How Atheists Can More Effectively Communicate with Believers

I’ve posted a number of videos by Anthony Magnabosco on this site, in which he speaks to strangers about their religious beliefs for just few minutes and then deconstructs the whole conversation afterwards.

He recently gave a talk to Atheists United in California all about his work and how we can more effectively communicate with believers:



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Why Can’t We Question God?

In the latest video for his Atheist Debates project, Matt Dillahunty responds to a question he’s often asked: “Who are you to question God?”



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This is Why We Must Get Rid of Theological Weeds

Many atheists have no need to keep arguing about God’s existence. We don’t believe any Gods exist, and we’ve moved beyond that conversation. But author James Lindsay believes that religious people have psychological and social needs that faith helps them meet. Unless atheists address those concerns, we won’t get anywhere. In other words, the way we talk about God right now isn’t working.

His new book expanding on this idea is called Everybody Is Wrong About God (Pitchstone Publishing, 2015):

In the excerpt below, Lindsay discusses why its imperative we help “uproot” people out of their faith:

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Animal Shelter Founder Claims to Speak with Your Dead Pets

The Great Dane Sanctuary, an animal shelter in Wisconsin, must be a pretty special place, given that the animals who die communicate with one of the founders:



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Because, for Some People, Even “Merry Christmas” Doesn’t Praise Jesus Enough

We know conservative Christians hate when you say “Happy Holidays” because it’s taking the Christ out of Christmas.

Logically, then, “Merry Christmas” isn’t enough, either, since it only mentions Christ once.

So this month, add a little extra Jesus to your festivities by celebrating Christmachrist:



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