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Jeff Mullin Feels Sorry For You
Jeff Mullin is a "Senior Writer" for the Enid, Oklahoma News & Eagle newspaper. A few years ago he wrote an article "poking fun" at atheists for having the unmitigated gall to suggest that traditional god-belief was exactly the same as belief in an Invisible Pink Unicorn (blessed be Her unseen curly mane.) He subsequently received a letter from an atheist who asked him what gave him the right to ridicule atheists for their lack of belief?
Nothing, apparently. He just likes to ridicule atheists. So, nice Christian guy that he is, he decided to do it again. This time in a column dripping with insincere pity for the poor, deluded atheists.
How very thoughtful of him.
More below the fold...
[Jeff Mullin] I acknowledge I have no right to ridicule atheists, and under the Constitution no one has a right to discriminate against anyone for any matter of race, religion or gender.
And yet you do it anyway. Great job! At least you're an honest asshole.
I can feel sorry for them, however, and I do.
We don't need your pity, Jeff. Especially your insincere, "Church Lady doing the Superior Dance" pity. I actually feel sorry for someone like you who is so deluded that they think that a special, magical man in the sky is deeply concerned with how many times they masturbate in a week. Goodness! It's like looking at an ignorant child playing with his blocks and trying to build a tower to the moon so that he can play with "the moon man" some day. Amusing, and slightly uncomfortable when you realize that this idiot isn't a child at all, but a full grown human man.
Hall has been called immoral, a devil worshipper (sic.) and even gay. When the suit was filed, in September, Hall was in Qatar. When his fellow soldiers learned of the suit, he feared for his own safety. Once a group of soldiers followed and harassed him. The Army said it couldn’t protect him overseas and shipped him back to Fort Riley, Kan., where he is a military police team leader.
Christians are called upon to “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations.” So we do, some directly and boldly,
...and use direct physical threats of death to bring the Good News™ to the heathen unbeliever scum.
[...]others more quietly, preferring to let the example of their lives speak for them.
I have zero problem with this sort of Christian. Know where I can find any like this in the military, because they sure seem to be in short supply.
For some, however, the words ring hollow. For them the promises of eternal life are as empty as the chances of running across an Invisible Pink Unicorn anytime soon.
You finally get it! Wow! I really didn't think you had it in you...
I feel sorry for them. How hopeless it must be to believe there is nothing to look forward to beyond this mortal coil. When an atheist loses a loved one, how difficult it must be not to enjoy the assurance that family member truly is in a better place.
I feel sorry for Christians. How hopelessly insane it must be to believe contrary to all evidence that there is something to look forward to beyond this mortal coil. When a theist loses a loved one, how difficult it must be to swallow the deluded and irrational assurances that your family member has flown up into the sky on silky angel's wings to live in a magical happy-land with Jesus forever.
How lonely they must be to have no one to whom they can turn, anywhere, anytime, under any circumstance.
I don't speak for any other atheists beside myself, but I have lots of folks to turn to under any circumstances, anytime, anywhere. My friends, my family, etc.
Why are you pulling this garbage out of your ass Jeff? Do you truly think that by painting atheists as sad, lonely derelicts who lurch through life from one despondent tragedy to the next before finally offing themselves in abject depression that it'll make Christians look better?
Are you serious?
Atheists of my acquaintance are some of the most well-adjusted and friendly folks on the planet. They don't make me uncomfortable in interpersonal relationships the way that a happy-slappy, all-Jesus, all-the-time religious wackjob does.
In short, they are normal, rational people - not deluded superstitious children who like to do the Superior Dance.
(Yes, yes, I am ridiculing you in this blog posting. That's what I do in blog postings. That's what this blog is for in some cases. I don't apologize for that.
However, if you think for one second that I would act like this in person, then you don't know me at all. I am pleasant, soft spoken, and I conform to our societal conventions on propriety and politeness.
I still don't agree with you, and I will let you know that I think that your "sadder than thou" attitude is childishly silly - but I would be polite to you while I said it.)
Prayer is an amazing gift. Not that the answers always suit us, but we can always ask.
Prayer is an amazingly selfish act - one that screams "Look at me! Look how freaking HOLY I am being now!!" - while actually doing nothing at all.
Grow up and join the rest of us adults here in the real world Jeff.