To the more hateful commenters on this blog

There’s been an uptick in the drive-by “insult JT personally” brand of believers lately.  Whether it’s making fun of me for my mental illness or hypothesizing about the size of my genitalia, there are a couple things you true believers should bear in mind.

1.  Note our differences.

You may not like it that I’m angry, but note how I make arguments in the process of being angry?  You could do that too and bring some of us wayward atheists to Christ with your visit – that is, if you prioritized the message of your god over the size of my penis (which I wouldn’t, but then again I don’t have much esteem for the message of your god).

Of course, if your arguments for god’s existence sucked, then it would just give me blog fodder.

2.  Christians read this blog.

They do.  They email me.  A lot.  I love the war of ideas, and I’m openly trying to convince believers of certain things, like that religion does not have a positive affect on morality.

Many of them seem to not mind my anger because it is always accompanied by an explanation for why I’m angry.  I never just denigrate someone for the sake of denigrating them.  Creating unhappiness is not my goal, it’s just sometimes a byproduct of the work I do.

This is not what you guys do.  You come here for no other purpose but to try to make me unhappy.  So when I say things like “Christianity doesn’t make people better, in fact, it seems to help people be worse” you guys are making my point for me (this makes me the opposite of unhappy).

So…thanks?

3.  I get paid per hit.

Every time you come to this blog, I make money.  Every time you check back to see if I’ve taken the bait and taken the time to respond, I make money.

I use that money to fight religion or to go see my girlfriend in Kansas (or otherwise make myself happy).  Tee hee hee.  :)

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When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.


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