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.
Have you ever written on a napkin? It’s not easy. The thin paper material keeps tearing under your pen as you write. Now, have you ever written THAT SMALL on a napkin? Have you ever written THAT MUCH TEXT on a napkin, with the spacing and formatting so perfectly done that you were able to – barely! – fit it all on there?
You want me to believe a wretched old woman took fifteen or twenty minutes to write this godawful note in order to lambaste a waitress (waitresses have been around for hundreds of years, not exactly a modern development!) to say something so outlandishly bigoted and stupid that it would get her immediately dismissed by anyone who had at least two neurons to rub together? Read the note again: every word on that napkin is designed to infuriate the reader with the absolute worst caricatures of religious-right extremism. And she even identified herself with the Trump campaign slogan to make sure no one could doubt the kind of voter she represented.
Come on. I’m ashamed I was taken in by this at first. This is clearly fabricated by someone who made up the whole thing because of a desire for attention, at best. And hoo boy, did she get it.
You don’t even know her. You certainly don’t know that it’s made up.
Do yourself a favor and just shut your pathetic little mouth.
I guess that settles that.
This story is so over the top. Sounds
more like a troll. Where is proof this actually happened?
Thin Ice replied:
Sorry, Tiggara, you don’t know evangelicals very well, do you? I was one for 46 years, and I know dozens of former friends in the church that would write notes exactly like this. It’s real.
Nothin’ like the guiding light of confirmation bias.
Glenn Rittenhouse wrote:
i have my doubts this is legitimate.
Oh, oh. You know what’s coming…..
I am SO OVER men telling women they are liars. Who cares about your “doubts” Big Boy?
Ann Kah chimed in:
You tell him!
Poor Glenn. He tried to reason with them:
I’m not telling women anything. I’m a skeptic. A single source for ANYTHING is cause to question it. I also didn’t say the waitress was lying. The note could be left disingenuously, to paint theists in a bad light.
Lady_black shut that down:
How many fucking sources do you think there should be for a nasty note left by a single person? Do you even listen to yourself?
Activist lesson of the day: Never let interest in evidence get in the way of a juicy anti-religious narrative.
If only you godbots could get rid of that faith virus, you too could be as rational as them.