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Asking “Why?” instead of “Why not?”

“Christians should never watch movies rated PG-13”, intones the fundamentalist.

“Why not?” asks his companion. “I don’t see any reason why this movie is so bad.”

“You’re asking the wrong question,” says the fundamentalist sternly. “Asking ‘why not?’ is the trick of rebellious children and compromisers. What you need to be asking is ‘why do you want to do it?’ — and if the answer you come up with isn’t either something super spiritual or agreed upon by at least two popular evangelists you have to admit I’m right.”

“Uh….” stammers his friend.

“I win!” yells the fundamentalist gleefully.

If you’ve ever been on the receiving end of this conversation, chances are you have been in the presence of a fundamentalist.

One has to wonder if a fundamentalist can also come up with super spiritual reasons for their choice of breakfast cereal. I’ll bet they can.