What is the most common and the most ridiculous argument that you hear from the religious people?
We are God's children and he loves us all. He put us in a universe that is unbelievably hostile protected only by a very thin and fragile layer of atmosphere, on a planet that is constantly trying to kill us with earthquakes and an assortment of storms, plagues, and diseases. He will punish us with incredible brutality for showing the slightest disrespect, maybe for eternity. If you treat your children that way the authorities will take them from you and even put you in jail in some cases.
In Mahayana Buddhism the idea Avalokiteśvara will stay in the world until all sentient beings are freed from saṃsāra.
Hinduism is awash with all manner of claims, where do you start?
For Sikhism The Guru Granth Sahib, the sacred scripture and declared to be the final Guru, being given its own chair in the temple and the idea of society being organised along the lines of divine justice.
That one needs religion to avoid misbehaving.
Um... no. People were cooperating, being kind to their children, and in general avoiding antisocial activities long before any of the world's religions came on the scene. Otherwise the human race would have died out long ago. Our humanity keeps us from being monsters, not our mistaken beliefs about metaphysics.
When you ask them if there is a god then why did god create man with the capacity to destroy ,harm others etc.They usually say it is because god gave people free will . I then say if god is all knowing he would know the consequences of giving free will to people and if god knew the consequences and still gave it to people this god would evil and demented . They never have an answer for this logical question
The best one is something horrible a christian friend told me over 10 years ago while having an friendly argument over God:
Me: What do you mean God is Good?
Him: God can do no wrong.
Me: ANYTHING he is does is good?
Me: Even things we consider evil?
Him: If god does it, it is Good.
Me: but it's evil-
Him: evil for us to do. Not for Him. Everything he does by DEFINITION is good.
Me: by definition?
Him: Yes, He defines good and evil. God is good. Anything He does is by definition good.
Me: even if we personally think its evil?
He: God is beyond our comprehension. We cannot fathom why He does things. I have to believe anything God does is good even though I can't understand it.
Me: So, literally nothing he does can be treated as wrong or evil.
Him: That's right, God IS Good. He literally embodies the nature of good. Everthing he does is by definition good.
Religion... pure and faultless is this: to help widows and orphans in need and avoiding worldly corruption. James 1:27
Read a book to see it defines religion as helping people in need and avoiding worldly corruption as acts of religion, but what do people do they worship pasta in the sky with meatballs as if it were really floating around making sure no one was hungry.
Had a guy I worked with use most of these arguments to try to turn me toward his make-believe sky daddy. Of course, it didn't work, and I countered every one of his arguments. He finally gave up... more or less... his last argument was that he couldn't save me and I would go to Hell. My response? That threat -might- work, if I had even a shred of belief in God, but since I don't, I don't believe in Hell, either.