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Racism Pop Quiz


1. Choose which of the following statements are in fact, racist and/or bigoted. Choose all that apply :

a. “Jesus was a douchebag.” b. “The Buddha was a fatty.” c. “Muhammad was a pedophile.” d. “Abe Lincoln liked to smoke pole.” e. All of the above. f. None of the above.

If you chose ‘f’, you’re right! None of these statements are racist or bigoted, and some of them are even true! While calling people names may not be nice, calling fictional characters names is neither nice nor harmful, since the person whose feelings would be hurt, has no feelings to hurt in the first place! They’re not real! In the case of Abe, he was real, but in no way does claiming that he enjoyed the feeling of a man-rod in his mouth mean that the accuser hates all Americans or all gays! It just means someone has a suspicion that maybe the Abester was a lil horny for the D.

2. Which of the following statements are racist and/or bigoted. Choose all that apply:

a. “The Bible condones horrific behaviour.” b. “The Quran condones horrific behaviour.” c. “Charles Manson’s idea of Helter Skelter condones horrific behaviour.” d. “Sam Harris’ Waking Up condones horrific behaviour.” e. All of the above. f. None of the above.

If you chose ‘f’ again, you’re a fucking genius. None of these statements are racist or bigoted. Pointing out that a book contains passages that are concerning, is criticism… of a book. I personally love Waking Up by Sam Harris, but you can go ahead and say whatever you want about it. I may argue, but I would never claim you’re a bigot because of it.

3. Which of the following statements are racist and/or bigoted. Choose all that apply:

a. “Horrible things have been done in the name of Christianity.” b. “Horrible things have been done in the name of Islam.” c. “Horrible things have been done in the name of the Vancouver Canucks.” d. “Horrible things have been done in the name of atheism.” e. All of the above. f. None of the above.

You answered ‘f’ again, didn’t you, you fucking wizard? You’re goddamned right it’s none of the above, no holy. While some of these statements can be disputed, none at all are fucking racist. If you chose any of the above statements as racist, you’re downplaying the very real racism that people all over the world experience on a daily basis and you should ashamed of yourself.


You embarrass me.


4. Which of the following statements are racist and/or bigoted. Choose all that apply:

a. “Because the Bible condones horrific behaviour and the horrible things have been done in the name of Christianity, the fact that so many people still follow it today concerns me greatly.” b. “Because the Quran condones horrific behaviour and the horrible things have been done in the name of Islam, the fact that so many people still follow it today concerns me greatly.” c. “Because the Communist Manifesto condones horrific behaviour and the horrible things have been done in the name of communism, the fact that so many people still revere it today concerns me greatly.” d. “Because Mein Kampf condones horrific behaviour and the horrible things have been done in the name of Nazism, the fact that so many people still revere it today concerns me greatly.” e. All of the above. f. None of the above.

‘f’, right? Yeaaahhh, buddy!


High five!


Again, some of these statements are not true, but “lacking truth” shan’t be fucking conflated with “racist”.

5. Which of the following statements are racist and/or bigoted. Choose all that apply:

a. “People use the Bible to affect policy in a way that encroaches on the rights of others.” b. “People use the Quran to affect policy in a way that encroaches on the rights of others.” c. “People use the Catcher in the Rye to affect policy in a way that encroaches on the rights of others.”” d. “People use the Teletubbies to affect policy in a way that encroaches on the rights of others.” e. All of the above. f. None of the above.

Let me guess. ‘f’ again?


6. Which of the following statements are racist and/or bigoted. Choose all that apply:

a. “Because the Bible condones horrific behaviour and the horrible things have been done in the name of Christianity, the spread of this religion around the world concerns me.” b. “Because the Quran condones horrific behaviour and the horrible things have been done in the name of Islam, the spread of this religion around the world concerns me.” c. “Because Satanism condones horrific behaviour and the horrible things have been done in the name of Satan, the spread of this religion around the world concerns me.” d. “Because Sam Harris’ Waking Up condones horrific behaviour and the horrible things have been done in the name of atheism, the spread of atheism around the world concerns me.” e. All of the above. f. None of the above.

I don’t even need to tell you the answer to this one. No matter how fucking outlandish any of these statements are, they’re still not racist! It’s true!

6. Which of the following statements are racist and/or bigoted. Choose all that apply:

a. “I think people would be better off without Christianity.” b. “I think people would be better off without Islam.” c. “I think people would be better off without alternative medicine.” d. “I think people would better off without science.” e. All of the above. f. None of the above.

Is this quiz too easy? I feel like I’m making it too easy. How about a hard one:

7. Which of the following statements are racist and/or bigoted. Choose all that apply:

a. “All Christians are violent.” b. “All Muslims are violent.” c. “All Buddhists are fat.” d. “All atheists are virgins.” e. All of the above. f. None of the above.

Almost got you there, didn’t I? If you chose ‘e’ this time, you’re right again! a, b, c & d are bigoted statements! For some, these statements may have no affect, but it doesn’t make the statement itself any less bigoted. For example, if someone told me that all atheists were virgins, I’d laugh… I mean… I’m Godless Mom and I don’t believe in immaculate conception!

8. Which of the following statements are racist and/or bigoted. Choose all that apply:

a. “Christians should not be allowed to visit my country.” b. “Muslims should not be allowed to visit my country.” c. “Satanists should not be allowed to visit my country.” d. “Atheists should not be allowed to visit my country.” e. All of the above. f. None of the above.

‘e’ again. You’re a racist and/or bigoted douchecanoe if you’ve ever said anything like this!

9. Which of the following statements are racist and/or bigoted. Choose all that apply:

a. “There is no such thing as a religion of peace.” b. “Religion is dangerous.” c. “Religion is a threat to progress.” d. “Atheism a threat to my way of life.” e. All of the above. f. None of the above.


F, you glorious intellectual champions! F!


Not-a-one of these statements is racist or bigoted in any way, and some may even be true!

10. Which of the following statements are racist and/or bigoted. Choose all that apply:

a. “I could never be friends with a Christian.” b. “I could never be friends with a Muslim.” c. “I could never be friends with a Californian.” d. “I could never be friends with an atheist.” e. All of the above. f. None of the above.

One last switcheroo for ya. If you answered ‘e’, you have your shit together friend.

It boggles my mind that anyone could fail this test, and yet on a daily basis, I hear from writhing piles of whiney babies, that atheists are racist for being critical of Islam. I get that saying that Muslims are violent is a racist thing to say, but I’ve never heard any atheists say that. I’ve heard atheists say that Islam is violent, ie. the doctrine, the book, the teachings. Most of us know that the vast majority of Muslims are wonderful people. Many of us have Muslims in our lives who we care deeply for.

Whenever someone claims that what I’ve said about Islam is racist, I ask them if the same thing applies to what I’ve said about Christianity. I never get the accusation that my criticism of Christianity is racist and yet, it’s the exact same fucking thing as Islam with a few minor differences. I can make fun of Jesus until I’m blue in the face. I may get called names, or see hurt faces, but no one will ever call me a racist. Do the same for Muhammad? I’m fucking Hitler. Why is that? Why are there two different standards here?

It’s funny how people like Sam Harris are labeled “racist” and yet, you go to Sam’s timeline on Twitter and it’s covered in calls to rise up and free Raif Badawi, or help an ex-Muslim girl get to North America, or that ex-Muslim Sarah Haider is his new hero. These people are all the same ethnicity they were before they left Islam. Nothing has changed, save for a few ideas in their heads. How can he be racist towards them before these ideas changed, but not afterward?

We, as atheists, even raise awareness and express our outrage at the human rights violations committed against people who still follow Islam. Hardly a day goes by when something like this isn’t posted to Richard Dawkins’ timeline:


and then promptly spread around the online atheist community. We do this, precisely because we’re concerned for the well-being of the people of Islam. Muslims, lest we forget, tend to be the primary victims of Islamic violence.

We talk about it because we give a shit. We criticize organized religion because we care about people in general, no matter where you’re from or what book you follow. We’re not afraid of the repercussions. We’re not afraid of you calling us racist. We know better. It’s you, the apologist who can’t seem to see the difference between a people and the idea they follow; the politically correct dunce who won’t speak out against an idea that is clearly hurting the very people you want everyone to think you’re protecting. It’s you who is the bigot. You point the finger at those using words to criticize an idea, while behind your back, that very idea is being used to kill, torture and incarcerate believers in it.


Shame on you!


Let me know what your score was in the comments! I better see a lot of perfect 10s!

#islam #racism

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