No babies were eaten at the Mr. Paul Aints Game last night, despite the fact that the place was thick with Atheists. It was my first Saint Paul Saints game, though I’ve been planning to get to one forever. The Saints, called the Aints for this particular “Evening of Unbelievable Fun” (in association with the Minnesota Atheists) played very well and lost by only one point against a team from Texas which had actually (apparently) considered not coming to the game because of the co-sponsorship by atheists.
I personally would like to thank the Saints for having this co-sponsored game. I hope we can do it again. Eventually, it might become normal seeming for non-Atheists to exist in the same city with Atheists. There are a lot of us, after all. There are more non-believers in Minnesota than there are Jews, Muslims, Gay People and all kinds of other groups. And we are one of the fastest growing groups in the country.
And now we shall pause for a small experiment. The following text is from Joe Soucheray’s commentary on this game, published a few weeks ago, in which he bitterly decried having an Atheists Night at Midway Stadium. However, I’ve changed the text to make a parody of it. Instead of some guy who claims to be religious complaining about Athesits, I’ve shifted the writer to be a Christian (which he is anyway) complaining about the ball team having a night together with The Jews. Read through it and substitute “Jew” with “Black Folk” or “Arabs” or “Democrats” or “Special Needs Children” or whatever you want, and see how it feels for ya. (more…)