Sitting here at home, ill, feeling a little sorry for myself – and struggling with first-year student essays – is the perfect time to check out some of my subscribed feeds. Over at Neurophilosophy, I’m amused to see a link to ‘Clothes for atheists’. That’s right, brothers and sisters, buy a smug hoody from ‘A production of evolution: casual designs for the free-thinking truth seeker’. Or perhaps a coffee cup that reads ‘Meet my two best friends: reason and logic’.
I’d like to think of myself as a free-thinking truth seeker. When I was younger, I invited some Mormons into my house and proceeded to harangue them for about two hours on the logical difficulties of supernatural beliefs. They left exhausted. Nowadays, however, I’m much more polite.
But I see there are other businesses in the atheism game. Look at these crazy cats over at Atheists online. Love the atomic logo. They’ve got T-shirts reading ‘Weapons of mass destruction’ (accompanied by pictures of the Bible and the Koran); ‘Atheists scream YOUR NAME during sex’ (I’m sure we’re all agreed that that will get the ladies going); and a picture of a red devil literally pissing on religion.
I still, however, say ‘Bless you’ when people sneeze.