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Re: [humanism-174] "You're an atheist?! Never met one before..."

From: sheri p.
Sent on: Friday, January 11, 2013 3:01 PM
That is great, Mark!!!  According to FSM, he has two meatballs! ha ha ha

I have run into, "Oh, you are too nice to be an Atheist.  You have god in you somewhere because you are too kind".

ha



On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 11:38 AM, Mark Tiborsky <[address removed]> wrote:

Anyone else ever get that one? A writer from Freethought Arizona relates his story here-

http://tucsoncitizen.com/freethought-arizona/2013/01/10/youre-an-atheist-ive-never-met-one-before/

I've gotten that a few times- the most recent was from a nice person I met at an animal welfare event. Had a nice conversation, but I guess I went too far; after saying the "lone atheist commandment" was "Don't be an Asshole" (which the person thought was amusing), I launched into my questioning as to why God is portrayed as a male figure. "Does it have testicles?"

Apparently that was one too far, because the person said I wasn't following the "lone commandment". I smoothed it over somewhat but overall the conversation ended sort of badly.





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