Top 10 or so Ways to Irritate an Atheist

---adapted from a related post on infidels.org forum.


Number 0:  Make rational arguments to support faith.

  1. Ask them why they are bitter against God.
  2. Tell them that they might as well go out and kill people if there's no God.
  3. Ask them to pray with you.
  4. Invite their children to go to church with you.
  5. Insist that there is a God and show them in the Bible where it says so.
  6. Tell them that the Universe is too complex to "Just Exist" and must have been created by a God who "Just Exists"
  7. End a discussion with "Well, you're smarter than me, but I know I'm right."
  8. Tell them that you feel they're persecuting you.
  9. Use the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics to disprove evolution.
  10. After losing a rational argument, say "I pity you".
  11. Drink the last beer in the fridge.
  12. Insist the Bible must be followed word-for-word, but that questionable verse is just a metaphor.
  13. Say Pat Robertson isn't a real Christian.
  14. Defend religious atrocities by saying God works in mysterious ways.
  15. Say that since they still argue, they must still have hope.
  16. Declare a miracle because one little girl out of 300 passengers survived a plane crash.
  17. "Who are you to question God?"
  18. "Prove there's no God."
  19. Say how you heard about a famous atheist who converted on his deathbed.
  20. Burn them at the stake.
  21. Claim there are no atheists in foxholes.
  22. "We all have faith, whether it's in science or religion."
  23. Point out that your Bible quotes are well-researched and their Bible quotes are 'out of context.'
  24. John 3:16
  25. Claim Jesus brought a new law, and God is unchanging.
  26. Claim that the Bible is the literal word of God, and that this is shown if one studies the original language.
  27. Explain that God can't reveal himself because if he did, we wouldn't appreciate faith.
  28. "Satan's greatest ploy is making people believe he doesn't exist, you're playing right into his hands"
  29. Complain about fanatics of other religions.