Monday morning chuckle for you.
(Clip from “The Soloist”)
No, I don’t believe all atheists are as dopey as this guy is portrayed. It is refreshing to see that Hollywood doesn’t always make the Christian the idiot, though. Steve Lopez (Downey’s real-life character) asks some fantastic questions and makes some great observations here.
Great line: “Not a lot to talk about.”
This exchange highlights what I consider to be an absurdity of atheism. If you don’t believe in God, fine. I get it. You don’t have to. But why organize around disbelief? Why evangelize against something? I just don’t understand. Do people gather to share their dislike of music or art? Do people have meetings to talk about why they never started smoking?
As Christians, we ought not be hostile. But in honest dialog, it is fair to turn the tables. When belittled for “gathering around our superstition”, it must be asked how gathering around lack of belief is inherently more reasonable or noble.