a.m., I just read your account of you and Nessa at The
Cube in Manhattan, and I fucking shrieked with laughter.
your site not long ago, and I'm richly enjoying every piece of it.
I'm aspiring to have the guts you do in fighting against the brainless,
dangerous people that I call "godders."
to think the current frantic nastiness of godders is a kind of last-gasp
shudder of a dying belief system, but I worry that I might be wrong
about that, and what we're actually experiencing is a godder takeover
way, the days of the quiet, nice atheists is past, in my opinion.
I think this is a time for atheist evangelism. We're either fighting
against the godder takeover, or we're hastening the long-overdue
death of that dangerous brain-maggot of a belief system.
for you, and everything you do.
Nessa: You rock, lady! Don't ever change. :)
I'm 51, and I live in upstate New York. I have a half-atheist/half
something else blog: www.hankfox.com.
And I hope to meet you someday and shake your hand.
yeah, the "howdy" at the beginning of this email is part of my born-
and- grew- up- in- the- Deep- South self. Not everyone there is
a moron; it's just that the morons get the best press. :D
I just wanted to say thank you for your excellent, hilarious site,
and for reminding all of us that we shouldnıt take ourselves so
been a born-again atheist ever since I took AP biology in 1986.
No, scratch that. Iım an atheist largely because thatıs what my
family has been for several generations, and I havenıt seen anything
to convince me that theyıre wrong. However, I did give religion
a chance (out of rebellion?) when I was in Junior High and High
School, and just couldnıt get past the fact that even the very liberal
church that I was attending (United Church of Christ) really wanted
me to believe in something that makes no logical sense. Then, I
studied ancient Roman, Greek and Egyptian culture and religion,
and read several excellent biology, physics and psychology textbooks.
After that, I just had to laugh at how truly gullible we are as
a species. A God designed us in His image? Sure, and if you clap
your hands really hard, Tinkerbell wonıt die!
as a 33-year-old working mom, Iıve come to view religion as some
kind of species-wide delusion that most human beings cling to as
a survival mechanism. I try to view the religious with sympathy
and understanding rather than fear or disgust, because I recognize
that the reality of human existence can be difficult and painful
to face. I wish I could say the same for the way the religious view
those of us who do not share their delusion.
amazed (and just a bit offended) when a religious person asks me
how I can live without any moral values or meaning in life. Whuhh?
So youıre assuming that just because I donıt believe that an imaginary
daddy in the sky told me not to kill my neighbor, I must think that
killing my neighbor is OK? No, I think itıs wrong to kill my neighbor
because I THINK ITıS WRONG TO KILL MY NEIGHBOR. Nobody had to tell
me that killing was wrong. In fact, if you were to poll an equal
number of atheists and members of the religious right, Iım guessing
youıd find that a lot more of us are anti-killing (i.e. anti-death
penalty, anti-hunting, anti-war) than them.
far as meaning in life is concerned, Iıve found all the meaning
that I need. Please see the attached photo of me (when I was very
pregnant) with my wonderful lesbian older sister, and the other
photo of me and my sweet little son. Iım sure that he wonıt need
a ³God² to tell him not to kill his neighbor either.
for your time, and keep up the good work!
A final thought from one of my favorite celebrity atheists, Joss
Whedon: ³If nothing we do matters, then all that matters is what
we do.² -Angel.
Goddamn, Bob, isn't it great that nearly every Christian that comes
upon your site does so with such shame that they MUST mention they
did it unintentionally?
found your site when I searched for Jesus. I mean, I really just
stumbled upon it. I would never visit a site like this on purpose.
I LOVE Jesus." (Translated, of course, into acceptable English.)
beautiful. It's consistent. It's the best.
luck with hustlin', Bob. I'll be up to help you sometime. Keep fighting
the good fight.
If this seems a little informal, I apologize. I've visited your
site regularly for about ten of the twelve months I've owned a home
PC. I'm almost certain it isn't, though. This apology is really
for my sake.
a grip man, it is blasphemous to God and that is punishable!
I think it is totally
wrong how can you create a
fridge magnet with Jesus and then dress him up as a devil,
What is wrong with you people!!
I am totally disgusted
with what you are doing!! I hope and pray that you will discontinue
the product!!!!! Get a grip man, it is blasphemous to God
and that is punishable!
Mr Tertius Wait
Mr. Tertius Wait,
First of all, it isn't "you people," it's just one guy here
doing all of this work. Me. Bob! Nobody else. Well, except
for the people who complain to the site. Their work is a good
portion too. But besides them it's all me! So get it right.
Next, you asked
how I could make such a blasphemous fridge magnet set that
is punishable by God? I suppose I'm a lot like those guys
who leap off of bridges on bungie cords or scale the sides
of buildings with suction cups. I'm very courageous, to the
extent that taunting and teasing God is no different than,
say, feeding a dog a spoonful of peanut butter and laughing
at the stupid looking results.
All you have to
do is think of it in a smaller context like that and anything
is possible! But I'm also braver than your average guy. Start
small! Start with teasing a big dog in a cage, then a guy
in a pickup truck, and before you know it you'll be jabbin'
God in the side with a stick!
At least try! Because,
like Whitney Houston said: If you fail, or if you succeed
at least you did what you believe.
And say nope to dope!
disagree and thats that
I disagree and
i hope you that you stop this madnes but if you dont im not
going to do anuything about it, you are in God's hands my
Please i ask for your sake to stop.
I am also not here
to fight with you im here to let you know that it is wrong
to curse God and that i disagree in what you are doing. so
please it is up to you now.
Mr Tertius Wait
Don't worry about
me man. I'm ready for whatever God's got to dish out. He doesn't
scare me. Not for a second!
Must I remind you
that I've been teasing God like this for almost 4 years now
and I don't see what all of the fuss is about. Like, yesterday
after I said all of that stuff to you comparing God to my
dog that I feed peanut butter for laughs, you wanna know how
God retaliated? He sprinkled a little rain shower on me. I
had to go under an awning for like 10 minutes to get away.
Oh I'm SOOO scared! And ever since I posted Jesus Dress Up
on the Internet the worst He's been able to manage is giving
me an irritating sunburn that lasted about a day and a half,
and I locked myself out of my apartment once (my neighbor
had to buzz me in).
Now, either God
ain't that tough or He's scared to really let loose on me
because He knows if He REALLY pisses me off then I'd make
a Dress Up page that'd bring down the whole Christian faith!
Ha ha ha ha ha
ha ha!! What's it like worshipping a scaredy-cat, Tertius?
My advice to you is next time you're prayin' ask your God
to create a bigger set of balls for Himself... unless He's
scared that I'm gonna stuff 'em down His throat!
Wow. What an interesting
question! Can God make His balls so big that they couldn't
fit down His own throat? Quite a brain-teaser.
do you think this earth came to existacne, God of cource
nothing else has got the Power to create someting this
I just want to
say that i hope God Bless you so much that you will relize
that he is the thrue and only God, the Creator of everything
there is, creator of earth, myself and you, how do you think
this earth came to existacne, God of cource nothing else has
got the Power to create someting this big.
Now that we are
talking i would like to ask you some questions
1. Why do you hate God somutch?
2. Why do you tease God, he loves you man.
3. Will you let me pray for you sothat God will give you a
sign that he exists? and i promise you God will show you!
Please just give this one chance in live to find out if God
is real or not (God will show you) and if you see the sign
will you eccept Jesus as your savior then you can enherit
Ps I would like
to continue our conversations if you like, otherwise i will
not bother you again
God Bless you my
Mr Tertius Wait
Okay, so clearly
you do not recognize the jokes that I am making.
You see Tertius,
I do not believe that God exists at all. There does not have
to be somebody there who created everything. That's a simpleton's
explanation. When a moron sits down and thinks of how a building
or a tree came to be he will usually explain that just appeared
there and was made by somebody with magical powers. Things
do not magically appear in the blink of an eye from the fingertips
of supreme beings. Just like in real life, things come about
over periods of time, growing from the ground up. Usually
the more complicated a thing is the longer it takes to make.
Like for instance it can take many months to build a building
or years (even centuries) for a tree to grow. Did you know
that the oldest tree is almost 5,000 years old? Can you imagine
how old the earth must be?
An educated person
will tell you that it took many people many months/years to
plan and construct that building, and the tree took thousands
of years to grow into the sky from just a seed. Have you ever
looked inside of seed Tertius? There is no pixie embryo or
pulsating glowing egg inside. No. Inside of a seed is the
basic ingredients that when mixed with water, sunlight and
soil makes a tree! Life!
That's what we
are too Tertius. The basic ingredients put together to make
life. We are not made of some foreign substance from another
galaxy. We're made up of all the same ingredients that are
in everything else here on planet earth. In fact, this is
how everything is, and we've evolved together over time, millions
and millions of years without any need for a God whatsoever.
The God that you think loves you and me is in your imagination
Tertius. It's something you've been told is real when in all
actuality it is not.
You know what you
should do Tertius? You should throw your bible in the garbage
and instead of reading it you should read a book called "The
Lucifer Principle" by Howard Bloom. It explains things much
better in regards to how we got here and the ways science
proves these things to be true.
If you really want
to know the truth with scientific explanations and common
sense then this is what you should be doing. However, if you're
fine with things that don't make sense and have nonsensical
explanations then the bible is exactly what you should be
So I do not hate
God. I simply think He is imaginary.
What else would you like to know?
know you dont beleve in God but i just want to ask you
to give God 2 weeks to give you a sign
First of all i
would like to know where are you from and what you do for
a living? Im from South Africa (Cape Town City)and im 24 and
My home Language is Afrikaans i am a Project manager in a
Programming company. reason why i ask is, we have not realy
introduced ourselfes and dont realy know anything from eachother.
Then to come back
to our discution. I also think that science can explain some.
ok i know you dont beleve in God but i just want to ask you
to give God 2 weeks to give you a sign, a big change in your
life and i need you to say to God, (God of Isreal if you are
there show me, give me a sign?) but please i need you to say
it out loud in the privacy of your own room or something.
it will not hurt anyone to try and see.
ill be praying
for you these 2 weeks and i hope if you stay with your belief
that there is no God that we could still write to eachother.
Mr Tertius Wait
Hello again Mr
I am in New York
City and I am a freelance graphic artist and I just turned
You are not the
first to present this 2 week God-test to me. God must really
enjoy being tested, there have been many who think this is
a valid way to prove God's existence. I am far beyond that
point now and anyone can tell you that attributing good fortune
to God and bad to Satan is an immature, uneducated way to
Mr Tertius Wait,
I have been defiling God's good name for almost 4 years now
and you wanna know something? There has been a significant
change in my life since I began... for the better! I am now
living in the best city in the world working for myself doing
what I love without a boss, and lucky enough to still get
a date every few months. I think that this can be quite clearly
taken as a sign from God that what I am doing is indeed good
because clearly God does not exist.
You want to know
something else? Just for the fun of it, I said aloud the words:
"God of Israel if you are there show me, give me a sign!"
and not 20 minutes later Urban Outfitters emailed me a substantial
order of my
appalling, grotesque, sacrilegious Jesus Dress Up fridge magnets
for their UK stores! I'm so inspired I think I'll hand out
more of my "God is Fake" fliers at St. Marks this evening!
The signs couldn't
get any clearer than that!
Thanks Mr Tertius!