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("Suppose you were witnessing to an atheist and you shared with him Romans 1:18-32. If he insists that he does not know God, that he is not suppressing any truth, and that there are many reasons for doubting God's existence, then what do you say to him? Do you present the transcendental argument?")

Just tell him you are an "a-atheist" and do not believe in atheists, thus shifting the burden of proof to him.

Ivanhoe, The Puritan Board 91 Comments [10/5/2011 3:07:28 AM]
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aaa

This is usually the part where i start laughing at you.

10/5/2011 3:16:59 AM

They Call Me V

So, when meeting an atheist, you do not believe he exists? I'd ask how you can justify that when even the most basic investigation would net you more than enough evidence to sink your hypothesis faster than a boat made out of cookies in a sea of hot chocolate, but... well, fundies gonna fundie I guess.

But you know, whatever, let's just follow that logic, fellow atheists, and insist that we do not believe christians exist either.

10/5/2011 3:17:47 AM

Ken's cell hates passwords

You're having a conversation with the atheist. You can see him and hear him. No matter what delusions you claim to have had, you can't do that with God.

10/5/2011 3:18:14 AM

Pule Thamex

A-atheism is a perfectly respectable stance, I have no problem with it, For a start it's true. I, for example, don't actually exist. So when you see me walking down town, or when you knock on my front door, then you are wasting your time trying to talk to me, someone who doesn't exist. It's a bit like praying to Bible God or praying to any of the world's myriad man-made Gods and assorted fantasy figures.

If you think I just wrote this, then you are mistaken. How could I? I don't exist.

10/5/2011 3:21:53 AM

chaosof99

Just tell him that you are a complete and utter fucking retard, and hope he leaves you alone.

10/5/2011 3:24:47 AM

Binkyuk

Fantastic. I'll just publicly proclaim myself an atheist and walk around robbing christians in broad daylight and they can't report me because they can't acknowledge I exist.

10/5/2011 3:51:06 AM

Zosimus the Heathen

[Looks at where this particular gem came from]

The Puritan Board? THE PURITAN BOARD?! Oh good Lord, that name says it all! Do you guys still dunk witches and wear the funny hats?

A-atheism is a perfectly respectable stance, I have no problem with it, For a start it's true. I, for example, don't actually exist. So when you see me walking down town, or when you knock on my front door, then you are wasting your time trying to talk to me. someone who doesn't exist. It's a bit like praying to Bible God or praying to any of the world's myriad man-made Gods and assorted fantasy figures.

If you think I just wrote this, then you are mistaken. How could I? I don't exist.


Oh God, you're not that man who wasn't there, are you? The one I keep meeting upon the stair?

10/5/2011 3:58:05 AM

Zosimus the Heathen

"Suppose you were witnessing to an atheist and you shared with him Romans 1:18-32. If he insists that he does not know God, that he is not suppressing any truth, and that there are many reasons for doubting God's existence, then what do you say to him? Do you present the transcendental argument?"

ARGH, not the transcendental argument! Dear God, no, I'm begging you, anything but that! NOOOOOOOOO!

10/5/2011 4:01:12 AM

Percy Q. Shunn

Oh, how clever!

10/5/2011 4:01:28 AM

Mudak

I'm an atheist. If you don't believe I exist, then you won't feel anything if I punch you in the face, right? Now THERE's a testable hypothesis.

Of course, that does raise questions about what gets proven if the other person flinches before I follow through. Maybe they don't really believe that atheists don't exist.....

10/5/2011 4:10:25 AM

Gawd

Huh?

10/5/2011 4:24:54 AM

Lee

Well, I'm an "a-a-atheist" so there. See how mature that makes me look?

10/5/2011 4:25:12 AM

Doctor Whom

Yes, please do that. Then he'll know for certain that you can't even begin to prove your point.

Also, since everything goes better with pretty pictures, here's one:


10/5/2011 4:41:33 AM

Bollox

I am certainly an achristianist. There are some 30,000 different sects and cults in the world claiming to be christian, and most of them claim that only they are True christians. Between them they encompass almost every variation in theology, belief, ritual, and socio-political viewpoint you can imagine. Therefore I conclude, when faced with such a wide variation, and the massive overlaps between varieties of 'christian' belief and thought and the beliefs and thoughts of those who do not claim the name, that, 'christianity' does not exist as a definable concept, and, in fact, there is no such thing anywhere as a 'christian'. Q.E.D.

10/5/2011 4:50:16 AM

TGRwulf

Yeah. And then he walks away laughing at your sheer stupidity.

10/5/2011 5:07:05 AM

dionysus

If atheists don't exist then you talking to them means that you're insane. Your call, Sparky.

10/5/2011 5:11:30 AM

LDM

How about I show you Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows as proof Voldemort exists?


10/5/2011 5:12:17 AM




10/5/2011 5:21:30 AM

Mister Spak

I am an a-theist and do not believe in theists, thus shifting the burden of proof to you.

10/5/2011 5:27:13 AM

RapturedbyBlondie

Hi, I'm an atheist. Can i talk to God now?

10/5/2011 5:44:35 AM

emau99

Demanding proof of a negative, eh?

So, Ivanhoe...do you believe in Zeus?

Choose your answer carefully.

10/5/2011 5:46:10 AM

Sadhuman

Your argument is so weak and you know it that you are trying to play the "Burden" game. You are a joke, if you tried that with me I would just laugh at you and tell you to sod off.

Also if you started quoting the Bible at me I would start quoting it back and I bet I know more then you and the ones I know make the Bible look a steaming pile of evil. Have fun with that.

10/5/2011 5:50:54 AM

Raised by Horses

Well, in that case, I choose to be an a-a-atheist, and not believe in the existence of religious morons.

(whistles, waits, looks)

Nope, they're still here. Drat.

10/5/2011 6:00:15 AM

Dr. Shrinker

I don't care whether you believe I exist or not. I have no intentions of throwing a juvenile temper tantrum and condemning you to suffer for all eternity for denying my existence, so my spiritual beliefs (or lack thereof) have no bearing on your life at all. That makes your efforts, including your pathetic attempt at an analogy about your god's existence, pointless.

Congratulations Ivanhoe, you have found a way to prove to both of us that your attempts at evangelism are utterly pointless. I could not have done it without you.

10/5/2011 6:01:12 AM

Doubting Thomas

Seeing as how Christians like to claim that there aren't really any atheists and always try to shift the burden of proof to nonbelievers, this quote isn't surprising. Stupid, yes, but not surprising.

10/5/2011 6:23:41 AM
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