Proof By Blatant Assertion
From: "Bob Webster"
To: "Positive Atheism" <email@example.com>
Date: Monday, January 15, 2001 2:27 PM
In Heart Of Hearts --
Just a short note (probably because I'm an incurable nit-picker and busy-body!) in reply to this letter: I believe that most Americans know in their "heart of hearts" that there is no God; that's what makes a fanatic. If they were really certain that there was a God, there would be no need to browbeat everyone into believing it; and the few people that I've met who are certain of their faith bear this out. When you want desperately to believe what isn't true, you can't afford to listen to anyone who tells you otherwise, and you thus seek to drown them out. An acquaintance of mine once called this, "Proof by Blatant Assertion."
"We've got a date with Destiny, and it looks like she's ordered the lobster."
-- The Shoveler (Mystery Men)
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