Poe’s Law is old news.
Now, it’s all about Bo’s Law, which states:
It is impossible to tell through the internet whether a person or organization is legitimately Atheist or is simply a person or organization making fun of Atheism.
If the law is true — and it must be… it’s on the Internets! — it raises this dilemma:
Are the web-sites and blogs that claim to be Atheist, really web-sites created by Christians who are parodying Atheists or by people and organizations who are so deluded to think they are Atheist, but in fact not, and thus lending to the extended parody of Atheism and mental delusion?
Apparently, my website is a prime example of Bo’s Law in action… (and apparently, my name is Hermant, not Hemant. Even I didn’t know that!)
The Friendly Atheist Blog — This blog has a picture of a smug looking brown-skinned fellow, who looks like he was photo shopped. He calls himself, Hermant, thus lending to the confusion about his natural origins as a human (Herman) and more subtly as an insect. The parody becomes completely obvious if you save “Hermant’s” picture onto your computer, and zoom in on his mouth very closely, you will see there is a slight grin on his face. Also, his left eye is much larger than his right eye, which is probably just the result of poor photo-shopping “Herman-ant’s” (as we refer to him in our lectures) blog attracts thousands of other so-called Atheists who post responses to his articles (which at first glance appear to be questions about the world from an Atheist point of view). The blog appears to be authentic, but after close examination it becomes apparent that the creator is actually a Christian (a mild-mannered gentleman with a “Hello, My Name is Hermant” name sticker on his lapel was spotted at the Southern Baptist Convention in Jacksonville, FL a year ago with a tape recorder) who is parodying Atheism. The readers on the other hand are legitimate people who think they are Atheists, while in fact they are not, because according to Bo’s Law, that is impossible. The blog is also hosted by, “WordPress,” a well known Christian blogging corporation dedicated to spreading God’s Word by “pressing” through the internets.
Oh no! I’ve been discovered!
Quick: Everyone say something really atheistic to throw others off the trail!
(via Landover Baptist Church)