Friday 19 July 2013


An atheist was seated next to a little girl on an airplane and he turned
to her and said, "Do you want to talk? Flights go quicker if you strike
up a conversation with your fellow passenger."

The little girl, who had just started to read her book, replied to the total
stranger, "What would you want to talk about?"

"Oh, I don't know," said the atheist. "How about why there is no God,
or no Heaven or Hell, or no life after death?" as he smiled smugly.

"Okay," she said. "Those could be interesting topics but let me ask
you a question first. A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same
stuff - grass. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns
out a flat patty, but a horse produces clumps. Why do you suppose that is?"

The atheist, visibly surprised by the little girl's intelligence,
thinks about it and says, "Hmmm, I have no idea." To which
the little girl replies, "Do you really feel qualified to discuss
God, Heaven and Hell, or life after death, when you don't know shit?"

And then she went back to reading her book.



  1. Which American right wing website did you lift that one from Tris?

    Cows have to regurgitate and chew the cud to digest cellulose properly.

    Horses can digest cellulose.

    Deer browse leaves rather than grasses.

    I know shit...

    1. Hi there Conan...

      How are you? Time surely for another Hootsmon Headlines, before they go into liquidation!

      You certainly know your shit: I'm well impressed.

      I actually got it from a FB page of a I don't know its origins.

      It did strike me that I would be very suspicious of anyone who tried to start a conversation with a kid on a long haul..., but that might seem OK to the right wingers I guess.

      Danny sent me some good cartoons about American government, which I'll put up tonight. You should enjoy them.