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Why are questions seemingly designed to set atheists against believers so popula

  1. Sembj profile image80
    Sembjposted 7 years ago

    Why are questions seemingly designed to set atheists against believers so popular?

    These questions seem to set things up so that there is a long and sometimes heated debate without a noticeable change in anyone's views.

  2. NathanielZhu profile image72
    NathanielZhuposted 7 years ago

    It's not question, it's the basic principles of the two sides.

    Atheist beliefs are set in concrete reality based tests.
    Religious beliefs are set in concrete loyalty to an idea without the need of reality based tests.

    Both sides believe they're right and so neither will give in.

  3. Pierre Savoie profile image60
    Pierre Savoieposted 7 years ago

    And yet, there is noticeable change.  The media and their commercial sponsors don't want to talk about it:

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    AKA Winstonposted 7 years ago

    What debate?  An unwarranted assertion of a magical cause is not debate - it is a child saying, Oh, yeah, well my dad says...

  5. Mr. Happy profile image82
    Mr. Happyposted 7 years ago

    It's a struggle ... really is; has been for a long time too.

  6. Merlin Fraser profile image77
    Merlin Fraserposted 7 years ago

    I'm not sure your question goes deep enough, however you are right in one respect it is a set up.
    I don't know if you have noticed but at times it takes on almost a battle ground logic.

    It's not an attempt by anyone to change anyone else's mind it is pure propaganda usually started by one of the more extreme religious groups or sects.  They make outrageous claims and statements knowing full well it will automatically generate a response which is the whole point of the exercise. They will then keep it going for as long as possible as a way to draw attention to themselves and whatever outlandish group they represent.

    I think one of the newest around here was a bunch who claimed that they could explain and prove everything that has happened not only on Earth but the Universe happened in 6,000 years !   Why 6,000 you may ask, well there is the other group who have back calculated the ages of the Biblical prophets back to Adam and Eve and arrived at that figure.

    So from just these two extreme examples you can see why, not just atheists, but any sane thinking individuals are drawn in to defend Logic, Reason and Common Sense.

    At one time I thought it was amusing and fun but now they are just plain annoying, childish almost, and all they accomplish is that they degrade the faith they say they are trying to uphold. 

    No one enjoys a good religious debate more than I, I’m not out to convert or be converted I merely want to understand other people’s beliefs but I will not be brow beaten by twisted nonsensical religious rhetoric at the hands of some lunatic evangelical or fundamentalist moron out for kicks.

  7. tsmog profile image82
    tsmogposted 7 years ago

    I don't have an answer to your question. I have my own value system and it changes. However, it is fun to read some of them. And, I have been introduced to interesting topics to search out on the net. And, if you were a student of logic and reason it would be fertile ground for studying and writing a paper in a philosophy class. It has useful purpose.

  8. Melissa.P profile image58
    Melissa.Pposted 7 years ago

    Its just one of those things that people love to debate.

  9. M. T. Dremer profile image94
    M. T. Dremerposted 7 years ago

    There definitely seems to be an unfortunate "us-versus-them" mentality floating around these days that applies to just about everything, whether it's religion, politics, or what supermarket you prefer to shop at. I can't speak for the entire world, but in the United States, at least, it feels like we're all just itching for something to fight each other about. I suppose it's easier to just assume that the person who believes something different is evil, because finding out what they're really about is just too time consuming. o_O

  10. sam3m profile image60
    sam3mposted 6 years ago

    i think these kinds of questions are popular because most people aren't absolutely sure that they are right about their convictions.  therefore, they desire discussion to either reinforce or refute their beliefs.  in some cases, people feel they can change other people's minds.

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    tajiatalposted 6 years ago

    sam3m hit the nail right on the head. Many people are simply insane and unable to find what they truly believe because their minds are clouded by judgement. If sheeple would wake up and see how the establishments make this war for us to keep busy on meaningless tripe, maybe we could stop fighting and do some real good.

    Also, I love how people vote down the answers they don't like. It's like an effort to shut out different opinions.


    "Please vote up an answer if it adds to the discussion, or vote it down if it does not. You cannot flag an answer, but if an answer receives enough down votes compared to up votes, then it will become hidden."

    Silly people.