An atheist friend shared a graphic recently. It portrayed what people see when they first get to know someone (nice words like kind, friendly, etc surround a line drawing of a person), then what they see when they find out that person is atheist (nice words replaced with nasty ones, as well as words like depressed, lost, confused, etc.).
I don't doubt her experience. It's unfortunate that it happens, though when I showed it to my daughter, her response was "people don't necessarily think that *because* they are athiests." She has a point, too. There are atheists like my friend, and then there are ... the other kind.
I get what she's saying, though. I get it, too, though obviously not because I'm atheist.
Then, my wonderfully talented daughter drew this for me to illustrate.
Extra snerk when we were adjusting the image on the computer and she added a potential caption of, "I'll bet those kids are home schooled!"
Oh, and in case you have trouble reading the text, the book reads "Sky Faerie Handbook," the big sign read "G*D HATES FAGS and foreigners are taking our jobs" with "Science is SIN" taped to one side and "1%" taped to the other. Taped to the older daughter is a sign that reads "Future Mom."
The pistol dangling out of her pocket was a nice touch, as are the melon boobies on the little girl's doll.
LOL! Thanks, Sweetie.
update: Wow! Thanks, Blazing Cat Fur, for the plug and the traffic. :-) I hope you all have enjoyed your visit.
If anyone would like to see more of my talented daugther's work, you can see some of it here, including her new online comic.