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28-06-2012, 02:35 PM
Atheist Witnessing
Yesterday, I was visited by two young men from a local church, not Jehovah's Witness. They asked me if they could come into my home and talk to me about Christ. I informed them that I was an Atheist. I was pleasantly surprised because they didn't immediately begin to shun me or put me down, which I'm accustom to. Instead they asked me questions about my Atheism and my lack of belief in a deity. After standing on my porch for 15 minutes and talking to them, they wished me a good day and continued on their way.

Today, one of them came back and wanted to know more. We just got done with a 4 hour discussion about religion. On his way out the door, he looked at me and said, "Thank you for opening my eyes."

This was quite an amazing experience.

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28-06-2012, 02:39 PM
RE: Atheist Witnessing
(28-06-2012 02:35 PM)Science Believer Wrote:  Yesterday, I was visited by two young men from a local church, not Jehovah's Witness. They asked me if they could come into my home and talk to me about Christ. I informed them that I was an Atheist. I was pleasantly surprised because they didn't immediately begin to shun me or put me down, which I'm accustom to. Instead they asked me questions about my Atheism and my lack of belief in a deity. After standing on my porch for 15 minutes and talking to them, they wished me a good day and continued on their way.

Today, one of them came back and wanted to know more. We just got done with a 4 hour discussion about religion. On his way out the door, he looked at me and said, "Thank you for opening my eyes."

This was quite an amazing experience.

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28-06-2012, 02:44 PM
RE: Atheist Witnessing
I think it is. Hitchens spent a lot of time explaining to Theists why there is no god and why religion is detrimental to humanity. That's what this kid and I talked about.

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28-06-2012, 03:05 PM
RE: Atheist Witnessing
(28-06-2012 02:35 PM)Science Believer Wrote:  Yesterday, I was visited by two young men from a local church, not Jehovah's Witness. They asked me if they could come into my home and talk to me about Christ. I informed them that I was an Atheist. I was pleasantly surprised because they didn't immediately begin to shun me or put me down, which I'm accustom to. Instead they asked me questions about my Atheism and my lack of belief in a deity. After standing on my porch for 15 minutes and talking to them, they wished me a good day and continued on their way.

Today, one of them came back and wanted to know more. We just got done with a 4 hour discussion about religion. On his way out the door, he looked at me and said, "Thank you for opening my eyes."

This was quite an amazing experience.
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28-06-2012, 03:40 PM
RE: Atheist Witnessing
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28-06-2012, 03:47 PM
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(28-06-2012 02:44 PM)Science Believer Wrote:  I think it is. Hitchens spent a lot of time explaining to Theists why there is no god and why religion is detrimental to humanity. That's what this kid and I talked about.

lol I just think they would've been Hitch slapped.

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28-06-2012, 03:48 PM
RE: Atheist Witnessing
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28-06-2012, 03:50 PM
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I'm tempted to go to the neighboring churches with flyers that say the separation of church and state has been repealed and with that, I'm now here as part of the federal government to give you all a lesson about rationality. New laws will soon be added to the books that will require you to pass a mental evaluation before you can vote. I can help you pass the evaluation with a few months of study.

Then I will pass out some books by Dawkins, Hitchens, Harris and some video by Matt Dillahunty.

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28-06-2012, 04:28 PM
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Dude, that is amazing, I've never had such an immediate effect with anyone. Although three people I have helped shape their faith (not necessarily to an atheist, but they reject Christianity now). It was just a long process, and mostly accidental on both parts.
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28-06-2012, 04:55 PM
RE: Atheist Witnessing
I really think that Reason prevails if people are willing to talk. It's the willingness to engage in the conversation that is the biggest hurdle...

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