I want to memorize bible verses and quote them to people who annoy me with their religion, in a way that makes them realize what they are saying or doing goes against the bible, or to pretend to agree with something they are complaining about and that any sane person would think is bad, yet is supported by the bible. It should be easy to do, since there are so many contradictory things in the bible, and so many times when horrible things are said to be good, so I imagine there is a verse for many different situations. Kind of like the devil quoting scripture. ;-) If they respond with a contradictory verse, so much the better--that will just further prove my point.
For example, if they complain about losing a lot of money in their 401K, I say: "And again I say unto you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. (Matthew 19:24)"
They sit at work reading their bibles, or talk about going to bible study group, or this or that religious retreat, and I want to ask them about what they think when they get to the parts of the bible that say to be happy about killing babies (Hosea 13:16 & Psalms 137:9), encouraging rape (lots of places) and killing rape victims (Deuteronomy 22:23-24), condoning slavery (lots of places), killing witches, homosexuals, fortune-tellers, kids who talk back, etc. This strategy will be more subtle and annoying and destructive, I hope. Of course it means more work for me, but it's a little brain exercise.
should come in handy for this. First I need to organize some verses against subjects that come up commonly, like the money thing. If anybody has any ideas, let me know.
If I actually manage to casually slip some of these in conversation, I'll post here about it. It would be more effective if they all didn't already know I was an atheist, but it will be good practice for other situations.