Wednesday, December 21, 2011

No atheists in foxholes

Never been brought up with religion but all of my extended family have, and they're good people. I believe Jesus was a real person, and that he did some very important things. I also like Russell Crowe in Gladiator.

And I love to see people with belief, in a religion or against religion.

I said to a buddy "that cross, you're Christian, right?"

"Yeah, but I only pray in exams".
Sensible, you don't go to the ATM to deposit, but other things you do make sure there's always money there.

But a recent event caused me to remember the (sometimes sneering) contention by Christians the "there are no atheists in foxholes" - its pithy, and insightful. And Christians don't have a monopoly on sneering. It almost seems the first commandment of atheism "thou shalt sneer".

I've quite liked the Jedi way of seeing it - the force.

So have I offended everybody equally? Hopefully. And hopefully you'll bear with me. I annoy myself too.

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