How To Tell Christians God Isn't Real
My girlfriend isn't a rampant religionist or anything, but I do feel sorry for her when I see her turning to God in times of real stress.
Because it doesn't fix the problem. Yes, it makes her feel better, but it also condemns her to a cycle of stress and short-term relief which could be avoided.
So I did what every caring boyfriend would.
I googled "How to tell Christians God isn't real".
Zero relevant results.
What I did find though, were some funny articles on How To Convert Atheists to Christianity and in reading them, I had an epiphany. They had answered my question. Suddenly I knew how to tell Christians God isn't real.
It's so simple.How To Tell Christians God Isn't Real
If you met an ancient Roman soldier you wouldn't bother telling him that Jupiter, Venus and their hundreds of other Gods turned out to be made-up. You wouldn't tell a Caodaiist that Cao Đài Tiên Ông Đại Bồ Tát Ma-ha-tát didn't really create the world and (unless you're Christian) you probably wouldn't bother telling a Scientologist that Xenu is not the ruler of the Galactic Confederacy.
It simply doesn't achieve anything.
In fact, Christians already know their god isn't real. That's why they struggle so much with faith. By throwing it in their face you just force them to defend a doctrine which they can't quite believe themselves.
Instead, let them try to sell you their religion and you'll observe how they gradually trim out the embarrassing parts. Finally they just declare that they believe in "something bigger than themselves".
Admittedly this routine gets pretty boring after a while, but it does avoid conflict. And after all, why would I want to fight with my girlfriend when we could be doing something else?
Sam Vincente was born in prison in Ecuador. He surfs, travels, reads physics papers and talks to girls. His mission is to break the world land speed record in a shopping trolley. You can follow him via RSS or on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and even on Google+.
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