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My Least Favorite Meme

by Noah Lugeons

I find it disheartening the way that Christians (and those affiliated with other brands of idiocy) think that a perfectly acceptable answer to the debate is:

I am ignorant of your side of the argument and refuse to learn.

While the atheists I know tend to me more knowledgeable about religion than the religious, the Jebus-lovers love to flaunt there nescience by making points like:

If we descended from monkeys, how come there are still monkeys?

Not only does this reveal them to be feeble-minded dolts, it also betrays an utter refusal to actually understand what they’re arguing about. And if they haven’t betrayed it yet, they certainly will when you try to explain the notion of a common ancestor.

Which brings us to one of the most ubiquitous and ridiculous of Christian memes, which I have answered in a way that I have to imagine many have answered before:

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  1. February 11, 2013 at 2:29 AM

    I love the one that goes: “if there’s no God, how come we’re here talking?” I think it is hard for some to understand that some things can happen without a conscious agency making them happen. So for them, the only possible explanation is “somebody put it there.” Everything else will look like meaningless mumbo-jumbo. Probably the meme you posted is what they actually hear.

  2. February 11, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    Sad but true. My next leading candidate for least favorite is the one that says “Bibles are banned in schools, but encouraged in prisons. Maybe if we allowed them in schools there wouldn’t be so much need for them in prisons.”

    It betrays so many levels of wanton ignorance. Obviously the opening line is untrue ($1000 to the first person who finds a school in the US that doesn’t allow bibles!), the notion that they’re “encouraged” in prison is equally untrue. The notion that reading the bible lessens the likelihood of winding up in prison is demonstrably wrong as well. So both premises are wrong, the conclusion is not only wrong, but also contradicted by the premises had they been right. How many times can one possibly be wrong in three sentences?

  3. livinginpeace
    May 21, 2015 at 9:11 PM

    Lots of proof that claims that atheism requires intelligence is pretty much bullshit. Have to wonder what you’re so afraid of.

    • May 21, 2015 at 10:01 PM

      There’s no proof that atheism “requires” intelligence. Even an idiot can tell that religion is bullshit. That’s no great intellectual feat. Intelligence is, however, correlated with atheism; that is, the more intelligent you are, the more likely you are to be an atheist.

      As to what I’m afraid of… big spiders and nuclear proliferation. Not necessarily in that order.

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