The great thing about being an atheist is that I can admit I’m wrong. It’s very therapeutic, actually. It reminds me I’m not perfect (who needs reminding that other people aren’t?).
This morning, before I even wiped the sleep out of my eyes, I saw something I wanted to believe, so I posted about it. It turns out, the “Burn the Quran” guy is probably not a child pornographer, and he almost certainly wasn’t arrested in Florida as one (believe me, I checked all their local papers, police blotters, etc.).
Add this one to the pile, along with my post about Prime Minister of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, being Jewish.
It just goes to show you: no matter how much you hope something is real, you should always look into the veracity of every claim. Innocent until proven guilty, a lie until proven true. Even atheists need to be reminded of this, from time to time.