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Hemant Mehta is the chair of Foundation Beyond Belief and a high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. He began writing the Friendly Atheist blog in 2006. His latest book is called The Young Atheist's Survival Guide.
Look like…? Like the devil in this cartoon? Isn’t it impossible for the devil to be an atheist? Because, wouldn’t he KNOW god exists?
Oh, he, like all other atheists according to Christians, actually secretly believes in God. He just pretends not to because he hates him or something.
Today I learned that Satan is an American citizen.
Illegal immigrants vote Democrat so why can’t Satan? Plus he votes by proxy.
Have you not read The Devil and Daniel Webster?
My throne has more skulls.
Do you wear a purple unitard and fight pirates?
Who does these days?
I think you mean, “Who doesn’t these days?”
I like the coffee mug. I wonder if I can get one of his free giveaways….
So do you think Hell runs like a well-oil machine or is frustratingly inefficient?
(Oh Christian Mythology, you’re so silly – and not at all like Hades and the Greek Underworld.)
It’s more like the bastardization of the Zoroastrian concept of the place of flames and torment where the wicked go until their next reincarnation. The idea of making it eternal came from contact with Western European pagan cultures around the 10th or 11th Centuries.
Well for years the Religious Right has been telling us that God is a Republican, so I guess that would imply that Satan is a Democrat.
I never heard that claim so I did a search and found a T-shirt with the phrase “My God is a Republican”. I am here to confess my ignorance on this one, but I was going to ask for a cite.
Living in texas, I hear and see crap like that all of the time.. But to my surprise, I was one my way to Houston earlier today, I saw a lot of Obama/Biden 2012 signs. Honestly I was shocked. Majority of rural places I go in Texas are pro republican.
It’s more commonly not explicitly stated, just portrayed through their selective interpretations of the Bible conveniently matching up with Republican positions. There’s a ‘Republican Jesus’ concept used in various online mockery of this.
There’s a great old “Doonesbury” comic where Ronald Reagan picks up a “key endorsement” from God.
If God is Omnipotent, He can make the Devil do anything He wants. Nothing the Devil does is the Devil’s fault since an Omniscient, Omnipotent God knows everything and can force anything to be done His way.
A Republican God might make the Devil claim to be a Democrat, but would surely only allow him to act for the ultimate good of Republicans.
The funniest part about this is that the devil says “heck no.”
Reminds me of that guy with a spoon instead of a pitchfork, Phil the Prince of Insufficient Light in Dilbert. He Darns people to Heck.
The reporter thinks, “Hey, I feel that my life has meaning and purpose here.”
After “but it’s not like I’m gonna vote *Republican*!” the next line should have been, “I’m not *that* evil…”
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