Following our part in this year's SSA Week Blogathon -- in which we gave away one of our popular Atheism/Portal shirts to one lucky donor to the SSA, chosen at random -- we received this email from a pretty cool dude who decided that those odds weren't enough for him and he was going to straight-up buy himself a shirt.
He later informed me that he was mostly being facetious -- apart from the blog thing, and here I am a-blogging. But enough about that; the kicker is the shirt he received in lieu of ours. Let's take a closer look.
Here's a video of Ebenezer in action.
Another googling revealed that there are, in fact, a handful of these across the United States. There's even a guide on Amazon for "organizing, programming and training a troupe of Christian mimes". Color me speechless.
That begs the question: How is this a thing? On a personal note, I'm suddenly riddled with concerns that all of the mimes I've seen in my life were in fact rabid evangelicals and I mistook their "good news" gestures for humorous antics.
And I wish I could end this post more pointedly. With some sort of lesson, maybe. Like this:
...I've got nothing. Look at this freakin' mime church!