It will come as no surprise to longtime readers that when fundamentalist Christians rub my nose in their testimony, all I hear is "Validate me!"
Theirs, after all, is a world wholly predicated upon their own specialness. All you need to do to be special too: share their beliefs. If you disagree with them, no worries. Enjoy the ravages of eternal Hell, and God bless!
You'd be hard pressed to find as good an example of zero-sum validation as religious fundamentalists.
Or so you'd think. Right up until atheists feel compelled to shit on someone else's holiday.
What the billboard says: "You know it's a myth. This season, celebrate reason."
What I read: "Validate me!"
Y'all look alike to me.