Christians and Leprechauns

When I was a little boy, my dad told me a bedtime story about a man who managed to capture a leprechaun. He used intensive interrogation techniques to get the leprechaun to show him where his treasure was buried. The man then wrapped his gold scarf around the tree to mark the spot. He then somehow extracted a magic unbreakable promise from the leprechaun not to disturb the scarf. The man then went off to get something to transport the treasure. When he got back to the forest, he discovered that every tree now had an identical gold scarf. The leprechaun had kept his word. The man was a not-that-bright thug and thief who fully deserved his disappointment.

This story reminds me of Christians who tell me that I should join their religion because ancients wrote in a book that Jesus was born of a virgin, a miracle with no possible explanation other than divine intervention. What they relentlessly ignore is that those same ancients also alleged that thousands of other august people were born of a virgin too.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)