Today I did something that I only do for weddings and funerals: I went to a church.
A “relation” was celebrating their birthday and chose to do so at the church they attend. That’s fine. The gathering wasn’t religious in nature. No praying, or speaking in “tongues” nor was there any snake handling.
Having to answer “natures call” I headed off to the restroom.
Just before getting there I saw a flyer for the church’s summer camp for kids. Of course it was religious. But what really got me was that they used a cartoon on it’s cover.
Now it wasn’t the fact that they were using a cartoon on the cover, it was the cartoon they had chosen to use.
The cartoon was one that I’ve seen on various web pages and folders of atheists. And it is anti-religion.
So I am standing there looking at this flyer asking myself just why in world would they use such a thing?
Then it dawned on me.
THEY HAD TOTALLY MISSED THE ENTIRE MEANING OF THE CARTOON!
The derogatory message the cartoon was sending was totally misunderstood by the person or people who chose to use it.
Now, there was a side of me that said I should bring this to these peoples attention. Then the other side said, that if they are as blind to the blatant meaning of the cartoon, would they even after being shown the real meaning, would they even then understand it?
Thinking about all those narrow minded people who are so wrapped up in their religion and their beliefs, I decided not too.
Just my little “jab” at their little world and their even smaller world view.

And here is the cartoon....



Views: 57

Comment by D.M Barrera on July 4, 2010 at 12:43pm
Woah........I dont see how they could have not gotten that meaning of that.
Comment by Reggie on July 4, 2010 at 4:57pm
That is rich. Nice catch, Rick, and thanks for sharing that!
Comment by Cara Coleen on July 5, 2010 at 12:25am
lol this is hilarious... I wonder how many people would catch it? it's best you didn't tell anyone. maybe some kids will get it and lose their faith over it! :)
Comment by James on July 5, 2010 at 1:08am
Wow... just wow. Words can not properly convey my amazement and dismay for the mental abilities of some. Perhaps this calls for a *facepalm*
Comment by Galen on July 11, 2010 at 11:14am
I totally would've pointed it out, if only to see the looks on their faces when I said "The cartoon is calling your belief in the bible STUPID, dude."
Comment by Chelsea Butler on July 12, 2010 at 12:53am
/FAIL
Comment by Michael on July 13, 2010 at 5:03pm
Perhaps there is a subsersive hidden atheist there at the church who put this up intentionally? Doubtful, but just a thought...We can only hope that someone else there gets it and is enlightened.

Comment

You need to be a member of Think Atheist to add comments!

Join Think Atheist

  

Events

Blog Posts

Labels

Posted by Quincy Maxwell on July 20, 2014 at 9:37pm 28 Comments

Services we love

We are in love with our Amazon

Book Store!

Gadget Nerd? Check out Giz Gad!

Advertise with ThinkAtheist.com

In need a of a professional web site? Check out the good folks at Clear Space Media

© 2014   Created by Dan.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service