Shit Theists Say to Atheists

I really need time to unpack this “Shit X Say To Y”, considering most of them perpetuate stereotypes and probably do more damage in general to the aggrieved parties than the “satire” intends. However, this one… this one.

I have heard every single argument made against my atheism. I swear to you, every one. Not a single one has not been said, directly to me, by someone who believes in a deity.

The video explicitly says it’s “shit CHRISTIANS say”, but this nonsense is not exclusive to Christianity — they are the most common theist reactions to news of a person’s atheism, and probably owe a lot to the religious programming that demands that adherents proselytize to the unconverted. A few of the bits I’ve heard personally came from Muslims, in fact. It’s a problem of theism, not of any one specific religion.

Update: This is apparently a contribution to a post at Friendly Atheist.

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8 thoughts on “Shit Theists Say to Atheists

  1. 1

    I’m unclear with what you’re trying to say here, Jason.

    Could you explain how

    I have heard every single argument made against my atheism. I swear to you, every one. Not a single one has not been said, directly to me, by someone who believes in a deity.

    and

    A few of the bits I’ve heard personally came from Muslims, in fact.

    are supposed to be reconciled?

    Is the point that theists don’t really say these things to atheists, or that they do and not just the Christian ones?

  2. 2

    I thought it was pretty clear that Jason was saying that all groups that tend to worship a deity are guilty of saying things like this to atheists and he added the part about his personal experiences with Muslims to prove the point that even though the video says “shit Christians say” that it is a more universal trait of theists.

  3. 4

    ‘Morning Brownian. 11:30 MST was still too early for you? That was a gnarly double negative he foisted on us, but you are usually sharp enough to catch such things.

    I’m going with a hangover as the excuse. You do remember last night, don’t you? (smilie)

  4. 7

    That was a gnarly double negative he foisted on us, but you are usually sharp enough to catch such things.

    What, you think I can be as quick as I am and read every word?

    Sorry about the confusion, Jason, and thanks for all the clarifications. Carry on everyone.

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