Doug Giles

I get two things out of the nihilistic existence of the atheists: 1) astonishment and 2) a more rational faith. I’d like to thank you, my anti-God buddies, for both.

From an astonishment stand point, I gotta hand it to you guys . . . you have huge cojones! Think about it, Christian: These folks are taking on God, bashing the Bible and slapping the church with only a 50/50 chance that they’re either right or eternally screwed—and yet, they still plow forward with their faith in no faith.

What incredible, though non-religious, belief and zeal these God-deniers possess! You should bow and kiss their rings, all you Christians who are afraid to stand up for your convictions.

Say what you will, saint, but you must give the atheists major props for their steely nerve. Heck, most Christians won’t say anything about Rosie, radical Islam, ecclesiastical heresies and hypocrisies or the licentious secular progressive agenda—but these dudes have no problem at all flying the finger at Jehovah.

We could use some of their brazenness in standing for what we “believe,” don’t ‘cha think, Pastor Zero Nuts? Yes, in the daring department, I salute the atheist.

Not only do the atheists hold me gobsmacked for their courage in light of a . . . shall we say . . . a gloomy eternity (even if they’re a bubble off level in their beliefs), but they also embolden me to be more serious about my knowledge of the God, the world He created, human kind and scripture.

Indeed, their full throttle defiance of the Creator helps me to shore up aspects of my Christianity that are illogical, insipid and inconsistent. Again, muchos gracias, Jesus-haters, for keeping me on my toes.

Admit it, Church. If it weren’t for the atheists busting our chops on a regular basis and asking us all the wrong questions, we’d be dumber than a bag of hammers, more duplicitous than OJ before Ito and ickier than Johan van der Sloot. The reason being? Well, we don’t church the church any longer. Generally speaking, you and I don’t get that kind of intellectual challenge and intense rebuke within our entertainment churches.

C’mon Christian, you and I both know that most pastors can’t challenge a congregant to quit being a stupid hypocritical loser because that might cost him his crowd and the all-important tithe and offering—and we cant have that now, can we?

Doug Giles

Doug Giles is the Big Dawg at and the Co-Owner of The Safari Cigar Company. Follow him onFacebook and Twitter. And check out his new book, Rise, Kill and Eat: A Theology of Hunting from Genesis to Revelation.