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Atheists and serial killers

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Description: A recent experience in a doctor's reception area
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« on: June 13, 2011, 15:40:28 PM »

Lurkie is minding her own business in an orthopod's reception area, waiting for a follow-up appointment. Notices that Cardigan Man sitting beside her is very keen to start a conversation.

Eventually the magazines run out so there is no excuse not to chat to CM. A brief conversation ensues, revolving around CM's situation. He had a car accident some years ago, bad head injury, brain operation, was in a coma for months, had to learn to walk again and talk again etc. etc. This is serious stuff so Lurkie listens intently and makes kind sounds.

The one-sided conversation suddenly takes an annoying turn when CM starts to thank his saviour for all his blessings and the amount that he has learned from the experience. Lurkie has a low tolerance for stuff like this and asks CM why his saviour didn't save him from the accident and spare him all the pain & suffering in the first place.

Lurkie thinks meanly to herself that the head injury explains the guy's choice in jerseys.

CM looks stunned and haps bubbles for a while. Red Jacket Bossy Boots Lady spins around and tells Lurkie that this was the path picked for CM by the saviour and everything is part of a greater plan. Lurkie smiles sweetly and wishes CM good luck with his saviour.

Luckily it is time to see the doc, so CM is spared being told that he's been sitting beside an atheist for about two hours. Lurkie thanks the doc for rescuing her from reception because, in reaction to being evangelised to, she was about to tell CM that she was an atheist.

The doc has a huge grin on his face and says something wonderful: "People react better to finding out that you are a serial killer rather than an atheist".
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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2011, 15:52:21 PM »

Lovely! Wink
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2011, 16:28:32 PM »

religious fruitcakes will drive atheists to serial killing. 
just saying....

I take this opportunity to confess my undying to love to Dexter....
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2011, 16:44:07 PM »

religious fruitcakes will drive atheists to serial killing. 

Damn! I wish I'd thought of that as a reply!
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2011, 17:00:52 PM »

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"People react better to finding out that you are a serial killer rather than an atheist".

Could be worse, you could be telling them you're an atheist serial killer. In all seriousness, it does feel shitty to belong to (according to American studies anyway) "The most hated minority" without having a good reason for all this hatred. (Of course, nut-cases are nut-cases because they lack "good reason").
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2011, 18:42:43 PM »

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asks CM why his saviour didn't save him from the accident and spare him all the pain & suffering in the first place

LOL. Lovely. I can just imagine CMiferous dumbfoundment.
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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2011, 20:56:23 PM »

Could be worse, you could be telling them you're an atheist serial killer. In all seriousness, it does feel shitty to belong to (according to American studies anyway) "The most hated minority" without having a good reason for all this hatred. (Of course, nut-cases are nut-cases because they lack "good reason").


An atheist who is a serial killer, or a serial killer of atheists?

I'm reminded of an American saying: "Going postal".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Going_postal

Wiki describes this as "becoming extremely and uncontrollably angry, often to the point of shooting people dead, usually in a workplace environment. The expression derives from a series of incidents from 1983 onward in which United States Postal Service (USPS) workers shot and killed managers, fellow workers, and members of the police or general public in acts of mass murder. Between 1986 and 1997, more than forty people were gunned down by spree killers in at least twenty incidents of workplace rage."
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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2011, 21:29:37 PM »

Hermes is the hero in Going Postal by Terry Pratchett.
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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2011, 07:06:32 AM »

I take this opportunity to confess my undying to love to Dexter....
You're in luck, he's available since that incredible airhead he was married to got done in by Trinity.  Any news on when the next series will be available?
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« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2011, 09:01:04 AM »

St0nes, if I wasn't as much of a Dexter addict as I am, and hadn't already watched the newest season (after trinity, aka AT), I would start stalking you in a minivan with tools in my bag.
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« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2011, 09:41:26 AM »

One must keep in mind, that serial killers in effect release the victim's soul to heaven, and therefore did them a favour.  Atheists on the other hand, are hellbound and for every "convert", we doom said "victim" to an eternity of hellfire and brimstone.

Quite a difference in the religious nut's mind....  Evil
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« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2011, 09:55:09 AM »

I take this opportunity to confess my undying to love to Dexter....
You're in luck, he's available since that incredible airhead he was married to got done in by Trinity.  Any news on when the next series will be available?

i've only discoverd his royal gingerness about a month ago, and am waiting for season three to land in my sticky hands.  i do believe, however, than season 6 is going to air in september?
so, thanx for the spoiler, so rita gets murderized?  or his real-life ex flame, debra?
i dont mind rita, but debra has this weird nervous tick mouth-thing she does that irks me.

did i mention that i have an uber-crush on Dexter?
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« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2011, 10:00:20 AM »

Red Jacket Bossy Boots Lady spins around and tells Lurkie that this was the path picked for CM by the saviour and everything is part of a greater plan.
… including, of course, Lurkie’s confronting Cardigan Man and Red Jacket Bossy Boots Lady’s presence in the doctor’s waiting room to set us all straight.  Okay, I’m glad that’s settled, then.  We can now confidently throw out all of statistics, probability theory, statistical mechanics and quantum theory, and also shut down all of the world’s casinos because there are no chance events, no randomness.  It’s all been determined and is part of a greater plan… Roll Eyes

Still, well done on not letting such pathetic baloney go unchallenged!



The doc has a huge grin on his face and says something wonderful: "People react better to finding out that you are a serial killer rather than an atheist".
I like your orthopaedic surgeon already.  Maybe he could specialise further and work towards identifying the part of the brain that needs to be excised so as to relieve people of such pungent stupidities as worshipping some fancied capricious personal protector sprite-in-the-sky.  Now, that would be a really worthwhile medical advance. Wink

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« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2011, 10:08:40 AM »

One must keep in mind, that serial killers in effect release the victim's soul to heaven…
Actually, there’s a conundrum along those lines for christians.  I don’t recall where or with whom it originated, but it follows logically from basic christian doctrine that their god’s favourite person must be the one who first baptises infants in great numbers and then immediately slaughters them while they are without sin, delivering their saved souls to heaven (whatever that actually might mean).  Should this person go to heaven or hell?

Predictably, you’ll never get a straight or consistent answer to this quandary from any believer.

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« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2011, 10:39:17 AM »

One must keep in mind, that serial killers in effect release the victim's soul to heaven, and therefore did them a favour.  Atheists on the other hand, are hellbound and for every "convert", we doom said "victim" to an eternity of hellfire and brimstone.

Quite a difference in the religious nut's mind....  Evil

Well of course, the serial killer did have free will even though the victim had his path chosen beforehand by god. Totally consistent. I wouldn't be surprised if some religious person gave you this answer in all seriousness.
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