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How to convert an Atheist

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:39 am
by robreynolds2
Hi All,
Just thought I would share an interesting article I came across. I guess really I should have posted in the Humor section but here goes!

http://www.wikihow.com/Persuade-an-Athe ... -Christian

This would have been a helpful link for Psalmgirl.....

Re: How to convert an Atheist

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:42 am
by aiseiri47
I thought that would be amusing, but instead it was irritating - and then I saw how long it was.

I did like this line, though:
You might try resources like the About.com atheism FAQ or Positive Atheism, but don't take it too literally; it's an entirely different "world view", perspective.
Close one :twisted:

Re: How to convert an Atheist

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:50 pm
by Dr Raskolnikov
I prefer to talk with Christians who understand this point (my bold):
5. Do your homework. If you are a Christian, and you believe that the Bible is the direct word of God, then certainly you have read most of the Bible, especially the Gospels, right? If not, you may find the person you are trying to convert is better versed in the Bible than you. Remember that atheists live in a world that is mostly religious. They've had to defend their beliefs much more than a Christian who lives in a mostly Christian society would. So, they're generally good at it. In that vein, whatever you do, do not accuse them of "obviously not willing to learn" if they opt to not listen to you. It might be that they know many philosophical arguments on religion.