How do I deconvert someone?
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Date: Oct 12, 2006 10:50 PM
How do I "dis-convert" someone I love? I try reason, I care, but she's...well..wacko Jesus crazy. What to do?
Thanks for any advice.
First she has to be willing, otherwise the best you can do is plant the seeds of doubt. Have you listened to our shows? Listen to the types of questions we ask. Asking questions of a theist that backs them into a corner are the most illustrative. You need to know many arguments, because years of brainwashing are not easy to get through.
Here's a common dialogue....
Q. Is God All loving?
Theist Answer: Yes
Q. Is God all knowing?
Q. Did God allow people to come into existence knowing they would go to hell?
A. (correct answer is yes, she's likely to dodge this)
If she says yes....
Q. Is it all loving to create a hell and then create someone who you know will end up spending an eternity there?
A (correct answer is no, she's likely to dodge this)
You have to know how to answer the dodged point.
She may say, "Well we can't understand god"
So you'd say "Well if we can't understand him than how do you understand you should believe in him?"
They'll inevitably go on to tell you a reason to believe in god that shows that now they miraculously UNDERSTAND god again. Point this out.
You should listen to our shows, and just do as much research as possible. All of our debates with Christians are available free on our myspace on the left side.