I was not quite sure where to post this, so "Water Cooler" won.
I hate arguing with xtians and try not to most of the time. I mean, it's hard to argue with a brick wall and all the circular BS just gets on my nerves. I usually just tell xtians I have no believe in gods, get over it. However, every now and then I get with someone who just can't let it go. When they get to the point where they're screaming at me about how if I don't give my life to "Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, you will spend eternity in hell," for as long as I remember my stock response has been, "I can think of a hell no greater than spending an eternity with most christians I know." It stops the discussion dead in it's tracks almost every time. I love it.
Now, does anyone know who to credit for this statement. I like to think I came up with it, but probably not. Any ideas?
Sounds kinda like Milton but it isn't. You know, "better to rule in hell than serve in heaven"
It resembles the exchange between Winston Churchill and a woman who disliked him.
She said, "If I were married to you I would give you poison."
He replied, "And if I were married to you I would take it."
You might look at Peter Boghossian's A Manual for Creating Atheists. He advocates the method of Socratic questioning.
It tends to shut religious people up, even if it doesn't succeed in making them into atheists.
Not identical, but from Mark Twain, "Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company."
There is also “I would prefer an intelligent hell to a stupid paradise.”
― Blaise Pascal
“Heaven would be Hell in no time if every cruel, selfish, vicious soul went to Heaven.” ― Anne Rice
This quote is original to you my friend.