On Friday, BuzzFeed (AKA: the website that utterly consumes my downtime) published a list of “15 Questions Atheists Are Sick Of Answering.”
I, for one, am pretty pleased with the format. Author Sean Curry used screenshots of actual questions that actual humans asked and answered them in succinct BuzzFeed-esque fashion.
Here are a few of my favorites:
I’m of the mindset that these little quips are actually super-helpful, but I am also the kind of person who thinks well in examples and metaphors. For example, I remember the first time I heard someone use the Zeus-type analogy, it just clicked in my brain and allowed me to explain to people how it wasn’t their particular god I was picking on; it was the idea of any god in general. (If I remember correctly, it was when I was listening to the Ask An Atheist podcast, and one of the hosts said something to this extent: “You know how you, as a Christian, think about Zeus, Vishnu, or any other gods of other religions? That is how I think about your god.” I actually yelled “YES” out loud to myself in my car.)
But that’s just me. Does anyone think this sort of thing is counter-productive in any way?