The below quote from a xanga blog reminded me of the above cartoon.
“I read philosophy so that when I encounter an atheist in a philosophical argument, I can have the power and tools to destroy the opponent; or at least formulate a deconstructive perspective on their often not well thought out but at the same time egotistic viewpoints. I have no interest in destroying my opponent’s argument with Biblical citations as they can simply say that Bible is false. But more with their own secularly weapon of philosophical critique.
Therefore, for me philosophy is equally an interest as well as a weapon. That’s why I read philosophy. ”
I would be ashamed to utter such a sentiment. I replied:
“Philosophy means ‘love of wisdom’. What you’re describing is the opposite.”