September 3, 2009 2:02 PM Subscribe
How do I convince [the more liberal] Christians to become atheists?
(Issues you have with the wording of this question are likely addressed inside.)
posted by LSK to human relations (83 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Obviously "Christian" isn't an all-encompassing or precise term, and there are a plural of sects, approaches and levels of worship. I'm primarily curious how to 'deconvert' the Christians who aren't so dedicated - those that maybe go to church on Sunday, but don't let the principles of Christianity rule their lives.
The difficulty in attacking Christianity is often that direct reason is rendered useless in the believer's mind by various arguments, such as these:
- Claims that God is the one aspect of life that can be dictated by faith, that he exists beyond logic, or etc.
- "But I've FELT God!" or "But I KNOW he's there!" or etc.
- "There's not enough evidence to prove or disprove God, so you have to choose one, so I chose to believe in God."
1. This question's definitely not the best fit here, but the Green's the only place on the internet where people with the ability to answer this congregate.
2. Yes, I know that I'm asking how to impose my opinion on others. I understand that this is often considered to be in poor taste - see #1.
3. A previous version of this question was removed as chatfilter. I assure you that I'm asking this with intent to put this to use - I just don't feel comfortable specifying exactly where.