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OrneryPest

I love it! I love it! Now, I'd love to live in a 100-room mansion. Therefore I shall pray to God and ask him to stop believing in the non-existence of my mansion, and Presto! It'll stop non-existing!

Good, then maybe they will shut up and stop bitching about us!

I'm just having an argument with my Catholic friend who insists that god must be real, because so many people believe in him. That's her argument. Everyone believes it, therefore it must be true.

I once had a very religious friend at work who insisted that I couldn't POSSIBLY be an atheist, that I MUST be a Christian, because I am a kind and honest person. "You're a Christian in your heart, I know it," she said. Because, as we all know, the Christians have a monopoly on kindness. Only Christians can be good people, and vice versa.

I saw a bumper sticker that said "Who are you to question why your god doesn't want me to believe in him?"

Brandon

"Therefore, either the Lifeway Southern Baptist Church has it wrong, and God does believe in atheists... or they have it wrong, and God exists but is not all-powerful and does not have the power to make atheists disappear...or they have it wrong, and God does not exist."

Or atheists really don't exist, and all we so-called atheists really believe in god *deep down*, but we don't want to admit it because we hate morals and don't want to have to answer for anything we do. And uh...Stalin was an atheist!

Susie Bright

Is this sign in Santa Cruz?

Cause that's where I live, and I think I saw this exact same sign the other day, when I was driving in the neighborhood near the animal shelter. I nearly wrecked my car when I saw it!

Plus, it was Sunday, and there were people milling around the sign, glaring at those of us who dared cruise by without stopping for services. They were so proud of their sign-- boy, had they put the screws to us nonbelievers!

I thought, "you are making yourself look even more stupid than necessary."

Or maybe this is a fad, and all the fundie churches are advertising this kneeslapper. I didn't notice the denomination on the one I drove by.

I just love learning that you were a "fairy-dropper," Greta. Did you like Fairy Tales on their own fantasy merit, or...?

Greta Christina

I'm not sure where the sign was, Susie. Rebecca?

And I loved fairy tales when I was a kid. I just resented the sappy manipulation of being told that I was somehow a bad, hurtful child for not believing they were real. That whole Victorian sentimental thing about how cute and sweet and innocent it is that children believe in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, fairies, etc., and how it's sort of sad when they stop... I think that's bullshit, and I did even as a child.

Tim

I too loved the fairy dropping aspect of this. Also the rest of it has me giggling uncontrollably!

Rebecca

The sign was along Old US 50 in a town just East of Canon City. The fact that there is an identical sign in Santa Cruz suggests that there's some sort of Southern Baptist newsletter or website where these things are suggested. Probably under some sort of wacky title like, "Ideas for Idealogues" or "Quips for Queerbashers." Or maybe not.

Sascha

@Susie Bright -

No, that's not in Santa Cruz. It's actually in Canon City, CO. Was easy to track down because the sign has the phone number on it. It's on 1007 Elm Ave, to be precise. Doesn't make it any better, though. Or more correct. Or funnier. Just for the record, guys.

Peace.

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