View Single Post
Old 06-04-2007, 09:01 PM   #6
anthonyjfuchs
Obsessed Member
 
anthonyjfuchs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 4,765
Quote:
Eva wrote
oh tony, puh-leeze....you are loving all of this, admit it....
Well yeah :D

Imagine you're wandering down a hallway lined with doors. And each door is marked with a sign. One reads "ANAL RAPE." Do you enter? Well, if you enjoy being anally raped, you might; if you do not enjoy being anally raped, you certainly would not. You would walk on by. Perhaps the next door reads "EYE GOUGING." Do you enter? Well, if you enjoy having your eyes gouged, you might; if you do not enjoy having your eyes gouged, you certainly would not. You would walk on by.

Instead, let's say that one of the doors is marked "ISLAM." Do you enter? Well, if you believe that a chap named Muhammed wrote the divinely-inspired words of Allah in the Qur'an some 1,400 years ago, you might; if you do not believe in Muhammed's credibility, you likely would not. You would walk on by. Perhaps the next door reads "CHRISTIANITY." Do you enter? Well, if you believe that a handful of anonymous authors wrote the divinely-inspired tale of a chap named Jesus some 2,000 years ago, you might; if you do not believe these nameless gents' credibility, you likely would not.

Now, let's say that you DO believe in the credibility of those nameless writers. And let's say that the next door you encounter reads "ATHEISM." Do you enter?

The moral of the story: don't go into the rape room if you don't want a cock in your ass.

Quote:
Eva wrote
and you know, in your sacrilegious heart of hearts, that she will not ignore you. no matter how much you insist-nay, DEMAND that she do that....
You are likely correct. Honestly, though she insists otherwise, I really don't care if she answers me at all. Pointing out her absurd ignorance with vulgar elegance is reward enough for me.

Because, after all, according to her, she's right. She's not here to engage in civil discourse or the free exchange of ideas. She's here because we're ignorant heathens and she is going to cure us of our arrogance. There's nothing she hates more than confident nonbelievers who are forward and vocal about their skepticism. She wants to convert us to be sure, but whether or not we buy her particular brand of mythology, she really just wants to put us in our place and teach us a little humility. She demands respect for her beliefs.

And therein lies the rub. Because we're not going to be respect her for her superstitions. We've no need to be humble before her or her collection of fables.

atheist (n): one who remains unconvinced.
anthonyjfuchs is offline   Reply With Quote