Talk atheisty to me…

A friend of mine has been visiting her deeply conservative family in Florida for the last week.  She texted me the other night to make sure I was still picking her up from the airport.

My responses come from the fact that I spent all of yesterday answering texts with my magic 8-ball.

Friend:  You’re still picking me up tomorrow night right?

Me:  Signs Point to Yes

Friend:  Ok cool.  When I get in the car, I need you to tell me how you voted for Obama and how god doesn’t exist.  And don’t stop til I cum.

Me:  It is Decidedly So

I love my friends.

PERSONAL: The corrupting power of fame and my love for my commenters.
PERSONAL: Mid day lab pics from the wife.
PERSONAL: Sorry to disappoint you, Julian.
You guys are wonderful.
About JT Eberhard

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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  • AnyBeth

    Visiting relatives, too, mine in the Appalachians. While they are fundamentalists, fortunately for me, they aren’t so politically conservative. They’re fairly conservative socially, but are part the group around here who historically think Republicans are for the rich, though I’m sure they wouldn’t know the term “trickle-down economics. And they think separation between church and state is good so that churches stay pure. So I’m pretty luck as to their politics, but in their houses, I’m inundated with religion, if not in talk, then all over the walls, on the tables, on the floors. I’ll be happy when I can look a direction without seeing a prayer, an angel, a depiction of Jesus, etc. It’s everywhere!