OK, so I saw a thing on line for an Atheist’s Meet Up. I wonder what they do there?
Most people get together with people of common interest. Something they all like. Could be church, quilting, sports, whatever. But here is a group of people getting together because of something they are NOT interested in. I tried to imagine their conversation.
“I didn’t pray this morning.”
“Joe, I heard your aunt has terminal cancer. That’s terrible”
“Guess she’s gonna die.”
“Did you hear I lost my Job?”
“No, what happened?”
“My company closed.”
“Wow! Did your boss pray to Obama for help?”
“Yeah, but he told us he spent all his divine supply on banker’s bonuses and failing car companies. There’s nothing left for the rest of us.”
Then the meeting:
“I call the meeting to order. Joe, would you please not open in prayer.”
“Now, down to business. We need to redouble our efforts against the dangerous and non-existent God. We will be going to city hall on Tuesday in our fight to end prayer at city meetings. It is offensive, and sets a bad example for our children to see leaders talking to someone who is not real.
“Wednesday Night is Family Night. We will meet at the Mall and bring our kids to meet Santa.”
OK, so maybe the meeting is a little better than that. But I was thinking I should start a group for people that do not like sports. Our meetings would be great!
“How ‘bout those Cubs”
We will systematically set out to destroy all sports, starting with football, because it is the most boring. We will try to get laws passed banning football at public schools because we find it offensive. We will spend years getting our candidates into public office, and into administrative positions at schools. Then we will ridicule everyone who disagrees with us and call them unintelligent. Football makes you stupid! The majority of High School bullying is done by jocks! Most scientists do not play football! Then we will make everyone join the chess and AV club just because we say so!
Or, maybe we will just mind our own business and let people play football, and ask others to join them if they want, even on public property.