This is a little game I dreamt up. It’s called “Thinking like a Theist.”
Here are the rules. Pick a belief from group A. Pick an observation from group B. Then add any detail you want to rationalize them as B proves A.
Group A (belief)
Forrest Pixie. God. Giants. Santa Claus. Superman. Paris Hilton is a role model. Ice cream tastes bad. Driving drunk is okay if you sing Jewel songs. The world is only 6000 years old. Mt Rainier is taller than Mt Everest. Spitting on open wounds speeds healing. People go to Hooters for the wings. Helicopters can fly without the main rotor. The Browns won the Super Bowl.
Trump is president. Trees are green. The words “Satan” and “Santa” have the same letters. The penis fits in the vagina. 911 is the emergency number, and 9/11 was an emergency day. Michelangelo was a Christian. Drinking rat poison can kill you. Staring at the sun hurts your eyes. Cars have 4 wheels. Root beer is not beer. Airline security has become stricter in the last 60 years.
Try it out! Start with a B item, and arrive at an A conclusion. All it takes is a little imagination. Can you do it?
Imagine I up the game a bit. Imagine I put up $1000, give you a week, and your argument needs to be logically consistent. Can you still do it? I bet you can! Takes a bit more time, a more robust backstory needs to be assumed, but it’s totally possible.
Try this exercise a dozen times, each time change up your group A and B. It becomes a pretty fun game, right?
>>Now for the final and most depressing part of the game.<<
Pick one item from group A, and stick with that one and that one only. Play the game by changing group B items only. Write down every B item, and rationalize to your chosen A. Once written down, prosthletyze your chosen A, hate people that don’t choose your A, and tell your children they will be tormented forever if they don’t believe in your A.
If you do this, you win the game. You are now thinking like a theist.
I think it’s a stupid game.
The Spartan Atheist