The power to debate, convince, communicate, cajole, move others, influence friends and enemies...is a powerful thing. Note your current president, who sits in that chair today due far more to his ability to do those things, than his ability to lead effectively. You might even think of Hitler in this same regard, who at least and in addition, could lead.
Atheists have no God, no ears to hear, no eyes to see, no heart to touch, no normally functioning intellect, in fact, are obviously flawed abberations, mutants, actual true zombies, and should be seen as objects of abject pity, rather than targets of debate. They are living nothings...but could be seen as walking opportunities on which to practice your skills of rhetoric, debate and command of the language.
On the other hand, heretics, sectists and cultists, catholics and baptists and other religious types obviously have at least a tacit or latent acknowledgement of a god of some sort, and are generally much more accepting of correction, rebuke, direction, exhortation and a good dose of truth, at least, ever now and again.
I have no need of practice, and thus, have no truck with atheists. But with religious folks, there is at least the possibility of profitable debate, discussion, even argument[.]
Parson Julabee Jones, Survivalist Boards 84 Comments
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