Ask a believer if there was a God/god who created the universe and humanity, why didn't he/she fix a few things......for example, why such a big pit in an avocado? Why 80% nitrogen in our atmosphere? I mean if a creator wanted us to be happy, why not throw in a little Nitrous Oxide instead of all that nitrogen? Probably be less war, people would be happier, and oh, yeah....any nasty side effects could have been abolished by the god, surrounding humanity with a healthy atmosphere....was the creator god just stupid or just nasty or just sadistic? Hard to know! If there is/was a god creator, he/she was not very good at his/her job. (Why create the human with an appendix?)
I personally am happy just knowing there is no one to blame for the universe's little foils....it evolved, and planet earth became dominated by one species. It's up to us to become caretakers rather than parasites. Even small tasks of caring for the planet will help planet-wide well-being. Cheers! Cheri

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Comment by Jo Jerome on January 30, 2010 at 6:36pm
And if he does have a penis, what does he do with it besides raping virgins to give birth to himself?

Kid -- That is simply beautiful. I am so stealing that line!
Comment by Jo Jerome on January 29, 2010 at 11:04pm
Assuming this is a Christian you're talking to:

You:
"There's a passage in the Q'uran where Mohammed says you have to hate your parents, your family, even yourself in order to truly be one of his followers. Would you say this passage in and of itself is enough to call Islam an evil or false religion?"

Xian:
(Will likely answer) "Yes."

You:
"So it's safe to say any religion that tells you to hate your family in order to follow its god is false and/or evil."

Xian:
"Yes."

You:
"Ok then. Sorry, I lied. That passage isn't in the Q'uran. But it is in the Bible, Luke 14:26. So I guess we're agreed that Christianity is evil and/or false?"

They of course won't agree to it, but it's really entertaining to watch them try and squirm out of it. The important thing is to first get agreement on the issue. Then hit them with the fact that their ideology supports the issue they're against. Works great on Conservatives too.
Comment by Rob van Senten on January 29, 2010 at 3:12am
Ask a (Christian) believer if it's okay to buy his/her daughter as your servant.

Ask a (Christian) believer if they ever cursed and/or disrespected their parents. Depending on the answer, you might need to bring some stones as well....
Comment by Limber Lightfoot on January 29, 2010 at 2:37am
I sometimes ask "So, you believe God made Earth just for us and we are made in his image. My question is then why, once He had made Earth habitable and ready for us did he then spend 160 million years messing about with dinosaurs? He just liked watching them just eat and mate and fight for, let me say it again, 160 million years? Talk me through that one."
Comment by Jason Spicer on January 29, 2010 at 2:34am
Hey, at least an avocado pit comes out relatively easily, unlike a mango pit. And don't even get me started on pomegranates. I don't care how tasty they are, they're an unbelievable pain in the ass to eat.

My big question for the Christers is if Jehovah is all-knowing and all-powerful and lives "outside of time" and gives a damn about his critters, why in the hell didn't Jesus meet Adam and Eve as they were leaving the Garden of Eden and say, "Man, you guys really screwed up. Dad is pissed off like I haven't seen since Lucifer sassed him. What's a dad? Never mind, you'll figure it out. But have I got a deal for you. Here, help me up onto this cross. And don't spare the whip. No, this isn't some kind of kink. And where did you find out about kink? Oh, right. Now where did I put my crown of thorns?"

Why did God wait 4,000 years to send a redeemer? Took him that long to come up with a plan, did it? What a dumbshit.
Comment by Diaddy_lil_Freethinker on January 29, 2010 at 1:28am
My favorite thing to tell/ask people is: Do you really think that the "virgin" mary and joseph didn't give jesus any brothers or sisters??? Come on the motherfuckers where married for all them years and never had sex??? that is ridiculous!!!
Comment by unholyroller on January 28, 2010 at 10:29pm
My favs to ask.....Where did Adam & Eve go potty....where do you poop in Paradise? What did Eve use for feminine protection....who told her what was happening when that 1st period showed up??? Who helped her deliver her firstborn? Who did A&E's kids marry? Isn't incest a sin? Not to mention the genetic implications.....ah..the fun just never stops.
Comment by Dionysus on January 28, 2010 at 6:25pm
"It's the fall!" "The FALL FROM GRACE!" It's about Adam and Eve and magic fruit and talking snakes!! "If only Eve wasn't so gullible and rejected all that sneaky snake talk, then everything would still be perfect!" That's the response I typically get. So in conclusion, before the "Fall of Man (women too)" there were no pits in avacados, there was less nitrogen, we were all happy (yep, all two of us) and apparently fruit trees were were uber tempting carb snacks that could wreck humanity forever. LOL! Oh, how I do love to hear people tell me this with a straight face!
Comment by Jo Jerome on January 28, 2010 at 4:25pm
Ask, and you'll likely get the universal answer:

"God works in mysterious ways. ... You can't overthink it."

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