Saturday, February 06, 2010

Why beer is better than religion

Thursday and Friday of this week I was at Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Centre, MA for their annual Woodbury Leadership Workshop. Author Brian McLaren was the featured speaker and he shared this with us. (I also had lunch and a beer with The Improbable Bostonian, who I thought would enjoy this immensely.)

Top 10 Reasons Why Beer Is Better Than Religion
by Steve Berry of the Texas A&M University Agnostic & Atheist Student Group

10. No one will kill you for not drinking Beer.

9. Beer doesn't tell you how to have sex.

8. Beer has never caused a major war.

7. They don't force Beer on minors who can't think for themselves.

6. When you have Beer, you don't knock on people's doors trying to give it away.

5. Nobody's ever been burned at the stake, hanged, or tortured over their brand of Beer.

4. You don't have to wait more than 2,000 years for a second Beer.

3. There are laws saying that Beer labels can't lie to you.

2. You can prove you have a Beer.

1. If you've devoted your life to Beer, there are groups to help you stop.


Jan said...

Interesting, especially because the author is at the university that my two sons graduated from. Somewhat oddly, I do not like beer at all.

Andy said...

"When you have Beer, you don't knock on people's doors trying to give it away." - LOL!

Thank you for a wonderful lunch. Beer or no beer, I always enjoy your company, my friend. Come back again soon and we'll do it all over again.

Cynthia said...

It reminds me of that quote attributed to Ben Franklin, that beer is proof that God wants us to be happy, which was also printed in the menu of the pub that Andy and I had lunch at.

Anne Sexton wrote that God's voice is soft and brown, like beer.

I love a good beer with good food and good friends. Yes, Andy, and when it's not your lunch hour.

Daniel said...

Your attribution is incorrect. Steve Berry did not author the list. And the list predates the existence of the Atheist and Agnostic Student Group at Texas A&M. The primary author of the list was Paul D. Jones. I coordinated production of the first and second set of shirts.