From John Kovalic’s “Dork Tower” strip via reader Ant. Nice to see something so pervasive and obvious, but so wilfully ignored, given popular attention:
This, of course, implicitly incorporates John Loftus’s clever notion of “The Outsider Test for Faith,” which starts off from the fact that most people adopt the religion of their land and culture. John’s written a book about it, but if you just want a quick read about it (and you really should know this), read this short post. The OTF, as it’s called, is one of the best ways to see that the vast bulk of people adopt their religion not after due deliberation, but simply as a default, or out of convenience.
There is one exception though. The Outsider Test for Music shows that there was indeed just one time and place (i.e. US and UK) to be born to experience the best rock music in the world, and Professor Ceiling Cat was lucky enough to have beaten those odds.