and what rabbit hole did this Alice fall out of??

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Comment by Ari on September 26, 2010 at 12:29am
Hilarious. I haven't laughed so much in ages. What an utter fruit loop.
Comment by Jewelz on September 26, 2010 at 1:20am
I feel the need to comment again after the last several comments. I was certain this was in jest upon the first read through. Comments like "You can believe in God any way you want (Baptist, Catholic, Methodist, etc)" instead of "(Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc)" and the last statement about blaming atheists who have never committed crimes instead of blaming atheists for all the crimes of the last century as well as the ASS initials made it pretty obvious to me.

However, I wasn't sure if the paper or the person who sent it in were aware of the intentions of the original writer. It seems many people on this site missed the joke as well. So out of curiosity, I did a quick google search and found this.

The letter didn't bother me at all. In fact, I thought it was mildly amusing. I found the follow-up comments by the paper much more interesting.

They said we should be ashamed of ourselves for printing it, and that we would never have done that if it were about blacks or Jews. They’re right, we wouldn’t have. However, to be an atheist, you make a conscious choice.

I'm glad they got a positive response from the community. I wonder if they would have printed a similar letter about Muslims or any other faith, but I'm sure they won't in the future. I call that a win.
Comment by James on September 26, 2010 at 1:47am
I have a feeling that I've seen this before. I believe it may be the work of a troll(s) who like to send to same letter to random papers. I must say that it really is too insane to take seriously.
Comment by Mario Rodgers on September 26, 2010 at 2:17am
Yeah. We make a conscious choice to support reality-based thinking.
Comment by Wesley on September 26, 2010 at 11:12am
What a great poe...The second paragraph is hilarious... Freedom of religion means you can believe in god in any way you want (Baptist, Catholic, Methodist, etc.), but you must believe.

Notice how she didn't mention Muslem, Hindu, Sikh, Jain. Too funny and exactly the (tea) party line.
Comment by Michael Sizer-Watt on September 26, 2010 at 1:31pm
"to be an atheist, you make a conscious choice"

Bullshit! I don't choose to be uncovinced by the lack of evidence, just like I don't choose to be unconvinced that rain is made of cotton. I simply have no choice in the matter. Man it pisses me off when people are so stupid as to believe we choose our beliefs. idiots.
Comment by Mario Rodgers on September 26, 2010 at 1:39pm
Just like people of other faiths "choose" to ignore the saving power of Christ and doom themselves to hell, right? Brother. These people.
Comment by Heiko Knipfelberg on September 26, 2010 at 2:04pm
There are people that ignorant out there. They are the majority............ unfortunately.
Comment by Jewelz on September 26, 2010 at 2:20pm
I think the paper meant religion or lackthereof is a choice in comparison to skin color or descent. That's why they would not have considered running a letter by someone who held the opinion that all black or Jewish people should "get off muh country!"

Though by stating that, they're implying they would have printed an equally angry letter about Christians or Muslims since that's also a choice by their definition. I'm disinclined to believe they would have but who knows.
Comment by DeSwiss on September 26, 2010 at 5:25pm
Ah. One of the "left behinds."

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