Five Easy Steps To Looking Stupid – Atheist Experience 465

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Trying to defend christianity will almost always make you look silly. But in case you still want to defend it, here are five steps to successfully looking stupid:



Step 1: Call in to the show

Step 2: Tell them they are absolutely wrong

Step 3: Let them speak just to tell them they are absolutely wrong again

Step 4: Change the subject

Step 5: Hang up



Don Baker and Matt Dillahunty host this clip from The Atheist Experience #465 - http://www.atheist-experience.com



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13 COMMENTS

  1. Ah! The benefits of “faith-thinking” -
    The unshakable faith in misinformed views in the face of evidence to the contrary, with the confidence of the “rightness” of a personal opinion based on views asserted from near total ignorance!
    The caller may not have actually read the bible, but it supports his personal claims 100% (allegedly)!

  2. See Judges 11:30-34 for the sad tale of Jephthah.

    I thought that was one of the better-known stories, not on par with Noah, but one most people would have heard. It is similar to the legend of King Midas.

    The caller could discount this story saying god did not officially accept the promise, and decided to smite Jephthah for even thinking about human sacrifice.

    • In reply to #4 by rod-the-farmer:

      The caller did have a point that they should be absolutely silent and let him finish. THEN they can dispute his claims.

      They did let him finish. The caller’s argument was the host was “100% wrong about the story of Jeptha” (while the Biblical text proves otherwise). There was nothing the caller could say to substantiate his claim because he was plainly wrong (this is the astronomy equivalent of claiming that the earth is flat). At this point, the only thing he COULD do is waste the time of the hosts. Which is exactly where he was headed. He then shifted gears and started this new topic about how christians are not divided on the core principles…. bla bla.

      You have to understand that radio shows have time constraints. Only so much time can be allotted to each caller. When the host realizes that the discussion is getting nowhere, he has to cut it short. Doing this may seem rude but it is actually fairer because it gives other callers a better chance to speak and prevents one caller from hogging all the air time.

      I personally have no sympathy for the caller. Like the host said, he should have gotten his facts straight before calling. To me, this is just a blaring example of the conclusions of the PEW research center survey that was conducted a few years ago: it showed that atheists and agnostics in general are more knowledgeable about scripture than believers.

    • In reply to #5 by Neodarwinian:

      Easy steps?!?

      Nah, that commenter worked at that. It took a lot of hard stupid to arrive at that point!

      Indeed, the caller has been practising his whole life just to get that stupid

  3. I enjoy listening to the podcasts via itunes. If you haven’t listening to the shows yet, do so!! I’m glad that they included a link for donations. I will definitely sent some $ their way.

    This is from 2006. Be sure to check out recent podcasts. There was an excellent one a few weeks ago with Russel and his wife maybe 10/6 (10/7)

  4. The stunned silence of the callers was the best bit….Their level of misunderstanding and ignorance is unbelievable…..
    I ended up watching a whole load of these short shows…..very entertaining…

  5. It doesn’t suprise me Matt Dillahunty was an evangelical preacher, he strikes me as the overbearing, opinionated prick ,Sorry personality, that would be. He had no interest in any view but his own then and since he realised he was wrong has no more empathy for those he disagrees with now.

    • In reply to #11 by jjbircham:

      It doesn’t suprise me Matt Dillahunty was an evangelical preacher, he strikes me as the overbearing, opinionated prick ,Sorry personality, that would be. He had no interest in any view but his own then and since he realised he was wrong has no more empathy for those he disagrees with now.

      What is wrong with being opinionated ? As for overbearing .. well you know some people are shy others are brash or overbearing .. no point getting angry about it. Prick .. well .. I have watched a lot of TAE and I don’t think he’s a prick. He can be a prick sometimes but can’t we all ?

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