Well, at least they seemed to have an open mind!
I say that atheism is much more reasnable.I think too much to swallow abunch of nonsense.A person I thought was a friend decided I was bad and dammed to hell because of my non belief.It doesn't happen often thankfully.
I like Penn Gillette's (Penn and Teller) response:
When someone asks me why I don't believe that we were created as humans, but instead believe that we evolved to become humans: I take a fossil out of my pocket, hold it up in front of them, and say "Fossil!"
If they still don't get it, I throw it just over their head.
Another good joke to throw at the fundies, if they bring up the "You can't see air, but you believe in air?"
I reply that although we can't see air, when we condense air we get liquid oxygen and liquid nitrogen, but when we condense God all we get is bull shit. :-)
You can quote Christine O'Donnell and say 'lets not go there'.
I'd be interested in what someone could say to you that "makes you" feel like you're insensitive.
They could call you insensitive, but that wouldn't make it so, or make you feel that way.
My kneejerk response to her: "How can you not fear the uncertainty in the world?"
Turning philosophic (or philosophomoric): Beauty differs from terror by how far away it is. A lightning bolt in the distant mountains is beautiful; a few feet away it's terror.
It saddens/angers me that religious leaders, especially those who lead the conservative religions, instead of helping believers deal with their fear of what might befall them in an uncertain world, use believers' fear to take advantage of them.
Some of these leaders take their believers' wealth or power and then use that money or power to impose their religious views on everyone.
Leaders such as Jim Jones use their "fitness to survive" to take even the will to live from their believers. Perhaps these leaders improve the gene pool.