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…

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  • 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!

  • One of the best episodes ever.

  • Tom

    Hey, it’s a free donut.

  • 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.

  • 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*

  • blehber

    hmm this seems to not hold when you argue with agnostic theist. as they do not go to church, and they do not believe in any of the set in place gods, but they believe in gods out there. An agnostic theist will merely try to persuade any atheist to keep their stance on atheism agnostic. as both the stance of there is no god and there is certainly a god, is as yet unproven on either side. The stance of I dont know, but It seems unlikely or it seems likely for such reason as historical religions springing up all across societies and claimants to have seen gods have been common in history. As well as the fact that there is no physical evidence to back these visions or even prove that the religions didn’t pop up as a way to control the populace.