How to Persuade an Atheist to Become Christian
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“”You may be concerned for the salvation of a friend, or you may want to assert the truth of your beliefs. For whatever reason though, if you want to convince an atheist to become a Christian, you probably have a tough job ahead of you. Here are some tips for how to proceed.
How to Persuade an Atheist to Become Christian is a WikiHow page aiming to help Christians with their witnessing technique. It is quite long, but is helpfully broken into steps, covering preparations and discussions and the usual talking points. However, it actually does have some interesting points — it doesn't suggest the usual Ray Comfort-style guilt-trip. Like all wiki articles it has been prone to wandalism, where people have inserted asides to say where it does talk out of its arse.
Well, damn right Skippy! The odds are that if someone is explicitly an atheist, they've probably become so through conscious choice, usually by de-conversion from religion. The ubiquity of religion often means it's considered a "default" status and plenty of people just carry on as their parents chose. So chances are, that if you're trying to convert an atheist you'll be trying to bring them back into something they've chosen to give up and not believe in. Alternatively the atheist in question might have never had religion or ever been exposed to it—so they're likely to have a completely unbiased opinion of all religions equally (as much as one can be). So in that case, good luck converting them to a specific religion! Most of this sort of thing tends to frame atheists as closed minded, but it's actually their open-mindedness about all religions that would be the biggest barrier to converting them to Christianity.
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