Jeff Schapiro of The Christian Post writes:
A few months ago Patrick Greene was an atheist who was threatening to sue Henderson County, Texas, if the county didn’t remove a Nativity scene from its courthouse lawn. Today he is a believer in Christ who underwent a radical change of heart that was catalyzed by the compassion of one Christian woman.
What a stupid reason to believe something. I bet there are plenty of neo-nazis out there who have shown moments of compassion. That doesn’t mean I’m gonna get a fucking swastika tattoo.
Then… don’t? What’s a smart reason to believe in something? That it’s been proven to be tr… oh wait, that doesn’t ever work.
I’m trying to keep it short as I know you have a limited attention span and inability to process lots of words, but I’d love to hear what brilliant, undeniable, provably valid reason you have to be atheist.
That aside, I’m pretty sure this story was made into a movie?
As Billy Shakespeare said ‘brevity is the soul of wit.’ That being said, I appreciate you taking my limited attention span into account.
You’ve asked me two questions and I’ll answer them both. A good reason to believe a claim is if the best, deductively gathered evidence points to that claim being a true one. See, I only want to believe things that are true. Therefore, I put the claims I’m presented with through a rigorous process. If the claim doesn’t meet my standards I don’t accept it as true. That does not mean I assert it is false, but I don’t accept it as true.
My reason for being an atheist is simple: I’ve been presented nor discovered any acceptable evidence of a supernatural power responsible for creating existence. I don’t assert there is no god, just as I don’t assert there is no bigfoot. When I see some bigfoot evidence, I’ll reconsider the claim based on the new evidence. Same for god. That’s what atheism is, LC. I know you don’t accept that definition, although I’m still not sure why, but honestly, tough titties. That’s what it is.
By the way, this “atheist activist” that this article was about was a fucking joke for years in the atheist community. He wanted to sue a guy over a religious bumper sticker.
I wouldn’t be surprised if he was lying about being an atheist the whole time just to get press as a “convert.” I’m almost certain the guy’s mentally unstable, but of course none of that matters. The fact is it’s a stupid reason. You haven’t made a counter argument to that. If a Muslim was nice to you would you suddenly bow toward Mecca? If you can see what a ridiculous scenario that is, surely you can see what an asshole this fella is.