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26-03-2012, 08:27 PM
Beating on the Straw Man
"You hate God," the Christian says, "and you don't want to follow his rules. That's why you're an atheist!"

I hear this all the time. For goodness sake, don't tell me why I'm an atheist! Don't tell me what an atheist is or how an atheist feels about God or his bible, or about how I feel on morality. Let me tell you, because I know what an atheist thinks!

"You worship Satan, and that's why you want to do evil."

Keep taking whacks at that straw man... at least he can't rebut your pitiful arguments.

My girlfriend is mad at me. Perhaps I shouldn't have tried cooking a stick in her non-stick pan.
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27-03-2012, 08:05 AM
RE: Beating on the Straw Man
How about a nice retort?
"You fear the truth, and you don't want to think. That's why you're a theist"
(I don't mean to offend anyone Blush )

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27-03-2012, 12:10 PM
RE: Beating on the Straw Man
(27-03-2012 08:05 AM)robotworld Wrote:  How about a nice retort?
"You fear the truth, and you don't want to think. That's why you're a theist"
(I don't mean to offend anyone Blush )
I can guarantee you are not offending anyone.

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27-03-2012, 12:27 PM (This post was last modified: 27-03-2012 12:28 PM by kingschosen.)
RE: Beating on the Straw Man
(26-03-2012 08:27 PM)Starcrash Wrote:  "You hate God," the Christian says, "and you don't want to follow his rules. That's why you're an atheist!"

I hear this all the time. For goodness sake, don't tell me why I'm an atheist! Don't tell me what an atheist is or how an atheist feels about God or his bible, or about how I feel on morality. Let me tell you, because I know what an atheist thinks!

"You worship Satan, and that's why you want to do evil."

Keep taking whacks at that straw man... at least he can't rebut your pitiful arguments.
I usually just call a spade a spade in those instances.

"I'm sorry, but what does that have to do with the topic?"

They will then try to explain it.

Repeat yourself.

They will try to explain it again.

Keep repeating yourself.

Eventually, they will either get tired of beating the stawman and continue the real debate, accuse you of being stupid and leave the debate (making you the winner), or just leave the debate all together.

Try it. Works pretty well.

Oh, or you can post this in response to their attack. It usually gets the point across.

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27-03-2012, 12:37 PM
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I can't do those repeat until one of you gives up arguments... they suck badly. I should rate Chas actually, I don't think I ever have, 'cos he gets straight to the point and no monkeying around. If more theists were like that they wouldn't be theists.
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27-03-2012, 12:39 PM
RE: Beating on the Straw Man
(27-03-2012 12:37 PM)morondog Wrote:  I can't do those repeat until one of you gives up arguments... they suck badly. I should rate Chas actually, I don't think I ever have, 'cos he gets straight to the point and no monkeying around. If more theists were like that they wouldn't be theists.
lol you're right about Chas.

But yeah, there is no other way to respond to a strawman really. You just have to call them out.

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27-03-2012, 01:01 PM
RE: Beating on the Straw Man
Is that really what you think atheism is about?

Would you like to know what an atheist thinks atheism is about?

They will respond with a no and the conversation will be over.
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27-03-2012, 02:41 PM
RE: Beating on the Straw Man
The 3 Christian arguments that drive me absolutely crazy:

1. ''You can't prove that God DOESN'T exist!''

*smacks face*

2. ''You hate God, you are the works of Satan!''

I do not hate God, I simply don't believe in him!! ( or any god for that matter ).

3. ''Evolution is evil and is a lie!''

This drives me nuts! Especially when parents tell their young children it! What hope does mankind have??? *SIGH*
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27-03-2012, 03:53 PM
 
RE: Beating on the Straw Man
(27-03-2012 02:41 PM)Magoo Wrote:  The 3 Christian arguments that drive me absolutely crazy:

1. ''You can't prove that God DOESN'T exist!''

*smacks face*
Sadly my 'saved' wife tried this on me this weekend.
Love her madly, but her 'culturally savedness' is frustrating at times.
She could not get her head around the fact that SHE was the one making the extraordinary claim.
Christianity in the South has ingrained Christ SO deep in the culture that i can see how THEY see us as making the Extraordinary claim. Sigh~ Up is Down and Left is Right............
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27-03-2012, 06:46 PM
RE: Beating on the Straw Man
That explains why I walked into a pole the other day.

"I think of myself as an intelligent, sensitive human being with the soul of a clown which always forces me to blow it at the most important moments." -Jim Morrison
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