"Some Christians do study philosophy. And formal logic. And propaganda. The most famous organized group of such are the Jesuits, AKA the Vatican Intelligence Agency. Don't get roped into a logic-match with a Jesuit priest unless you're damn…"
"In the United States, atheism is still associated with the last existential threat the country faced, the late, unlamented Soviet Union. Sorry GOP, but Islamofacism doesn't qualify. Yet. With the collapse of the USSR, there is less hate, but…"
"There's the peppered moth case. A species of moth in England was the same color as the bark of the treese thereabouts. In the nineteenth century, as coal smoke made the trees darker, the moths gradually turned black. The smoke wasn't…"
"Railroad ties?? The railroad ties I've seen are eight-by-eight timbers about six feet long. I can't imagine a man strong enough to swing one as a weapon.
Assholes like Beck get away with it because nontheists, defined by an absence,…"
"Nuclear weapons are expensive and they pollute the air if you use them. Dump the Christian fundies and the Muslim fundies on the same island, and make sure that every one of them has a sword. As for medical tech, let 'em pray."
"While adultery, incest and beastiality are generally frowned upon in Western society, Leviticus 18 also proscribes a bunch of "WTF?" items, like wearing mixed-fiber clothes, eating shellfish, working on the Sabbath, and keeping an animal…"
"A faith is a belief held without rational basis. Faith is, by definition, utterly impervious to reason. It's even strongly resistant to physical counterexamples ("We prayed around the clock for Daddy, but the cancer just ate him alive. God…"
"The Young Earth idiots have a standard reply to that: Light in transit from distant sources, fossils in the ground, flipped strata, radioisotope ratios... were all created by God to Test Our Faith. The reply to that is Last Tuesdayism (Why 6000…"
"The nearest thing to a standard fundiewhackazoid reply to 2 and 3 is that diseases, natural disasters and even death itself are all punishments for the Original Sin. You can then point out that pre-Fall Adam was an amoral psychopath. He didn't…"
"My favorite answer to the YEC idiots is Last Tuesdayism. I don't think I've seen anyone take it a step farther: If God is lying to us to Test Our Faith, how do you know which is the lie: the sum of astronomy, geology, paleontology... or…"
"I've encountered that "I can't believe you don't believe!" douchebaggery before. The easiest response is just to turn it around and throw it back in the religiot's face. Point out that if he's walking down a…"
"Less often quoted than the First Amendment, but actually written earlier, in Article VI:"The Senators ane Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the…"