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Today I walked my dog by the shops nearby. We walked by a coffee shop that has outside tables. 2 men were seated outside and when I passed by one said: "Would you like to pray with us brother?"
I was astounded and said: "1. I am not your brother I don't know who you are.
2. Pray is just a display and serves no purpose.
3. I don't believe in your myth.
4. Your little display is like a public display of affection, it is not wanted nor appreciated and should not be done in public."
The poor man was stunned. He got really red in the face and he screamed: "You get out of here before I have you arrested!"
I laughed until I cried! I couldn't believe it. Arrested for what? My word, christians are fucked up. They are absolutely fucked in the head.

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watchman's picture
@Mykcob4 ......

@Mykcob4 ......

Laughter...... a perfect response .... excellent.

Sheldon's picture
Arrested? What happened to

Arrested? What happened to love your enemies? This brings another Hitchens quote to mind.

“Many religions now come before us with ingratiating smirks and outspread hands, like an unctuous merchant in a bazaar. They offer consolation and solidarity and uplift, competing as they do in a marketplace. But we have a right to remember how barbarically they behaved when they were strong and were making an offer that people could not refuse.”

― Christopher Hitchens, god is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

Old man shouts at clouds's picture
Unfortunately from what I

Unfortunately from what I have seen of much of policing in the US and Australia you probably were at real risk of being arrested.

Tin-Man's picture
@Old Man Re: "Unfortunately

@Old Man Re: "Unfortunately from what I have seen of much of policing in the US and Australia you probably were at real risk of being arrested."

Actually, if I had ever gotten a call from a knucklehead like that, I would have probably been standing there laughing my ass off right along with Myk. For that matter, I may have even tried to find a way to arrest the idiot who called. I use to absolutely hate it when very stupid people called us for very stupid reasons. And I can easily say there were several others I worked with who felt the exact same way. LOL

By the way, Myk, that was a great response to those dingledorfs. Wish I could have been there to see that. LOL

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Sheldon's picture
By any standards that's some

By any standards that's some non-sequitur? What has that to do with the boorishly impolite behaviour of the two theists in the OP?

Old man shouts at clouds's picture
I think its the piece on

I think its the piece on ancient crocodiles...feasting on allegory for the prayers and Mykcob I think.

Wait AB posted that I don't think he understands allegory.

algebe's picture
Ancient crocodiles feasting

Ancient crocodiles feasting on giant tortoises....That sounds like Queensland in 2018.

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Tin-Man's picture


Ummm.... I'm curious.... Do you even bother to read the OP topic before barging in and popping off with random shit? Or is it something you do intentionally just to be annoying?

mykcob4's picture
As usual AG your ignorance is

As usual AG your ignorance is unsurpassed. The Op is about christians wanting me to be arrested for not praying with them.

Cognostic's picture
Yep! I met two ladies the

Yep! I met two ladies the other day who wanted to hand me a JW pamphlet. I looked at it, met one of the girls in the eye and simply said, "Don't you know Jesus is a myth?" She was stunned and just stood there with her hand out holding the pamphlet as I walked on. It's like no one had ever told her that before.

In short, these people have been touting their religious beliefs for centuries without every being asked to justify them in any way. Religion has always been one of the main things we just don't talk about in polite society. Well, the special status is over and it is not time to drag religion from the candle lit shadowy church pews into the light of day.

the78jack's picture
hey atleast he didn't throw

hey atleast he didn't throw stones at you!!!

algebe's picture
@Mykcob4: "Would you like to

@Mykcob4: "Would you like to pray with us brother?"

Were they talking to you or your dog?

Sky Pilot's picture


Well, you can always be sociable and whip out an imprecatory prayer.

Here are some examples of imprecatory prayer in the Old Testament:

Psalm 55:15 - Let death take my enemies by surprise; let them go down alive to the grave.
Psalm 58:6 - O God, break the teeth in their mouths.
Psalm 69:28 - May they be blotted out of the book of life and not be listed with the righteous.
Psalm 109:9 - May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow.
Psalm 137:9 - How blessed will be the one who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks.

There are some great ones in Deuteronomy 28:16-68 =

Cronus's picture
You could always say " You

You could always say " You pray, I'll beat off - let's see who has something to show for their efforts first".


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Well first off I would not be offended if a fellow human being called me brother. We are all part of the human race. And by some definition, brothers.

I would make it clear pretty quickly though, that I am an atheist. And that I do not believe in prayer or god, or the Bible or an afterlife.

CyberLN's picture
I’m not anyone’s brother.

I’m not anyone’s brother.

fishy1's picture
Ok Cyber. By your own

Ok Cyber. By your own specific definition of it anyway.

But as a caring, moral, atheist, I'd like to see all humans get along, and be on the same page.... Like brothers in humanity.

Will it ever happen ? Probably not. At least in my lifetime. But hopefully it will happen before we destroy ourselves.

It's really the only hope we have.

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