I, for one, am pretty pleased with the format. Author Sean Curry used screenshots of actual questions that actual humans asked and answered them in succinct BuzzFeed-esque fashion.
I’m of the mindset that these little quips are actually super-helpful, but I am also the kind of person who thinks well in examples and metaphors. For example, I remember the first time I heard someone use the Zeus-type analogy, it just clicked in my brain and allowed me to explain to people how it wasn’t their particular god I was picking on; it was the idea of any god in general. (If I remember correctly, it was when I was listening to the Ask An Atheist podcast, and one of the hosts said something to this extent: “You know how you, as a Christian, think about Zeus, Vishnu, or any other gods of other religions? That is how I think about your god.” I actually yelled “YES” out loud to myself in my car.)
But that’s just me. Does anyone think this sort of thing is counter-productive in any way?
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