This one is pretty good. I almost can’t believe it. In fact, I suspect this may well be a hoax; but just for fun, and in case it’s not, here goes: There’s a Ford dealership in southern California which is telling non-Christians to “shut up”:

Kieffe and Sons, a California Ford dealership, decided for some reason to launch a radio ad attacking non-Christians and people who believe that prayer shouldn’t be in public schools. … The ad reads:

Did you know that there are people in this country who want prayer out of schools, “Under God” out of the Pledge, and “In God We Trust” to be taken off our money?

But did you know that 86% of Americans say they believe in God? Now, since we all know that 86 out of every 100 of us are Christians who believe in God, we at Kieffe & Sons Ford wonder why we don’t just tell the other 14% to sit down and shut up. I guess maybe I just offended 14% of the people who are listening to this message. Well, if that is the case, then I say that’s tough, this is America folks, it’s called free speech. And none of us at Kieffe & Sons Ford are afraid to speak up. Kieffe & Sons Ford on Sierra Highway in Mojave and Rosamond: if we don’t see you today, by the grace of God, we’ll be here tomorrow.

Obviously these folk have already decided not to listen to any contrary points, so in response, I will exercise my “free speech” rights and say:

OK, Kieffe & Sons, if you’re not afraid, then I dare you to “shut me up.” Go ahead. Shut down my blog. Come to my house and force me to “shut up.” If you have no fear, then you have absolutely no reason not to do so. Come on. Find me and beat me into believing in your God. Until then, I will remain a committed agnostic, and there is not one damned thing you or your primitive Semitic tribal war-totem – turned – martyred flower-child wannabe can do to stop me.

There, you see? I can respond to a childish rant with just as much immaturity as any fundamentalist. (You did know, of course, that that’s exactly what fundamentalism — in any form, in any religion or ideology — really is … mere immaturity? Didn’t you? Well, in case you didn’t, now you do!)

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