March Madness: 16 Bad Atheist Arguments and How to Respond to Them
by Jeremy Linn
With the NCAA Final Four coming to the Twin Cities this weekend, it seems appropriate to have our own little March Madness Tournament. Instead of college teams, we built a bracket with some of the “top” bad Atheist arguments.
Below we list 16 of these bad arguments, and list at least one problem with the argument for each. Much more could be said for each of these arguments, so we present this post with the risk of coming across shallow. The point of the post, however, is not to give you a thorough response to each argument – It’s to give you ideas for an initial response to them.
For each of the arguments, we give an example question you can ask to better understand where the person who gave the argument is coming from. The goal is to listen and understand, rather than to dominate and tear down.
Now that we have the those precursors set, here are the 16 bad Atheist arguments and how to respond to them…