Every morning I open up my Facebook to see post after post from people I know saying how great God is and how their life is being tested by God and on and on. I feel like deleting people over this but I fear I would be left with only my family and they are just as bad about it.

do any of you have fun ways to enlighten your friends of family that are not mean or judgmental? I try showing inacuracy in their bible or their logic but this is usually meet with venomous comments about how I will enjoy Hell...

I do not dislike my friends and family who post their feelings as I know it is what they believe but I cant help but want to show them that they have screwy beliefs. I just wish I could put on a filter in facebook that removes any post that mentions God or Jesus or Church... My facebook would never have any posts except mine if I did.

I resolve to post a positive affirmation every day that says I love life just as much as the next guy but I don't need an imaginary friend to tell me how to live it. 

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I post freethought quotes that don't even talk about religion half the time and I still get a stiff response from all the God-lovers. The only thing I can say to do is read their posts, shake your head and keep it moving. I've learned that engaging them is what they want you to do, so don't feed into their game. And posting on facebook is just a cheap and annoying way to show how 'devoted' you are to your faith and to get consensus from other believers. 

Atheists don't need that.

Facebook seems to be made up of gabby folks with nothing to say.

i do what Victoria suggests.  however, it typically inspires me to post something myself.  what i don't do is post anything that is directly Atheist, but things about Evolution or Politics (religious freedom) or maybe some funny motivational poster making fun of the Pope or praying.  nothing too controversial, and i've never had a negative comment from anyone.  at least so far...

I resolve to post a positive affirmation every day that says I love life just as much as the next guy but I don't need an imaginary friend to tell me how to live it. 

Heh heh… here's a good resource for material

Facebook seems to be made up of gabby folks with nothing to say.

I'm with you on that one, …I didn't last long on Facebook for that very reason. 

 

what a nice list, thanks. 

2 favorites:

Religion is fundamentally opposed to everything I hold in veneration--courage, clear thinking, honesty, fairness, and, above all, love of the truth. H.L. Mencken
People who don`t like their beliefs being laughed at shouldn`t have such funny beliefs. Unknown

My favorite quote probably isn't on there...

“How gullible are you? Is your gullibility located in some "gullibility center" in your brain? Could a neurosurgeon reach in and perform some delicate operation to lower your gullibility, otherwise leaving you alone? If you believe this, you are pretty gullible, and should perhaps consider such an operation.” 
Douglas R. Hofstadter

Thanks for the link Richard. I have friends and family that constantly post bible-bable on fb. They get all kinds of "at-a-boy"s from people. Only a couple will respond to my posts, those that point out the holes in their beliefs. I think they ignore mine, or have me blocked.

A good bet then …would be to stick to quotes from those they probably already venerate.

The "Founding Fathers" are a treasure trove of anti-theism prose. You can't lose with Mark Twain either, what True American™ could even think of sneering at Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Paine, Franklin, …or Twain?

id say change over to google plus. interesting things.

I also have the problem of buddies putting up that stuff, mostly i just block them.

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