What is the point of this site?
Discussion. The guy who wrote wwgha - Marshall Brain - originally wrote it because he thought it would change minds. It did. A couple, here and there. but not on the scale he hoped. He was disappointed to learn that people are not usually persuaded by logic, facts or reason out of religion. He would have abandoned this forum a long time ago, but it costs him little and other people do the work.
So, while many of us in the forum would like to change minds, it does not actually work that way very often. I've been wasting time here for 5 years. Counting you, there are less than 20 people who have been positively identified as having been "deconverted". And if I am not mistaken, you pretty much asked to be. You showed up ready to lose god. That right there is about 99% of the battle. If you are there, the rest is inevitable.
To persuade those How does this site do that? Through the use of logical argument.
that is how this site fails
to do it. Just like prayers, if you are going to count the positive instances, you have to count the negatives. If you do that, it overwhelmingly fails.
Maybe getting the low hanging fruit is all that has been accomplished as of now, but at least it's a start.
I'm not so optimistic about it.
Their are countless blogs, vlogs and reviews on the internet that all tell a story of de-conversion from theism,
That is not evidence. That is anecdotal. If we were talking about amputees who regenerated limbs, it would not be acceptable. So, there is no reason to accept it now either.
and most, if not all, of these de-conversions were the result of arguments presented by atheist that appealed to these formerly religious individuals.
Even granting that those are not just anecdotes, you need the data to back up the claim. Statistics. And if you want to be rigorous about it, have a psych grad design a questionnaire to get to the real
reasons why they deconverted. There is a lot more to it than you might think.
If you don't want to call it arguing for their rights, fine. How would you best describe their actions?
Fighting. Demonstrating. Working. Lobbying. Sacrificing. I do not think there is any one word. My initial post in this thread gave some examples.
Can you expound on that a tad bit more? Do you mean other tools besides argument? If so, what are these other tools?
Yes, other tools besides argument. No, I am not going to expound any more. I've been over this argument about a dozen times. It wearies me. Check my post history. It's in there somewhere.