Flash Fiction #268

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

UNSECURED LOAD

Without any justification, the Bible-thumper continued to pile up his unproven claims.

The Atheist has no belief.
He believes everything you do, minus your God claim.

He despises religion.
Some do.  Many despise what the Religious do to those outside their circle.

He knows nothing about Christians.
He knows nothing about the Bible.

Yet complains about the number of ‘former clergy’ who are now Atheists.

Hates Christianity, but admits its benefits.
A lie can make you feel good.  The truth shall set you free.

He keeps himself from knowing the truth about God.
Deny, accuse: we still see your insecurity.

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Go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story.

22 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #268

  1. James McEwan says:

    The world is confused enough without adding religion.

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  2. Bill says:

    And on it goes, Archon. Nicely done.

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  3. oneta hayes says:

    The arguments fall apart easier as they are stacked higher. Won’t make a foundation stable enough to build a life on.

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    • Archon's Den says:

      The more they claim, the more likely it is that a claim will be shown to be wrong – yet some of them just can’t seem to keep their mouth shut – or their fingers off the keys 👿

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  4. Daniel Digby says:

    Yep. Your enlightened informant must know me.

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  5. granonine says:

    As I read, I kept waiting to find the prompt in your story. Finally did, when I scrolled back up and saw the title, which I had overlooked. Tied the whole thing together 🙂

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  6. Ain Starlingsson, forestbathing hermit says:

    I like these kind of short pieces, with strong opinions or messages — and by that I mean the opposite of strong propaganda I mean. A work acquaintance of mine used to be ‘that’ bible thumper. I nicknamed him Taliban Tom as his views about how Christianity was THE only way rivalled their methodology, to the extent of his wife being constantly overdressed due to his distaste of women “displaying” too much. I noticed that when you discuss any matters with these types they simply move the goalposts, again, and again.

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  7. GHLearner says:

    I think religion should be a strictly personal matter, between the believers and their deity. It should have no place in politics or jurisdiction, keeping it powerless enough to murder those with other ideas. Reality though…

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  8. ahtdoucette says:

    An interesting back and forth. It has this interesting structure with the way it begins and ends with agreement/disagreement that pulls you in and makes me want to continue the conversation in a more civil manner. Well done.

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    • Archon's Den says:

      Having a civil conversation with one of these people is almost impossible. The yearly whining about ‘Happy Holidays’ vs. ‘Merry Christmas’ is already in full swing. 😯

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      • ahtdoucette says:

        Happy impending Winter Solstice to you as well. 🙂 As someone who knows people of a broad range of religious traditions and no religious tradition, I tend to get out the popcorn and wieners for the bonfire that is All That Nonsense. Because, I give up. Oops did I type that out loud.

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      • Archon's Den says:

        Not too loud on this site. I always keep the volume turned up. 😀

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