Talking with theists about religion sometimes – and by sometimes I mean almost always – feels like Groundhog Day, a painful and monotonous slog that simply travels the same territory over and over and over. I get weary of both hearing and repeating the same arguments so frequently, so I decided to compile the most…
- Explaining what god is or wants, then saying humans cannot understand god.
- Claiming that god loves us all, then rationalizing human suffering.
- Pretending that free will and a divine plan are not mutually exclusive.
- Behaving hatefully, then saying “god bless.”
- Declaring god as the source of objective morality, then interpreting scripture.
- Labeling god as omnipotent, then blaming evil on the devil.
- Seizing upon minuscule inconsistencies in highly specialized scientific disciplines as a failure of science to explain the universe while accepting supernatural explanations for which there is no evidence.
- Subscribing to religion, then labeling the religious beliefs of others as “crazy.”
- Accusing atheists of cherry-picking scripture to make it look bad.
- Claiming membership in one of thousands of sects of religion as authority for telling non-believers why our interpretation of religion is wrong.