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Mar 23 2011

The perfect opening act for my talk

This was the room schedule from my talk in St. Cloud. Anyone who accidentally stuck around likely would have been very, very confused.


Of course, prior to my talk I received the most convincing argument for the existence of God, so many I would have been a little more gentle than usual.


I mean, what are the odds of getting a tract about the banana being an atheist’s worst nightmare while I was eating a banana?!? I’m convinced. Cancel the rest of my visit.

…I’m just kidding, of course. I hear CASH and UM is looking forward to destroying my liver. Will convert after that.

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  1. 1
    dug_inn

    Oh, that is full of win!

  2. 2
    SuperHappyJen

    That’s awesome. I can’t read the second one. Why is a banana an atheist’s worst nightmare? We hate delicious fruit?

  3. 3
    Jennie Erwin

    I can’t believe the banana argument is still getting time… how sad.

  4. 4
    August Pamplona

    Have fun at the U of M’s!

  5. 5
    the_Siliconopolitan

    Bananas are vile.

  6. 6
    Hillary

    I’d heard of the banana argument, but never bothered looking up what it was until now. How disappointing. I was kind of hoping that it would be at least a half-convincing argument with at least a toe dipped in reality about how the bananas that we eat didn’t “really” evolve, but were rather “intelligently designed” in part through divine intervention and in part through divine inspiration of man, blah, blah, blah…I mean, they could have at least *tried*.

  7. 7
    Clint

    Thanks again for stopping by St. Cloud, Jen. It was great to meet you and your presentation was fun and insightful. Bravo!

  8. 8
    Evita325

    What’s wrong with bananas?!They’re delicious, useful to teach how to put on condoms, learn how to give head, and they can make decent dildos.How’s that an atheist’s worst nightmare? Maybe because such a perfect and multifunctional fruit should be proof of god’s existence?

  9. 9
    Perle

    Here’s the Youtube version of that tract… with Kirk Cameron: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v

  10. 10
    mike

    Is that a banana in your packet, or are you absurd in the highest degree?

  11. 11
    Avicenna

    Great. Now I feel all freudian about bananas. Thanks for that!

  12. 12
    James Fish

    I think the banana argument is actually one of their strongest, if I had to pick the best of a very bad bunch (no pun intended), because it’s half right: the modern, sleek and slinky, brightly coloured, yumcious banana is emphatically not the product of natural selection.

  13. 13
    Holytape

    Sweet Jesus, I want that track. I have a pretty good collect of chick tracts and various other crazy religious fliers. Now find that tract, will be sort of a holy grail mission along with finding the Chick tract “LISA” .

  14. 14
    NathanLee

    because someone didn’t realize the correct way to open the banana (the bottom is SO much easier), and that same someone didn’t realize that banana’s were bred by humans, and are mostly genetically identical (at least the ones we eat). Thus the argument says that “hey, it’s leathery, has a tab, is the perfect shape for the human hand, is yellow when ripe, and it’s sweet”. Of course, arguments 3,4,and 5 were bread, argument 2 is wrong, and argument 1 is meaningless.

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    NathanLee

    Although there are still good evolutionary reasons for it to be like it is, even if we didn’t breed them to be like that. It’s for the same reason that flowers have color and smell, or that apples are sweet. If animals eat them, and they do, then it’d be lucky for a fruit to have those charactoristics.

  16. 16
    KriskoDisko

    Well Jen, we did successfully destroy your liver (or, as I call it, the Captain Morgan organ). Have you converted? Any advice on how to take care of JT next week?

  17. 17
    Vanessa

    Errr, I’m not so sure about the whole dildo thing…. but yeah, bananas are great.

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