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I’m a little bit drunk from a co-worker going away happy hour right now, so rather than something of my own, please enjoy this lovely article about the arrogance of Christians who think they know all about someone upon learning they are an atheist.

The Plantlet

“The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time he sees me. The rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them.”

-George Bernard Shaw

As an unbeliever, I seem to be one of the easiest people for my friends, family, and acquaintances to stereotype. I hope that doesn’t sound like whining because I’m really aiming for frank observation. Once anyone I know finds out I don’t believe in God, it seems they know everything about me in a matter of seconds. This isn’t a new thing, of course – everybody stereotypes. In fact, it’s a fast, effective, if unfair, way to assess a number of things. And now that I’m no longer of the same religious persuasion, many of my acquaintances really have my number. I’m told atheists want to be atheists, want to do whatever they wish, want to disobey God, and are…

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