Top Ten Lame Arguments Used by Christians

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1 How do you think you got here?

Seems to me that religious people are only aware of one alternative theory : the big bang. There are more theories than the big bang who are equally plausible. The oldest and now the less plausible theory is the god-theory. It's modern science and it's progressions that will maybe someday explain the beginning of the universe. It's certainly not the sudden proof of existence of god that will explain it!

Let that sink into you. How DID you get here? The big bang you say? Alright, let's say that there were two billiard balls. One gets hit with a cue ball, and goes 3 mph. That ball hits the other ball, can it go more than 3 mph? No, of course not. In the big bang theory, two atoms hit each other head-on then exploded, creating the universe. Can two atoms seriously hit each other and create something bigger than possibly another element? No, it can't.

So, to answer how do you think you got here. The answer: GOD!

Hit the wrong button the first time. The question asks "How do you think you got here? " The answer is sexual intercourse between my parents. It doesn't ask anything else deeper than this.

Second: I don't understand why so many religious people absolutely refuse to study the science they wish to discuss, or try and refute. Before the big bang was cosmic inflation, and there are really good, potential explanations for what caused it. We just need to do more research. Time did not exist before this period, and as such, there wasn't any beginning, as many like to claim. The big bang wasn't even an explosion, that's just a term used to generalize it, so people can understand it easier. Imagine a black hole, where all the matter in it is condensed into a space the size of an atom. Then imagine this black hole spraying out everything inside it, you get a whole lot of stuff, coming from a very small point.

Just because we don't know for sure, doesn't mean we can never, and will ...more - Daeralic

I was born from my mom who was born from her mom and so on - Enderninja327

How did I get here? Evolution and reproduction. - CatsOMG

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2 You must BELIEVE in order for prayers to be answered.

I'm not a Christian but I once heard a pastor say that God answers every prayer. He answer with "yes" "no" or "not yet" - maverick88

I believed for thirteen years. Someone I knew believed and he used his religion to justify his poor actions. "God has a plan". He drank himself to death. - Caleb9000

I guess you haven't heard of the placebo effect...

So is this the equivalent of saying that if you see a film, you MUST be an actor or actress? - Metalhead1997

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3 We are in the end times; read Revelation.

We are maybe in the beginning of the end ( I'm not sure about that ) but even if this was true it would be the people's fault. Unless god decided suddenly that his creation will be bad people now. Doesn't make any sense if you ask me!

I am a Christian and I agree that it is annoying how most other Christians say that we are in the end times. God clearly states that nobody knows when the world will end. It could be a long time from now. - NicholasYellow

That's crap because if you had to believe that than we're in the end of times for more than thousands of years now. However, I saw that you " cameo " will stop and make an end at your top ten sites ( for me that's worst than the end of times because your sites were really good ). Can you can reconcider it to do not so?

WE ARE IN THE END OF TIMES, says the Lord. I will not be shaken by any enemy or opposer.

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4 The Bible is a history Book.

Yes and no. The Hebrews mixed history with theology, but there are huge portions of the bible that exaggerate, or try to tie religious belief with factual history, much of it being based on, or identical to, earlier Mesopotamian religious beliefs, in spite of things they knew were true even then. As well as many that contradict themselves. It is first, and foremost, a book of Christian theology, not history. - Daeralic

No, it isn't. But it's a great read, all those 1000+ pages. - Metalhead1997

No it is not - OhioStateBuckeyes

Yes, a man named Jesus Christ was beaten and nailed to a cross, that is historically accurate

However, him coming back to life, walking on water, healing everyone and becoming the ruler of the universe, that is not historically accurate, that was fictionalized

5 God works in mysterious ways.

My church used to say this every time I would ask a question about God. I started doubting religion the exact moment they told me this sentence.

Just a fancy quote to saying without admitting that they can't explain what is happening or giving a answer to something.

Again, this is not a lame argument. Beleivers say this because they know that there is more to the interaction between God and humanity than the stupid deus ex machines seen in certain forms of entertainment.

This started being said after people started realizing so many things contradict the bible, and shouldn't be happening if that god existed. It's also used as a means of saying, "I don't know, I don't understand, it shouldn't be happening, and I can't explain it, or this is tragic and I can't find a way to console you". Not an argument for god. - Daeralic

They pretty much always use this whenever there's a hole in their logic

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6 The Bible says...

The bible is made by humans, so if you say " the bible says " it's the same thing that you say " people say ". And if I had to believe the morals and thinking of the stupid people that made the bible Thousand of years ago I would be stupid myself.

The Bible says nothing - NikoX

One of the most used

The bible says you have to stone people who are blasphemers to death.
People reason hatred against homosexuals with "the bible says it's bad" yet I wanna see somebody who is stoning a person for blasphemy. I mean, the bible says so... - ShulkXIII

7 You can't prove God doesn't exist

If you can't prove that god doesn't exist and if you can't prove that he exist why should I believe then in a made up fantasy?

Well can you prove that God does exist? No. And don't say " then why are you here" because like I already said, evolution and reproduction. - CatsOMG

We can't prove that He does or doesn't. - Metalhead1997

Dude, moron - CartoonsLoverForever

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8 God gave Man free will.

If god is omniscient it means he knows the future. If he knows the future it means that the future will develop the way he knew. If the future shouldn't develop that way it means he didn't knew the future. If everything develops because his omniscient it also means that everything happens necessary. And if everything happens necessary it means that there is no free will. You can't change something that will happen necesserary. And if there's no free will it means that people aren't responsable for their sins and acts. If god punish people because of their sins from wich they are not responsable it would mean that god is immoral. The conclusion is : Or god is omniscient and also immoral or he is not immoral but in that case he isn't omniscient. Logic says that god can't be omniscient and good if he gave free will to men. In more logical terms it means that there is no god and for that matter a god-given free will.

If you say that god give us limited free will ( this wouldn't be free anymore ) like you can't choose your species or you can't fly like superman ( like you wrote in your comment ), it would be saying that he gave free will with the conditions of nature. But nature is not neccerssally a god giving thing. You can ( and I'm sure we will one day ) explain nature by science proof.

So we have free will to do whatever we want yet God has a plan and knows exactly what we're gonna do in our lives, doesn't that seem a little contradicting to you?

What about women? - CatsOMG

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9 If you ask God for forgiveness, you will be Saved.

Saved from what? I don't believe in god and I don't think that if you're doing something very bad like rape or kill someone you deserve to be forgiven. If god forgive you for something bad as that just because you ask him then I think god is immoral and not very sane if you ask me.

Conscience. And if they think that their conscience is clear it means that they think that they didn't do anything wrong because it's forgiven.

Of course you can't do all that. You have to go to confession (this is a Roman Catholic speaking).

God forgives but you must REPENT

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10 Jesus died for you.

If he died or if he had lived what would be the difference in my life?

I agree with you completely. - sairam1087

He died for our SINS.

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11 If we came from Monkeys, then why are there still Monkeys?

Monkeys came from other, less evolved monkeys and the evolution split down the line. We did not come from monkeys. Don't say this and look stupid.

I agree on that one. The evolution theory is not an exact science but it also doesn't proof that therefor we came by the hands of a god. Just because science hasn't the answers yet to that question doesn't mean that one day that science will not be able to explain this.

I love it when Christians say this. it makes them look so stupid - maverick88

Because some of us had to adapt to certain areas and surroundings

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12 Global Warming is a myth. God created everything and the world is getting colder

The worlds temperature has not increased in any major way over the past century. It may have changed a few degrees every now and then but that is completly natural and has always occurred. No doubt greenhouse gasses are a problem but overall the mass hysteria over "global warming" is complete uncalled for and defiantly should not be a concern for our government despite what Obama thinks. - maverick88

Global warming is happening but it takes too long to destroy the world

The average mean global temperature had been rising, since the dawn of the industrial revolution. It's been rising every year since, steadily, with 2015 being the hottest year in recorded history. People think that just because it gets cold locally, that somehow means that the whole planet must be normal. - Daeralic

13 Why don't you accept (religion)? If you don't believe, and it does exist, then you'll go to hell, but if it doesn't, then nothing bad happens

I see this all the time, and the problem with this is that EVERYTHING has a risk. If you played it safe with everything, well, if I leave my house, a axe man might kill me, or I might die in a car accident, but the chances of this are slim, so I still go outside.

Another problem is that you can't 'put on' religion like a coat. It's not a belief unless you actually Belive it. And, if you're an atheist like me, it's hard to change your mind.

Remember to a Christian the fear of getting killed every time you leave the house is nothing compared to the fear of hell because they truly believe that those who are not "born-again" go to hell and the Christian does this to make you think about the risk and if it's really worth gambling with your soul. Of course if this the only reason to be a Christian then we can apply the same philosophy to all the other religions that send you to hell if you don't believe and at that point your most likely to pick the wrong religion anyway - maverick88

I would rather be an atheist than a catholic(I am a Christian). Why? Because breaking God's commandments is the same as not believing. Note: some Catholics are actually good people and God is calling them out to quit.

This is known as Pascal's wager. It argues for a god that's stupid and doesn't know much of anything. You would figure a god would know if someone truly believed, or was just taking out a fire insurance policy. - Daeralic

Rather be a ruler in hell than a servant in heaven!

14 God is just testing you

This is also not a lame argument. Theists believe in a close relationship with God, but it doesn't mean that they expect God to spoil them rotten. Hard times tend be a test of faith because God wants to see if humans are strong enough to deal with the harsh reality of the world.

This is completely stupid. It requires that god be an idiot who doesn't know if someone really believes or not, and had to do things to find out. This isn't an argument for god, mute of an explanation for why bad things happen, in spite of believers praying otherwise. - Daeralic

If god is testing me for something I didn't ask than he must be a very evil person (or whatever he is). He likes to play with his supposed creation or what?

The worst possible thing you can say to a grieving person - Frouze

15 God's time is not our time.

Time is relative. You can however measure time in relation with the speed of light. But when matter goes faster than light it will transform in pure enegergy. And beyond pure energy even time stops because it's impossible to measure something that doesn't react anymore. That is a proven scientefic theory. My question is, where is god in all that?

This is not a lame argument. It is used by beleivers because God is supposed to transcends humans in everything, including patience.

The problem with this one has more to do with believers, than non-believers. It's generally used as an alternative to, "I can't explain why your prayer hasn't been answered yet, or why this prophecy hasn't been fulfilled, etc". - Daeralic

16 If there is not god, then who made the universe?

It's this very simple answer that you Christians refuse to believe in, it's called science

The answer is : Something else than god!

Maybe the universe was made in a universe cluster along with other universes? - CatsOMG

Still the question of the ages.
Oh.
I forgot.
It made itself.
Out of nothing.
And WHOSE faith is nonsensical?

Why ask who? This question presupposes a god of some kind. Why not ask the better question, "what's the explanation? " For that, we have cosmic inflation, and the big bang. All testable, and backed by evidence. - Daeralic

17 God told me to give you this (hands you money).

If you just gave that to a homeless person, what would they honestly be able to do with it? - Metalhead1997

Tell the"God", I said whatever. - NikoX

I'm a crishin and I enen thik that is crap

18 You had to come from somewhere

I can't believe my eyes! God made some people bad just because I'm suposed to help them? If one of those bad people is for instance a religious extremist who decides in the name of god to blow up with a bomb people who don't believe ( it can even be your family that is a victim of his acts ), I am the one who is suposed to help him? ( Response to the comment that god made bad people because we have to help them )

Yes, I came from my mother and father. - ARandomPerson

We all came from the womb. - Metalhead1997

God made the handicapped, bad, etc. so we can help them

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19 God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve

This statement singlehandedly convinced me that God isn't real, a kind, loving God wouldn't just shun all the groups of people that he deems different, just because a man and a woman came first it doesn't mean it's the only way for love to happen, and what really pisses me off is that many Christians say it's their job to guide homosexuals down the right path, which in reality means they try to tell a homosexual person to just not be gay, which is completely stupid, a gay person can't just decide to not be gay, and for you to even try to "guide them" as you say, I think is just despicable

If god created all humans at his image, why did he create humans then who are homosexual? You are born homosexual ( sometimes you are not realizing it until later ) so why is it a sin? He gave man free will? Where's the free will in your choise of love? Nothing makes logic in all that. Unless you're saying that homosexuals choosed evil and satan and therefore it's a sin. But then comes the question again, If you were born homosexual ( it's a proven fact ) how can you choose then? I'm an atheist and I'm not homosexual but to say that there are not accepted in your irrational beliefs is very hypocritical..

If God didn't want us to be homosexual then why did he create them in the first place? And if he doesn't like them, why doesn't he just strike them all down right now?

Oh boy... - Metalhead1997

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20 God has a plan

I hear this one often. Whenever something is happening and we ask ourselves or ask another person, why? they can't answer or only answer the question by saying that it's god's plan and that we can't understand why. What's the " creator's masterplan " if we even don't know his plan? What use is it to us to know that he has a plan that we're not able to understand or to know? The ones who believe in god are just saying that because they're too blind or unwilling to accept the facts that we're living in a cruel and hostillity world and universe where bad things are natural and part of life. They think of course that everything that is cruel and hostillity is evil and the work of satan.

Then where are the blueprints?! - Metalhead1997

Then what's the plan?! - NikoX

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