My 16 year old daughter is getting hit from all sides for admitting to being an atheist. My daughter doesn't drink, doesn't do drugs, and hasn't had sex yet..... but she is going to hell according to all of her friends who just happen to do ALL OF THE ABOVE!
She is a very smart kid and usually just laughs it off and occasionally tells her "friends" that she isn't really an atheist, she just believes in Odin and bases that on of the lack of Ice Giants still roaming the earth. That Odin at least kept THAT promise, a far better record than the christian god. Blank stares usually follow.
What are some short and sweet retorts she can use? And bare in mind that, quite obviously she is dealing with kids that have sub room temperature IQs.
Well, I am not in high school any more, so I don't know if it would work for her, but when people ask me why I don't believe, I simply say......because there is absolutely no evidence whatsoever for the existence of any gods.
It usually shuts them up