Little Man with No Hair


Many atheists think it is their void-given right to make disrespectful, insulting or condescending remarks about religion. One I have heard a number of times is a common atheist response to “Your atheism is a religion”: If religion were a hair colour, then I am bald.

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3 Responses to “Little Man with No Hair”

  • Walter Robins Says:

    In this beautiful country, we have, seeking election in August, a Prime Minister who is not married (no crime), lives in a relationship (unable to make a committment obviously) and has stated publicly that she is an atheist but very kindly and benificently tolerant towards those who have a belief in God. My children go to a public school in New South Wales where: indienous art, culture and history take priority over the same subjects in respect of Western culture and its Christian heritage; the students give thanks at assembly, not for God, but for the aboriginals for allowing we Europeans to live on their sacred land; the Director General of Education has a criminal record and has done jail time for drug dealing. I am afraid the issue is far greater than those few people who loudly promote atheism. The apathy of society is guilty as a whole. I have faith in God’s law and the “patterns”. The “remnants” (that Biblical 10%) will triumph and the legacy of their faith will survive.

  • Peter Bolt Says:

    Well said Michael,

    Since when did Australia become a secular country anyway? Can this be documented? Or is this a rhetorical claim from some to the higher ground with no real foundation?

    If I understand them properly, 19th century debates that lie behind the SRE in public schools, at least, were not about excluding any religion, but ensuring that Australia was a place that there was freedom of religion for all — even moreso than in the British countries of origin from which the white settlers came. In other words, analogies from UK or USA (as so often) really don’t apply to this country of ours. If the Government got out of supporting churches (as they did) it was not to wipe them out, but to allow them all to flourish. If they established an education system suitable for all (which they did), it was not to wipe out religious instruction, but, lo and behold!, our education act left room for that religious instruction to still have a place in the weekly timetable. This is NOT an anti-religious secularism; it is a pro-religious freedom.

  • douglas haley Says:

    Hey Mike,

    I’ve been pretty critical of some of the Christian propaganda regarding the ethics classes as nothing more than scare-mongering, but you at least have presented a case convincing enough to make a securlarist listen… well, if they get the chance to read it. You’ve convinced me.