I think one of the problems with the atheist movement is we are dealing with people that many of whom are not the sharpest tools in the shed.I would like to propose a project to take all of the…Continue
"What helps me is knowing their "language", if you will. I have the advantage of having been fully submerged in religion and can get through to a person by speaking in a way that they relate to better. My approach is to usually avoid the…"
"Sam Harris and Chris Hitchens do a pretty good job of it. Ever read God is Not Great? It's not all science-y... it's very easy to read and understand. But, you can only dumb intelligent things down so much. A lot of religious people place…"
"It's a nice idea, but it won't do that much good in the end, at least not toward your stated purpose, unfortunately.
Belief, by defintion, is a mindset that holds something to be true/false without proof, or in direct opposition to known…"
"I agree although I wouldn't dismiss the idea that a simple bulleted format list could help make our views more accessible to these groups as well.
Planting small seeds of doubt in bite sized morsels could be just one way. What would you do?"
"I'm not saying its not worthwhile; I'm saying it a long and very hard row-to-hoe.
Overall I really think you have to get more of the mid-educated masses and the media to come around to; then the rest follow."
"I have just purchased a book edited by Russ Kick, 'Everything you know about God is wrong'. Quite a interesting book.I have only started to read it but it does seem to go on a different path from the others, and puts things very simple.
"The thing that I see though, is that those who aren't the sharpest tool are not likely to deconvert for logical reasons, no matter how simple you make them. Those people with the least education usually tend to have most of their…"
I think one of the problems with the atheist movement is we are dealing with people that many of whom are not the sharpest tools in the shed.I would like to propose a project to take all of the arguments against religion and rewrite them in a way that a child could understand.I love Richard Dawkins but can you honestly imagine someone from Alabama reading let alone understanding his arguments?A simple bullet point type list I think would go a long way to making the thoughts and arguments of our…See More
"You may be interested to note that the mobile version of the poll is completely different yet displays the exact same results.
The mobile version of the poll displays the question as this: Has worry about credit card debt kept you up at night?