The believers in a Grand Poobah in the sky want to know why atheists are fanatical in their attempts to shut down religion and stop unfounded beliefs.
When they beg me to stop, this is what they are saying (though they will most fervently deny it):
What they are saying is that we should never let the children in on the secret that Santa Claus didn't come down the chimney and put those gifts under
If they come up with the idea that chocolate milk comes from chocolate cows, DON'T CORRECT THEM.
When a frightened little darling wakes you up in the middle of the night and tells you there's a monster under her bed, you must say something
agreeable like, "Yes, there IS a monster under your bed."
Let's just have these kids grow up with these beliefs until these beliefs become fact
for them. Once these beliefs are firmly planted in their
heads there will be no way to convince them of such absurdities. Take one of these now-adults to a dairy farm to show them there's no such thing as
chocolate cows, and they will claim that the farmers are hiding the chocolate cows, or that they only live in Hershey, Pennsylvania. No matter how you
try to prove it, they will defend their stance with ideas that will become more and more ridiculous.
And, of course, they will challenge you with trying to prove that Santa Claus, monsters under the bed, or a god, DOESN'T exist.
Do you really want your kids growing up with such nonsense in their heads? Do you really want whole societies forming out of such beliefs? Of course
not. If this were to happen it would mean that you failed as a parent, as a member of society, and have driven logic back into the dark ages.
Atheists, I, will not prolong the inevitable downfall of irrational thinking by keeping my mouth shut. Not gonna happen, so help me NOT god!
edit on 1/5/2013 by jiggerj because: (no reason given)