These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
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 The saddest part is that most of these people actually mean it. Unlike Encyclopedia Dramatica, almost none of them are simply joking.
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.
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.
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.
Fundies who discover the site are usually not happy. Most of the time they will accuse FSTDT of being a bunch of hateful basement dwellers. One of Rapture Ready's moderators went so far as to say that you have to be mocked on the site to get into Heaven, never mind that you usually get onto FSTDT by saying something that is hateful, racist, asinine, or generally ignorant; definitely not the type that God would want in his kingdom, or that this moderator is presuming to speak for God, a major sin in Christianity.
This is explained by the fact that these people believe in "salvation by faith alone", which means it doesn't matter if you're a world-class douchebag, just as long as you are "saved" by accepting Jesus as your personal savior. Of course then, they claim that anybody that disagrees with their politics or interpretation of the Bible isn't actually "saved" and is going to burn in hell.
Very few of them seem to actually understand what the doctrine of "salvation by faith alone" actually means. Martin Luther is spinning in his grave having to listen to these idiots completely miss his points. Misaimed Fandom or Fan Dumb, you decide.
The truly anti-American contingent on the site itself can't imagine anything dissimilar from their personal image of America being the sole modern font of all evil, even to the point where some will use a quote as fodder for their screed...when it explicitly comes from another country. And don't you dare call them out on this...
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.
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 It's a quote of a mantra by a white supremacist claiming that people who claim to be anti-racist are actually anti-white; one could easily ascertain that the white supremacist is implying that white people are all racists.
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.