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Alright so, yesterday (sept 12) I was invited to a...debate(?) at a local church by a friend, it will basically be me versus everyone at the church.  I accepted.  But I want to bring as many atheists who are willing to come. I live in Plano Texas and any help I can get would be really appreciated.  If anyone could help I would really appreciate it.

God is as qualified to preach morality as Charles Manson, Hell, he could give Hitler a run for his money!


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Oh wow... I can't really

Oh wow... I can't really help you because I live veeery far from there, but I just wanted to wish you good luck.

 

I mean, arguing with one theist who is at least somewhat open-minded is one thing. But arguing with an entire crowd that probably includes some people who are just going to show up to call you "the devil" over and over again... that takes some guts.

Let us know if it goes well. =) 

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They eat people like us in

They eat people like us in TX.  Good luck.


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When is the debate, and how

When is the debate, and how many non-christians do you know? I live in Garland, so I might could help you out. Unfortunately, I don't know many other atheists that would help out.


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I know 1 other atheist, and

I know 1 other atheist, and one guy...who wont call himself an atheist (or agnostic) but doesnt belive in god. Turns out the christians are going to be talking about how to defend their faith from atheism. And its on the 19th, Im going to get the address and time ASAP.

BTW Archeo, the debate wont even be withh full blown adults, not even college kids, no somthing far, far worse.  Senior High Students!!!! 

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athos wrote:   BTW

athos wrote:

 

BTW Archeo, the debate wont even be withh full blown adults, not even college kids, no somthing far, far worse. Senior High Students!!!!

 

 

Oh, well I can see that being both good and bad. Easy but frustrating.

 

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if by easy you mean being

if by easy you mean being totally ignored and called a sinner who will burn/rot in hell. yup easy as pie!

I went there once before and when I told a kid i was atheist he looked like he wanted to beat me into spam.

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Well, fuck, if the thing was

Well, fuck, if the thing was on a saturday I'd be able to help you out, but if it's on a wednesday night, I'm gonna be working. What format is the debate in? Are they just replacing a wednesday night service with a debate against atheists? How many kids are you debating?


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athos wrote: BTW Archeo,

athos wrote:

BTW Archeo, the debate wont even be withh full blown adults, not even college kids, no somthing far, far worse.  Senior High Students!!!! 

It's a well known fact that high school seniors know EVERYTHING about EVERYTHING.  Good luck!  You might get more intelligent response from a stone than from a bunch of indoctrinated high schoolers.

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pariahjane wrote: athos

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athos wrote:

BTW Archeo, the debate wont even be withh full blown adults, not even college kids, no somthing far, far worse. Senior High Students!!!!

It's a well known fact that high school seniors know EVERYTHING about EVERYTHING. Good luck! You might get more intelligent response from a stone than from a bunch of indoctrinated high schoolers.

Them. "Like, you know, like you know, um ah....like Jesus died for your sins you know... "

You, "No, someone made up an old story based on a mix of greek, cannanite, Sumarian and Egyptian cultures prior to the hebrews. Ever read the Epic of Gelgemish? It has first person mythology as well as a flood story."

Them, "Like you know, I like dont like, you know, epics. I like movies staring Reec Witherspoon, you know?"

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so they are going to be

so they are going to be talking about how about atheism, so I was invited (being the local atheist) to correct any misconceptions about atheism.  this will inevitably end up in a debate.

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Good luck.  I live too far

Good luck.  I live too far from Plano, so I can't help you other than to wish you well. 

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and semper ubi sub ubi to

and semper ubi sub ubi to you too! lol


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How did this go?

How did this go?