Help against persistent theist trying...

Help against persistent theist trying to convert me

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Leitofreethinker

Bainbridge, PA

#1 Mar 15, 2012
I have this one person who is muslim, which i can care less, but he always is trying to debate me on god and all of the stupid stuff. I know i am atheist but he says i am not plus he has an iphone so he can look up stuff to back up his agrument. So i need help to debate him on it. Just a few things to shut him up. His a persistant person and is getting on my nerves. Anything a can say

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#2 Mar 15, 2012
Atheism isn't about data or science or anything other than skepticism.

Someone makes a claim that a deity exists. As an atheists I am skeptical of truth of that claim and await independent verifiable evidence.

To put it simpler. Atheism is NOT a claim that gods do not exist. Atheism is the position that gods have never EVER been proven to exist.

All this BS about evolution or cosmology or whatever has nothing to do with it. There were skeptics of supernatural claims long before we had any type of formalized sciences.

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#3 Mar 15, 2012
Why not just tell him to leave you alone? He has no right to harass you. If necessary, back up your demand with a restraining order.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#4 Mar 15, 2012
Leitofreethinker wrote:
I have this one person who is muslim, which i can care less, but he always is trying to debate me on god and all of the stupid stuff. I know i am atheist but he says i am not plus he has an iphone so he can look up stuff to back up his agrument. So i need help to debate him on it. Just a few things to shut him up. His a persistant person and is getting on my nerves. Anything a can say
Religion = superstition
Theology = mythology

I usually laugh. I don't know why you discuss such nonsense as Abrahamic religions seriously. I doubt if any Muslim would want to talk to me about god, religion or atheism.

Ask him what he would say if science re-created Mohammed from some DNA and it turned out he was a Gay cartoonist. Preferably, do that in front of his Imam in a mosque. Or maybe a conversations about paedophilia and religions, e.g. Catholic Priests, Mohammed, etc. Did you know that homosexuality has less connection statistically to paedophilia than does celebacy, or fundamentalist religious faith? That should shut him up for a minute.

Or try, "what d'you think of my book of cartoons?"
http://secularderby.org/

http://funnyatheism.com/

And don't forget the ones about Mohammad.

“Cave ab homine unius libri”

Since: Feb 07

Cape Town

#5 Mar 16, 2012
Leitofreethinker wrote:
I have this one person who is muslim, which i can care less, but he always is trying to debate me on god and all of the stupid stuff. I know i am atheist but he says i am not plus he has an iPhone so he can look up stuff to back up his argument. So i need help to debate him on it. Just a few things to shut him up. His a persistent person and is getting on my nerves. Anything a can say
Carry a cartoon of Mohammed in your pocket. Show it to him whenever he bothers you.

Repeat when required.
Ocean56

AOL

#6 Mar 16, 2012
Leitofreethinker wrote:
I have this one person who is muslim, which i can care less, but he always is trying to debate me on god and all of the stupid stuff. I know i am atheist but he says i am not plus he has an iphone so he can look up stuff to back up his agrument. So i need help to debate him on it. Just a few things to shut him up. His a persistant person and is getting on my nerves. Anything a can say
Actually, you DON'T need to debate him on it at all, because it is NONE of this person's business whether you believe in a god or not.

I agree with Nightserf; what this guy is doing is nothing more than HARASSMENT, and he has no legal right to harass you in this manner. You have a right NOT to believe, and IMO it would be a mistake to debate this guy. It will only make him even more aggressive than he is right now.

If he won't stop harassing you, it might be necessary for you to take some kind of legal action. As Nightserf suggested, a restraining order would be a good start.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#7 Mar 18, 2012
Ocean56 wrote:
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... As Nightserf suggested, a restraining order would be a good start.
How can anyone possibly take it so seriously?

Your Honor, this man keeps talking to me about religion. I want an order forcing him to remain at least 100 yards away - that won't get laughed out of the room?

"Don't talk to me about God again or I'll call the police!" ??
:-)

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#8 Mar 18, 2012
Restraining orders are quite simple. It doesn't matter in the least what a person is harassing you about, only that he won't leave you alone when asked to.

http://www.ehow.com/how_2140119_file-harassme...

It's an extreme measure, though, and should only be used as a las resort, but once you've told a person that you've not interested in what he has to say and he continues to harass you, a restraining order can be useful.

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#9 Mar 18, 2012
Leitofreethinker wrote:
I have this one person who is muslim, which i can care less, but he always is trying to debate me on god and all of the stupid stuff. I know i am atheist but he says i am not plus he has an iphone so he can look up stuff to back up his agrument. So i need help to debate him on it. Just a few things to shut him up. His a persistant person and is getting on my nerves. Anything a can say
Ask him if he is trying to recruit you, because they are low on suicide bombers or is it just funding that they need.
If he says he is not trying to recruit you, ask him why he needs you, to listen to his dogma.

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