Hold the line

in Talking To God I quipped:

If you tell some one that you are talking to god, nobody bats an eye. Do the same while holding a phone, and they’ll put you in the looney bin.

In a recent and very friendly conversation with a believer I made the same comment, only to have her eyes light up with delight and humor. She agreed that it was funny, although she couldn’t exactly say why.

I can. For believers it’s a matter of perception. For atheists a matter of fact. The only difference between the guy talking to god, and a guy using the phone to talk to god is the phone. Yet, phones in general aren’t known as a leading cause for madness.

Anyone who claims to be talking to god has a screw loose. Phone or no phone.

I contend that believers know this. That’s why they laugh.