Friday, May 22, 2009
Most Irritating Attack on Atheism?
Hugh Kramer at LA Atheism Examiner lays out what he considers "The single most aggravating argument against atheism." His top pick is that "Hitler, Stalin and Pol Pot were atheists, therefore atheism is responsible for mass murder." That's definitely a good one, but I have a different choice. For me the single dumbest, most annoying attack is that atheism requires just as much faith as believing in God. Even though refusing to believe in something you see no evidence for takes zero faith, you will see this argument from theists all the time. How can you reason with people who don't even understand the meaning of the word "faith"?