This is why you should never say “There are no atheists in foxholes.” It just leads to confusion. (Click to enlarge.)
The fact that Darby said “an atheist is someone who doesn’t believe in *a* god” makes me wonder if he’s atheist himself — or at least familiar with the movement. The Standard Clueless Definition of atheist (in America anyways) is generally “doesn’t believe in God”, which, as I’m sure we all know, is very different.
Wouldn’t the saying “There are no atheists in foxholes” imply that all foxes are theists?
i’m pretty sure it’s because foxes are well known to follow the way of the master, and that’s just really annoying.
Nice, though you wrote “atheist holds” in the title
meh….I have never found “Get Fuzzy” funny.
Colin, I noticed the “a” in the definition too, a clue to Darby being at least more knowledgeable and aware about this than the common level.
As for foxes being atheists, I think we can risk a “yes” on that one. However, domesticated dogs worship us, so I’d say “maybe not” on them. Cats, on the other hand know that they’re gods, which is why I like them.
If “hole” can mean my home, I’ve had raccoons, opossums, wild birds and skunks, but no foxes yet. I did say “Oh God!” when the skunks got in, but it was just an expression, I swear to God.
This would be really cool to see in a Sunday paper~
So if I think I’m a god, am I a theist?
It was amusing to see in the paper this morning, if only because I wondered if it would end up on here. Although I don’t think he gets much of a point across, I’m really not sure what he’s trying to say. I guess Rob was in the wrong, here?
I read this at work this morning, started laughing my head off. Unfortunately, none of my coworkers saw the humor, they were all a bit confused (large, traditional firehouse: all catholic, all the time)