The Biggest Joke Book on Earth

By Carl S ~

Back in the 1960's there was a popular TV series called “Get Smart.” The show was a spoof of James Bond-type counter-espionage. Agent 86, a.k.a. “Smart,” was played by Don Adams. I didn't see many episodes, but I do remember a gag he often repeated. When Smart reported to the head of his agency, he would sometimes say things like, “Would you believe there were 200 of them?” There would be a long pause, and then, “Would you believe 100? What about 75?”

Would you believe this report: a guy fed 5000 men with 5 loaves of bread and two fishes? Well, would you believe 50 loaves and 200 fishes? Would you believe 500 men, and no women and children? Didn't you believe me when I told you he also walked on water? Would you believe me if I said the lake was frozen? Would you believe a man lived to be 400 years old, and then he built a gigantic boat, when any 100 year old man would have trouble building a ship model? What else?

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An Update Since My First Post

By Aspieguy ~

It occurred to me that it has been nearly two years since I wrote my first post to this site. Much has happened to me during the past two years. The christians would call this a "praise report". That isn't a phrase I ever used. A "I'm pissed at god again report" would have been far more amusing.

Two years ago I was struggling with my recent Aspergers diagnosis, leaving christianity and becoming an authentic person. I am pleased to say that I have made a lot of progress.

After much searching I found a therapist who was willing to treat an Aspie adult. She treated children but never an adult. I was far and away beyond her experience. However, she helped me to realize that my behavior wasn't abnormal and that other people viewed life not in such stark terms as I do. She was concerned about my anxiety, which we came to realize was a result of religious indoctrination. I never attended any church as a child. Imposing religion on me was like trying to make me into a cow. Once church and religion was removed, my anxiety began to fade. I became more accepting of... well, me. After a year, I left therapy.

I started small by rejecting things imposed on me. I don't have a dominant hand, but that seemed to bother people. I use whichever hand I want. I hold pencils and utensils how I want. Now I reject beliefs and worldviews that I find silly and irrational.

My son recently joined the Catholic church. I attended two masses during his induction into the Church. I thought the masses to be full of bullshit. The using of a common cup during communion was simply disgusting. However, I am tolerant and don't care much what others do as long as it's legal and doesn't hurt others.

Today, I am happy to report, I am a much more adjusted and content person. It is odd, however. Christians always told me that one had to have Jesus to be an authentic, whole person. I am without a personal savior.