from a theist friend, to RRS community
i'm taking this seriously since i really think he's telling me the truth and not just making up excuses. he's not one to sidestep, but a life long friend of mine apparently really wanted to find out if there was anything to this atheism thing and well, he came here. i didnt ask exactly what he read, but he made a good point (imo). he got the feeling that just because he's a christian he cant be rational from this site... which obviously is pretty much what the RRS title kind of insinuates. i'm sure no one can disagree with that. but what he said was 'how effective do you think christians are that go around saying stuff like 'turn or burn'?' and well, he has a point, doesnt he? it'll be hard for some christians to take time to understand the arguments and substance of the arguments if just feel like they're being insulted.
what i pointed out too though, is that there's a huge christian apologetic base that is not better. i suggested he read 'i dont have enough faith to be an atheist' cuz that's the biggest and stupidest set of strawman i've ever read and well, it's easy to see that atheists are dipshits hard-core according to that book..
anyways, thouhgt i'd share that with you guys. not sure if anything can be done, but he made a good point.