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Top 10 tips for atheists this Easter


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#1    Paranoid Android

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 10:06 PM

Atheists should drop their easily dismissed scientific, philosophical or historical arguments against Christianity, and instead quiz believers about Old Testament violence and hell, writes John Dickson.

As an intellectual movement, Christianity has a head start on atheism. So it's only natural that believers would find some of the current arguments against God less than satisfying.

In the interests of a more robust debate this Easter, I want to offer my tips for atheists wanting to make a dent in the Faith. I've got some advice on arguments that should be dropped and some admissions about where Christians are vulnerable.


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 10:32 PM

How about "Top tip for Atheists - Don't Bother, you're not going to change anyone's opinions and you'll just make yourself annoyed".
Either they're going to be talking to people who already basically agree with them or they're going to be talking to the hardcore Fundies and in which case they might as well be talking to a wall, at least the wall is serving some useful function in society.

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 10:39 PM

I was really hoping the tips would be.

"Chill out, eat eggs and chocolate, repeat as necessary"

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 11:06 PM

the man accusing atheists of misrepresenting his faith is himself misrepresenting the beliefs of atheists.

my easter tip to atheists and christians alike is: don't eat ham. it's gross.


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 11:08 PM

View Postseaturtlehorsesnake, on 18 April 2014 - 11:06 PM, said:

my easter tip to atheists and christians alike is: don't eat ham. it's gross.

In the future, if you ever wonder why you fell out of favor with me, remember this statement

When you know what a man loves, you know what can kill him


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 11:13 PM

View PostScheming B, on 18 April 2014 - 11:08 PM, said:

In the future, if you ever wonder why you fell out of favor with me, remember this statement

i am not afraid. the time has come. the truth shall emerge at last.




(i actually like some ham. but the average grocery store bought, frozen, so called honey baked ham? lord spare me from that awful grocery store ham)


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 11:20 PM

I don't see Pauline Christianity remotely humanitarian or intellectual. I said Pauline.


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 11:21 PM

View Postseaturtlehorsesnake, on 18 April 2014 - 11:13 PM, said:

i am not afraid. the time has come. the truth shall emerge at last.


(i actually like some ham. but the average grocery store bought, frozen, so called honey baked ham? lord spare me from that awful grocery store ham)

We cool then, you shall be spared my wrath


View Postambelamba, on 18 April 2014 - 11:20 PM, said:

I don't see Pauline Christianity remotely humanitarian or intellectual. I said Pauline.

Pauline?  Ohhh the apostle paul.

eh, im ok w/ pauls work largely but i think it's been misinterpreted

Edited by Scheming B, 18 April 2014 - 11:22 PM.

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 11:22 PM

Best advise I could give: Shut the hell up and move on with your life, Game of Thrones is on.

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 11:36 PM

View PostParanoid Android, on 18 April 2014 - 10:06 PM, said:

Atheists should drop their easily dismissed scientific, philosophical or historical arguments against Christianity, and instead quiz believers about Old Testament violence and hell, writes John Dickson.

It depends upon the specific argument, but he's trying to use the word 'dismissed' in this statement to mean 'refuted' when for some points it's actually more like 'dismissed' as in 'ignored'.

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 11:39 PM

ffs lets have no one debate anyone on Easter and relax -_-

this article is bad advice, all i got to say.

" I imagine that the intellegent people are the ones so intellegent that they dont even need or want to look "intellegent" anymore".
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Posted 18 April 2014 - 11:47 PM

Right?

If youre showing up to hang out with people on Easter, Christmas, whatever else and youre looking forward to religious arguments,

Your religion is far from your biggest issue

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 11:56 PM

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 12:31 AM

ok, new tip for atheists and people of all faiths for this easter

infinite consensual high-fives.

go.


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Posted 19 April 2014 - 12:51 AM

There is already: Kiss a Stranger, Hug a Homosexual,

Coming Soon: High Five Someone of a Different Religion

Someone get me a video camera

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