Sam was on the way to the bank with his Afternoon Inquisition when suddenly I jumped from the inky shadows and jabbed him in the back with a gun.
“Ooh,” said Sam, “buy me a drink first!”
“Give me your AI or I’m sending you to meet your maker,” I yelled.
“But I’m an atheist,” Sam cried.
“What’s that got to do with anything?”
“I don’t believe in a maker.
“It’s just a saying!”
“I’m just being precise!”
Do you avoid common phrases that refer to superstitious or non-skeptical concepts like god, wishes, prayer, or luck? Do you get annoyed when other people do?
BONUS QUESTION: How do you handle social situations in which a casual friend or acquaintance expresses a belief in something you’re skeptical of? For example, “I’ll pray that you’re feeling better soon.”
The Afternoon Inquisition (or AI) is a question posed to you, the Skepchick community. Look for it to appear Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 3pm ET.