What is the most common and the most ridiculous argument that you hear from the religious people?
Here are a few of them
You cannot be moral and atheist as morality is god given without god you are by definition immoral regardless of your actions
Something can not come from nothing except god who simply is
The bible is true because it is the word of god and we know this because god tells us so in the bible
God does not send people to hell, they send themselves
People need to be saved because of the fall of man (Adam and Eve) which is why god sacrificed himself to himself to get around a law he made, BUT you still can't take advantage of this unless you enslave yourself to him to say thank you.
"If you accept the sacrifice of Jesus and open your heart to him, he will come into it.
So basically, all I have to do is to believe he's real, talk to him like he's listening, and acknowledge his part in my life and then I'll know him.
Yes, that is exactly how delusions work.
The bible is universal truth and knowledge. Often their answer to a difficult question is, you got to have Faith. Grrrrrrr...
Why bother to explore and advance humanity, Everything you ever wanted to know about the meaning of life is all in a book. Also it's a sheep herders guild to the universe .
It's all part of God's plan, and God has given us free will. Well which is it? If whatever we do is part of 'his' plan, then there cannot be free will. Even my not believing in 'him' is part of his plan, which seems rather stupid. But then, if we have free will, then God cannot have a plan.
Catch 22 aye.
Years ago my ex was collecting clothing to send to Romania and the collection point was a church in town.
The minister was badgering her to join the church as she was spending so much time there. She muttered something about humanism and he shouted at her "Do you think think this all just happened".
She was a very shy person and just clammed up. I wish I had been there to have a little debate with the pratt.
What if he's real? If I don't believe I will go to hell.
One my sister likes to use when I say something that she can't refute is "Well, I try not to think about it".
They're all sheeple who just follow the herd. I truly feel sorry for them because they honestly believe they're thinking for themselves when they're not.
I don't hear comments because I seldom give anyone an opportunity. I only say things like, "of course, there's no god," when someone is using god and the Bible as some lame excuse to attack gays/Muslims/women/people of color/immigrants/etc. then continue on with my conversation without giving them time to respond. If they try, I just smile broadly and change the subject, as though humoring them.
Where to start . . . others beat me to some of mine, but one that amuses me is "God doesn't send people to hell; they send themselves." I have even heard that people "choose" to go to hell because they choose not to accept Jesus.
No, I choose not to accept Jesus and I choose not to go to hell--however, the latter is not my option.
(Paraphrasing "I went away to Bible camp and the others prayed for me. When I went to my cabin, I met Jesus... He's real... We talked together... He's really real... "
That was the most rediculous argument, which I viewed as part lying for Jesus, part delusion. The most common? "That's what my family believes." (peer pressure/argument by authority).