Friday, January 11, 2008

Can I get a little Holy Ghost power?

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.



Anonymous Debra Hamel said...

I don't! I can't bring myself to say that.

3:12 PM  
Blogger Dr Ian Hocking said...

Debra, I'm shocked. Don't you care that someone has just lost a bit of their soul through their nose?

3:36 PM  
Anonymous Debra Hamel said...

Actually, I feel uncomfortable when people say it to me.

8:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So an Atheist blessing my sneezing moment means, they are either blessing the bug I just projected to become a complex creature in a million years, or protecting themselves against a virus demon they do not even believe in. . .


I find this, rather, amusing...
Nancy Louise

1:33 PM  
Blogger Dr Ian Hocking said...

Sure. You need all the protection you need against these virus demons. I find that standing on one leg also helps.

1:53 PM  

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