Tuesday, February 24, 2009


One of my kids found this on 4chan -- it was too good not to use.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

guy to atheist friend:

Too bad you got here a second too late. Babe Ruth just knocked it out of the park.

atheist to guy:

I don't care if everyone's cheering. You can't prove he just hit a home run.

February 24, 2009 10:57 PM  
Blogger Tish said...

I've got mixed feelings about this one. On one hand, it's really funny. On the other hand, it's really not funny. I've seen cleverer anti-religious versions of those "Despair, Inc." style posters.

Being a very religious person myself, and a member of a liberal religion at that, I am saddened that a small number of people of one faith have come to represent all religious adherents.

And of course, we don't even talk about the atheists who turn into monsters when we question their religion.

February 25, 2009 8:40 AM  
Blogger JimK said...

Tish, I have mixed feelings about it too, but it just seemed provocative enough and "right" enough to post. Religion provides an alternative to reason, it can give insights into meaning and the nature of existence that cannot be derived from logic and facts. On the other hand, it can give the sensation of insight where only ignorance exists, and there is no phenomenological rule of thumb for distinguishing the two.

I figured I'd throw this out here and see what anybody had to say about it.


February 25, 2009 8:46 AM  
Blogger Tish said...

Jim I know where you stand and I don't have a problem with this post. There is a wide diversity of religious belief in TTF and it has worked to our benefit in many ways. I know you respect us church folks and that we respect your beliefs as well.
Thinking about other versions of this poster that I think are more clever, I guess those are more accurate in pointing a finger at particular adherents with whom I disagree. So maybe that's my inner monster chuckling.

February 25, 2009 10:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As someone who attends a more conservative church than Tish, let me say that I have no objection to making a point this way, although I disagree with the point. The words and even the use of the stick figures is fine.

My objection is the caricature monster to represent religious believers. It's a stereotype and a not accurate one, even in generalized terms.

Are there some conservative Christiana that get angry at being disagreed with? I guess, but they're not the norm. Most of them are trying to reach out to non-believers not alienate them.

February 25, 2009 12:01 PM  

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