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Why Christians come to atheist forums
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Why Christians come to atheist forums
What motivates Christians to hang around atheist forums?

There are always a few long-time Christian members on every atheist forum. I've noticed two types:
(1) Jello intellectual: they say deep-sounding things, but determining what they are advocating is like trying to nail jello to the wall.
(2) Spunky scrapper: they thrive on being ridiculed by atheists and don't seem to have any other objective.

I have heard that people define themselves by what makes them different. So a Christian might feel more like a Christian by being on an atheist forum?

Any ideas? (Of course no insult is intended to Christian members. Everybody is different, and I'm sure the stereotypes I listed aren't perfect.)
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RE: Why Christians come to atheist forums
Every once in awhile, I'll bring up a thread topic to one of my IRL friends, and they'll say something along the lines of "What in the fuck?" My answer is always, "what types of Christians do you think want to hang out on an atheist forum?"

I mean, from what I've observed, atheists get really bored on Christian forums, so they leave or get banned. How is it we have so many long-time regular Christians here? Is it their martyr complex?
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RE: Why Christians come to atheist forums
Some might honestly believe that they will convert someone at some point to their faith. Others might just enjoy an argument and like debating people with completely opposite beliefs.
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RE: Why Christians come to atheist forums
The new ones I've seen in the short time I've been here have universally come to spread their particular brand of cherry picked heresies/apostasies/blasphemies.

What that is supposed to help is beyond me.


Anyone who thinks spreading blasphemy would curry favor in the eyes of god is fucking crazy.
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RE: Why Christians come to atheist forums
(January 3, 2015 at 2:58 pm)watchamadoodle Wrote: What motivates Christians to hang around atheist forums?

There are always a few long-time Christian members on every atheist forum. I've noticed two types:
(1) Jello intellectual: they say deep-sounding things, but determining what they are advocating is like trying to nail jello to the wall.
(2) Spunky scrapper: they thrive on being ridiculed by atheists and don't seem to have any other objective.

I have heard that people define themselves by what makes them different. So a Christian might feel more like a Christian by being on an atheist forum?

Any ideas? (Of course no insult is intended to Christian members. Everybody is different, and I'm sure the stereotypes I listed aren't perfect.)

There's also the uneducated rube, and the mean-spirited theist who prays for atheists to get cancer and AIDS, and then argues that slavery is good.

We have one of each.

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RE: Why Christians come to atheist forums
I am here to answer biblically based questions and to provide clarity about biblical Christianity. (To keep you people honest about what Christianity is.)

Then if one of you wants to go deeper, I am also willing to provide a more one on one study, md even help you find a good bible/Jesus Christ centered Church.
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RE: Why Christians come to atheist forums
"Kinds" that are normally seen:

Kind 1 -> They come to study atheists, because most of the time, they have a preconceived notion of what an Atheist is. Afterwards they stick around out of curiosity for discovering more information about the creatures of the "atheist kind".

Kind 2 -> They come to steal the hidden secrets of cooking delicious babies, which is a well known and well guarded secret of the Atheists. They stick around in hopes of finding it out.

Kind 3 -> They come to see if there are any potential buyers for their brand of theism/deism/wooism over here since everyone knows that Atheists don't have any of those isms and so could potentially become great customers. They would stick around to try and fine-tune their product for the growing atheist market.

Kind 4 -> They are generally into BDSM and thus love getting spanked and dominated. They stick around so that they can keep getting spanked.

Kind 5 -> They are escaped mental patients who come in hopes of being able to hide among the social outcasts and rebels. Some manage to stick around as long as they take their medication, most get banned early on though.

Kind 6 -> They are religion-inspired suicide bombers, who come to the Atheist forums only to commit suicide by bombing the board with rage-inducing, shit-smelling garbage.
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RE: Why Christians come to atheist forums
(January 3, 2015 at 3:32 pm)Drich Wrote: I am here to answer biblically based questions and to provide clarity about biblical Christianity. (To keep you people honest about what Christianity is.)

Then if one of you wants to go deeper, I am also willing to provide a more one on one study, md even help you find a good bible/Jesus Christ centered Church.

I was a confirmed member of a Lutheran Church who went from acolyte to Sunday school teacher. I find your statement that we aren't honest about Christianity mildly insulting.

My best guess to answer the op would be:
Suffering is supposedly rewarded in heaven. Dig up some suffering and martyrdom.
I reject your reality and substitute my own!
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RE: Why Christians come to atheist forums
Quote:How is it we have so many long-time regular Christians here?

They aren't banned unless they are complete assholes.
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RE: Why Christians come to atheist forums
I often wonder about this. All I seem to see is unsupported assertions, day after day. And the odd threat of hellfire and such. I've tried very hard to interact with them, but sadly I've blocked most of them for various reasons.
Feel free to send me a private message.
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