Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Recommendation: The Christian Guide To Atheists

One of my iFriends, Alise Wright, is starting a new series called The Christian Guide To Atheists over at her blog. It's off to a good start, and I'm looking forward to seeing where all she goes with it. It's basically an attempt to correct some of the common Christian misconceptions about atheists.

So, since the topic is sort of bouncing around out there, I thought I'd pull together some of the things I've written about atheists and atheism.

Introductory stuff:
If you don't know any atheists, or haven't really spoken to any atheists, or just have trouble imagining how it's even possible to not believe in God, this is a good place to start.
Atheism 101: How Atheists Actually Think
Terminology: agnosticism, atheism, antitheism
Bertrand Russell Redux, or Why I Am Not A Christian
From the Search Logs: Why Atheism is better? (a.k.a. Yes, we really believe what we're saying.)
Religion and Morality
Atheist Ethics

Friendly Evangelism
This was a series I did in response to a Christian who asked how to go about preaching the gospel to unbelievers and former believers without starting arguments or giving offense.
Opening Question
The Christian Imperative
What Is The Goal?
Whom Are You Talking To?
Why Unbelievers Talk About God
The Process Of Deconversion
Good Without God
Promoting Christianity To Unbelievers
Christian Parents Of Atheist Or Agnostic Children

How NOT To Talk To Unbelievers
This is sort of the opposite of the Friendly Evangelism posts; it's a collection of common mistakes. This was inspired by a conversation with a particularly... over-certain... Christian on another blog.
"You Were Never a Christian"
"You Know God Exists, You Just Won't Admit It"
Bertrand Russell Redux, or Why I Am Not A Christian
Don't Read The Map, Read The Terrain

It occurs to me that in spite of the fact that I don't really think of this as an atheist blog, or myself as an atheist blogger, I've written quite a bit on the topic in the last couple of years. That being the case, I really should add an "atheism" tag, and go apply it to the relevant posts...

Anyway, if you have any questions, or if there's anything you'd like to add, let me know. Comments are open.


  1. I've not read all of these yet, but what I have read looks excellent.



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