Freethought Today ·

Vol. 29 No. 2

March 2012

Published by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc.

Overheard: Mormonism

A new rule: Until someone claims to see Christopher Hitchens’ face in a tree stump, idiots must stop claiming that atheism is a religion. There’s one little difference. Religion is defined as belief in and worship of a super-human controlling power. And atheism is precisely — not that! Got it? Atheism is a religion like abstinence is a sex position. When it comes to religion, we’re not two sides of the same coin. You don’t get to put your unreason up on the shelf with my reason. . . . If you still insist atheism is a religion, then it’s only fair that we get to do all the looney stuff you do, and I’m going to start tonight by unbaptizing Mitt Romney’s dead father-in-law. . . . It was discovered last week that Edward Davies, Ann Romney’s father, an enthuasistically anti-religious scientist who called organized faith hogwash, was posthumously baptized in the Mormon tradition 14 months after he died. They tried to do it sooner but he wouldn’t stop spinning in his grave.
Bill Maher, who donned a magician’s hat to perform “history’s first unbaptism ceremony” in the name of “math, gravity, evolution and electricity,” to rescue Davies from planet Kolub and return him to “the kind of freethinkers he chose to hang out with here on Earth.”
“Real Time with Bill Maher,” 2-2-12

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