I Don’t See the Light

Gizmodo hypes science-free lightbulbs:

The commenters there are not too happy with it.

I get the underlying message of the picture: The lightbulb won’t turn on until you ditch faith.

Yep. That’s gotta be it. Do you have a better explanation?

Side note: I’m amused by the name of the Gizmodo contributor who posted that.

(Thanks to Travis for the link!)

  • http://yetanotheratheist.net Yet Another Atheist

    Oh no, lol. They’re getting the usual, “I’m a Christian, and this offends me, and for that reason alone it is wrong.” Pfft. I think it’s hilarious.

  • http://atheistreadsbible.blogspot.com/ Jude

    I love this. I’m showing it to all my atheist teens.

  • Samiimas

    Faith and prayer can cure disease, change the outcomes of sports events, decide elections and dozens of other things that are conveniently hard to test, but it’s just offensive to imply Christians believe faith could have so big an impact as to power a lightbulb.

  • Richard Wade

    There’s a link to the Jesus Switch, and even though I’ve seen it before, it still brings a belly laugh. The funniest kitch of all time.

  • MaleficVTwin

    An awful lot of butt-hurt in the comments over there….. :)

  • http://standardspicywhatnot.blogspot.com/ Naomi

    That is very funny! I agree with Samiimas.

  • Bob

    It’s not so much that you have to ditch your faith, but that you have to accept science and stop pretending it’s an optional component of the world around us.

    I mean, if there’s a God, didn’t He make the materials used in the filament, the glass in the bulb, create the physical laws that govern combustion and vacuum?

    It would seem to me that if you believe in God, then you MUST accept science. If a conclusion is wrong, then science allows for it to be disproven through the scientific method.

  • JD

    Christians don’t appear to do anything about or say much to the Westboro Baptist Church, or people like the Followers of Christ on Oregon (they 100% eschew medical treatment for prayer, sometimes to the preventable deaths of their children), it sure makes them look complicit.

    Getting all offended by having their beliefs called out as superstitious doesn’t help, because that’s hypocritical as a group, if you believe the bible as written, you’re supposed to believe all other belief systems as superstition.

  • Jonas

    “it’s just offensive to imply Christians believe faith could have so big an impact as to power a lightbulb”

    Addressing the overly sensitive moderate Christian — Faith addressing a clearly testable claim — can it light this bulb is your issue. — Go ahead an have faith to support your emotional strength in times of need and all.

    Though it would help if you the sensible Christian would decry all the misuses and dangerous uses of Faith, from Christian Science ‘Faith Healing’ to Creation Science.

  • Bob

    @Jonas:

    I think you misread Samiimas’s comment. What I got was that they were pointing out how Christians (not necessarily their self) routinely attribute God’s Grace to deciding the outcome of elections, sporting events, etc. … but then take umbrage when someone suggests their faith would have an impact on something small and mundane like a lightbulb.

  • Samiimas

    I thought the ‘conveniently hard to test’ line made the sarcasm pretty obvious.

  • Daniel Dorfman

    If they were science-free, the package would be empty. Hell, there wouldn’t even be a package.

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  • ckitching

    It’s better to curse the darkness than light a candle.

    Or am I getting that wrong?


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