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  1.      You do, of course, recognize the obvious flaws, right? A natural category would be "generally not believed in by adults." Indeed, that category seems almost imperative once we are given "generally believed in by children." But that would highlight a difference between the legends, wouldn't it? So a cheat is employed. The list says "not believed in by intelligent adults" with an apparent redefining of intelligent. I have known quite a few intelligent people who still believed in a god. The category "demands sacrifices, tithes, or cookies" is artificially contrived to create a matching result between the two. Although many, including myself, would dispute the claim that Santa demands cookies. He simply enjoys them, but does not punish children for failing to provide them. Also, I not that some appropriate categories, e.g. "demands death for non-believers," are absent.     Let's face it, Alex, this comparison is every bit as unreasonable as the faiths you denounce. I do not criticize your decision to argue against the various gods. But this is not the way to do it.

  2. I think you're over thinking this, I just reposted something that amused me in passing.

  3.      "I think you're over thinking this,"     Might I suggest that you didn't give enough thought to it. Derogatory jokes have been used as a mechanism to keep various groups in an "underclass" status for centuries. I also rather suspect that a checklist similarly meant to "poke fun" at atheist would be met by you with outrage, rather than amusement.

  4. I think you need to lighten up a bit.

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