Thursday, July 23, 2009

Militant theists

I owe this cartoon to Darragh Hare and obviously its creator (some things are being created after all :).

3 comments:

  1. Oh, those wacky, irreverent atheists.

    This reminds me of a common self-righteousness that one often hears from theists -- the complaint from them being that their views need to be "respected" and other such drivel. You rarely hear that from atheists, for two reasons I think: (1) atheists are rational thinkers who are more interested in discussion than in havin any of their cherished (non-)beliefs protected by politeness, and (2) atheists don't have anything to be ashamed of.

    I truly believe that deep down in the sanctimonious hearts and heads and (ahem) souls of many theists, there is the admission -- that they won't admit to themselves -- that it's all bunk. And so they need to protect themselves from considering the rationally obvious, but making sure that atheists don't remind them of such bunk.

    End of rant.

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  2. I've seen this point made before, but this cartoon does it in a really cute way.

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  3. Glad these are going down well.

    We all know that Udo is a stickler for accurate references, so I feel that I should tell you where I got this cartoon. I found it on Brother Richard's excellent blog, Life Without Faith: http://lifewithoutfaith.com/?p=1758.

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