Author Topic: Great forum!  (Read 74 times)

Great forum!
« on: March 13, 2020, 12:34:30 PM »
So far I can say I really like this forum. Not only do I get a lot of sensible feedback from the other members, but the mods do not interfere with the discussions here. I recently left another forum because of such interference. If I'm invited into a discussion board, I want to freely discuss the issues. I'm glad that so far at least I'm free to speak my mind.

To make this forum even better, I'd like to see more religious members who can argue for their faith. I really enjoy debating Christians.

Re: Great forum!
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2020, 01:07:50 PM »
Ask them why THEIR version of Christianity is the right one.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Re: Great forum!
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2020, 01:23:57 PM »
Ask them why THEIR version of Christianity is the right one.

Well, if some Christians were here, that would be a good question to ask them.

Anyway, one possible reason for the lack of Christians here might be that they fear that their arguments can never endure under the scrutiny of atheists. Most of the Christian forums impose a playing field that is slanted against unbelievers. That way they hope to ensure that their beliefs hold up.

Re: Great forum!
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2020, 01:29:35 PM »
We get Christians once in a while, and sometimes a Muslim will come here to make assertions about their religion, but that's all they can ever do is assert, and expect us to believe them. They have no arguments, but they often believe that they do, so they come here to try them out on us. They don't usually stay for long.
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Re: Great forum!
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2020, 05:03:07 PM »
well we got a JW now......have fun.
A humans desire to live is exceeded only by their willingness to die for another. Even god cannot equal this magnificent sacrifice. No god has the right to judge them.-first tenant of the Panotheust

Re: Great forum!
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2020, 05:58:09 PM »
We get Christians once in a while, and sometimes a Muslim will come here to make assertions about their religion, but that's all they can ever do is assert, and expect us to believe them. They have no arguments, but they often believe that they do, so they come here to try them out on us. They don't usually stay for long.

I've seen much of what you're describing hundreds of times. The religious have their arguments that for them, serve to convince or at least alleviate the doubts for a while. Such arguments almost always are woefully inadequate if scrutinized under critical thinking. Once the religious person realizes that her or his position is hopeless, she or he will beat a hasty retreat taking care not to concede defeat and hoping nobody notices. The skeptic will often be derided as "angry" or "bitter" for no other reason than for refuting the religious person's apologetic.

So apologetics is only effective if people already want to believe it. In an open forum like this one, apologetics arguments are quickly shredded.

Re: Great forum!
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2020, 06:00:32 PM »
well we got a JW now......have fun.

Let me at 'em!