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Comment 3 by strangebrew :

Comment 2 by justthisguyyaknow

She came to her atheism via the common method of trying to defend her beliefs.

But how many xians actually try defending their faith?

Perhaps the phrasing that would be more accurate is "trying to justify her beliefs to herself." I agree with your assessment of how believers do not "defend" their faith well when engaged by a non-believer. But the critical way out of faith is NOT on that stage.

It's an internal discussion. Getting believers to even consider having that discussion with themselves is the goal. The believer is taught to deflect and run from self-doubt about faith issues. Finding a way to help them see that engaging their doubts, on their own terms, in their own time is a good thing... THAT'S the place to work on.

Wed, 06 Jun 2012 16:41:05 UTC | #945910