The quickest and surest way, is to not actually engage with Atheists. Don’t talk to them, debate them, or ask them questions. Don’t listen to, or accept, their answers and explanations. Just keep spouting groundless religious claims that you inherited from someone else. Be like this guy, who had
Eight Reasons Not To Be An Atheist
- An atheist assigns himself to life with merely finite purposes
His first claim is full of the presupposition of choice and rebellion. If indeed, God does not exist, then finite purposes are all that there are. His further claim that even Atheists feel that there is something bigger than them – something outside them – still doesn’t prove that IT is God. A little concrete evidence of His existence might change that.
- The atheist must also suppress the demands of logic
Again, we see the presupposition from Something complex must have been designed, to, A design requires a designer, so, The designer must have been God. None of these three claims are necessarily true, and do not necessarily follow one another. A large mirror, dropped on a concrete floor, will produce an amazingly complex result, with no designer. Apologists like this don’t even understand Logic, unless it works in their favor.
- Yet, ironically, the atheist has to believe in miracles without believing in God
Here, he trots out the old, tired, often-refuted Kalam Cosmological Argument, saying that everything that begins to exist must have a cause. Since he doesn’t have enough imagination, and scientific understanding, he can’t (and doesn’t want to) think of any alternative, so he plugs in God as the only option.
Physicists have posited several theories for the existence of the Universe. Constant energy infusion into a bubble of the Meta-verse may have caused it to shit spit out our local representation. Since Time only came into existence with the coalescence of Matter, there was never a Time when the Universe did not exist. Therefore, it is possible for the Universe to have a finite past – yet to have existed infinitely – no God required.
- An atheist must also suppress all notions of morality
Why??! Just because he says so??! Most Atheists make no claims about morality, because it is a term that has been co-opted by Christians. Atheists have ethics and empathy. The Christian God of the Bible – the archetype of their moral values – not only permitted, but encouraged, murder, rape, torture, forced marriage, genocide, racism and slavery. Good Christians and their morals clog prisons, rehab centers and divorce courts. I want nothing to do with Christian morals.
- In fact, the atheist must conclude that evil is an illusion
So, if Atheism is valid, there are no real evils, just violations of human customs or conventions. How hard would it be to think of murderers as merely having bad manners?
“Evil” is indeed, an illusion, one believed in by most Christians. It does not exist as a distinct entity. For any given situation, there are different possible series of actions. Some will be more beneficial to an individual, and the Human race as a whole. Others will reduce individual and group happiness and well-being.
Drinking battery acid – or Ivermectin – may not be “evil,” but it will not produce the most good. Neither will murder. It is far more than mere ‘bad manners.’ I know of no Atheist who would claim it was. I am appalled that this Christian Apologist would do so.
- The atheist must also live with the arrogance of his position
His assertion that there is no God requires that he pretend to possess total knowledge.
That is why Apologists get so upset when Atheists insist that they simply don’t believe because they have not been presented with convincing evidence. For the Christian, it’s like punching a fogbank, so they lie pretend that Atheists say things that most of us don’t. For many Christians, their religion is their life. Despite their protestations, they aren’t half as upset that we don’t believe in their God, as they are when they find that we don’t believe in them.
- The atheist must also deny the validity of historical proof
The extensive manuscript evidence of eyewitnesses to the resurrection is presented in an unbiased, authentic manner.
Yeah, right??! Pull the other one. Four Gospels that don’t agree with each other, and one author who wasn’t there, but who claims that 500 people saw the risen Christ – only – that’s all there is, one man’s claim. There is no list of names, or where/how many places, this occurred. There are not 500 sworn affidavits, just a vague assertion. I couldn’t get someone convicted of double-parking with that quality of evidence.
- Finally, atheists must admit that humans are not importantly different from other animals
And there you have it, ladies and gentlemen, that desperate, ego-driven need to feel special. Humans are like, and different from, other animals in a variety of ways, and to a range of degrees. Science is finding that species like whales and dolphins and apes and chimpanzees are remarkably human-like in many ways. I’d like to drop him in the middle of the Serengeti, near a pride of hungry lions, and let him explain to them, just how important he is.
The atheist’s problem with belief in God is not an absence of evidence but suppression of it.
Citation needed! Many well-known Atheists were priests, preachers, seminarians, and evangelicals. Reputable polls show that, on average, Atheists know more about the Bible and the Christian faith, than most Christians do. Their ‘evidence’ is not being suppressed. It is being dismissed as unproven, and unconvincing.