OK smart guy! What have I contradicted? I would not debate Christianity and Islam because it would be a no-win situation. They have their belief and I have mine. I hate the word religion because there are a lot of religions. Christianity is the belief in Jesus Christ and, yes, the only truth. Isn't it strange how you people that don't believe in God keep talking about! Could it be that God is dealing with you? Hmmm! How could an atheist try to convert anyone to atheism? They have nothing to stand on!<quoted text>I find it difficult to refer to the lack of belief in a deity (atheism) as a religion. Atheism does not carry with it many of the hallmark features of a religion. It is a belief system in a sense, though it is comprised of lack of belief.
Primarily, I see that atheists feel a need to defend their lack of belief in order to not be overrun by those that believe. Believers are like little children with a scab. They can't leave it alone. They have to pick, pick, pick at it. Considering history, when believers pick a scab there is a lot of blood shed.
Funny, I have never seen any evidence of Dawg trying to convert anyone to atheism. This is not to say he hasn't provided well grounded arguments in support of his position, but if that changed the way you think it would be on you and not on Dawg. Sounds to me like you may have some unspoken doubts about certain things.
I bet if you were to ask Norton about Islam, he would make a number of claims regarding its lack of being the true religion. Where it would get interesting is how much those same negatives could be applied to Christianity. This would be especially true in a debate with someone like Norton. You see how he posts nearly back to back contradictory statements and when called on it defends his position by calling others ignorant. Norton sees the stupidity in his statements, he just can't bring himself to admit it. I would say he would bring the same to the table in comparing Islam to Christianity or Christianity to any other religion.
If athiests are trying to convert people, and I don't really believe the majority are, then they aren't very good at it, because they represent a small portion of the population that isn't growing by leaps and bounds.