My girlfriend just sent me this site that sells T-Shirts. It primarily has a lot of stuff on evolution, which is cool, and pro-atheism stuff, with many of the proselytizing slogans found on England's buses. It still amazes me how much at least a particular new breed of atheists are actually not willing to think, are stuck in their own (outdated 18th-century Enlightenment) worldview, and not willing to dialogue with others just like their fundamentalist counterparts on the right (I personally find this type of atheism extremely conservative, while other atheists are not this way and free to engage others in an open, not ridiculously confrontational manner). If these are the paragons of "free thinkers," we are in trouble. In the site's defense, they are responding to the far religious right, but, in doing so, they have to be careful that they do not replicate the religious right's tactics of failing to recognize everything in between--such as liberal religious folk who believe in evolution and, frankly, find some of these things to be a bit conservative themselves. The dichotomization, which creates an apocalyptic worldview, is itself a conservative maneuver, making these so-called "liberals" into atheistic fundamentalists.
Nonetheless, there are some really interesting shirts here as well--a little something for everyone with a sense of humor. Like...Jesus is more goth than you!
I personally find Vampires fascinating (although I am not Goth), but if you are not the Goth type or do not find this an interesting phenomenon, you might like the following:
Come on! How can you not like this T-shirt? Pizza at the last supper instead of just bread and wine has to be an upgrade! Everyone likes some type of pizza, and bread and wine can just get a bit bland after a while.
So here's to the dark, gothic Jesus who likes a hot, crispy crust with some pepperoni.
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