This is my first serious post on this site, so bare with me if I happen to not quite match up with this sites standards due to a lack grammar or general knowledge.
Of course it is important being able to argue about scientific matters, evolution, big bang theory and other theories. Often I have to realize theists tend to not care about what science tells them but rather what they have been indoctrinated to believe over decades.
Having no real arguments many theists quickly turn a scientific conversation into a discussion about personal believe.
Since none of us is actually able to prove the non-existence of a god, a different approach would be to prove that there is no need for a god based on two things.
1. Question their character for feeling the need to follow simple rules, like not killing or showing respect to other people(which religious people hardly do anyways), only because they fear the wrath of their god. Should morals really be based on fear or rather on respect and common sense?
2. One very interesting question I picked up somewhere in the vast of the internet. If a tribesman lived his life in peace, with respect for others and followed every rule a religion has framed, will this person go to hell simply due to the fact that he never worshiped the theists god? This should also work if you replace the Tribesman with an infant which makes it even more personal for most people.
As this is obviously no Step-by-Step tutorial how to argue with someone I still hope this provides some help or maybe just a little poke to the brain to give some new ideas.
Me being a very funny guy I will end this post with a hilarious joke.
Two hydrogen atoms walk into a bar.
One orders a beer, the other one orders a soda.
So in terms of the tribesman, it is my understanding that on the day of days, even that tribesman will be told the truth and given the chance.
My whole response is, and if I'm wrong, if I go and meet god, I will still give him the finger because he is one immoral and sadistic fuck.
Yes welcome to TA, and thanks for the response. Also very practical advice. I recall once trying to tell a fundamentalist xtian the jayzus was a jew and the woman had to be restrained by her associates from coming over the table at me. It had not seemed like that intense of a discussion and I had merely mentioned that in passing. It is amazing to me how ignorant many theists are about their beliefs.
I'm new here as well, but you seem to be doing it just right.
I've "stumbled upon" that once and I found it to be hilarious yet true in every word.
This has even been used in a movie.
Thank you for posting it again though, every single line of this is pure gold.