774: Atheists

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'But you're using that same tactic to try to feel superior to me, too!' 'Sorry, that accusation expires after one use per conversation.'
Title text: 'But you're using that same tactic to try to feel superior to me, too!' 'Sorry, that accusation expires after one use per conversation.'

[edit] Explanation

In public debates, fundamentalist Christians and fundamentalist atheists, while having different opinions, can behave surprisingly similar. Both can be very dogmatic about their beliefs, and be very disrespectful and accusative towards people of the other standpoint. Cueball is blaming both parties for being annoying. Megan sarcastically remarks that Cueball then must feel superior to just about everyone.

The title text takes this one step further when Cueball realizes that Megan's reply is just as smugly superior as his. Such a superiority argument could go on ad infinitum. But by introducing an arbitrary stop rule "expires after one use per conversation", Megan tries to resolves this issue and superiorly wins the argument.

[edit] Transcript

[Cueball and Megan talking.]
Cueball: Personally, I find atheists just as annoying as fundamentalist Christians.
Megan: Well, the important thing is that you've found a way to feel superior to both.
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Discussion

Atheists aren't annoying, they are just boring. Nobody likes a party pooper.

The sad truth is that there's nothing out there but the universe. Luckily, it's a magnificent one. 108.162.219.58 01:50, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

Just as i read the word 'magnificent' the conclusion part of 'eclipse' (from dark side of the moon) started. Great timing :) --108.162.216.35 02:17, 11 February 2014 (UTC)
How can you be sure that there aren't any other universes? Even if the only things that exist are matter, energy, and information, there still could be other universes that we haven't seen, and those would be real. Mulan15262 (talk) 14:12, 25 May 2014 (UTC)Mulan15262


Not even Explain XKCD is immune to being dragged in to this little argument, but at least its taking a less hostile approach I suppose.
I actually have a friend who was a devout Fundamentalist Christian, and then switched over to becoming a dedicated Fundamentalist Atheist. I find arguments about religion with him equally annoying regardless of which side he is/was on so I guess they're on to something...
108.162.219.55 08:39, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
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