Thursday, November 11, 2010

Jehovah’s Witnesses accuse atheists of being too preachy

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It’s not exactly a secret that some of the more religious people, particularly fundies, tend to possess all the self-awareness of a toad. So it’s entirely unsurprising, albeit endlessly amusing, that we would see something like this from the likes of the Jehovah’s Witnesses monthly magazine Awake! (itself a companion publication to The Watchtower), where this month’s issue [PDF] contains a story on the problems of those gnarly atheists that begins, incredibly enough, with this:

Opening paragraph: “A NEW group of atheists has arisen in society. *Called the new atheists, they are not content to keep their views to themselves.*

Yes, someone apparently wrote that. Presumably with a totally straight face.

I wonder if they even have any mirrors in their homes. This sort of complete blindness to the irony and hypocrisy is just pathological. Then again, so may be the mind-rot that incurs it.

(via Friendly Atheist)