Joel got a note from his grandmother. (A damn near illegible note.) She cannot believe he’s an atheist:
Dear Joel, I have heard that you say you’re an athesis [sic]. I don’t believe that because you have so many Christian qualities. You are honest, loyal, kind and giving — not to mention handsome and extremely talented. (Now — Those are gifts from God!) Please use this check to have a great New Years day Breakfast.
What do you mean we can’t be handsome, talented, honest, loyal, kind, giving athesises?!
Those qualities can belong to people of any faith or no faith. So can the less-than-appealing qualities.
Forget breakfast, Joel, if you haven’t already used the money. Send the $20 to Foundation Beyond Belief. Or any of the wonderful secular charities that are using donations to do all sorts of positive things (for Haiti and beyond).
(Thanks to Becky for the link!)