I made a post, on a hobby board, in response to a theist who threw down Pascal's Wager.
Apparently, a teenager read my post and liked it enough to re-post it.
I know it's not much... but, it really made my day. :)
On the same topic; I often wonder if theists realize how much of their life their missing by sitting in a church? In the above linked post, I talked about the time devoted to Catholicism. But, what about other religions?
Let's do the math.
Here's my official "time wasted" count.
Birth to fourteen - 1 hr. a week (mass) x 52 weeks x 14 years = 728 hours in mass
CCD/ERE = 2 hours a week x 40 weeks a year x 9 years = 720 hours
Assorted holy days and special services/masses = 50 hours (rough estimate)
CCD/ERE Homework = 1 hr a week x 40 weeks a year x 9 years = 360 hours
Confession = 15 minutes a week x 18 years = 234 hours
Nighttime prayers = 20 minutes x 12 years (age 6-18, I got OCD about prayers) = 208 hours
So...let's see... total number of hours wasted in religion?
2300 hours!! (And, no...I didn't realize it would end up being a round number).
Roughly 96 days that I will never get back.
Can you imagine how wonderful life would be if we focused on the needs of humanity for 96 days?
*Math errors might have come from the medication I'm on at the moment.