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Bob,
Last year my grandmother died .. that was not a bad thing tho it was an honest relief for all of our family members .. she had been suffering the confusion associated with Alzheimer's disease and is now at her peace ..

Religious fundamentalist that she was .. um .. well .. no .. actually she was very progressive .. she was intelligent enough to be tolerant of other peoples' faiths and even acknowledged to me on more than one occasion that her belief in god was based on no physical evidence whatsoever and therefore should have no effect on how she treated other people .. this woman was a well loved and respected person with several awards for recognition of community service under her belt .. and the local parish priests were TERRIFIED of her because she could talk scripture until their ears bled .. there were even a couple times where the local priest wasn't providing proper support to certain people and she went and chewed their ears off until they started acting like decent human beings again ..

About five or seven years ago when you first put the fridge magnets up for sale and they filtered through to a shop in Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia, i bought a couple sets .. one for my son and one for my grandmother .. she LOVED it .. IMMEDIATELY saw and appreciated the joke .. i introduced her to your websites and she enjoyed several hours or laughing at your answers to hate mail .. was (until and even for a while AFTER her mind went) always eager to play the various jesus dress-ups .. and that page with the bondage nun .. and read about all the Amazing Strangers .. watch your youtube videos .. et cetera et ceteta et cetera ..

Because of that, Normal Bob Smith, i would like to express mine and my family's sincerest appreciation and thanks for unintentionally assisting in making an old woman's final years as entertaining as they were for her .. and so i have gone and spent a heap of money in your online store .. including a complete collection of all EIGHT sets of the Jesus Dress-up fridge magnets, a t-shirt and a handful of stickers.. the magnets half because my son has long since chewed his first set apart and half because .. well .. they're just really COOL ..

Thanks, Bob :)
Jeff Pyrotek

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Subject: Athiest early thank to you

Bob,
I was brought up as a roman catholic in Liverpool, UK. When I was younger I thought it was a horrendous thing to question the existence of god.

I was exposed to the internet at the age of 12 and decided (before I was emotionally blackmailed to make my confirmation at the age of 14) that I didn't /don't believe in God. This was thanks to you and your site.

I remember sending you hate mail because I was so shocked. But you planted something in my brain. It grew, and I realised what bollocks religion is. I believe (eventually) I would have disowned religion, but thanks to you it happened at an early age (which I hope has helped given me a better perspective of life in general).

Thanks a lot Bob. I owe you several beers. 

Stacey Gough

Luckally you seem more on the side of being toothlessly insane, then being an actual danger.”

Subject: What is wrong with you?

Are you aware that the vast majority of the US is Christian?  That many Christians are prejudice against atheists?  Are you aware that many Christians view atheists as satanists?  So you dress up as a devil to encourage their outlook and prejudice?  What is wrong with you?  Looking at your site it is like you are a satanist pretending to be atheist.  You give atheists a bad name.  No real self respecting atheist would portray themselves as you do.  You offer nothing, but hate and vindictiveness.  It is like you have a compulsive desire to only find fault with things going on around you. It is like you are totally blind to how many people observe you as a person.  So to compensate for your lack of character you go around attacking others for their personality?

 You are without a doubt not even in a league with the most mundane atheist, much less Dawkins, Hitchens, Harris or any of the other greats. You are basically a circus clown. Most definitely you are not a philosopher or intellectual.  You seem to be more interested in inspiring pettiness, selfishness, anger, and pointlessness in the world.  What use is that?  Many atheists are humanists, but no where do I see any sign of that in you.  You don't seem to be liberal or conservative.  You don't seem to have any real direction or purpose of any kind.  You don't really seem to stand for anything other then an empty ideal of atheism, which is worse then Christianity and any other major beliefs.

If being atheist is what you represent, then why would any sane person want to follow in your footsteps?  Do you even recognize that many people join the christian faith to try to better themselves?  Can you even recognize that?  Or why people want that?  Do you even have the slightest idea where the values of Christianity came from?  Do you even have a concept of why morality or ethics is important to the integrity of society?  These are rhetorical questions as obviously you are the worst kind of hypocrite, your web page is glaring evidence of that.  You believe yourself to be logical, but you are more likely insane.

 Luckally you seem more on the side of being toothlessly insane, then being an actual danger.  Do you seriously believe that putting normal before your name makes you normal?  You are obviously abnormal and in deep denial.  You obviously can't see beyond the tip of your own nose. You seem to have no concept of the suffering in the world, much less have any desire to actually make it better.  I don't think you would even understand why that should be important to people.  You seem to have no concept of the consequences your actions can have.  What point is there in just trying to rile people up?  What is the point in that?

Does anger or hate make the world a better place?  There is nothing worse then a divisive, narcissistic atheist.  You are more of an example of why people need books like the bible, then an example of why we do not.  From what I can see you appear to be self defeating. Your life seems totally pointless.  I mean if you weren't here I think it would be safe to say that the world would be a better place.  Are you proud of that?  I don't think you are even capable of really looking in a mirror and facing yourself.  If you could, you wouldn't behave as you do.  I dare you to post this and respond, Mr. cowardly clown.

Josh Hefner

Who spells "luckily" like that?
Luckally?

Jesus Christ. Have you ever read anything with it spelled that way? I mean, it's one thing to completely ignore your spellcheck. It's a whole other to sound it out "luck alley," probably aloud. Probably with food on your face. I mean, what's more toothless than "luckally?" Which brings up another point. Have you ever heard of the word "than?"

Do you realize you used "then" 6 times in your letter, but only once was it used correctally? Correctally!

Other than that though, you raise many good points. I will surely take them to heart, because in order for me to grow as an atheist it's imperative that I take your complaints seriously, then simply let my ego attack your personality.

Normal Bob

 

“Do you know the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, do you know this great man?”

Subject: please reed

Hello I want to asking you Do you know the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, do you know this great man ... I dare you to a man that you read about and know no more of this and then you Apple is any question of any intolerance.

Maria Meriam

I hate it whenever I have to inform someone who's attempting to convert me that my religion requires me to kill them with my own hands for doing so.

It's made for more than a few extremely awkward silences, just before I plunge a butcher knife into their chest.

Thank you though for the email.
However, pray we never meet
Bob

 

“there are no air conditioners in hell.”

Subject: Bob, that's wrong.

Bob, there are no air conditioners in hell. Good luck

Steven Kossup

People who claim to know what happens after you die make me laugh so hard I choke to death and discover they're wrong every single time.

Bob

 

“Shame on you for making fun of MY Lord and Savior!!!”

Are you saved? Because if you were saved, you wouldn't have a site that makes fun of Jesus... How can you sleep at night when you have a website that makes fun of what Jesus Christ done not only for me but for you as well?!?! Shame on you for making fun of MY Lord and Savior!!! I will be praying for you and your soul...

May God have mercy on your soul,
Sara

Sara, here's the deal. I'm beyond wasting even a moment more of time worrying about what's in the afterlife. I'm just done with it. You don't know. I don't know. The people who wrote the bible don't know. No matter who you go to about it, they're human, which means they don't know either. And anyone who claims to know, doesn't. Sorry, but that's the truth.

Around the world and throughout time we humans have been habitually inventing religions for as long as there've been humans. I just watched a video yesterday about another guy who thinks he's Jesus and has hundreds of followers. This is how easily this stuff is invented.
Not only are people inventing religions, but they're clambering to believe them, while the rest of us make ridiculous excuses for why it's okay they do what they do. We're just pathetic when it comes to weighing out the evidence reasonably when our own mortality is on the line. That there has been the sun & soil for the seeds of cults since the get go.

We're idiots! We're fucking idiots scrambling around on a planet floating in endless space, and we feel an overwhelming lack of control over the whole situation. Instead of accepting this lack of control, we bullshit ourselves. We bullshit ourselves and pat each other on the back for the courage it takes to bullshit each other and believe each other's bullshit story without the grounds for doing so.

We've actually brought the action full circle, to the point where we praise people who believe things based on wishful thinking, while cursing those who bring unhappy truths to the light. That's not fucking punk rock. That, Sara, is whiny suburbs. And I'm done with suburbs.

What you've done is hook yourself up to opium drip and drifted into a numb coma of happy thoughts. Meanwhile, for the last 12 years I've been immeasurably gratified with life as a critical thinker.

I definitely sympathize with your situation. I have a mother who's let the wishful thinking take over her life. Now, here in her later years she's got every reason to enjoy life every hour of every single day, but instead she's bogged herself down with the world of confusion that comes with devoting your mind to fantasy.

But how does someone tell if they've devoted their mind to fantasy? I mean, what's the difference between my thinking and yours? Ask yourself this:
• If what I believed weren't true, would I want to know?
If your answer is yes, then you're on the right track. Anything other than that is the mind cage.

I'm genuinely interested in your response to the question.
Bob

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