I don’t know if you realize just how offensive this is

Published April 19th, 2010 by Bobby Henderson

I don’t know if you realize just how offensive this letter is. Obviously, it’s satirical and some may think “clever,” but mockery is never wise.

I’ve never been able to understand why it is that those who call themselves “atheist,” “agnostic,” or whatever other label they wish can’t see that, in all reality, intelligent design (or rather a relationship with Christ) is the more intelligent route. If we (Christians) are wrong, then who cares? Nothing will happen to us because there is no after life, no higher power, no second death, but at least we lived a life worthy of something. We had something to look forward to, and hey, if it isn’t true then we’ll never know cause we’ll be DEAD. On the other hand, if Christians are right, those self-proclaimed atheists (etc) are pretty much screwed. What did you live for? Advancement of human life? By what? Living for yourself; living according to your own standards. In my opinion, your religion (yes, atheism is a religion) is selfish and irresponsible. The only reason you don’t want to admit that there may just be a higher power is because you don’t want to answer to it. You don’t want to have to change your lifestyle; to live according to HIS standards.

I’m so sorry that you feel this way. I pray for people like you each and every night. I pray that God will hit you over the head with some sense and knock you to your knees.

And FYI: Intelligent design has just as much (if not more) merit as the evolutionary theory. Evolution is a theory: it hasn’t been proven. There may seem to be evidence, but you may be forgetting one minor detail: care to explain how the first cell appeared? Where it all began? Good luck because, unfortunately for you, even if there isn’t “overwhelming evidence” that there is a God, we Christians will have lived a fuller life knowing and believing that we have been saved by the power of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. We are loved far greater than we can comprehend. And guess what, so are you. God loves you, even if you don’t know that yet.

-Carly



568 Responses to “I don’t know if you realize just how offensive this is”

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  1. james says:

    Ok Carly for starters if you are offended by FSM or atheism or agnosticism then what makes you think that possibly your religion may offend atheists or followers of other religions. to say that you live a fuller life because you believe in a god or higher power is to say that no one can live a full and successful life unless they believe in a god which isn’t true many people who lead lives full of happiness and fulfillment while being atheist. on to the next thing… how are you to know why someone is atheist how can you say without a single doubt in your mind that atheists are only atheist because they “don’t want to admit that there may just be a higher power is because you don’t want to answer to it.” you have no idea what is running through their minds. what if they are atheist because they do not find it possible for there to be a higher power, the creation of earth in the bible takes place in a literal 6 days (and then the day to rest) where the skies and the earth and the oceans along with all living things took place in 6 days. well seeing as we have found the remains of prehistoric creatures being dinosaurs which have no mention at all, and while yes evolution is still a theory it is also a fact and has been proven. scientists have observed evolution that normally would take thousands of years in a relatively short time because of circumstance. so what im saying here is if the creation of everything occurred in a literal 6 days, repilians walked the earth way before us and long before life sprung up on earth it was a raging and violent planet covered in molten rock and receiving acid rain then when water came around after earth cooled off a bit we had violent tides and horrible storms across the globe caused by a moon to close to us. what im getting at is you should be a little more considerate and a bit more accepting of others beliefs and before criticizing someone elses religion take a good look at your own.

    • Keith says:

      Well James, some people would disagree that Dinosaurs have not been mentioned in the buybull. I, on the other hand, agree with you. People who cite Behemoth and Leviathan as examples of Dinosaurs are incredibly desperate to prove a point, since the “descriptions” are so vague: basically they say “These creatures are big and tough. They’ve got bits that make them look tough and wave them around. Oh, and one of them breathes fire.” That’s about it for the description . (For those who want to look them up, they are in Job 40 and 41). For those who want to read a long winded and pointless article which virtually starts of with “The buybull describes it, so it must have existed”, read this. http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/tj/v15/n2/behemoth
      Then sit back and ponder on people’s credulity.

      • Apprentice Frederic says:

        @Keith.
        Many thanks for the link you provided, an odd and instructive mix of turgid scholasticism and hilarity, indeed!!!. I wondered if the author wasn’t a sleeper…. But just to maintain perspective, I wanted to contribute another link that puts the answersingenesis discussion about where it belongs:
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Elk's_Theory_on_Brontosauruses

        .

  2. Chili Three Ways says:

    Carly has done a wonderful job of exemplifying what I find to be one of the most annoying traits religious people posses, arrogance. Carly assumes that one could not possibly have a happy, productive life outside of their cult. Assuming that atheists are somehow miserable, self-loathing, and loveless creatures. She is even so bold as to assert that atheists are selfish and irresponsible. Obviously Carly was paying attention in Sunday school that day when the teacher was giving the lesson on why you don’t want to leave the faith. She was probably taught that leaving the faith will lead her to all sorts of debauchery, and sin thus leading to a life of misery. Poor misguided Carly.

    Blaspheme daily!

  3. Rev. Jeffrey of Antipasto says:

    As a newly ordained minister of the faith of the FSM, I humbly submit the following:
    Who is the better of these two:
    The man or woman who harms none and does good works in order to avoid the ire and subsequent punishment of an ultimate authority?
    Or
    The man or woman who harms none and does good works because it is right?
    Basheth not the unbeliever, but instead, saveth thy scorn for the intolerant.
    Basheth not the believer, but instead revile the hypocrite.
    -Yours in divine noodliness, Rev. JoA

    • Captain Birdseye says:

      Reverend Jeffry, I think you have found the right path. Aaaarghhhhh…..

      • Rev. Jeffrey of Antipasto says:

        Thanks, Captain!
        Pasta be with you!

    • Rev. Wulff says:

      These are the very same questions that began my journey away from Catholicism and Christianity in the first place.

      Welcome to the flock, brother.

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