Hate mail- End is near?

Has hate mail finally reached its end? The question has been poised, along with several letters daring me to “Do Muhammad!” and other such nonsense. Check it out in perhaps one of the final pages of hate mail.

Daring me to do Muhammad

Sun, Apr 25, 2010

“So I must ask, why haven’t you made a Muhammad Magnet set?  And better yet send it to the current Muslim leader?  I’ll tell you why, because you have NO BALLS!!”

Subject: Have you heard about….

Dear Bob,

Have you heard how the producers of South Park received a death threat after they insulted Muhammad?

I’ll post a few lines to peek your interest….

NEW YORK (AP) — Producers of “South Park” said Thursday that Comedy Centralremoved a speech about intimidation and fear from their show after a radical Muslim group warned that they could be killed for insulting the Prophet Muhammad.

It came during about 35 seconds of dialogue between the cartoon characters of Kyle, Jesus Christ and Santa Claus that was bleeped out.

the complete story link is here…

So I must ask, why haven’t you made a Muhammad Magnet set?  And better yet send it to the current Muslim leader?  I’ll tell you why, because you have NO BALLS!!

You’ll make a Jesus dress up-magnets and sell them because you know you can get away with that….but I DARE YOU to try that shit with a Muhammad magnet set!!!!  I’ll even help fund it and give the terrorists your studios address!

Doug Smith


Cool. All I need is the funding. It’s around $1,200 to get the minimum of 1,000 produced. The arts done: mohammeddressup.comMy studio address is public domain: http://www.normalbobsmith.com/contact/

It’s ready to go.

Let me know how long it’ll take you to get the money transferred to me.



The next day I received this…

“Is it a matter of being afraid of those idiot motherfuckers at Revolutionmuslim?”

If so, is it a matter of money – I can send cash and so can others

Is it a matter of being afraid of those idiot motherfuckers at Revolutionmuslim?

If so – Check this link out: http://www.facebook.com

This makes May 20 “Everyone Draw Mohammed” and then post them on Facebook.

It’s a beautiful thing, something you would enjoy…

Mark Kregel

Puh-leeze. I’ve been mocking Muhammad publicly for years. It’s excitables like yourself that blow it all out of proportion and expect everyone to run for the hills the second a death threat’s emailed to them. I’m guessing you expect it because that’s what you’d do?

I did that “Draw Muhammad Contest” years ago. See left sidebar… http://www.normalbobsmith.com/hatemail299.html
Yes. Money, as always, is the holdup on this project.
Stop with the silly allegations and schoolyard taunts. Hook me up with the green. I’ll make it happen this week.
“How much green ya need?”

How much green ya need?

Would it help to set up a paypal thingy?

Look – as an Atheist (I deny the Holy Spirit…) I like to see ALL religions mocked for the fairy tales they are.

And with a sense of humor (like yours) they fall like dominoes 🙂

Mark Kregel

I already said $1,200 is all I’d need. Then I can send in a payment to my place in Hong Kong and they’ll get started. It’ll take about two months for the finished product to arrive on my doorstep.My paypal is: bob@normalbobsmith.com

I’ll take them to Comic Con with me in October and sell them. It’ll be perfect.


“Let’s do it!”

Let’s do it!

How do we, um do it though?

I can spread the gospel among fellow Non-Theists and Atheists.

What else can I do?

Mark Kregel

You’re going to have to deposit the $1,200 into my Paypal. My question to you is, how much are you going to want back of this money? Here’s an idea. When I get them I’ll send you 200 set to do with as you please. If you sold them at $15 each that’d be $3000.

My other reason for never making them is because I don’t think they’ll sell well. Stores won’t sell them, of course. I don’t believe there’ll be enough sales to pay you back any time soon. Keep that in mind.
Have no doubt though that I’ll promote them big time though.

None of these guys were ever heard from again.

“do not believe in God and Satan? Ogl?dnijcie any reportage about exorcisms”

Subject: What’s This? (Pojebalo Cie?)

What right have audacity to ridicule Jesus Christ, I think as a human being does not pass something like that. I do not know too much what you want to achieve by insulting and mocking of God who would die for such as you, but it probably does not believe in it (do not believe in God and Satan? Ogl?dnijcie any reportage about exorcisms), I hope that one day I believe otherwise you will understand it’s too late, you will pray for you to repent or even stopped this stupid play.


What we humans fail to understand is that when gods die it’s far less of an inconvenience and sacrifice. It’s hard for us to see the difference because when we die we don’t have the option to spring back to life, or fly up to heaven like rocket ship, or be magical enough to stop the world from spinning or throw mountains around like handfuls of sand.For us death is a very very scary, looming reality with not a clue what comes after. So to us Jesus giving up his life for us sounds amazing. But it’s not. He was only dead for a weekend. Then he got to live forever in paradise where he’s king over everyone.

I’m not that impressed.

You shouldn’t be either.

Does that answer your question?



“If you do one with Mohammed you WILL gain my admiration for being a stand up artist!”


How edgy and daring! Let’s see you make one with Mohammed and see if you are really as edgy as you seem.

I thought not 😉

Michael Peterson

P.S. If you do one with Mohammed you WILL gain my admiration for being a stand up artist!


Great. I am officially a stand up artist.


“I stand corrected…”

I stand corrected and should have not jumped to conclusions. My apologies!

Thank you!

Michael Peterson

I bet you’d enjoy this… http://www.normalbobsmith.com/hatemail339.html

Some crazy Islamic Fundamentalist death threats over Mohammed Dressup.
I wept for days and days afterwards.
“Again my apologies and I will be reading your hatemail in the future!”

LOL! I was wondering what feedback you would get from that. I jumped to the conclusion because most people doing commentary on Christian themes are too afraid to do it with Islam. I myself am non religious but I can’t stand the double standard and artists who play it safe while trying to be controversial at the same time. Again my apologies and I will be reading your hatemail in the future!

Michael Peterson


“Why do you not believe in God?”

I just want to ask a few questions. Why do you not believe in God? What made you not believe in God? And I mean, atheists don’t believe in anything, so you wouldn’t have anything to lose if you believed in God. What’s the point of believing in nothing when you would have nothing to lose if you did believe? Just pure laziness or hate? Do you not realize the consequences if you’re wrong? You will have everything to lose if you are wrong. IPeople probably pray for you to change, but some prayers are meant to be unanswered or refused. May God have mercy on you.

Sincerely, Justin

Listen, I’m just a normal guy who believes in regular things. I like to reason out stories and think problems through logically. And while I’m doing that if the story starts talking about magical wizards zapping people with their witchcraft, and monsters, and ghosts, and devils, and 900 year old people, and entire graveyards of dead people coming to life and walking around town, I tend to just let the insane-asylum lunatics keep those. You people can have it. The goblins and gargoyles and flying chariots in the sky. Go nuts. It’s not hatred. I’m fine with it. But you can’t expect me to not poke fun. I mean, c’mon.
Asking people not to tilt their heads at you in confusion, that’s asking a lot.
Is pretending to believe all that stuff actually enough for the god you pretend’s true? He allows that??

11 thoughts on “Hate mail- End is near?”

  1. I really hope hate mail isn’t over… I love reading the hate mail. But if it is over, I hope the radio show starts back up. I miss that show.

  2. Bob,
    I would hate to see the hatemail stop! It is one of my most favorite parts of your site and I read every update. I love your ability to ask the big questions (How can there be a heaven when those you know and love are in hell”, The buy-bull’s support of slavery and genocide…etc.) I agree that you do not want to fake it and admit that it may just be the way of things, but I will grieve for some time if you never post hatemail again.
    Maybe you could post comments about news events centered around all the religious nuts who are breaking the law or just going against thier beliefs, like the recent top guy at Focus on the Family, hiring a gay prostitute for his trip, or this http://bucknakedpolitics.typepad.com/buck_naked_politics/2009/04/via-memeorandum-the-colorado-independent-reportsa-colorado-springs-man-who-narrates-the-bible-in-spanish-on-cds-and–works.html.
    Most people I know really like the arguments you make in the hatemail section and would love to read your thoughts on the hipocracy by these self Righteous Bastards.
    Whatever happens Bob….I want to thank you for this site. It has helped make me a strong Atheist and better prepared to argue why I do not believe.

  3. To Justin, If you believe in one god, you must also believe in all the other gods, because just in case you happen to be wrong and you go to another god’s hell for not believing in him/her?

    Everyone, the simplest route, do not leave yourself undefended, believe in all gods, just to be safe..OK?

    We wouldn’t want anyone going to the wrong god’s hell!!!

  4. Well, I sincerely hope the hate mail doesn’t completely end. I find it so hilarious sometimes, the things Christians say in an attempt to scold, threaten, or scare you into accepting Sweet Jesus into your heart. But I also have to admit that by now, it is getting repetitious. How many ways are there to say “You better pray for God to forgive you or you’re gonna be sorry!” and how many ways are there to respond to it? Maybe that’s another reason why they’ve given up–they’ve tried everything and it hasn’t worked!

    Consider, too, that a lot of the people who wrote to you ten years ago have grown up a bit, maybe mellowed out and moved on to other causes besides being angry at some guy with a goofy webpage. Some might even have kids of their own (scary, I know), and those kids are growing up in a different world than their parents did. People are no longer tolerating religion as much as they did only a short decade ago, and this is reflected in the attitudes these kids are encountering on the Internet. To them, anti-Christian sentiments are just par for the course, and it doesn’t occur to them to make a big deal out of it. Fewer and fewer Christians are going to church, as young people just aren’t interested in pursuing the musty old rituals and outdated beliefs of their parents and grandparents.

    So maybe it’s time to end the Hate Mail section. I think you should leave it up, though, so we can all peruse past letters and have a laugh. And you never know when you might get a really good letter from some fanatical religious nutbag yelling hell and damnation at you in all-caps, and you won’t be able to keep it to yourself!

    Can’t wait to see what the book will be about. Amazing Strangers? Super Chicks? A compendium of Hate Mail from all over the world? Or something else? You’re very imaginative and talented, and I’m sure it will be a success. I know I’ll buy a copy when it comes out!

  5. To Justin: To claim that atheists believe in nothing is a cop out and an insult. I’ve firmly believed that there is no god for decades. No doubt. If you have had even the slightest doubt about your god, ever, then my belief has been stronger than yours! And believing just to cover your ass is lame. Do you really think that your god is stupid enough to fall for it?

    To Bob: Hate mail is the highlight of your site for me, and I look forward to each installment. Please keep posting it, even if the pages are fewer and farther between. While that freak show that is “amazing strangers” is a hoot, it’s not the reason many of us come to your site!

  6. Hate Mail is my favorite part of the site and it’ll be sad to see it go, but after 10 years, I understand. Everything you do is so cool and awesome… I think all the regular visitors to the site personally relate to your thought and reason as applied through your art. Keep up the great work and I look forward to seeing what else is coming down the the pipeline!

  7. Julius, I completely agree. Hate mail is one of my favorite parts of the site as well. When good mail comes in I’ll most definitely post it. If nothing comes in, I’m helpless.

    My suggestion is if you love hate mail, post Jesus Dressup, or links to specific arguments I’ve made, or anything else from the site that could inspire hate mail in blogs, newsgroups, or wherever else to reach the masses. It’s getting the site(s) out there that inspires angry letter-writing. And if they start coming in again I’ll be on ’em like a fly on shit.

  8. People who say “Why do you not believe in God? ” always amuse me. Apparently they think that belief is something that is a matter of decision:
    “What shall I do today? I know, I’ll believe in … what? … God!
    “Tomorrow I’ll believe in … ? Lessee … yellow envelopes that hold the secret of tomatoes.
    “On Tuesday it’ll be carboniferous limestone theodolites.
    “Wednesday: Great Thundermask the demon of Gorp
    “then on Thursday I’ll go back to God”
    Those who can switch belief just because they want to, are using the word in a manner I don’t recognise. The only reason to believe anything is evidence – it’s not a matter of deciding to believe for convenience. Ye gods! I’d believe I was wealthy/strong/handsome/popular/etc if I thought it would make me so, but all I can do is believe the evidence Such deviance is happily redundant because I am obviously all of the above (wealthy, strong, handsome & popular) and a devout Thundermaskian [all hail Thundermask demon lord of Gorp].


  9. I’ve been coming to your site for ages, check it like everyday. If hate mail is over that’s a shame coz I really liked it. But in all honesty, it was getting a little repetative. There were loads of good ones, but alot of christians repeating the same old bible bullshit. If you still get some I’m sure if you post them I’ll read it lol I would love to see more amazing strangers. I really do think there amazing. I’m from the U.k and being an atheist’s isn’t seen with any shock or horror. We’re not nearly as relgious as america, it’s interesting to see the affect religion has around the world. Also nice to see that england isn’t the only country with amazing strangers lol Maybe you could do amazing strangers from around the world. Get people to send videos?

    Keep up the good work!

  10. I agree with Ian, who said that you should do more of your radio show. I enjoyed the episodes you did, but they were far too few!

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