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Things you shouldn’t say to an atheist, 7: “I’ll pray for you”

Note: this post was previously published in Italian here. Usually there are two cases in which people say “I’ll pray for you” to an atheist. The first one is when you are in a difficult time in your life or when you are making some big change, and a friend or family member who is a…… Continue reading Things you shouldn’t say to an atheist, 7: “I’ll pray for you”

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Things you shouldn’t say to an atheist, 6: “What if you’re wrong?”

Note: this post was previously published in Italian here. What if I’m wrong? Obviously anybody could be wrong, since nobody is infallible (not event the pope, sorry Catholics). The problem with this question is that it suggests that if I’m wrong about being an atheist, the believer who asks it must be right and so their…… Continue reading Things you shouldn’t say to an atheist, 6: “What if you’re wrong?”

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Things you shouldn’t say to an atheist, 5: “Have you read the Bible?”

Note: this post was previously published in Italian here. Arguing on Twitter, after I said that God doesn’t exist, the person I was talking to retorted with “have you read the Bible?” It should be clear that reading the Bible is not required in order to have an opinion on the existence of God, just…… Continue reading Things you shouldn’t say to an atheist, 5: “Have you read the Bible?”

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Things you shouldn’t say to an atheist, 3: “Atheists find God when facing death”

Note: this post was previously published in Italian here. There’s a myth that says atheists stop being atheists when they face death. Those who claim this give as proof the (alleged) deathbed conversion of some famous non-believers, or maybe a personal story involving a relative, friend or acquaintance who has found God after a serious illness. There are…… Continue reading Things you shouldn’t say to an atheist, 3: “Atheists find God when facing death”

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Things you shouldn’t say to an atheist, 2: “Without God, what is the meaning of your life?”

Note: this post was previously published in Italian here. “If God does not exist life has no meaning”. This is another common statement, that obviously makes no sense. First of all, the logical connection between the existence of God and the meaning of life is not clear at all, so to me the conclusion seems just…… Continue reading Things you shouldn’t say to an atheist, 2: “Without God, what is the meaning of your life?”

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Things you shouldn’t say to an atheist, 1: “Atheism is just another faith-based belief system”

Note: this post was previously published in Italian here. Anybody who came out as an atheist and talks publicly about it will agree that there are some statements or questions that people of faith should never direct to non-believers, because they are rude, disrespectful or simply silly… but we hear those things all the time. The most classic…… Continue reading Things you shouldn’t say to an atheist, 1: “Atheism is just another faith-based belief system”

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Citazione atea del giorno/Atheist quote of the day (27)

“There is a fundamental difference between religion, which is based on authority, and science, which is based on observation and reason. Science will win. Because it works.” (Stephen Hawking) C’è una fondamentale differenza tra la religione, che è basata sull’autorità, e la scienza, che è basata su osservazione e ragionamento. E la scienza vincerà perché…… Continue reading Citazione atea del giorno/Atheist quote of the day (27)