Common christian myths
Yes, I know that christianity itself is a myth, but my intention here is to get a good list of common myths christians hold to, concerning their myth, christianity.
What I mean is this, how often do you see the following claims/behaviors by theists on our boards?
1) "I was an atheist until age... 20,21,22, etc."
"I examined all the possible religions/worldviews and came to the conclusion that christianity made the most sense"
How is it that EVERY theist who manages to find his or her way to our boards wasn't raised a christian, but instead came to christianity through a long, arduent study of the world? How is it that we are so fortunate to be graced by such scholarly folk?
Research tends to show that such people would be exceedingly rare... most people follow the religion of their parents. Yet all of our theists only became theists after rational inquiry!
What an amazing coincidence!
Here's another one
2) "Hi board, I have come to help you all out. Here is an argument for you to consider"
The argument is then.. pascal's wager, or a link to Kent Hovind's site, or Carm, or some other ridiculous nonsense.
Why is it that every theist imagines we haven't heard this before? My sense is that their thought process goes like this "They must not know this, for if they did, they'd be christians..."
So it follows that the fact that there are rational people who have refutations for these arguments is something these theists do not want to consider...
Do any of you have more of these sorts of common 'myths' that christians hold about christians, or christianity? I'd like to make a list.
Those who know the good, do the good. - Socrates