• Ten Questions For Every Atheist

    Years ago, a Christian website posted 10 Questions for Every Atheist.

    For some bizarre reason, this page has just now made the rounds among the atheist blogosphere.

    Godless Mom did it.

    Trav Mamone did it.

    Deacon Duncan did it.

    Kaveh Mousavi did it.

    Sounds like a fun challenge; figured I’d do it too.

    For the sake of brevity and focus, I hard-limited my answers to 140 characters or less. Got a little help from the @AtheistOK folks, who were kind enough to type out these questions as tweets.

    Of all these questions, only seven and ten point to the possibility of a worthwhile research program. Most of the rest make unjustifiable implicit assumptions which may be worth teasing out. Questions four and six, for example, assume that morality and meaning can only be found in service to a higher being. Questions two and three assume that dualism is true, or at least plausible. Question five, well, it just makes me despair for humanity. Who thinks that it’s a clever trap to ask someone why they refrain from sadism? Someone with an incredibly dim view of humanity, I’d warrant.

    We need to develop better questions for atheists, questions that might actually lead to interesting answers. If you have any ideas, please leave them in the comments below.

    Category: AtheismCounter-Apologetics

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