Friend: Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to.
Me: Also, believing what you know is not so.
Friend: Is it your mission in life to make everything a religious debate?
Me: Yes, I was hired by the ACLU and the Freedom From Religion Foundation to reply to your status.
Ok so I was sarcastic rather than serious. I could have come up with, it is your status, I just made a comment, why are you getting so defensive. Or I could have mentioned that is a Mark Twain quote and be done with it. I might have even tried bashing closed mindedness ergo Qualia Soups
open-mindedness video. I do have a tendency to be a "militant new atheist" or whatever that is. But when it comes down to it, I just want people to think more rationally. There is no fight with atheists and relgion, but a fight between rationality and irrationality. My only goal is to get people to think about why they believe what they believe. I am not better or worse than the next person, but I do believe in rational and critical thinking, and have a belief system that reflects reality. I do want people handing out badges for ignorance, I want people being rewarded for their excellence in thinking.