I think this is a good debate starter. I for one expect Christians to make false claims. It's in their Dogma and they can not help it. Hit them with facts and we know they are going to fall back on "FAITH" and how we just do not understand.
What happens when you run across an atheist making ignorant claims. My favorites are, "I converted to Atheism." "I can prove God does not exist (without specifying which god)." And my new most recent favorite. "I can prove 100% that heaven does not exist. (Again, no specification on heaven one is referring to.) And then when you point out the fallacy of the claims, they just dig their heels in with assertions of faith and belief without facts or evidence?
I personally have higher expectations for anyone calling themselves an atheist and then making such false claims. I think it reflects poorly on atheism and lets face it. If they keep making absurd claims they are going to run into a slick Christian one day who is going to own them. That's never good.
So what are your thoughts? Any atheist is a good atheist or should we set higher standards for ourselves?
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