I guess today is "Ask an Atheist Day." Is anyone else inviting people to ask?
Half the draw of being an atheist is to not need to convince people that they have to think like me.
I see no point in being an evangelist if you're not evangelical.
In the past more often people approach me and I ask questions, like why do you believe this? Why should I believe this. I'm sorry you haven't convinced me, line of conversation.
People don't approach me like that anymore.
I suspect we’ve advanced quite a ways from the Tom & Lanny Show, and their radio appearance on a Portland (OR) talk station … thirty years ago.. Answering questions about Atheists was so popular - they were asked to stay on an additional hour!
Any more, I find little of interest in educating those having avoided it for a lifetime. It’s occasionally interesting, though, I get far more satisfaction directly taking on a street preacher