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Monday, 14 April 2014


The following are examples of mistakes I've seen atheists make when dialoguing with Christians. They are important to know for both sides so better dialogue might take place. First of all, the atheist must realize that making these mistakes lessens his credibility with a Christian and does not help his cause. Second, the Christian should know these errors so he can identify them during a conversation and, hopefully, not commit them himself.
1) Condescension and insults
This is the most common of all mistakes made by atheists. They are often condescending as they mock Christianity. They insult God, call him a tyrant, refer to Christianity as mythology, baseless, a fairytale, compare God to invisible pink unicorns and Santa Clause, etc. Unfortunately, this is all too typical of atheists and if they want to be taken seriously at all, they need to stop being so rude and crude because they do nothing to further discussion.
Attacking the Christian God and accusing him of immorality is immensely problematic for atheists who have no objective standard of morality yet are quick to judge. We see their inconsistency even if they don't.
2) Misrepresentation
Sometimes atheists will construct an argument against Christianity that does not reflect a true Christian position. For example, one atheist stated that the Trinity was illogical because three gods could not be one God.
Another atheist said that if God is all-powerful, can he make a square circle? This misrepresents the Christian understanding of God's omnipotence.
3) Deception
Sometimes atheists will imitate Christians to cause problems in discussion boards.
They will sometimes pretend to be interested in something but are really lying in wait and looking for an opportunity to destroy someone's faith.
4) Failing to study what they criticize
Atheists very often fail to seriously study Christianity and its teachings before they start attacking it. This is a huge problem and atheists are commonly guilty of this.
5) Parroting anti-Christian material
Often atheists will parrot what they've read from anti-Christian websites that might have, for example, lists of alleged Bible contradictions. They will then copy and paste them into discussion boards. Unfortunately, they tend to ignore context when they do this. Then when an explanation is offered, they dismiss it.
6) Atheists often challenge the theist to prove God’s existence only within the confines of science.
a)Science has served humanity well. Through it we have discovered countless natural laws of the universe, and we use that knowledge to make our lives easier in every area of our existence. But to limit a theist's proofs to the confines of what the atheist demands is terribly one-sided. To a Christian, there are experiences that science and logic cannot explain. The atheist needs to recognize we have experiences that are life-changing. No mere psychological set of theories can explain the changes in our lives. So please, don't mock them. Can science nail down all that exists in mind, body, and soul? No. Can it quantify the beauty of a sunset, the cooing of a baby, or the love of a man and a woman? Science and logic have served us well, but they are not the ultimate truth to all things.
b)Of course, that does not mean we ignore science.In fact, we use it in our proofs for God.But to limit the playing field to your set of rules is an improper way to start. It is mostly an attempt to initiate control and keep command of the conversation by setting the ground rules according to your criteria.
c)Though an atheist may not accept biblical evidence as support for God's existence, it does not negate the fact that the Bible is evidence. Whether or not the atheist wants to accept it is another matter.
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  • Agbanobi Precious Omomaro · 2 mutual friends
    They dnt study wat they do not believe
  • Ann Ab If think God doesnt exist, i dont fink dey exist too
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  • Jeremiah Chukwuma Its actually senseless to go into this arguement ( atheist and theism) because as the atheist cant prove there are no gods so the theist or doubter cant provide any physical contact or encounter with god to convince the atheist. Its wise to share whatever you believe in only with people whom are interested in your beliefs or willing to learn about it...... Na for d end we go know who de right or wrong if that is necessary...... For me, I know and believe that the way the human being is designed and functions (muscles connection, heart, every organ and its purposes) makes it impossible for me to believe we re just a mistake. Something or someone most have designed us ( u can call it whatever u want god, allah, science, word). cellphone is not a mistake but a design by someone, same with cars n houses, something most have designed us ( human ) as well.
    20 hours ago · Unlike · 1
  • Enyinda Nathaniel Okey Science has not been able to prove everything. God is something about the individual and his spiritualism... the way God relates with me may not be the way He relates with someone else... even in the Synoptic Gospels.. the apostles all worked with Jesus but they gave accounts according to their backgrounds!
    20 hours ago · Like · 3
  • Enyinda Nathaniel Okey Endy is a journalist. His job is to inform us.. no be him talk am
  • Presius Rukeysxz Dre dnt wish to start any argument.. i knw what he is
  • Sunday Haruna To d bst of my knwldge,,,science s nt abt douptn or accptn d existnce of "God" hwever,scnce/sciectists seek to knw hw came abt wat's alrdy in existnce(nature) using practtical approch and follo up wth efforts aimd @ improving natur to mke lyf comfortabu.. d underlying quest is,,,wat is nature nd hw came abt it? ,, dats where d issu of religion nd belief coms in,,,in d light of ds, we re all free to beliv n watsoeva suit us
    19 hours ago · Like · 1
  • Sir-Oberiko Gideon I'd rather live my life as if there's God, to die and find out there's no God than to live as if there's no God, to die and find out there's God. But then again, be spiritual not religious. God have no RELIGION!
    19 hours ago · Like · 2
  • Endy Edeson @precious; what are you insinuating?
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  • Enyinda Nathaniel Okey in advanced countries people are busy making life better... in Nigeria we are so engrossed with religiosity and things get worse by the day
    19 hours ago · Unlike · 1
  • Bussy Duro GOD IS GOD.he cn neva share his glory wit any man no mata wot,liv daily 4 CHRIST hs if dre is no 2morow.
  • Frank Ohagwam The point really is; what reason do I have to believe god exists? Because the white man who brought christianity said so? Or because, like everything else, foreign products(including god and religion) are superior to local ones? Or because it is fashionable these days to bandy god and religion abt? How do I know am nt wasting my time with a nonexistent god?
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  • Endy Edeson @frank; i thought u are a catholic
  • Aduku Ameh Mayor poor reasoning
  • Frank Ohagwam Endy, Was raised as one. At some point in life u start asking questions. Can't be a fool all my life.
    17 hours ago · Unlike · 1
  • Aduku Ameh Mayor shameful, for one to reason in a manner
  • Endy Edeson @frank; one of the fundamental human rights is 'freedom of believe & thought' though being an atheist dosent make one look evil. Christians, Atheists, Muslims and other set of humans are very domatic with their believes
  • Aduku Ameh Mayor English. translation pls
  • Jeremiah Chukwuma @frank, before the foreign religious gods our forefathers sarved different gods. It doesnt have to be the Catholic or muslim god.
    17 hours ago · Like · 1
  • Godwin Osa-osagie A fool says in his heart, there is no God. 
    Edisison, u're dabbling into complexities.
    14 hours ago · Edited · Like · 1
  • Frank Ohagwam So, we should just believe in god, no questions asked, no proof? Nothing?
    9 hours ago · Unlike · 1
  • Presius Rukeysxz Dre frank.. r u an atheist?
  • Sir-Oberiko Gideon Mr Godwin. So, not believing in God makes one a FOOL? Really?
    Smh... Religious fanatics and their dogmatic notions. How passionately I loathe them.
    4 hours ago · Like · 1
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