Has anyone else out there ever noticed that when someone you previously had no clue was “religious” finds out that you are an atheist – that they suddenly have this uncontrollable internal revival?
I’ve had one of these rather entertaining experiences recently, while sitting at my desk at a location I dare not mention I overheard two gentlemen talking about women, particularly the naked kind. As one of these gentlemen walked past the desk I was at he noticed the book I was reading – The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins. He asked me about it and I explained that it was about evolution and explained the premise of the book….
Instantaneously it’s as if all this mans years of church going culminated in this one moment as he asked, “You think we came from monkeys? So god didn’t create you and me?”
I said, “Apes actually – and I don’t believe in god.”
The other gentlemen then exclaimed, “if we came from apes how come there are still apes?”