Sometimes people say things that are so dumb that you just need to share. What is the craziest, most ignorant, awful, etc. thing you have ever heard a theist or deist or anyone else say regarding religion?

I'll share first. Today I was talking with a Christian on Experience Project. They were asking me what I believed and whatnot, as Christians tend to do when they discover I am an atheist. I told her I believed the Bible was not true, and was demonstrably false. She asked for an example, so I started with the obvious: Genesis says the Earth is older than the sun, and every other celestial body in the universe. This is obviously false. Her response, "Well I won't argue with you but I believe that whatever the Bible says is true."

I thought maybe she was mistaken about what the Bible said, so to clarify I asked, "So you actually believe that the Earth, plant life, and the atmosphere are all older than the sun and all the other stars?"

Her response, "If the Bible says so then yes." 

At that point I just said okay and stopped the conversation. There is nothing that can be said to that level of irrational thinking. 

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Your stupid religious comment is a great one. I've always felt that satanists are just extra-stupid christians.

Bertold, I met a few Satanists in San Francisco and saw them as people who are giving xians a custom-designed finger.

You're definitely right about that Tom. I love the ones who are coming back on the Hobby Lobby decision. My comment was about sincere satanists who take it seriously.

Most satanists are atheists who are trolling.  There might be a few who actually believe it as a religion, but I think they're pretty rare.

Christians saying the slavery/rape/sexist stuff in the Bible no longer apply in modern times (and people don't follow it).

Thing is, fact that it's in the Bible, the so called word of god, in the first can you even believe in a god who approves of slavery and rape and is freaking sexist???

The ancients who wrote the Bible described the world that benefited them.

Slavery made them wealthy and they treated women as sex slaves.

They wanted that world to endure so their children would also do well. They were conservatives. They were their world's 1%.

MALE children

You're right, Plinius; the ancients wanted their male children to do well.

Well, yeah.  Which other ones were they expected to care about?  Adam's daughters weren't worth mentioning, after all.

What's the evidence it no longer applies?  And if it no longer does, does this mean that the millions they converted back in those days were duped into believing in a false religion?  And if they were tricked back then, does this release all their descendants from an obligation to continue to follow the religion now?

The "dumbness" of remarks by xians depends partly on the source.

For instance, I expect high school teachers to be a little bit learned.

About ten years ago I met a retired history teacher and looked forward to some discussion with her.

Before we had any time to chat, she told me that the people whose names are on the buybull's various books were secretaries who wrote what her god dictated.

That ended my wanting to ask her anything that would require some thinking. Until she died several years later she seemed okay with my saying only "Hi" when we happened to meet.

My nomination for the dumbest comment about religion ever (and I've heard some doozies) is Ken Ham's recent declaration that if we ever do confirm that there are extra-terrestrial life forms, they're all going to hell.



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