Here’s a fun exercise: since we already have Christianity Today underwhelming us with the most compelling argument for Christianity, how about if we compile Pharyngula’s list of “What is the FEEBLEST reason for becoming a Christian?”

I’ll start with the easiest answer: all of them.


  1. #1 David Marjanovi?, OM
    November 15, 2007

    I can’t decide between the banana, peanut butter, and PYGMIES + DWARFS.

  2. #2 David Marjanovi?, OM
    November 16, 2007

    I remember going to a Baptist church once that required men to shave their facial hair a sign of “separation from the world.”

    Strange. Most Catholic clergy are shaved, but that’s just the Roman tradition — not all are, and that includes several popes.

    On the other hand, Orthodox monks and AFAIK priests let their hair and beard grow wild to show that they don’t care about their body or the world in general anymore, while Catholic monks are shaved and used to have tonsure to show humility.

  3. #3 David Marjanovi?, OM
    November 16, 2007

    Dude, have a look at the main page. Just one short look.

  4. #4 David Marjanovi?, OM
    November 17, 2007

    This is the point in a debate when, by my standards, physical violence becomes totally acceptable. For the more even-tempered, throwing rotten fruit, pissing on his shoes, or gagging yourself so you can vomit in his face might suffice; in my opinion, resorting to such shennanigans to excuse your stupidity is deserving of a good beat-down.

    I was thinking of that. But I wonder if just calling him a liar would suffice. Wait for him to disprove that — just don’t hold your breath.

    Vox Day said as much, too. If God told him to slaughter children, he would.

    To be fair, though, the self-proclaimed voice of God is not a Christian. You know, “omnipotent, omniscient, omnibenevolent — pick two”? He has picked two — the last two. He has taken Manicheism and made the good one of its two gods a trinity.

    If girasas could become a household word – or even in the dictionary – and scientific support teams existed to study and control encounters with the girasas

    Look, it’s very simple. Show us a girasas exists, and the scientists will line up to study it.

    As long as our government

    Ah, here we go again, an American confusing the USA with the entire world. <sigh>

    (6th subrace humans)

    Look, it’s very simple. Show us that races of humans exist — let alone subraces –, and the scientists will line up to study them.

    I need help. Doctors don’t even know the first thing about what I might need.

    But strange limbs and bodies that aren’t operable. Ugh.

    0.75 Tc, if not 0.8.

  5. #5 woozy (chewing isn't a bother; it's fun! Toss me some more bread and cheese!)
    November 18, 2007

    Woozy,LOL. I’ll be careful to avoid standing near anything flammable before saying Krizzle-Kroo in front of you…

    Well, actually, that no longer makes me angry. I was in Tahiti last summer and I discovered poison cru was fish marinated in lime and served with coconut milk over french bread. I figured if you poured it over a french pastry it’d be croisant cru and I decided krizzle-kroo was probably just an american bastardization of the dish served with a paper umbrella and a splash of louisiana hot sauce and a few live honey bees to taste. I may be wrong, but I figured I’d rather the words made mouth water rather than my eyes shoot flames. Of course, if I put a lot of hot sauce and honey bees in I can do both.

  6. #6 Jet
    April 25, 2008

    because most people are christians, and the majority is always correct.

  7. #7 jet
    April 25, 2008

    The feeblest reason to be a christian?

    Because the boyfriend you started secretly banging at age 13 is a christian and even though you’re pregnant, he won’t marry you unless you convert to christianity.