How to talk to an atheist

Mr Laurier

Well-known member
1) Dont treat us like idiots. We are generally well educated.
2) Dont assume we have never heard of Jesus or the bible. Most of us are ex-christians.
3) Dont spam bible babble at us. It just makes you look foolish.
4) Dont resorteth to yea faux jacobeaneth. This also maketh thee lookest foolish.
5) Dont threaten us. We are not intimidated.
6) Be honest. Thats something we can actually respect.
 

Woody50

Member
Point of order. Being well educated does not negate idiocy. This goes for people with PhDs and ThDs.

That said, you're basically saying that you're a person and that you'd like to be treated with respect. Sounds good to me. Nice to meet you, Mr. Laurier.
 

jonathan_hili

Well-known member
1) Dont treat us like idiots. We are generally well educated.
2) Dont assume we have never heard of Jesus or the bible. Most of us are ex-christians.
3) Dont spam bible babble at us. It just makes you look foolish.
4) Dont resorteth to yea faux jacobeaneth. This also maketh thee lookest foolish.
5) Dont threaten us. We are not intimidated.
6) Be honest. Thats something we can actually respect.
I agree. But at least use apostrophes... :)
 
1) Dont treat us like idiots. We are generally well educated.
2) Dont assume we have never heard of Jesus or the bible. Most of us are ex-christians.
3) Dont spam bible babble at us. It just makes you look foolish.
4) Dont resorteth to yea faux jacobeaneth. This also maketh thee lookest foolish.
5) Dont threaten us. We are not intimidated.
6) Be honest. Thats something we can actually respect.
Well said. I'd also add that before you talk to an atheist ask yourself, "why do I believe in God?" Many Christians do not do this and it is the first thing an atheist will ask.

I saw a pastor do this once. He was teaching his congregation how to evangelize. He brought someone up and said, "do you believe in God?" They said yes. He asked, "do you accept Jesus as your savior?" They said yes.

Then he asked, "why?"

It was amazing how many of his congregation faltered at that. They have been believers their whole lives. They are surrounded by Christians. They have never really stopped to ask, "why do I believe in God?" They have never had to because everyone around them also believes.

So take some time to think about your faith, think about why you believe The Bible, why you believe God hears your prayers, and why you believe Jesus died for our sins. It'll make that first conversation with an atheist much more productive :)
 

Authentic Nouveau

Well-known member
1) Dont treat us like idiots. We are generally well educated.
2) Dont assume we have never heard of Jesus or the bible. Most of us are ex-christians.
3) Dont spam bible babble at us. It just makes you look foolish.
4) Dont resorteth to yea faux jacobeaneth. This also maketh thee lookest foolish.
5) Dont threaten us. We are not intimidated.
6) Be honest. Thats something we can actually respect.
1 How many University degrees do you have?
2 Given you say you were never born again it is IMPOSSIBLE to be ex-christian
3 Foolish people use the "Bible Babble" expression
4 Confused evoBabble
5 Intimidated? Your false bravado is noted.
6 Honest? Name the dishonest pusher who claimed Darwin was once a Christian. Hitler claim
 

The Pixie

Active member
1 How many University degrees do you have?
Enough to know the difference between mitochondria and midi-chlorians.

But then, I guess when you buy them online, that is what you end up with.

6 Honest? Name the dishonest pusher who claimed Darwin was once a Christian. Hitler claim
Are you really now pretending Darwin was not a Christian? Are you aware he originally went to university to train to become a clergyman? I guess not. Your posts do generally display a woeful ignorance.

I hired 2 Ivy League "intellectuals" Both fit the idiocy meme.
Do you think anyone around here actually believes these fanciful claims?
 

Yakuda

Member
1) Dont treat us like idiots. We are generally well educated.
2) Dont assume we have never heard of Jesus or the bible. Most of us are ex-christians.
3) Dont spam bible babble at us. It just makes you look foolish.
4) Dont resorteth to yea faux jacobeaneth. This also maketh thee lookest foolish.
5) Dont threaten us. We are not intimidated.
6) Be honest. Thats something we can actually respect.
If only you could do the same in the opposite direction
 

Whateverman

Well-known member
If only you could do the same in the opposite direction
That's the way he and most of the rest of us treat Christians by default.

Only when a Christian demonstrates that the effort will not be returned in-kind does he stray from that list.

You're one such example of why he might stray. I know I certainly have :)
 

Yakuda

Member
That's the way he and most of the rest of us treat Christians by default.

Only when a Christian demonstrates that the effort will not be returned in-kind does he stray from that list.

You're one such example of why he might stray. I know I certainly have :)

That's the way he and most of the rest of us treat Christians by default.

Only when a Christian demonstrates that the effort will not be returned in-kind does he stray from that list.

You're one such example of why he might stray. I know I certainly have :)
So I'm responsible for your bad behavior? LMBO That tells me all I need to know about you. I bet you're a leftist too.
 

Mr Laurier

Well-known member
1 How many University degrees do you have?
2 Given you say you were never born again it is IMPOSSIBLE to be ex-christian
3 Foolish people use the "Bible Babble" expression
4 Confused evoBabble
5 Intimidated? Your false bravado is noted.
6 Honest? Name the dishonest pusher who claimed Darwin was once a Christian. Hitler claim
exactly as many as you have.
Huh?
You do? I never knew.
Huh?
What "false bravado'?
Yes. Alas I do not know the name of this fantasy creature you have invented. Mussolini hint
 

Authentic Nouveau

Well-known member
1 How many University degrees do you have?
2 Given you say you were never born again it is IMPOSSIBLE to be ex-christian
3 Foolish people use the "Bible Babble" expression
4 Confused evoBabble
5 Intimidated? Your false bravado is noted.
6 Honest? Name the dishonest pusher who claimed Darwin was once a Christian. Hitler claim
I could mimic the whiner and ask questions 9 times.
 
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