discussing spirituality with atheists? you fool

For one, it is little different from trying to explain the subjects of nutrition and bodybuilding to Joe/Jane Normal: too many misconceptions and lies they have been fed to be unlearned before one can begin the re-education process:

  • Toning!
  • Spot reduction!
  • I’ll get too bulky!
  • Squats are bad for the knees!
  • You mean broccoli is a carb?
  • That BBQ sauce is fat-free so it must be healthy.
  • You are elitist.

For second, you are attempting to express the inexpressible, explain the unexplainable. It is not the atheist who is the fool; it is you. On the topic of religion and spirituality, no one is right and no one is wrong, for one cannot be either.

What difference is there between “You believe in invisible sky fairies!? Ha ha ha!!” and “You believe in studies and doctors!? Ha ha ha!!”?

Thirty blows from the Zen master upon both our heads.


Author: ma'habocath

ma'habocath knows some, tells much. ma'habocath knows few things others do. This one is a live-alone, full-time burger-flipper with an odd mind and too much to say. ma'hab always tries the best ma'hab can to keep up: • Chores • Bodybuilding and other health-nuttery • Japanese language studies • Culinary experimentation (see “other health-nuttery”) • Exploration of newfound spiritual territory • Exploration of my Self • Figuring out how to socialize well enough, mostly face-to-face • Backlogs: books, heavy metal, anime • Blogging, chatting, texting, and talking to whomever will listen about all of the above

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