Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Atheist Clichés That Need To Stop Being Said

If any of these are things you have ever said or thought, please leave your brains at your nearest upgrade facility. They are overdue for an update...

1. Atheism is the lack of belief in mythical deities.

2. I don't have any beliefs.

3. I don't have any faith.

4. There is no evidence for the existence of God.

5. Atheism is the null hypothesis.

6. Philosophy is not supported by science.

7. The story of Jesus is based on earlier myths.

8. The Gospels were not written until several decades after the supposed events.

9. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.

10. Faith by definition is not based on evidence.

11. You can't prove a negative. 

12. Philosophy is dead.

13. I don't know what caused that, but I know it wasn't God. 

14. I only believe things that have irrefutable empirical evidence. 

15. Everyone is born an atheist.

16. The suffering in the world is proof that God does not exist.

17. Jesus never existed.

18. Agnosticism is a cop out.

19: Sky Daddy/Spaghetti Monster/Beardy Wizard Man 

20: The Bible was written by Bronze Age goat herders.

21: Religion poisons everything.