FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2016
Walden sent this image in…
“What should you do if you find an Atheist?”
Notice the devil’s horns on the atheist “Mr. Gruff”.
This reminds me of Charles Taylor’s observation, in A Secular Age, that those beholden to a religious viewpoint very often cannot fully accept a “buffered” modern identity in others. Their background condition of belief leads them to assume that… if you are not aligned with God… well, then you must be aligned with Satan!
They don’t see that poor Mr. Gruff was just out at his front gate, picking up his newspaper. He wasn’t looking to get into a theological debate with the neighborhood kids. Really! No wonder he looks sad.
Go enjoy that cup of coffee, Mr. Gruff. We have your back.