Every Atheist vs Theist Debate in a Nutshell

The Blonde Nonbeliever offers a synopsis of just about every conversation between a theist and atheist… featuring Homer Simpson as the theist:

Atheist hints at nonbelief during some random conversation. Theist picks up on it, smells an opportunity, and bites. Theist, with a kind, approachable smile, gently inquires about Atheist’s beliefs. Atheist either dodges and says something bland like, “I don’t go to church anymore, but I’m still spiritual,” or blatantly asks, “I’m an atheist, you got a problem with that?” Theist uncontrollably envisions Satan standing before him.

Atheist focuses conversation back to the here and now, and redefines evidence and knowledge versus faith and dogma. References how it is very likely that said Theist is probably an adherent to the same religion he was born into.

That cartoon works on so many levels…

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.

  • Mel

    It’s sad that the only comment I have for you is on the greatness of that Simpsons episode, when Homer sold his soul for a donut!

    • http://www.nowhere-fast.net Tom

      Hey, it’s a free donut.

  • http://www.theaunicornist.com Mike D

    One of the best episodes ever.

  • Erin W

    Mmm.  Forbidden donut.

  • Lyflovr

    Where’s the link to the video??SHEESH!!

  • Mike

    Mmm.  Sacralicious.

  • Anonymous

    And just like Flanders being the devil, there are many out there that are religious and believers that can really be the devil sometimes. Like in conversation.

    • Benjamin

      dude i agreee and sadly those religious people just tear their credibility down and bring their entire religion down with them :/     sad sad people 

  • stellaluna

    mmmm…daddy’s soul donut

  • Anonymous

    “Homer, that’s not God. That’s just a waffle that Bart tossed up there.””I know I shouldn’t eat thee, but…” *bites*

  • Benjamin1101100

    haha i love how almost no one commented on the article and all on the pics


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