Thank you for sharing that. It provides a good counter-argument strategy.
I wonder why anyone would think 'mocking' is a good way to 'break down emotional barriers'? I suppose they're at the point they'll try ANYTHING to get a few young fishies on the hook.
My own strategy as a teen atheist was to be well informed and to have sarcasm and irony that no christian adult could match.
When a pastor told me that if god had meant man to smoke, it would have put chimneys in our heads, I responded that if "god" had meant man to shave,it would have affixed little lawnmowers to our jowls. I was sixteen. Precocious, eh?
I woke up yesterday morning thinking about circumcision in Judeo-Christianity. Why would a god put a skin on a man and then demand it be cut off a baby? >.< That's what I really don't understand. I could see if inflicting the masochism on one's self to prove devoutness as an adult. But not on a baby.
Hm..if heaven were real, and their god took anyone who claimed to be their fan, then Hell would actually be rather decent. :3
As for the topic on hand, geez. Manipulate and use deceit. That's the best way to convert me. Make it so I know that all you really care about is your own self interest.