Tuesday, July 08, 2008

WikiHow

Ok I've been reading a bit from WikiHow, which is supposed to be the How to Guide to everything. It had how to convert an atheist, and how to deal with religious people if your an atheist, but for some reason it didn't seem to talk about what to do if some fundie wants to convert you and you just want to have a really good time fucking with them... hmmm.... maybe I should write one.....

There was one day the Mormons came around because someone sent them after my former roommate, I had to run otherwise I would have invited them up, I knew I had Bertrand Russell's Why I Am Not a Christian sitting out. Probably not as much fun as the fundies who protested the punk show right after I finished Sam Harris's The End of Faith, and my Censor Religion T-shirt had just come in from Alternative Tentacles. I think it was divinely inspired... hehe. That was a good night.

Speaking of which this looks amusing. The Uncensored Bible.

2 comments:

rob said...

You could do what my dad used to do. He'd invite them in and listen politely for a couple minutes and then say "Vait...vait... you vant I should give you money?" Then they'd leave soon enough.

Kilgore Trout said...

I've actually never had a tough time getting them to leave, I've never had the Jehovah's Witnesses come, I've heard they're pushy but the Mormons that have shown up have always been very pleasant.

Your dad's approach is funny though.

I just mean I have fun questioning the beliefs of others. They are free to question mine and try to convert me, thats fine. But I've put a lot of thought into mine, I know its not perfect but that just means there is always room to grow and learn more. So I like to question theirs, why exactly do they believe what they do? the most ardent usually site some personal relationship or experience which is very tough to argue against but it's also is very ineffective at converting others.

Maybe it's just cause I do have an asshole side to me or maybe its because I just cause I like to challenge people to think for themselves or possibly I'm just a curious person. I find religion fascinating because to me its amazing that so so many people believe in something that seems so illogical that I can't help but wonder why.