When it comes to the origin of the nasty napkin that was allegedly left with an anonymous waitress, I noted there are three possible explanations.
- It was written by the waitress herself or someone she knows.
- It was written by the customers, who were hoaxers, not Christians.
- It was written by Christian customers.
I also noted there is no evidence to indicate any of these three was more likely to be true than the others. Nevertheless, activist Hemant Mehta insisted the note was written by Christian customers. So while the atheist activists sell themselves as people who champion reason and evidence, the truth, as we can see from this example, is that lots and lots of atheists jump to conclusions and cling to beliefs without the slightest regard for the evidence. Such hypocrisy.
When you survey the 500 or so comments on Mehta’s blog posting, you will find the vast majority buy into his narrative, hook, line, and sinker. It’s like, “Presto! Instant Belief.” What’s even more striking is the teeny tiny minority of comments that are skeptical. They are immediately met with hostility from those who want to believe and keep the precious narrative alive. Let’s look at some examples.