Absurd email from supposed teacher about blasphemy
I'm posting this here in hopes that students of this incompetent teacher will find it and realize, their teacher is incompetent.
Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2010 4:53 PM
Subject: [General Question] Blasphemy Challenge.
Marion Lipski sent a message using the contact form at
Just came upon your website as a possible source for a "Critcal Thinking/Problem Solving class I teach. Regarding you "Blasphemy Challenge" ... how can one blaspheme or damn oneself to hell if he/she does
not believe in any kind of deity?
I think I will be using your site in future terms. Keep up the good work.
Seriously, you teach a class about critical thinking? fucking christ.
You might as well have asked: how can one eat an apple if they believe it's a vegetable?
Your question is ridiculous, and as a teacher you should be embarrassed.
And here are my psychic abilities: I'd be willing to wager a lot of money that you teach at a religious school, not a secular one. And if I'm wrong my follow up guess is that you're Christian, possibly even not a teacher.
You have no place teaching that class, you need to take a class on critical thought yourself. Or at least learn the definition of blasphemy, for you would know one isn't required to believe in a deity to commit blasphemy against it. That notion is absurd, fucking absurd.
- Brian Sapient