I think Mike Judge has a good quote about the nature of taking the joke literally.
“It seems like there’s a lot of people who just do not understand satire. They think it’s weird. There’s people who just don’t understand you portray something or just explore a character, it means you’re condoning it, saying this is the way to live.” - Mike Judge
Satire doesn’t usually play nice Geoffrey Chaucer, Johnathan Swift, Moliere, South Park, Monty Python, Bill Maher, etc… are a few example of people who hit below the belt
You know, I’ve honestly haven’t run into the atheists that put up giant billboards in the middle of town, or yell or purposefully cause trouble like getting a nativity scene on church property taken down (I know they exist, you see them on the news making us look bad). The only ones I’m aware of by name are the authors and comedians I listed above, but they kept it within the confines of their art. It makes be think now that there really is a large group of irate Atheists that are annoying and uncompromising. Maybe I unintentionally struck a nerve. Wow, maybe the sketch isn’t as dumb as I thought…