From the New York Times:
Publishers of Christian material have begun producing iPhone applications that can cough up quick comebacks and rhetorical strategies for believers who want to fight back against what they view as a new strain of strident atheism.
I can see it now…
Christian: This is a Christian nation!
Atheist: Not true! Many of our Founding Fathers were deists or atheists.
Christian: Well… umm… give me one second.
*Clicks on Christian iPhone app*
Christian: Hold on… it’s loading…
Atheist: There’s no mention of God in the Constitution!
Christian: What? That’s absurd. I have a response to th—damn, it just froze. Let me restart it…
Atheist: The Treaty of Tripoli declared that our government was “not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.”
Christian: That’s not true at all! Let me see what this App says about that. All I have to do is click here, and here, and here, and here… wait, how do you spell Tripoli?
Atheist: The Presidential Oath doesn’t even include the words, “So help me God.”
Christian: Of course it d—AHA! This thing says I just have to show you a banana and you’ll see the light.
Atheist: I win.
Bring it on.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a Christian or an atheist — Intelligent people who really know their arguments will always be better off than a person equipped with an iPhone app containing suggested responses.