The Barefoot Bum pointed out this person’s interview questions for non-theists and, of course, The Barefoot Bum’s response.
These aren’t questions intended to learn about the other person—they are talking points intended to argue about theism, and for that they are sufficient. But if you want to understand the other position—you have to first learn what it is saying. Live in their skin for a bit.
Why Can’t Christians get this right? Why must they always assume their own view of the world when asking these repetitive, boring questions?
“How can you impose morals on others?”
“Where did we get Free Will?”
“How does life have purpose?”
“If Christianity were true…”
“Is the most difficult thing about becoming a Christian the moral demands?”
Have we not answered these one or two (million) times?
What questions do you wish Christians would ask in these “Questions for Atheists?” Here’s a few off the top of my head:
1. You are in a High-School debate on the pro-theism team. What argument for God do you think is the strongest to put forward?
2. In America, non-theists are a distinct minority. Why do you think that is? Why do you think the percentage of non-theists is growing?
3. Why do you think atheists are distrusted in American culture?
4. As a Christian, we sometimes cringe when we hear another Christian say something. Like Pat Robertson. Or Fred Phelps. Is there an atheist who makes you cringe when you hear them speak? If so—why?
5. What do you think Christians “get right.”? What do you think they get wrong?
6. If you could have a Christian read three (3) books—what would they be?
7. Is there anything a local church could do that would make you want to attend at least twice a month?
8. What surprises you the most about Christians? The least?