Hey everyone. I got into a really heated debate today with my sister, a theist, who sends $300 dollars a month to Joyce Meyers and claims that she's anointed by God. When I found out that my sister was sending money to that ministry I told her that she's no different than Benny Hinn (whom she says is terrible and a fraud) and that she's been investigated before for several things related to money. I offered to show her the info and my sister flat out refused, got angry and started shouting repeatedly "I don't care what anyone says God's working through her to do great things for people". My sister then stated that it doesn't matter what I show her because she trusts what God's told her about Joyce Meyers. After I politely tried to explain a few facts to her she yelled "whatever, I don't want to talk about it, whatever, whatever" and walked out of my house.
I've been an atheist activist for several years and an atheist for about 23 years. In probably 95% of my discussions with theists willful ignorance like the type my sister put on display today rears it's ugly and irritating head. So it goes without saying that I'm no stranger to it but I'm curious, how many of you guys deal with this, what's you're favorite way of dealing with it, and how often do you all have to deal with it? My god, there's nothing worse that willful ignorance!