Don’t give me your anecdotes.

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the godless side / the post-God side

I posted this on Facebook because I wanted to subtly send a message to all of our ridiculous friends/family that use anecdotes to try to convince us of anything from crystal healing to the power of prayer. :

In the past month, I haven’t been bitten by a snake. Or had a headache. Or been pregnant. Or seen double. And my hair has grown longer. And I’ve been mostly happy.

Also, in the past month, I’ve eaten organic kale. Diffused lavender oil in our room. Slept near a labradorite stone. Showered with my eyes open. Had quiet time daily. And worn mostly cotton.

Therefore, if you don’t want to be bitten by snakes, eat organic kale. If you don’t want headaches, wear cotton. If you don’t want to get pregnant, sleep near labradorite. If you don’t want to see double, diffuse lavender oil. If you want longer hair, have quiet time. If you want to be mostly happy, shower with your eyes open.

Oh wait…. that’s CORRelation, not CAUSation. Right. Just kidding. Anecdotes are useless.


The Author

I'm a closet atheist christian missionary. Paradigm shifts happen frequently for those who allow themselves to think critically about currently held beliefs and openly about new ones. I’ve developed the skill, or perhaps addiction, for change but the community around me is slow to catch up -- and would damn me if they knew where I stood.


    • Thanks! I’ve missed posting! It has been an incredibly busy couple weeks, dealing with lots of religious fundamentalist conversations and moving (we just relocated, thank heavens!) but I’m back on track again 🙂


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