Imagine a world where it's "common knowledge" that a tiny little man lives in your refrigerator and turns off the light when it closes. Now imagine further that people have established elaborate rituals of thanks to the little men in the refrigerators. Manufacturers of refrigerators even build in tiny...
Imagine a world where it's "common knowledge" that a tiny little man lives in your refrigerator and turns off the light when it closes. Now imagine further that people have established elaborate rituals of thanks to the little men in the refrigerators. Manufacturers of refrigerators even build in tiny living spaces for the little men who of course cannot be seen by the naked eye. And anyone who dares to question the obvious fact that these little men are real is labeled irrational, unreasonable, and even bigoted depending on the circumstances. Try to present people with rational, reasonable explanations of why the light goes out in the refrigerator, and you are met with blind, overly repeated clichés like "You can't see air, don't you believe in air?" Stupid sayings that completely ignore science. You try to show that there is a little switch activated by closing the door. "Well, have you seen the inside of the refrigerator when you close it? How do you know?" And worse yet, because you don't believe in the little man in the fridge, there are a lot of companies that won't hire you. Hell, in some states, you aren't allowed to hold public office, in direct violation of the US Constitution.
Now here's the really dumb part: Every region on Earth has a different idea of what those little men look like. In the US, they are believed to wear white robes and have long beards. In Arab countries, they are said to wear turtleneck sweaters and blue jeans. In India, they are believed to wear a three piece suit with a fedora. There are even some people who say it's a little old LADY who lives in the refrigerator. And to top off all of this insanity, these people FIGHT over which perception of the refrigerator people is correct, with name-calling, fistfights, and even the occasional war. Rules systems are made for organizing refrigerators, handed down, so it is said, from the First Little Old Man In The First Refrigerator. Trouble is, there's a LOT of different systems. Some systems don't allow the storage of bacon and ham. Some don't allow you to store beef. And of course, half of them don't allow you to chill your beer before you drink it. Laws begin to creep into US law, despite the Constitutional provision that says your refrigerator is your own business. But a growing group of individuals are becoming more vocal in denying the existence of the little men in the refrigerators. These people are harassed, hounded, and otherwise attacked by a particularly stubborn group who believe there is only one little man in all refrigerators, a man named Chris. The Chris followers claim that the unbelievers hate Chris, possibly due to childhood trauma or just plain stupidity. When an unbeliever's refrigerator breaks, they cite that as proof that Chris is angry with them. They even go as far as occasionally killing people who don't believe in Chris.
Now do you see how you sound?
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