Are there any dumb atheists or are all of them smart witty and logic driven?
Yeah, and it’s one of those things that I’m totally pissed at the Atheist Acceptance Council about. Sure we elected the guy as the Atheist Pope and the rest of them as Supreme Atheist Non-Worshipful Masters, but couldn’t they just listen once in a while?
There’s that one point in the month-long atheist acceptance ceremony, where the candidates are tied up with live snakes and are standing ankle-deep in slimy okra stew, and any answer they give that even implies an IQ below 170, or wittiness below 96% on the Oscar Wilde scale is greeted by pelting the poor sucker with lavender-scented detergent pods (It’s called “Washed Clean in the Not-Blood of the Not-Lamb”. Our Nomenclator’s been sick.) Now, I’ve said it all along: three bad answers, and you’re out! Theism for you, dammit, and if you don’t like it, we’ll pick a god for you!
But noooooo… “Look, you just have to understand -” (and anybody that starts with that kind of whiny crap already sets my teeth on edge), “we just can’t let people suffer like that! I mean, just imagine having to go to church, sit in something called “pew” for hours, listen to endless droning, and having your maiden aunt pinch you if you start falling asleep! After all — we’re humane and ethical here!”
Well… yeah… OK. He’s got a point, I suppose.
But it’s just wrong, I tell you! I feel it in my bones!
And that’s how we end up with those people. I swear, the next time I get a blank look when I mention how trivial Kant’s “Critique of Pure Reason” is, or how combining an interest in nuclear engineering really does not interfere with a hobby of performing off-pump CABG / digital vein anastamoses during digit replants, I’m going to go berserk. I even have my horned helmet and longboat ready. You just watch.
Oh, yes. There are indeed ALL kinds of atheists, with every possible human characteristic EXCEPT belief in deities.
Bane of my godless life, I tell you.