10 good tips for when you encounter Christians on the forums
A guide for argumentative atheists!
1. Always remain courteous. You may be discussing a subject that has no relevance or meaning to YOUR life, but to them, you are discussing the very essence of their existence, so be polite.
2. Don't use Biblical quotes out of context. If you believe that Christians interpret passages to suit their own ends, don't fall into the trap of doing the same thing.
3. Don't make generalizations about Christians. It pisses you off when Christians assume that ALL atheists are satanic, selfish, unintelligent and/or militant. Christian belief is as diverse as is Atheist unbelief.
4. Don't ever claim that your views are RIGHT and theirs are WRONG! No matter how much you disbelieve, it's a valid argument that you can no more prove that God doesn't exist than they can prove that he does! They make the mistake of claiming a belief as TRUTH, so don't fall into the trap of doing the same.
5. Be charitable. If you once believed in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy, try to remember how nice it was to have invisible friends whose purpose was to bring reward and a sense of worth to your life.
6. Don't expect to convert any Christians to atheism. That would require a miracle, and you need to remember than you don't believe in miracles.
7. Be prepared for insults. Despite the spirit of Christian charity that all Christians possess, it seems to be acceptable to their standards that they can label all atheists as satan-possessed liars.
8. Be humble. No matter how much you believe your views to be genuine and unique to you, all Christians believe that you are really only a disguised voice of the devil, so don't take insults personally.
9. Keep a sense of humour. Even if, at some stage of your atheism, you get a niggling notion that maybe there COULD be a God, it's highly likely that he has a very good sense of humour...after all, he created Baptists!
10. Never use LOGIC in your arguments. Christians don't need logic. God's omniscience guarantees that all things are possible.
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