ANSWERS: 35
  • booooring.
  • A waste of time.
  • Same thing I think of the constant argument between Republicans and Democrats
  • More insults, Less facts!
  • Its never gonna get anywhere, atheists are as set in their beliefs, or lack of beliefs that neither side is gonna get anywhere, especially since neither side respects the other(i dont think they should respect each other) either way its pointless in my opinion.
  • When I see one of those long emotional threads, my eyes glaze over. It all seems so tedious. And pointless.
  • I love it and the way Christians get their knickers in a knot when logic is thrown at them ...lol
  • If all of them are arguments, it is a shame. I have had quite a few debates and/or heated discussions, though I do my best to be objective and refrain from slander. Objectivity is key to healthy and/or civil debates. It is about reasoning and trying to help others by telling them what you think they might not know. If you are there to bash and increase your vanity, you already lost the fight for your cause.
  • Trying not to generalize in here, most of them don't produce any positive outcome as both sides are often on the attack, not always open to civil discussion. There are thankfully some exceptions. I've seen a lot of sarcasm, fanatism and inflexibility employed, discussions turning to attacks, etc. not good ingredients, in my opinion.
  • They are the same arguments you'll find on any site populated by both theists and atheists, or any place IRL, for that matter. No matter where you go, there you are. I don't really think much about them. Until a theist can present me with empirical evidence for deities or, at the very least, a logical argument, I will remain an atheist.
  • Argument, debate, and criticism are all facets of the same gem - how a collective social organism understands itself, rearranges, and grows. It may be a long series of violent arguments, but everything that exists, exists for a reason and has its place. It's a good thing - it means we're all thinking, more or less.
  • Christians don't argue over what they believe. To me this is not done by a christian. I have respect for what others believe in and ask the same of others. Who is any person to judge what is in any persons heart?
  • Sick to the head....they make no sense..... Its stupid to argue on what religion is the best, most important is to believe in themselves,stop criticizing others and respect all.
  • it's a waste of time, people will believe or not believe how they choose
  • Of publishing a book on religion, my dear sir, I never had an idea. I should as soon think of writing for the reformation of Bedlam, as of the world of religious sects. Of these there must be, at least, ten thousand, every individual of every one of which believes all wrong but his own. -- Thomas Jefferson, letter to the Rev Charles Clay, rector of Jefferson's parish church in Albemarle County, Va., January 29, 1815
  • Very entertaining!
  • They never get anywhere, that's for sure.
  • The lot of the Christian would be much better if they would just drop the annoying evangelism. Hard sell went out with snake oil and door-to-door sales, Mr. Fundie and Mr. Moron. Everbody knows where to find the literature -- it's bloody everywhere. The bible beaters would get a much better class of converts if they allowed people to make up their own minds and let them come in on their own. They would get people that know what they want and are capable of making decisions and lead rather than sheepishly follow along with those that are easily persuaded into anything with a reward attached. These types of people make better earners, too -- more to tithe! The rest of us might experience an attitude change toward Christians if they would just stop accosting us in every aspect of our daily lives -- who on the one hand will say, for their own potection, that every American's beliefs should be respected, then proceed to shove their theocracy down our throats described as a "truth." For my part, this is always unsolicited. Very, very annoying.
  • I love every minute of it
  • Usually at least minimally entertaining. I love those who say exactly what they think they're supposed to. That always gives me a chuckle.
  • Its a constant reminder of what goes on in societies. Like this cartoon of Sam, the sheep dog, and Ralph, the coyote: "Morning, Sam". "Morning, Ralph". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAYkGZrFxa4
  • They get tedious pretty quick. Every once in a great while, you will see a Christian who sounds intelligent and is willing to listen to reason and respect other viewpoints even if they disagree, but most either make themselves look like idiots in front of everybody or just don't get dragged into such things because they don't try cramming Bibles down peoples throats. On the other side, we have a generally intelligent set of people who often know the Bible as well or better than the loudmouth zealots, but who can't help but be rude or just outright mean. The funny part is that such arguments have been going on for centuries yet nothing ever gets resolved.
  • As an active participant in those constant arguments... I love them. Answerbag is providing a valuable service in providing a venue for these "debates" to take place. I do not feel free to express my feelings with my family (even my husband is still Christian), and bottling up such thoughts and emotions is bound to cause problems eventually. Thankfully, there are plenty of people on Answerbag that LOVE to argue, so I can pop the cork and get it all out -- so I don't have to explode the next time my neighbor insists I raise my son in a "Good Christian Household" and persists in stuffing my mailbox with doctrinal childrens' books.
  • I don't think most of it is arguing. I think it is mostly discussion, or at least it is on my part. I refuse to argue or to be unpleasant. It isn't my job to force someone to convert. If they don't want to hear it, I shake the dust off my feet and leave, as Jesus commanded. But we are allowed to discuss, as long as it is polite. And anyone who doesn't want to participate can just skip those questions. I think that whether we are Christian or Atheist, we all know it is one of the most important questions of humanity or we wouldn't keep discussing it.
  • Its food for thought. Even Christians like to argue with each other. It just shows that no one really knows anything concrete.
  • Tireing and without point
  • i think its lame. everyone is entitled to their own beliefs. and NO ONE on ab is gonna change someone elses mine. live and let live. everyone has the right to be happy
  • They get very old and boring. I am sick of the preaching from both sides.
  • Both sides have their minds made up. if they are hardcore Christians or atheists or evolutionists [both are same], there's no changing either. But, you gota try to tell them the Gospel for they're salvation. If they wanta burn in hell, that's their choice, it's a free country.
  • `there will always be arguments between christians and atheists. I think Abe Lincoln said it best." I can understand how a man can look upon the earth and be an atheist, but how can he look upon the heavens and say there is no GOD"
  • I just think that it gets ridiculous and both are as bad as each other, I have seen a simple question on here between Atheists and Christians turn into full scale wars. Atheists have got there mind made up in what they believe to be true and Christians have got their minds made up in what they believe is the truth so why spend time winding each other up? I'm a Christian and I respect the beliefs of an Atheists and I expect them to respect what I believe in if they cannot do that I just move on without getting into pointless debates and arguments, life is too short and I have better things to do.
  • It's ridiculous.Atheists are always attacking christians for believing something without proof, when they themselves are believing something without proof.An Atheist saying "God doesn't exist because you cant see, feel, hear,(taste or smell?)him, and anyone who believes otherwise is unscientific and ignorant.", and a christian saying "God does exist and the world(and bible?) are proof, and anyone who believes otherwise is a sinner.", are using the exact same logic. They are both giving concrete answers to an unanswerable question, then attacking one another over it. Basically the only actually scientific answer to the god question is, "i don't fucking know". But really people need to just let everyone believe what they want, as long as it doesn't hurt anyone, it really doesn't matter what anyone believes.
  • I wish it didn't happen. I don't go to the atheist section and leave rude filthy comments, or make jokes about their intelligence etc. I don't understand why they do it to us.
  • Dialog is always preferable to the alternative. With love in Christ.
  • Civilized and spirited discussions are great and much can get accomplished but when they degenerate into arguments it's no longer interesting or helpful. Reaching for a bottle of Tums is not my idea of a good time. :)

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