Many atheists, myself included, have argued
with Christians and Creationists so long, that we've noticed
many of them seem to repeat the exact same statements over and
over again, particularly with respect to their dismissals of
what we have to say. By "dismissals", I mean that
they usually end their thread of the conversation with a put-down.
For example, first on the list below is "I'll Pray for
you", which sounds nice, but is often used in the same
context as "Well, fuck you anyway." When most Christians
or creationists end their conversation with "I'll pray
for you", they are essentially saying "Well, I'm still
right, and you're wrong, despite which one of us may be better
educated or carried their argument better.."
Below is a list of the most commonly repeated
Christian cliche's. You will see these statements, or slight
variations of them, in nearly every message board and newsgroups
that deals with religion versus non-religion. Please use this
list to point out the complete lack of originality, or the predictability
of Christians in conversations.
|The Pathos or "I
pity you, Fool! " group
These statements basically say that the Christian is
a superior person who must have pity on all of the poor,
||"I'll pray for you."
||"Jesus Loves You"
||"God Loves You"
||"I feel sorry for you."
||"Atheists suffer from a mental
illness that makes them unable to detect God/Spiritual
||"Jesus still loves you!"
|The "atheism =
These all boil down to saying that not believing in
a religion is the same as believing in one.
||"You have to believe in SOMETHING!"
||"Everyone worships SOMETHING!"
||"It takes a lot more faith to believe
in Evolution than it does to believe in God."
||"It takes a lot more faith to ignore
the evidence of God than it does to believe in
||"I only wish that my faith in God
was as strong as your faith in Atheism/Evolution."
||"You may think your happy, but
you can only know TRUE HAPPINESS through Jesus
|The "You're stupid,
I'm smart, so stop wasting my time.." group
In these cliche's, the Christian tells you that you're
either blind, stupid, ignorant, or willingly deceiving
yourself, despite how much better your argument is than
||"You have already made up your
mind, and it's a waste of time to try to convince
||"You have chosen to be blind to
||"You have closed your heart off
to the TRUTH!"
||"You have obviously been deceived
by the devil."
||"I found Jesus. Why can't you?"
||"The fool sayeth in his heart that
there is no God!"
|The "God's obvious
to me, What's your problem?" group
This group assumes that all unbelievers have a mental
block, or cannot see what it obvious to the believer.
||"If there is no God, how do you
explain the world we live in?"
||"What happened in your life that
made you hate God?"
||"Of course the Bible sounds like
foolishness! Without faith in God, you cannot
understand his wisdom!"
||"Even though you don't believe
it, Jesus/God Loves you!"
||"Even though you don't believe
it, Jesus/God is REAL!"
|The "Your life
has no meaning" group
These statements tell the unbeliever that their life
is worthless, pointless, meaningless, or otherwise not
worth anything, unless they accept JESUS
||"Well, those people were not TRUE
||"A universe without God is a universe
||"Without a God, life is meaningless."
||"Christianity is not just the best
answer. It is the only answer."
||"You have devoted your life to
something NEGATIVE (atheism), rather than something
POSITIVE (Christianity, of course)."
|The "Just you wait.."
These all basically say that you'll eventually be a
believer, when you're old enough, smart enough, have
a revelation, etc.
||"Some day, God will call you."
||"One day you will call to God for
||"If you simply have faith in him,
you will see that God is real."
||"I was once like you, a foolish,
|The "Threats of
These are all empty, pointless threats that even if
you can win the debate, you're going to go to hell,
so fuck you.
||"The day will come when you realize
the lord is your only salvation."
||"It's too bad that you're going
||"One day you will have to answer
to Jesus Christ Himself, and then it wont be so
funny when he throws your unrepentant soul into
||"You had better get right with
God now before it's too late."
||"Hope you have an asbestos suit,
cause you're going to HELL."
||"Hope you enjoy your special place
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