Uncommon Sense

January 26, 2022

Theists—Stop Trying to Convert Atheists

Filed under: Reason,Religion — Steve Ruis @ 10:26 am
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On the Quora.com site, I see theists asking questions of atheists, ad nauseum. Especially irritating is that they are lazy. They do not check to see if their question has been asked before so we see the same question asked over and over and over . . . ad nauseum.

But the Law of Unintended Consequences also applies here. By demanding that us atheists account for our stance, or explain how A or how B could be the case without a god, or asking why we are so hateful, or asking what we would do if we died and ended up at the Pearly Gates, or. . . , you are sharpening our arguments and making us better at debunking your whacky ideas.

Sun Tzu said it best “Convince your enemy that he will gain very little by attacking you; this will diminish his enthusiasm.” By attacking atheists and showing them that you are easily defeated, you are only strengthening and emboldening them. Possibly all of this heckling is what is creating the rapidly increasing numbers of atheists and “nones” here in America. Is that what you want? Maybe the aphorism that applies is “let sleeping dogs lie.”

Just sayin’.


  1. They keep asking the same old questions and dragging out the same old memes, tropes, and circular logic because that’s all they have, alas. I suspect they can’t accept new ideas at all even if one occured to them because deep down they realize (but won’t admit, even to themselves) that most of their belief system is built on a house of cards and all it would take is one new thought or idea slipping in and the whole thing would come tumbling down around them.

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    Comment by grouchyfarmer — January 26, 2022 @ 4:24 pm | Reply

    • The sad thing is that most of these morons think their thoughts are novel and boy, will they confuse those atheists. The idea of researching their ideas with a Google search or two aseems to take too much effort. As I said . . . lazy.

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — January 27, 2022 @ 1:57 pm | Reply

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