Monday, June 20, 2011
The Ice Cream Van
I am often accused of being anti-religious. While it bothers me to be so-labeled, I can see how such a conclusion arises.
In conversation with a close friend recently, I proffered the following illustration:
"Imagine an ice cream van, that wanders through the neighbourhood selling ice cream to children. In every sixth ice cream the ice cream man inserts a handful of nails, and as a result, every sixth child dies a painful and slow death.
I protest against this practice vehemently, and society labels me as being 'anti-ice cream van'. How could anybody be against a practice that brings smiles to the faces of so many children?
How is it not obvious to society that I am not against ice cream vans, but against the practice of feeding nails to children?"