Reason TV: An Atheist Billboard in Brooklyn

This reminds me…

Five or six years ago, when we were checking out the high-schools in our area for the right one to send our older son to, we visited a number of the ‘best’ schools in our area.  All the schools were trying to get as many of the ‘gifted’ kids to go there as possible, so on these visits, we were given the red carpet treatment…

I always checked out the library:  the natural environment for an Aspie…

In one of these schools (the one whose formal presentation was most adamant that they are inclusive and do not tolerate any ‘cliques’), in the ‘religion’ section of the library, I found a surprisingly wide range of Christian literature.  Not only did they have the books on the most common Christian denominations, they even had books representing Gnostic Christianity and even saw one on the Russian Orthodox faith.  I was impressed.

Soon, however, I was struck by the fact that though the variety of Christianity represented in the ‘theology’ section was commendable, there were absolutely no books on other faiths.  Not one!

I did what any other person would do:  I asked the librarian where books on Islam, Judaism, Shintoism, Buddhism, Hinduism and so on were.  With a smile, she directed me to the ‘mythology’ section…

Yes, ‘mythology’.

I could not stop laughing!

This just goes to show you:  even theists are perfectly capable of seeing that ‘religious beliefs’ are nothing more than a collection of myths.  It is perfectly obvious to them – all of them…

…with the tiny exception of their own religion…

One Response to “Reason TV: An Atheist Billboard in Brooklyn”

  1. Derek Says:

    I’ve been to bookstores libraries like this before. I sometimes would move some of the Christian books to the mythology sections and the eastern religion to the theology sections. I doubt it was of any consequence, but it made me feel better.

    Christians who are actually textual and literal in their beliefs are a vocal minority, but it is the millions of fake Pascal “Christians” protecting them, because, you know, we don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings.

    Xanthippa says: precisely!


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