Why do atheists have to “come out” as disbelievers? Why can’t we make theists “come out” as believing in an ancient superstition?
When someone starts talking about going to church or praying for healing or thanking their god for something or other, why do WE have to feel vaguely uncomfortable? Why do WE have to answer the questions? THEY are the ones claiming a belief in the supernatural.
“WOW. You still believe in a deity?”
“Huh. I didn’t know you were superstitious!”
“Which god do you worship?”
“Do you talk to your deity regularly? Does it tell you to do things?”
“Oh! How… interesting. When you mentioned praying before, I thought you were joking.”
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I have nothing new to add, but I like the “I didn’t know you were superstitious” one, myself. :)
“When you want to marry a girl, the first thing you look for should be faith in God, if she has that, give her a 1. Second if she has beauty, add a 0 to that 1, so now you have a 10. For every good thing, keep adding more 0s…Intelligence: 100, Manners: 1000, so on and so forth. But if you take faith out, all you have left is a bunch of zeros.” —The Ideal Muslimah
This pertains to males too!
I love where my quotes end up.
Oh, so suddenly a person has more worth or value if they “have faith”?
I’m sorry, but no. Try again.
People’s religious beliefs are their business, not mine or anybody else’s — unless they’re trying to convert everyone around them or something.
Just be a decent person and try to help other people out once in awhile. Educate yourself when you don’t understand something as well as you’d like to. Try to do a little bit of good in the world.
If you believe in god/gods, or something else, or nothing at all, that’s cool. Just don’t use it as an excuse to be a bigot, and we’re good.
Having faith doesn’t make someone a “better” person.
Not to mention that 1+0=1, not 10. Y’all have some strange math going on here.
Thomas Blass, Understanding Behavior in the Milgram Obedience Experiment: The Role of Personality, Situations, and Their Interactions, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 1991, Vol. 60, No. 3, 398-413