What’s wrong with this picture?

This picture was making the rounds on an atheist Facebook page this week with the following instruction: “Type ‘bull—-‘ when you see it. No hints!”

JesusIt didn’t take me long to respond. This photo is b.s.

Can you figure out why?

Not everyone sees it immediately.

Before I reveal it, let me tell you a quick story I picked up while teaching a writing class a few years ago.

A teacher once wanted to have a few minutes to himself, so he instructed his class to add up the numbers from 1 to 100. Figuring this would give him at least a few minutes of peace, the teacher sat at his desk. He looked up less than a minute later to find most of the students scribbling away in their notebooks, except for this one kid.

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Shellfish. He chose shellfish.

shellfishAbout a year and a half ago, I was fiddling on the meme-generator site imgflip.com when I decided to put this image together. It was an instant hit. To this day, I see it come across my newsfeed on various atheist Facebook pages. It tickles me when that happens.

It’s the closest thing I have to a claim to fame as an atheist. But there has been some pushback, usually from Christians who try (and fail) to point out the logical flaws in the statement.

So I thought I’d take this opportunity to clear up a couple of things.

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