Atheists think they know more than everyone else

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Atheists are often accused of being arrogant know-it-alls, who think they know more than everyone else.

Counter Apologetics

Unless the accusers are telepathic, this can only be a baseless assertion. Beyond that, there's some reasons why this accusation is not valid.

  • This is a straw man argument. While one can certainly find atheists who do think this, maybe even perhaps more on average than normal, the majority don't. This misconception arises from the fact that when atheists discuss topics, they frequently are citing and relaying what has been discovered and demonstrated by science. In other words, the atheist would think that we, as a human species, know more than these people, such as theists, would like to admit.
  • This accusation frequently arises as an ad hominem attack. Instead of addressing the points the atheist made, the accuser uses this as a red herring in the discussion.
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