"ATHEISTS DELIBERATELY REJECT GOD"
"ATHEISTS PROVE THE EXISTENCE OF GOD BY THEIR OWN LABEL"
"ATHEISTS CREATE CRIMINAL SOCIETIES"
"ATHEISTS ARE THE COMPUTER HACKERS"
These incredible subject headers are what pass for intelligent reasoning among the religiously fanatical. Lest you think I made these statements up, here they are in all their muddled glory and detailed prose, a testament to theist illogic, and self-delusion: http://www.tencommandments.org/heathens2.shtml
A cursory review of his wild ranting essays display tragically flawed logic, fraught with logical fallacies; circular thinking; self serving and frankly goofy hypothetical’s; straw man arguments; statements offered as fact without evidence; bizarre tangents into pseudo-science; and lacking even the most basic understanding of how to frame, express, and prove a hypothesis.
Transparently sophomoric and humorous to thinking people, it underscores the remarkable ability for fanatical theist self delusion, to the point where arguments of the absurd take the place of reason. We the thinking readily dismiss it as representative of the imbalanced theistic mind, and their rejection of reason and reality. But, among the most credulous, unsophisticated, least educated of theist sheep, this stuff is eaten up like silage in a trough. Likely, after reading each paragraph (out loud, with lips moving) they bleat “Praise Jeeesus!!” or “Hallelujah!” as is their want.
I won’t bother to refute point by point all the absurdities of this unfortunate’s statements. It’s too easy, too obvious, too unworthy of the exercise. But, just the first two or three premises taken together. They infer atheists can’t possibly not believe in a God. That atheists must believe God exists, we just hate him/it. And what’s more, the very existence of atheists proves God exists.
One has only to substitute the phrase “Werewolf Non-Believer” for atheist, and “Werewolf” for God throughout his premise, and it says it all. Obviously, all people really believe in Werewolves, some people just hate them. And the very existence of people who say they are “Werewolf Non-Believers” proves Werewolves exist. Therefore, there can be no true non-believers in Werewolves, and QED Werewolves are! Yup, that makes perfect sense, or at least it does to deluded rubes who genuinely believe in Werewolves, or God/gods and devote their lives to them. To those of us who reject Werewolves, gnomes, Santa, the Tooth Fairy, God/gods, and all such supernaturalism as the invention of man’s fertile imagination it just sounds stupid.
Unfortunately, to the terminally religious sounding stupid is part of the dogma