My reply to a previous e-mail:
Dear Mr 'Holding.'
I don't want to shut you up, I'm not a Christian.
'It's overtaking the Third World and its become a global power.'
Actually, it has been banished to the last place on earth where a lack of a real education provides some degree of acceptance of Christian superstition.
I am not quite sure how you would define Christianity as a 'global power.' It is quite sinister that you do, and if were right, then we can all kiss goodbye to true liberty.
Quite honestly, I do not have the time to refute '1600+ articles' on your wonderful god, (I have too much work at school) but I will say this: They do not need to be refuted. I would have to, in order to deal a fair hand, refute the articles written by Jewish, Sikh, Muslim, JW, Neo-Nazi and fucking Mormon 'scholars.' I wouldn't want to dedicate my time to a god, let alone dedicate my time to the lack of one. Opposition to your god does not come from writing against your shitty, sub-intelligent articles (to think that would place you on quite a pedestal), but comes from not having the cock of religion shoved down my throat. Please could you give me some links to an article which does not launch a pathetic smear campaign on your 'opponents' (the idea of someone being your 'opponent really does give you some unwarranted credit), but does actually provide this 'evidence' on the existence of your god. I would love to see it, I need a laugh.
'Write a refutation, for Pete's sake, if it's all banter, it shouldn't be hard. The atheists here would write you a cheque for billions of quid if you could shut me up. They're desperate. Come and save them, Clark Kent,' Again, you think rather highly of yourself. You don't need 'shutting up,' you have nothing very special to say, no body does, and you thrive on that. You thrive on the fact that all you need to do to preserve your esteem amongst your congregation is to make the odd snide comment about these 'damn atheists.' I'm not an atheist, I am just not a part of the organised man-made religion known as 'Christianity,' nor any other religions for that matter. I think you should write some articles refuting that the tooth-fairy DOES exist. You might as well to be honest.
And the thing about banter is that there is nothing to refute. In the end it comes down to, 'I believe in God,' 'I don't believe in God.' You may indulge yourself in picking apart words and writing hundreds and hundreds of thousands of words on how wrong someone is about your precious Jesus.
In the end, I feel a little bit sorry for you, although I am sure the feeling is reciprocated (you can save yourself having to exercise your 'cutting wit). You have to fight so hard to maintain the pretty face of your religion. You have to fight so damn hard. You have to publish article after article, spitting at 'The Da Vinci Code' (I mean, it is just a book ffs, don't be so pathetic, who cares?), and getting rather heated about the possibility that a man called Jesus never walked the mortal plains. It must take a lot of effort, and I can see why you give up and hurl snide comments at me. I don't think there is anyone who would give 50p to shut you up. That is what it is like not to embrace right-wing values I suppose.
Apparently your /'primary way of arguing is to sneer at his opponent.' /That really doesn't seem fair at all. :-D
I am afraid that, across Europe especially, religion is just dying out, thank God, ha ha. Freedom and welfare can only prevail in its absence.
And do some decent cartoons, because ffs, the ones I have seen are beyond shit, and I can't even draw. I would recommend upgrading from 'The Gimp' to Photoshop.
Over and out, I have coursework to do, I'm only 17, and I have a university history course to work for.
Love and kisses darling.
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His complete reply:
>>>>>>>>Over and out, I have coursework to do, I'm only 17, and I have a
university history course to work for.
That would explain why you need to grow up at any rate.
As for the rest, I'll take the word of the professional animator who rated my cartooning skills highly, and that of scholars who rate my apologetics work highly, over your word, if you don't mind. Somehow I don't think the quivering cowardice of a snot-nosed teenager is particularly authoritative.
Not very Christian of him. Does this mean I have riled such an intelligent man with my 'snot-nosed' mind? Could someone enlighten me?
Last edited by Chris; 09-27-2013 at 12:48 PM.