A video about religion from The Idiot's Guide to Smart People series makes fun of religious believers -- which isn't difficult, of course.
But I also enjoyed the take on adamant atheists.
They're much smarter than religious people, since they don't accept myths, fantasies, and wishful thinking. (At least, not of the godly variety.)
Yet how smart is it to waste a lot of time debating people who do believe in this theological crap?
I don't have a good answer.
I wouldn't have seen the godless light without having my beliefs challenged by friends, family, and a bunch of books by reality-minded scientists, philosophers, and others.
These days, though, my churchless proselytizing zeal is at a low point.
I find myself spending almost all of my time simply living life without religiosity. Thinking, "I don't like religion" strikes me as akin to thinking "I don't like chocolate ice cream" while enjoying a dish of vanilla.
Back in 2006, when I wrote The best one-sentence metaphysics ever written, I had much the same attitude as I do now. So maybe I've hit upon a non-religious sweet zone.
Anyway, here's the video.