Today, wearing my AntiTheist shirt, I ventured into the wild, prepared to observe and interact with Bewilderedbeasts in their natural habitat.
The purpose behind the Logidea University diplomas, shirts and hats is to motivate atheists into public displays which cause spontaneous debate with the faithful who rarely question their dangerous credulity and beliefs.
Today, a woman asked me what the term AntiTheist meant. I told her that it means I reject theism. She asked if that meant christ and god.
I told her yes, and that I object to all religions because I rely on the scientific method, reason and logic and reject superstition and myth.
“Oh,” she said. I then asked her why she was a polytheist.
She said: “I don’t think I am.”
My response to her was to ask her why then, had she asked me if I rejected both christ and god.
Her response was something mumbled about the trinity all being one thing, and that I would not understand since I didn’t have faith.
So I asked her to explain how her faith made sense of three entities being only one entity. She admitted that she couldn’t explain it.
That is the point when I told her that it was that lack of reasoning and understanding that turned me away from religion. That she was believing something she admittedly didn’t understand. I went on to mention the many books she could read that would explain why scientists and philosophers had negated any requirement for a god.
She used my always handy pen, and wrote a few down.
You never know. Will she choose to ignore the conversation? Will the doubt linger?
Will she investigate it? Will her pastor/minister/priest explain the heresy involved in the questioning to frighten her away?
All we can do is plant seeds. Today, I planted another.
Now, what do you do? Earn and display your PhD In Heresy diploma, wear our heretical apparel in public, and the faithful will question you. These actions present an opportunity for you to explain why science, reason and logic are necessary to overcome superstition and myth.
Dean of the College of Heresy