Thursday, January 20, 2005
Moments in bad publicity for atheists.
I'm sorry, but today's Boston Globe feature story about the travails of being an atheist here in the very heart of the United States of Canada made me laugh out loud — and I was more than willing to give the story some degree of sympathy, being part of a skeptical religious minority myself. First there was this apparently unironic sentence about the monthly atheist Meetups near M.I.T. in Cambridge:
For atheists, the monthly meetings are an island of skepticism in a sea of religious conformity.
Yes, my friends: Cambridge, "sea of religious conformity." If you can't find secular friends in eastern Massachusetts, wow. But then there was this gem of self-awareness in a passage about 29-year-old Scott Gray:
Gray says he thinks the woman he's dating is Catholic, and that it deadens her appeal.
Hmm. He's charming, too! I bet that relationship ends in a hurry. ("God, No!" Jack Thomas, Boston Globe 1.20.05)
Copyright © 2005 by Philocrites | Posted 20 January 2005 at 10:44 PM