Rationals Thomas on 28 Dec 2009 12:20 am
A thread on Reddit on how one atheist approached believers (his parents)and “witnessed” to them:
I share this with you because I think we, as atheists, are developing a reputation for our derisive attitude and commentary – as people who mock and assail ideas formed in faith. We see the weakness in faith-based logic and scripture – how satisfying it would feel to break it!
Think of those who we most “idolize” – men such as Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens. Brilliant men who have climbed great mountains of thought and reason, only to fish in the mud for those who might take the bait. They spend more time and energy whooping the choir (/r/atheism) into a polarizing frenzy than they do impressing their knowledge and ideas upon those who would benefit from it the most.
Another Reddit thread: How to talk to hardcore, evangelical Christians