Religion Should Be Like Your Genitals

Darth Jesus
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I am fortunate (but not blessed) to receive many excellent comments here at Atheist Revolution. One of my all-time favorites, left by Personal Failure a long time ago on a post about Christians "witnessing" to atheists, deserves to be shared because it makes me smile every time I read it.

The post had prompted a comment from a Christian visitor about how he could not help spreading the "good news" door-to-door. In fact, this made such an impression on me, that I asked whether others suffered from this compulsion (assuming it was a compulsion). I must admit that I had never heard a Christian claim he could not stop himself from engaging in door-to-door evangelism. Since then, I have heard this claim from a few others.

It was in this context that Personal Failure offered this gem:

"I just can't keep it to myself"

You know, replace "jesus" with "my genitals," and that's a crime. And that's how we feel about it. Religion should be like your genitals. It's fine to enjoy them, it's fine to be proud of them, just keep them to yourself unless invited to share.

I love it! I'm glad that someone revived this thread so I could go back and read it again. Big thanks to Personal Failure for the smile!