some help. However, Femithiest had only faked her death, and once she saw the reaction she tried getting rid of every trace of her faked death and came back worse than ever. FSTDT's commenters went right back to snarking and insulting, with some believing that her faked suicide put her beyond redemption.
  • Everyone Is Jesus in Purgatory: Some of the crazier conspiracy theorists take this to entirely new levels.
  • Everyone Is Satan in Hell
  • Fridge Brilliance: Yes, even the fundies get their moments. Vox Day, from the site Vox Populi. His name may look like gibberish... However, if one pays close attention, one could realize that his name sounds like vox dei, which means "God's voice" in Latin, meaning he thinks his word is God's word.
    • More likely, a simple reference to the phrase "Vox populi, vox Dei.", which means "The voice of the people is the voice of God." I.e. "this is what the majority has decided, and that's that". Not quite the same connotation.
    • Actually, follow the transitions from Vox Day to vox dei to vox theo to voice of theo, and then look at Vox Day's real name, Theodore Beale...
  • Fridge Horror: This. At first it just seems run-of-the-mill creepy, then you start to do the math and a slow realisation sets in...
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: After a fundie made a ludicrously inaccurate statement about how the media wouldn't say anything bad about Obama even if he were caught red-handed doing something incredibly illegal, one commenter took it upon himself to "fix" the quote so that it better represented reality, claiming (paraphrased) that Rush Limbaugh wouldn't lose his popularity with Tea Party types even if it became known that he was friendly with the likes of David Duke, Hosni Mubarak, and Joseph Kony. Fast-forward less than a week, and Limbaugh declares his public support for Kony's terrorist organization, and, surprise surprise, the only people who criticize him for this were those who already opposed his worldview. The aforementioned commenter even hangs a lampshade on this trope.
  • Glurge: Lots of examples. Like this girl who for her birthday wants you to vote no on gay marriage.
  • Internet Backdraft: Extremely antitheist quotes will inevitably spark a debate between antitheists and those who deny that atheists can be fundamentalists, and the rest of the site. Usually with some variation of arguments on religion being the root of all evil.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • Posting "Feel that Christian love!" or variants thereof on particularly hateful entries that claim benevolence.
    • Also, whenever a particularly bloodthirsty fundie is quoted, at least one commenter will invariably post "Blood For the Blood God!" Adding "Skulls for the skull throne!" is optional.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Child abuse is generally considered this by the commenters, together with advocating brutal sexism (towards either gender), racism or murder.
  • Never Live It Down: Whenever Cassiterides is quoted, some commenter will bring up Cassiterides's belief in Eye Beams, even if it has nothing to do with the current discussion.
  • Unfortunate Implications: Quite a substantial amount.
    • Note that this only applies to the commenters. The fundies themselves are pretty explicit about their horrid beliefs. There is one particular quote, however, that does have some rather awful implications, even by their standards. note 
  • Values Dissonance: Obviously.
  • Vocal Minority: While there is a definite liberal bias, the main reason conservative Christians appear to be targeted by FSTDT is because they tend to be a lot louder than other types of fundies. As stated on the main page, non-conservative and non-Christian fundies are fair game, but it would be a lie to say that there is no bias whatsoever.
  • Wangst: Oh so much. About half the quotes are guaranteed to have at least one comment summing it up as something like, "WAAAAH! Why won't you tolerate my intolerance?"
  • What an Idiot


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