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I gotta tellya, though I'm sure you know, it's tough being an atheist.

I get to feeling a little down sometimes, when I think of how much bullshit there is out there, and how useless it all seems. Sure, I have some atheist friends, but they seem to be outnumbered. I don't get how so many people can be so DELUDED about simple things. Why do people believe in god? I mean, I've read books about it (How We Believe by Michael Shermer and Religion Explained by Pascal Boyer are two good examples), and I still don't get it! Why do people bother with something so stupid? Millions of 'em!

And not just Christians, either. I'm even more disappointed in the people who have turned their backs on Christianity just to wade into the shallow end of the pool. They call themselves neo-pagans, wiccans, witches, Thelemites, and all those other pseudo-religions that rub crystals and worship poorly-defined gods or goddesses and think that they're somehow free of religious bullshit. Don't they see how silly it is to reject one flavor of bullshit for another? It's like quitting heroin for cocaine.

Still, it's good to know that there is a growing number of people who don't need that shit. I'm glad to be reminded that I'm not alone. I thought I was. Not completely alone, but nearly. I haven't believed in god since I was maybe three or four years old, and it's gotten me my share of shit, and I haven't backed down. Maybe I won't ever be able to convince anyone that they're wrong about god, but they damn sure won't be able to convince me, either.

Your site cheers me up. It makes me feel like a part of a growing community. I think the thing that we as atheists need is some kind of solidarity. We need to move as a unit if we want to effect any real change. Religion is too big a monster to ever die on its own. But I guess we can't stop hoping.

Okay, so this was a little less enthusiastic than the usual "You Rock!!!" letter, but I just wanted to add my voice to the chorus.

Matt Towers,
Pittsburgh, PA

Matt, I know what you're sayin' but you can't let it get you down. You have to find whatever it is that brings you happiness, makes you feel productive and creative, and pursue it... heavily. When it comes to people who believe all that fucking nonsense the solution that I found works best is to make them verbally express the height of the madness they buy into.

Last week there was this Christian guy preaching at Union Square. He had this test on an easel people could take that claimed could win you $20 (written in huge letters at the top of his sign) if you got them all right! The questions were things like; Have you ever told a lie? Have you ever stolen anything? Have you ever used the Lords name in vein? And as each person admitted to the sin against God he would say "So you're a liar, a thief, a blasphemer, yadda yadda yadda...". It got a lot of people gathered around him yelling and arguing. At one point he asked the crowd if there were any atheists among them, and I couldn't keep it to myself any longer.

The first thing he said to me was "Okay, you see that statue behind you?"
I said "Yes. George Washington."
"Okay, you tell me, how did that statue get there?"
And I said "People built it and put it there."
"Exactly." He said, as if I was falling right into his trap. "So people made it and put it there. And how do you think YOU got here?"
And I said, "Wait, you're saying people built God and put Him there too?!?"
"No no no!" he said. "That's not what I'm saying. What I'm saying that somebody had to make that statue for it to be there. How else could it have gotten there? And someone had to make you too!"
And then I said, "I completely understand what you're saying!" Very excitedly. "How can anything have gotten here without it being built by someone or something? So then you're saying God was built by someone too! I wanna worship whoever made Him! No, wait. I wanna worship the guy who made that guy! No wait! Hold on!"
And he said "No. God doesn't apply to this rule. He's not of our dimension. That rule doesn't apply to Him."
That's when I and others laughed at him. You have to look at it like that or it will drive you insane. People can be very very stupid and ignorant. I know that I changed my way of thinking when I didn't want to be like that any more. And you have to make them feel that way too. It's called "Tough love."

By the end of his speech I had him saying dinosaurs were on the ark, Angels bred with men to make giants, and people once lived to be 944 years old. All wonderful bible trivia that they have to believe and makes a crowd like the one he had laugh at him, instead of behind his back after they walk away.

One day at a time Matt. Hold it together and enjoy the little things, like the things people let come out of their mouth.
There's more comics, hate mail and fun stuff coming to make you laugh. And use retorts like mine whenever you're staring in the face of ignorance. That's what works for me.


Jesus should be remembered for his great things he did for us. not some comidy magnet.

i think that is the worst thing men can do to jesus i feel offended for what you did. Jesus should be remembered for his great things he did for us. not some comidy magnet.

Monica Moreno

Well maybe if Jesus had been a better person He wouldn't be remembered for just comidy magnets. Did you ever stop to think that for even a second?



You want answers? Contact me.

Im a 20 year old guy from the Uk. You really need to know what your messing with. Dont piss away your only chance of living and understanding this world by mocking it.
You want answers? Contact me.
Simon Lloydbottom

Finally someone with some answers! I'm so happy that you've contacted me! Okay, here's the thing I want an answer to. In Genesis it's very clear as to how everything began, the order in which everything was created, and even the specified length of time each thing took (The sun rose, and it was day. The sun set and it was night). So here's my question: Where do the dinosaurs fit in with all of this? I mean, they couldn't have been before the universe was created (for obvious reason! Ha ha!), and there's absolutely no mention of the dinosaurs in the Bible, so they weren't hangin' around there. BUT all over the world we see now that dinosaurs actually did exist! Weird, right?

So, Simon, what's the deal? This contradiction has me thinkin' that the people who wrote the Bible weren't talkin' to God and really deserve very little respect for the book they made up.

Again, I'm THRILLED you contacted me with answers. Let's have it. So Simon says...?


advertising & making jokes out of your sin is even worse!

Hey Bob,
What you are doing to Jesus's crucifix is as wrong as it gets! You need to learn to respect him & yourself because evidentely if you can't respect him who's father created you him and of the universe you can't have self respect! Now I am not saying that I am perfect and haven't sinned in my whole life but advertising & making jokes out of your sin is even worse! THINK ABOUT IT.....

Cecy Marquez

Cecy, there's nothing wrong with laughing at the crimes you commit against God. You've gotta learn to laugh at yourself and have a sense of humor about these things! I mean, everyone's guilty of sinning, right? I'm just making light of the offenses against Christ that I'm guilty of. That's all! Jesus! C'mon, it won't kill ya.


Simon never did respond to this.

And remember.... 'For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

So yeah, maybe its not your religion, but you dont have to go that far. God loves you even if you do this to his holy and sacred image. one day you'll find that out. i pray that you will figure this out before you die or before he returns. i will be praying for you whoever you are. And remember.... "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." Romans 3:3


Yes, but we all fall short of the glory of Superman too, doesn't mean we should worship made-up fellas, right?



why would you create something that
simply disrespects a man so many millions of people love and worship?

Subject: What is the purpose of doing this?

Mr. Smith,
I realize this is a free country, but why would you create something that
simply disrespects a man so many millions of people love and worship?

Jay Manhardt

I suppose that that's the very reason why I disrespected Him.
You see, my belief is that He is in fact NOT God. Can you see how millions of people worshipping Him might cause me to want to disrespect Him?



Whatever happened to you to bring you to such a low state in life?

Your work makes me sick! It's too bad you waste your time and talent on such garbage. The saddest part is that you don't care about the people you affect in a negative way. Whatever happened to you to bring you to such a low state in life? I feel sorry for you...

Damon S Rasmussen

Is this how you treat people who are at such a low state in life? You kick them when they're down? You must not feel very sorry for me if that's how you treat me!
You're a nasty, evil person. Thanks for nothin'!



...them old white men was God Fearing folks.

Dear NORMAL Bob...
The only reason you remain alive today has nothing to do with God and everything to do with the first amendment.  Oh yeah, them old white men was God Fearing folks.  Lucky you.  Enjoy, it's later than you think...


Subject: What are you talking about?

Thomas Jefferson wasn't a God fearing man. In fact, he himself edited a version of the Four Gospels that entirely omitted all references to the divinity of Jesus, retaining only His philosophical teachings.

Quote from Thomas Jefferson:
"I have examined all the known superstitions of the world, and I do not find in our particular superstition of Christianity one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology. Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined and imprisoned. What has been the effect of this coercion? To make one half the world fools and the other half hypocrites; to support roguery and error all over the earth."
by John E. Remsburg, letter to William Short

More Jefferson:
"Christianity...(has become) the most perverted system that ever shone on man. ...Rogueries, absurdities and untruths were perpetrated upon the teachings of Jesus by a large band of dupes and importers led by Paul, the first great corrupter of the teaching of Jesus."

And Thomas Paine wrote a book called The Age of Reason that specifically denied the divine inspiration of the Bible.

"I would not dare to so dishonor my Creator God by attaching His name to that book (the Bible)."

Here, you need to visit this page. That's where I got this information. You need to get it too.



your site is a discrimination against Christians.

Subject: Jesus Dress-up

We think that your site is a discrimination against Christians.

Amanda Goldberg

Nope, you are wrong. The site would not discriminate against Christians. Anyone is welcome to visit it.




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