Dogs bark at anything they do not know,

Humans too.

Most humans carry definitions in our heads,

Like magnets on a refrigerator,

And, when we hear unfamiliar ideas,

Ideas for which we have no corresponding magnet,

We bark.

When we theists hear an idea for which we have no pre-existing definition,

We bark,"heretic!"  

When we skeptics hear an idea for which we have no pre-existing definition,

We bark,"Superstition!"