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Entry from May 25, 2017
“What do you call an atheist business?"/"A non-prophet organization.”

"Prophet” is sometimes used in business puns for the word “profit.” “Atheism is a non-prophet organization” is a joke that has been cited in print since at least 1988.

A riddle was posted on Reddit—Jokes in 2017:

Q: What do you call an atheist business?
A: A non-prophet organization.

14 February 1988, The Advocate (Newark, OH), “Celibacy is not hereditary by Eric Anderson, pg. 4A, col. 5:
Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

Google Books
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By Cal Samra and Rose Samra
Colorado Springs, CO: WaterBrook Press
Pg. 15:
Atheism: a non-prophet organization. —via Rev. Karl R. Kraft, Mantua, New Jersey

15 June 1995, The Globe and Mail (Toronto, ON), “Morning smile,” pg A1, col. 1:
Atheists’ club: a non-prophet organization.

18 May 1997, Idaho Statesman (Boise, ID), “The Buzz,” pg. 1D:
Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

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41. Atheism is a non-prophet organization

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Atheism: A Non Prophet Organizationr
Lulu Press, Inc, Mar 3, 2015 - Religion
The mind of the ordinary man is in so imperfect a condition that it requires a creed; that is to say, a theory concerning the unknown and the unknowable in which it may place its deluded faith and be at rest. Science, then, commands our respect, not on the basis that its present assumptions and deductions are absolutely and for all time true, but on the ground that its method is for all time true—the method of discovery, the method of observation, research, experimentation, comparison, examination, testing, analysis and synthesis.

What do you call an atheist business?
submitted May 26, 2017 by TurboTitan92
A non-prophet organization.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Thursday, May 25, 2017 • Permalink