I live in a small community where there are a substantial number of religious zealots, primarily of the Christian variety.

Often, during an encounter with such a zealot I am asked, “Have you accepted Jesus as your savior?”

My ordinary practice is to respond, “I prefer to leave that as a matter between Jesus and myself.”

If the conversation continues I will explain to the zealot, “I was born to a Jewish family and raised in the Jewish faith. I no longer practice Judaism.”

“I could convert to your faith and not practice that one instead. It seems to me, however, that if I am going to not practice a faith, I’d be better off continuing to not practice the faith that I am accustomed to not practicing, rather than trying to learn how to not practice a whole new faith.”

A bastion of defensiveness. Bringing you all the Gish Gallop that’s fit to print (and some that isn’t). — Which reality is the real reality?

A bastion of defensiveness. Bringing you all the Gish Gallop that’s fit to print (and some that isn’t). — Which reality is the real reality?