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Rich Wiltshir's Avatar Jump to comment 18 by Rich Wiltshir

Is this really the best they can offer?

They say stuff like “Why don’t you atheists just go out and kill yourselves right now?” whilst their internal dialogue is "they're honest, rational people so they'll obviously try to answer my criticism instead of highlighting the fact that it's a crap criticism and I haven't got a chance of delivering an intelligent argument to defend the religion that I'm so heavilly invested in that acknowledging it as balderdash (religious types don't say 'bollocks' because it's more sinful than bullying 16 year olds who protest about non-compliance with the separation of church and state) will mean admitting that I've been wrong about something. Bloody hell, I hope they talk about purpose.. I hope they talk about purpose... I hope they talk about purpose"

Picture their turmoil when we just say "IS THAT THE BEST YOU'VE GOT?" then sit back and watch their faces as the inner voice says "what am I going to say... what am I going to say... what am I going to say... buybull quote... buybull quote."

Until they spit out "The fool says in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none that does good" and hope you'll respond to another empty rant instead of simply saying

"is that the best you've got?"

... "what can I say?... what can I say?... what can I say?... ah, I know"

"I don't understand why you started this conversation. Why are you here...Get thee behind me satan" I'll pray for you.

"AND I'LL PRAY FOR YOU," as Richard D quoted recently.

Then they go back to their little debriefing sessions at the cult shop and say how brilliant they were at destroying arrogant atheists. And the next time they see you they'll demand that you don't disrestpect them or their religion or their dog.

Wed, 18 Jan 2012 23:18:42 UTC | #909664