Suppose you were to try to convince someone of your non-belief in the existence of God, what (in less than 200 words) would you say?
I don't understand this . I have to convince someone that I don't believe in gods or devils ? Ok , ahh, " hi , I don't believe in gods or devils ".
What else is to say after that ? " pls believe me , I don't believe ?" . Y do I care to convince anyone of what I do or who I am ?
The only person I can change and control is myself.
As an atheist since age 13, I have smart-aleck retorts ready for Christian zealots:
"I don't believe in an invisible being that resides somewhere beyond the clouds."
"At age four, I stopped having imaginary friends."
"I don't believe in Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy or invisible gods."
"We are all atheists here."
This shuts them up. Perfect.
If god did exist, he is clearly an asshole, who sits by while children are raped, people are murdered, wars are rampant and criminals who do it all get away with it. The putative great dictator in the sky is clearly and unambiguously an asshole.
13.8 billion years ago conditions we are no where close to understanding resulted in a rapid expansion of the universe and the eventual formation of stars and planets. On at least one of those planets, chemistry resulted in the formulation of self replicating molecules known as life and evolution slowly produced a sentient beings known as humans. We developed civilization, conquered fire, technology, and a free society. To think that any of this was intentional would be to deny tribute to the complexity and magnificence of reality.
I normally don't bother . It's not my job to shake people of their faith . However , if I meet someone ( they came knocking at my door , or stopped me while I'm shopping ) , I generally have more of a grounding in the Bible than they do , and can easily point out concepts that they brought up , that are inconsistent in the Bible .
My own philosophy is to never try to convince anyone about any thing. I present as many facts as I can find, and then present them in a logical line of thoughts, and let everyone make up their own mind! If I am wrong in any way, then they can instruct me as to how, why and where. If I am wrong, then I will stand corrected and move on. Stamping my feet and refusing to listen to reason is not my style. I live for logic and truth, not emotions and lies.
Atheism is true and correct because Bible God does not exist. "God is Love" 1John 4:8 But Bible God endorses slavery, polygamy, genocide, and the murder of Heretics and Homosexuals. Bible God treats women as 2nd class citizens, and he is prejudiced against the handicapped. God intends to burn Billions in Hell for all eternity. This is not love. "God is love" is contradicted by the above mentioned unloving actions. Therefore God does not exist and Atheism is true and correct
I would never try to convince anyone of my non-belief in a god. If someone cannot think for themselves, and figure it out by himself or herself, then nothing that I can say will convince that person. This is self enlightenment, and critical thinking, and logic. We all need to make our own journey, and arrive at a conclusion. That is very personal to each person.
I wouldn’t bother...it’s a pointless exercise, and frankly I don’t care what they believe as long as they don’t try to tell me that I’m wrong. As a lifelong non-believer (never was indoctrinated in the first place), I am incredulous that anyone could seriously believe such nonsense. I don’t knock my head against a brick wall, and neither do I try to fathom why believers prefer to believe in magic and superstition when by using their brains and looking at the evidence they could come to the same conclusion as I did in childhood. Btw...it’s impossible to prove a negative, the burden of proof is not on the non-believer, but on the believer.