I read this headline in the Vancouver Sun: "Christ meets Bigfoot, More Irreverent Atheist Ads Set to Hit Canadian Cities." And then I thought, wait a second, isn't that taking sides?
A brief disclaimer. I'm not an atheist nor am I a believer. I'm agnostic. It's not sitting on the fence but a firm conviction that, whether a deity exists is probably much beyond our limited human intellect. I'm not sure that, in the universal scheme of things, we're all that much brighter than slugs. It's sort of like how my dog can look at his food container and be perfectly correct in knowing there's food in it but totally unable to grasp how that food came to be there or even what it is. I suppose you can say he takes it all on faith.
Back to my point. Can an atheist be irreverent absent the existence of an actual god? And so is not the newspaper predetermining the question without proferring the slightest evidence that god exists? If the atheist is right he cannot possibly be irreverent.
Isn't it weird the piddly stuff that can get under our skin?