Posted: Jan 12, 2011 7:03 am
by Mantisdreamz
Brain wrote:By now, I've given up on trying to deconvert Christians, but I wonder if anyone has successfully attempted to do so?

If you have deconverted a Christian, how exactly did you do it?

I've learned that changing someone's mind is a lot harder than I ever thought it would be. I really think that Christianity has been bad for people, but I often wonder how to influence people to drop the God delusion, so that their minds can be truly free.

I've never converted anyone.

Thinking about it... if I wanted to, I'm not exactly sure what steps I'd take. The whole Jesus died for our sins thing, has never made any sense to me. I'd probably start there. How does killing someone abrogate others sins? I guess he was the 'ultimate' sacrifice... but even killing animals to annul your sins doesn't make sense. Ideally, I'd tell the person that putting your sins on another creature, and then hoping them away, is cowardly. It is. Can they not deal with their own faults?

My problem when I meet Christian's is that I don't challenge them, because I end up questioning them on their beliefs, out of interest.