Not too long ago, I was out to lunch with my business partner and his friend, a hardcore conservative Catholic. He and I get into heated debates from time to time. Recently, we were talking about religion. I told him I didn't believe in the existence of hell.

"I can PROVE that hell exists," he said.

"Um, no you can't," I replied.

"Sure I can, but I'd have to kill you first," he said, completely serious.

"OK, but please make it quick," I thought to myself.

Now THAT is some stunning logic. Moron.


Jenny Jenny Flannery said...

What a butthead.

Megan said...

Wouldn't he then go to hell for killing you? And was he implying that killing you would prove to you there is a hell because YOU'D go directly there?

Wouldn't it be nice if you had somebody else to eat lunch with?

K.I.D. said...

What a dbag!

What did you eat for lunch? I'm hungry.

Johnny Yen said...

It sounds like having lunch with him was pretty much proof that hell exists.

Some Guy said...

Flann- Surprisingly, I actually get along with him when we don't talk politics or religion.

Megan- Luckily, he doesn't eat with us that often.

K.I.D.- A tamale & flautas, with chips & salsa. Water to drink.

Johnny- Damnit! You're right! My whole belief system just crumbled.

Johnny Yen said...

I have that effect on people. It's my gift, it's my curse.

bubbles said...

I don't believe in hell either. People like that, however, create their own private hell in their souls. (An annoy the crap out of the rest of us in the process!)

Also, I love your remark that you get along if you don't talk politics or religion! My mom always told me those were the two things that should never be discussed, ever.... because of what you describe. It always seems to end up feeling / getting personal. i.e., the you will be going to hell implication.

vikkitikkitavi said...

Killing you to prove there is a hell isn't winning the argument, it's eliminating the adversary.