2nd December 2011

“I once heard someone say that asking questions is a sign of strength, and not asking them is a sign of weakness. I guess that applies to everything except religion.”

Thomas Smith

6 Responses to “2nd December 2011”

  1. captainzero Says:

    I’ve had a few conversations with missionaries. They clearly aren’t used to or comfortable with questions. Trust me. Corner one and start asking hard questions about atrocities in the bible, you know, rape, murder, human sacrifice, substitutional atonement and the like. You’ll really enjoy the look of panic. You’ll also find that your garden variety atheist has spent more time with their book than they have. For bonus points, steal one of the hotel gideon bibles and mark it up with post-its.

  2. archaeopteryx Says:

    Sounds like guerrilla atheism, captainzero. I like it!

  3. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    It is more proof that god can not exist. If you can’t question the existence of an entity that never makes a presence that entity can’t exist.

  4. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    I’m terrible Cap’n, I usually soak the Gideon’s bible in the sink before I check out. Just a little disrespect to let the next traveller know that the books high regard isn’t held by all.

  5. Jeff Says:

    One of the ways that retail supervisors weed out those who might attempt to start a union is to end a meeting with “Does anyone have any questions?” If someone starts questioning the subject – then start documenting them to get rid of them.

    Same thing with religion – my conversion started during communicant’s class, when I started asking the pastor questions with 2 results: first, a lot of answers that came down to “You’ll have to take that on faith” and second, a ban on his daughter (who was in the class) ever having a date with yours truly. (Found out about the second two years later when she told me why she had to turn me down, and said she felt shitty doing it. She was a good PK – left the church about 10 years after I did).

    As to the bibles, I think a rubber stamp that says simply “Question Everything” in the middle of random pages might just do the trick – concentrate on the NT for greatest effect.

  6. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    I like it Jeff