No Place to Go

Kind of an odd one:

At least “no place to go” implies that we’re not going to hell. It reminds me of the old Redd Foxx line, “Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.”

BTW, St. Perpetua is the poster saint for faith-over-family. She was the living (and dying) embodiment of Luke 14:26, “If any one comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.” That’s a rough example to set in today’s family oriented churches.

(image via Christian Nightmares)

  • http://atheistlutheran.blogspot.com/ MargueriteF

    This only makes sense if you go by the idea Piers Anthony put forth in his “Incarnations of Immortality” series– that atheists crumble up and disappear into nothingness when they die, while believers go to heaven or hell. But unless you believe in this rather implausible idea, we either all have “no place to go,” or we’re all headed for an afterlife. Whether we’re atheists or theists doesn’t have any impact on reality.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gregm766 Gregory Marshall

    It is a take off on an old joke tombstone. It goes something like “Here lies Pete the atheist, all dressed up and no place to go”.

  • mikespeir

    It’s an improvement. At least we’re not headed for Hell anymore.

  • Christian Piatt

    As a Christian, this sort of arrogance makes me cringe, if not vomit a little. The good news is that we are in a post-Christendom society in which this sort of exceptionalism is increasingly seen as irrelevant or just ridiculous.

  • Monte Harris

    Hi Daniel. Monte here. That’s kind of similar to the pope’s comments. Except when the Vatican had to reign him back in. And where do churches get the pro-family thing from? Sure Jesus seemed to like children more than his disciples did, but he was single, his friend Paul was single (and wanted everyone single, because Jesus was coming back in their generation; no time for the monster with two backs).

  • Keulan

    Some theists may think that sign is clever, but they aren’t going anywhere when they die either. I remain convinced that there is no afterlife until I see some actual evidence for it.

  • Len

    I always like this: http://i.imgur.com/obg5S.jpg

    • Wayne Carpenter

      Yep. I’d be ok with that.

  • Hitch’s Apprentice

    And no Hell to have to worry about…………


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