A couple from the Heritage Baptist Church in Lawrence, KS just came to our door to hand us a tiny tract of Christian talking points. It doesn’t contain any evidence, but I guess they were assuming we’d accept a dude rose from the dead because it was printed on a tiny piece of paper.
This particular part amused me:
It feels like a used car salesman saying “Just hand my cashier $500 and you get to walk away with a free car!” If the gift is free, with no strings attached, why is this dead tree in my hand?
Look, if you want to sell me on a guy rising from the dead you need to first establish that you’re not phenomenally gullible at best or an able and willing liar at worst. A good way to do that might be to not put the strings directly after the part that says no strings attached.
This tweet happened. It was funny:
@jteberhard It’s really quite an offer: accept this gift or be tortured for eternity. *That’s* how you close a sale. ABC, baby.
— Jeremy Simington (@JeremySimington) May 8, 2015
Gift, threat…they look so much alike when god or the mafia issue them.