It seems Kevin Sorbo isn’t too impressed with atheists, claiming them to be angry and hateful, which is ironic because from my side, as an atheist, I often see Christians as angry and hateful. I guess this is just what happens when you reduce people to a single facet placed in a confrontational context. Even though I understand the reasons for his disposition towards the faithless, I would rather he didn’t see all atheists as angry and hateful. After all I grew up watching him as Hercules and Captain Dylan Hunt in series that really have not withstood the test of time but none-the-less were and still are a big part of my life (Andromeda on Pick 8PM weekday nights!). So in an attempt to endear myself, and hopefully other atheists by extension, to Mr. Sorbo I have penned a poem on that most christian of virtues, forgiveness.
Do you know the actor Kevin Sorbo?
His hair, a thick luxuriant Lion’s mane,
like Ken from Street Fighter II turbo.
His chiseled, muscular frame,
and middling good looks of a TV actor.
How he played the great Hercules,
and the evils he would confront.
How he fought the Achilles,
as high guard Captain Dylan Hunt
Or his role as Kull The Conqueror.
But what is he doing these days?
Calling atheists angry and hateful,
Though I find this regretful,
I cannot become a Sorbo detractor.
I, an angry hateful atheist,
shall borrow his christian whim,
from the sin of ignorance he be released,
and I shall endeavour to forgive him,
for Kevin Sorbo has the x factor.
*Not so much praise as ‘between a rock and a hard place, Trump over Clinton.’ Still no Kevin, no.