Tuesday, March 27, 2012

They'll know we are atheists by our mockery, by our mockery, yes they will know....

Sexually and racially integrated group of students
laughing while witty published professor leers.
So English 101.
Hoo, boy.
It's atheists like this that make me miss Hitchens. Here's a bit from former Oxford (not OUR Oxford, the other Oxford) professor, Richard Dawkins at the Rally for Reason.

“For example, if they say they're Catholic: Do you really believe, that when a priest blesses a wafer, it turns into the body of Christ? Are you seriously telling me you believe that? Are you seriously saying that wine turns into blood?” If the answer is yes, Dawkins suggested atheists should show contempt for believers instead of ignoring the issue or feigning respect.
“Mock them,” he told the crowd. “Ridicule them! In public!” And even more here.

When I studied philosophy in seminary, one of the basest forms of argument was the "ad hominem" argument. Which is a high-brow way of saying, "name calling". Before that was pointed out in pre-theology, it was also taught in nursery school.

Jesus said we must turn the other cheek. That's truly a beautiful path and usually I do when ridiculed or mocked or whatever. But I can also be quite the smarty mouth.  I just now came up with some snappy comebacks.

"Atheists are so stupid that when blondes get together they tell Dawkins jokes."
"Yo mama so atheist that she protest Church's chicken."
"How many atheists does it take to screw in a lightbulb? None. It may inspire someone to say, 'Let there be light'."

I totally could have been in Vegas, baby! All those years of sneaking Al Jaffee's (left) books into Our Lady of Lourdes has paid off!