I spent a while thinking (hate-mail)

Published June 14th, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

I spent a while thinking of a good reply to this, without sounding like some sort of inbred hick or perhaps maybe to get your attention. However, I realize that there pretty much is no way for that to happen, if you put this in your hate-mail section, I’ll probably be mocked just as much as the next guy, who put the stupid comment about how you could never buy a pirate ship. I’m OK with that, I just wish people will actually think about what I have to say rather then ignorantly mocking what I believe personally. Whatever may happen, I don’t really mind, except that I cannot bring myself to be silent on this issue.

I am a Christian, whatever you may think about me, or absurd assumptions you may have about what I look like, think like, or speak like, realize this, I think all beliefs should be treated with equality. Atheism, Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, Muslim, Agonist, Voodoo, whatever, I don’t care, if you believe that you are correct, then you have every right in the world to believe that with all your heart, and nobody should force you to believe what they believe. Now I also believe in open criticism of any of these religions, meaning your Pastafarian view that openly mocks religion. However, it is also my right to criticize the criticism, meaning though while I believe it is your right to mock, harass, and generally make religious persons miserable, I don’t believe it is morally right.

Atheism is a belief just as much as Christianity. Say whatever you want about facts and how religion is stupid and all those who practice it are all idiots, but it still comes down to the fundamental truth that you must believe this to be more true over the other option. I am again, completely fine with that, and that is why I love America so much, because we CAN believe differently then one another, and still live peacefully (to a degree) together. However, mocking is not the right way to go about arguing your belief.
By the way, here is the definition of mocking:

1. Tease or laugh at in a scornful or contemptuous manner.

2. Make (something) seem laughably unreal or impossible.

To laugh at someone else’s belief that they dedicate their lives to is not funny or humorous, but I believe is rather childish and immature. This is the main reason why I would much rather sit down calmly with an atheist and have a rational discussion about each other’s beliefs, instead of smacking them in the face with a bible, and shouting how they are going to hell for not believing the undeniable truth that is the bible, or worse, calling their belief idiotic and getting my group of friends together and laughing and pointing in his face.

Of course there are people that do this, hence, you, and there will always be people like you. My job is try to convince you to be rational and discuss each others view points.

I could never put myself in your mindset and read this the same way through your eyes. To you, I just look like another idiot who took this seriously and decided to write a concerned letter and waste his time trying to teach you to be respectful, but the truth is, writing this helps me put my thoughts in order anyways.

If you do have one ounce of thought for my beliefs, at least view this letter with respect, and try to think about what I am thinking when I read this:


What I am thinking is that the joke has gone to far. Of course this letter asks for intelligent discussion, and that seems to have never existed in your website, so before I go, let my put it in your language.

Fuck you, and lay off religion asshole.


1,848 Responses to “I spent a while thinking (hate-mail)”

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  1. Txiki says:

    I agree with some that Austin is hiding the wolf under a sheep’s skin. When he says I would not do this and this and this to offend you he is really saying this is what I think but in all my greatness I will not use it against you. Luckily just at the end he is showing his real colours and killing his failed attempt at restraint. Such behaviour is only possible when one thinks to hold the universal truth and feels contempt for all those not part of his universe. So the offended ends up being on the offensive then. Who is then disrespecting who?

  2. Wouter says:

    I don’t think you get the entire point of our great church. We welcome all people and don’t mean to offend anyone, we only mean to create the most tollerant religion in the world.

  3. Polemicist says:

    I found the link in the post to be most entertaining. A Pastafarian kid is not permitted to wear a Pirate outfit in school but Muslim kids can wear a Burqa?

    • SillyKiwiMan says:

      Of course. Some faiths are more equal than others.

      I always find it amusing when people claim we wouldn’t have a go at muslims too. I don’t discriminate, if they come here, they’ll be treated the same as any other faith by me.

  4. James says:

    I am so glad I found this website. This writer sounds very intelligent and articulate… until one arrives at the last line: Fuck you… asshole! I never laughed so hard in my life! And there are many more posts similar to this one. Whenever I need a laugh; I come here to read another post. Keep up the good work, Bobby.

  5. Sam ( a Scots Pirate) says:

    Tolerance, good will and respect are invaluable. But, as we all know, in this world value is mostly determined by supply and demand. Some will never demand such things but FSM has an infinite supply available. Sometimes you just gotta shrug and walk away.

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