| An answer to John Loftus rather deluded article I found on the web called Top 10 Signs You Are A Deluded Christian |
At least he admits it is an opinion.
I simply present the facts that show that he is over-generalizing and using simplifications which are not necessarily true. In fact most of them are bold assumptions spun from jaded minds that seem to believe that if you don't believe like them, then you are deluded.
How deluded is that? Why are these kind of people so arrogant and mockers of believers?
2) As an adult never adopts nor cultivates the adult attitude of doubt. All adults must revisit the religious faith taught to them by their parents, since #1 above is undeniably true. That means they must doubt. Doubt is the adult attitude.
3) Never reads widely or is exposed to other points of view in the media. I'm talking about non-fiction works about the sciences, different
5) Stays within the social confines of like-minded religious people. The Amish are the extreme examples of this. Many believers only have believing friends. Even if believers cannot travel the world they can still step outside their social grouping to meet other people who think differently. Most believers do not trust people of different faiths or non-believers. Seek them out. Attend a freethinker's group meeting. Get to know them. Become friends with them.
5) Never studies deeply into the nature of his or her adopted faith. The more you know the less you believe, the less confident you become, the more you doubt.
7) Preaches to people who think differently rather than rationally engaging them. I am constantly amazed, bewildered, frustrated, and bored with the kind of responses I see from believers who comment here at DC. They come here preaching. They pontificate. They quote mine from the
8) Claims he or she does not need evidence to believe. Take notice Alvin Plantinga and Bill Craig! This is utterly delusional thinking especially when we consider all of the things they must take as properly basic beliefs coming from the witness of the Holy