Why does it seem impossible to have a peaceful discussion about Jesus between atheists and christians?

Written by admin on October 31, 2008 – 1:21 am -


Posted in Persecution of Atheist | 36 Comments »


36 Responses to “Why does it seem impossible to have a peaceful discussion about Jesus between atheists and christians?”

  1. By Gruz on Aug 1, 2008 | Reply

    Because Christians refuse to admit that Jesus wasn’t real.
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  2. By killing is making a choice on Aug 1, 2008 | Reply

    Religion is the #1 killer in the world.
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  3. By Reo on Aug 1, 2008 | Reply

    A conflict of beliefs, not surprising though.
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  4. By KittyNyc on Aug 1, 2008 | Reply

    Questions like that start sh*t…U wanna end the fueding STOP POSTING QUESTIONS LIKE THAT
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  5. By keyjona on Aug 1, 2008 | Reply

    well said
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  6. By Kharm on Aug 1, 2008 | Reply

    I have peaceful discussions about it all the time. Just not usually here.
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  7. By Zim Cat Zokke Robot on Aug 1, 2008 | Reply

    Maybe because we all hate you.

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  8. By vinslave on Aug 1, 2008 | Reply

    It’s not. I chat w/ people from various sides of many religions.

    _()_
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  9. By withinawaken on Aug 1, 2008 | Reply

    Because atheists keep talking about their facts and proof and so on and Christians are very passionate about their beliefs. Just two different teams , so to speak. Nothing too major. I wouldn’t worry about it if I were you.
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  10. By Tabby_22 on Aug 1, 2008 | Reply

    Religion sucks everyone hates each others and you can never have a decent convo about it
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  11. By Taylor on Aug 1, 2008 | Reply

    Because Christians think that they are right and everyone else is wrong and they wont accept any possibility that what they believe is wrong.
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  12. By Alixia Skye on Aug 1, 2008 | Reply

    because we’re human and religion is something that comes with alot of passion and automatically when someone disses your religion you get angry, its just a matter of letting it get the best of you, or moving past their remarks.
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  13. By maxblaylock on Aug 1, 2008 | Reply

    Because Christians are not rational. That makes any discussion frustrating.
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  14. By they call me applejuice on Aug 1, 2008 | Reply

    i totally agree with you, but thats a question that cant b answered, but hey check out this site

    http://www.andybraner.com

    im not andy braner but he is a really cool guy, his website is awesome, its christian based and talks about different religons, u should really check it out
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  15. By Boilerfan on Aug 1, 2008 | Reply

    The natural reaction to human differences is disdain and hostility. There will be no peace because both sides have already made up their mind. The only people that can be reasoned with are people who do not currently have a strong opinion about the matter.
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  16. By mrkewl69 on Aug 1, 2008 | Reply

    I love you and Jesus.

    Peace
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  17. By By Faith on Aug 1, 2008 | Reply

    Atheism is the false and very foolish belief that there is no God (Psa. 14:1; Rom. 1:20). Like agnostics, most atheists have been educated beyond their intelligence. As such have been left without any comon sence.
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  18. By So-crates AGAIN NorCal R&S Club on Aug 1, 2008 | Reply

    It seems impossible because most of you Christians cannot enter into dialog without becoming offended and crying about persecution.

    I have had several great, peaceful discussions with Christians from this site. One of whom I consider a close friend now. And, we always have peaceful discussion about our beliefs. So, it is not Impossible, but possible. Youre just not meeting the right atheists, perhaps, or you are too easily offended to have a discussion with. Either grow thicker skin, or expand your horizons and meet some other atheists.
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  19. By JOExHIGASHI on Aug 1, 2008 | Reply

    Because both sides want to convert the other because people like it when others agree with them.

    normal person+anonymity of internet=jerk
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  20. By The Actual HolyMystic AM on Aug 1, 2008 | Reply

    Because this is the INTERNET.
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    some atheistic pastafarian infidel

  21. By musicmama08 on Aug 1, 2008 | Reply

    because a lot of christians will not accept that people don’t believe the same things and that the christian perspective is the only way…
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    previous experience

  22. By scottdiesel1 on Aug 1, 2008 | Reply

    christians opperate on blind faith. You cant reason with someone who is not using reason to form opinions. Athiests end up belittling christians as sport because they get such an amusing reaction.
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  23. By alienjac13 on Aug 1, 2008 | Reply

    Has,

    Well said. In fact I’m not sure what else to say short of writing a tirade against ignorance but suffice to say that I agree, love is the fundamental emotion that sets us apart as human beings. It would seem that followers of any religion or absence there of could agree on one level or another.

    Good to know you are out there brotha.
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  24. By Bluto Blutarsky55 on Aug 1, 2008 | Reply

    this is the internet, it is impossible to have a peacefull and rational discussion about anything.

    if we were all sitting down over beers and hard liquor then odds are we could discuss it rationally.

    that also depends on how much of a zealot the christians are and willing to listen to reason rather than just plug thier ears rather than bring thier beliefs into question.

    I don’t think athiests would in person just make zombie jokes and I would hope that christians in person would be open to a rational discussion and debate using rational methods.
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  25. By J on Aug 1, 2008 | Reply

    Because we’re all hypocrites- no matter which side we’re on.
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  26. By Duke on Aug 1, 2008 | Reply

    well, it’s very difficult to have a reasonable discussion about anything when one said describes it as the physical manifestation of the deity they worship and the other side is skeptical it existed.

    it’s the same problem as any theist/atheist debate. neither side acknowledges the other side’s evidence or even the fundamental means of how the evidence is obtained.

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    atheist who is skeptical about jesus’ existence based on a lack of period documents chronicling jesus other than the bible, the general implausability of jesus’ supernatural acts and the similarity of the jesus story to earlier mythological accounts in other cultures.

  27. By Cloudcity CC on Aug 1, 2008 | Reply

    I think the fundamental problem is not the subject but that neither side is even willing to accept the possibility that the other could be correct.

    Atheists believe there is no God, Christians believe there is. It’s merely not up for debate as far as either group is concerned.
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  28. By Ferret (Team Edward) on Aug 1, 2008 | Reply

    The answer is that when it comes to religion people tend to have a belief, and feel very strongly about it. Christians tend to feel the need to inform everyone who isn’t like them that they’re going to hell (which I as a Christian believe is true, but yelling that at someone really isn’t doing anyone any good), and many atheists tend to think religion is stupid and it’s their duty to inform everyone of faith, especially the Christians are “constantly harassing” everyone trying to get them to convert to their faith. What people don’t seem to understand is that Christians do what they do because they’re trying to save the people around them from eternal pain and punishment, and what atheists don’t understand is that a person of faith will think they’re at best wrong and at worst stupid for not following -insert faith here- and by saying they’re an atheist they’re offending the religious person and just asking for an argument. Of course there are exceptions to this, but this is what often happens.
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  29. By Stevie xo on Aug 1, 2008 | Reply

    I have nothing against God or Jesus, I believe the things they taught to be good and true and that those values should be the values of all humankind. What I don't agree with is religion as a whole, groups who exclude others, rules, rewards, punishments. I believe only God can judge me and I as a christian became sick of attending church every sunday only to be judged by those seated around me, who are no better than me. Church did not make me feel closer to God, I felt it was a joke, a mockery of the true meaning of "Christianity" to sit with these phony holier than thou snobs who clutched desperately at their "faith" like a life preserver expecting that showing up once a week made up for 6 days worth of sins. I felt God would understand if I wanted to keep others out of our relationship as I felt they tainted it with their judgemental crap. I am a spiritual person, I pray but I do not and probably will never approve of organized religion (as it exists today). In theory it is a lovely Idea but look how it has been manipulated and twisted into something hateful, and that is why I keep my faith to myself.
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  30. By ChOcOkIttIe on Aug 1, 2008 | Reply

    im a christian
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  31. By Rhinoserious on Aug 1, 2008 | Reply

    Well…there’s organic and inorganic. I can assure you that they are both good, provided they are pure and beneficial to many. An impure material is no use in serious testing…so filtering and sorting is very important. That requires a lot of knowledge and self searching.
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  32. By KimmyG on Aug 1, 2008 | Reply

    I agree…but I also know it’s very easy to get riled up here, and it takes a lot of self-control and kindness to not fling back insults when you are being insulted. It’s a vicious cycle…

    Not everyone here is mean about it thankfully…and if everyone was civil, this board wouldn’t be nearly as popular, I’d wager (sad but true)
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  33. By nuttin better on Aug 1, 2008 | Reply

    I’d love to have such a discussion.I am an atheist,and I love the words of Jesus.We can discuss his divinity,or interpret his words.I can be quite civil,and would expect the same in return.Won’t get it on the forum though.That’s the nature of the beast.If you are interested in civil discussion,over the interpretation of Jesus,the sciences,whatever.E me.I’m getting off now,won’t be back till monday.But If I get a response indicating you are interested,We’ll start then.I agree,it’s about impossible to get serious dialogue here,so I “fish”here to see if anyone wants to discuss civilly and privately.start anywhere you like.I can answer your science questions.Problem being,you can’t properly answer something with a one liner.I also have my own unique interpretation of the words of Christ.Wanna discuss,so do I.Let me know,and we’ll talk
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  34. By Kristina L on Aug 1, 2008 | Reply

    People can have a reasonable discussion about something that they are not fanatical about. You have to be open minded in order to accept someone elses point of view (not believe it but accept it as something that is right for the other person). When people are fanatical, they can’t accept that their belief system – regardless of which side they stand on – could be wrong.

    Beside, these are the people that are easiest to get a rise out of. So people deliberately wanting to create a little chaos know exactly which buttons to push to get it. It only takes one and the land slide of verbal slapping gets started on both sides.

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  35. By elliegirl on Aug 1, 2008 | Reply

    This is a common thing. But here is another thing to look at. This will never be done in a peaceful manner because, the Bible says God is Love, so if you being a witness of the Lord come to enlighten an atheist of his beliefs, an atheist will turmoil the conversation cause they don’t believe in or have any fellowship with the Lord which means he has not LOVE.
    Did you know that Atheist spend there whole life hating and blaming the very GOD they say they don’t believe in. ???????
    The best thing for a christian to do when it comes to knowing an atheist is to pray for them, cause you cannot change them, ONLY JESUS!!
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    1 john 4:7-8

  36. By Sugar on Aug 1, 2008 | Reply

    That is the way it is with opposites views…Don’t sweat it.
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