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    Why do many atheists throw bible passages at Christians

    Or whatever texts are applicable to various religions...

    Especially highly condensed ideas like "judge not" which is not always true. The bible allows lots of judging.

    Does it make us look like hypocrites to someone who is locked into the theism paradigm?

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    There are ways to use scripture to point out inconsistencies and absurdities without being a total asshole. But sometimes being an asshole is just such fuuuuuuuun.

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    Primarily, it's to shame and remind believers of their hypocrisy, as they usually act in a manner which blatantly violates or contradicts the demands and edicts clearly spelled out in the Bible.

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    Seriously?

    We throw passages at Christians in the hope of teir seeing the hypocrisy in scripture. They ca and do interpret to justify anything. Al you have to do is listen to Christian radio and TV or just talk face to face with Christians.

    Christians claim scripture is the inspired word of god, and we take them to task on what passages mean.

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    Well, my favorite reason probably isn't a common one. My Noah's Ark slash fanfic got quite a bit of attention from a critic who went to some effort to list everything i got wrong.
    But about half of his "errors" were actually right out of scripture. So i quite simply had to list them, point by point.

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    There exists hypocrisy inherent in the bible even for followers who are trying. Also, hypocrisy of humans trying to game the system (against an omniscient god? but whatever..) and put on a good face while doing nasty stuff.

    Boredom and apathy to their supernatural claims will help break down their defenses better than anger.

    Attack them for being hypocrites and assholes and if you can help it NEVER mention the bible. It really means nothing at all, it is below mention for talking about what we as individuals will do as far as ethics and decisions. Give them no ground and no conversation. It is on its way to be utterly irrelevant.

    I don't want to concede that supernatural claims of the bible have ANY validity. Call them hypocritical followers and it may actually strengthen their faith. It is not logical but that is how people are


    Something like street epistemology seems like a better idea.

    Every motherfucker everywhere can be a hypocrite. Who fucking cares?

    This is a poor way to attack religion for specific types of people. In fact this method can itself be hypocritical especially if employed by a person who actually a shithead in their general actions. Of course lots of atheists are nice and above average in generosity and low in hypocrisy. But it still is there.



    This is just a general example of what I think atheists should avoid. If you are concerned about refugees you might get a short term boost by pointing out hypocrisy, but why give the religion any credence and airtime?

    Find non religious ways to talk about refugees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atheos View Post
    There are ways to use scripture to point out inconsistencies and absurdities without being a total asshole. But sometimes being an asshole is just such fuuuuuuuun.
    This pretty much explains it. I never attack nice, thoughtful Christians but sometimes it's fun to attack obvious trolls and assholes. It's very obvious that conservative Christians cherry pick some of the nastiest things in the Bible, while distorting or skipping over some of the nicer parts. I sometimes like to point out that Jesus would never be a Republican if the dude was alive today.

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    Seriously? Unbelievers are the ones constantly shoving scripture at people who don't want to hear it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ideologyhunter View Post
    Seriously? Unbelievers are the ones constantly shoving scripture at people who don't want to hear it?
    When someone does it the best response is not to push scripture back at them to prove their sandboxed bible hypocrisy.

    If you want to call them a hypocrite or an unpleasant jerk unrelated to scripture...
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    Considering the enormous social and palitical power of American Christians ts as an atheist I have no choice but to respond.

    They presume to judge by quoting scripture but claim to be a victim of atheists when we object to being judged and use their scripture against them.

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