I have observed both evangelical ists (atheist and theist) pleading their cases and recruiting for their respective teams. One day, today actually, something most peculiar occurred to me about these two warring chaps. I’ve noticed they both employ the same tactic to garner allegiance for their respective armies. That is, they both attempt to get their audience focused strictly on the darkest, most deplorable of their enemy’s behavior so they can then present their own belief as the brightest, most antithetical alternative. Continue reading
Ouch. Moms and pops sent junior to a public college, and the day after he first drops LSD he sends them an email denouncing his religion and declaring his conversion to atheism. Argh, now what? Going to be an awkward Christmas in junior’s house.
Pops: “Praise the Lord for this day.”
Junior: “Praise be to me, myself and I, master of the universe.”
Pops: “How dare you, junior.”
Grandma: “Oh dear, let the boy believe what he wants. It’s his funeral.”
Tell you what, if my son sent me an email telling me he had denounced God I would not reply, I would send him a sympathy card in the mail with an invoice for the college money I had spent on his butt so far. Continue reading
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