I came across this diagram today and just had to share it. I’ve offered some additional comments below.
Logic Retarder: “The Bible is true because God wrote it. God exists because The Bible says so. It’s that simple!”
Visual Faith Filter: “A study that prayer doesn’t work? That’s laughable… as if science can prove anything anyway. I’ll keep praying.”
Smile of Duplicity: “Love the sinner, hate the sin. We don’t hate YOU, we just hate part of you… so we’re not really hateful at all!”
The Manual: By the way, everything I write on this blog is true. How do you know? I just told you!
Audio Adaptation Unit: Here! Listen to this! It’s both a sermon AND it’s musical. WARNING: IT MIGHT MAKE YOU THINK.
Cherished Death Symbol: You know how fairy tales sometimes get a modern twist? I think religions should get the same treatment.
Believers, I love you dearly. I try to constantly point out to you that your ways of thinking are severely flawed because you keep hurting me and many others. As long as you believe they aren’t, we’ll get nowhere.
That’s why I constantly harp on your beliefs. They get in your way of understanding new ideas! If it upsets you to be made fun of for your beliefs, try listening.
Seriously. We all have a lot to learn, but we have to listen to each other—not the voices in our heads—to accomplish that learning.