FAITH AND FEELINGS!
I as well as many other atheists run into a bit of a brick wall when arguing with theists about god and religion. That brick wall is made from faith and feelings. By faith, I am referring to those things that "you just have to believe with out proof." By feelings, I am referring to those things that people claim, "you just have to feel." I have used a few methods at trying to combat this problem, but none seem very effective.
So my question is really about how to argue against those concepts. I am wondering how it is possible to explain to theists, in a way they can understand, that those ideas are irrational and are relatively meaningless.
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." - Carl Sagan