You just want to sin

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This argument is made against atheists as an attempt to point out their (potential) fear of living the religious lifestyles, and is related to the accusation that atheists are just in denial.

The best ways to counter it are the following:

1. Ignore it; it's not really an argument to begin with

2. Agree to it with sarcasm; once again it's not an argument, or at least not a good one.

3. Counter with an equally facetious argument, e.g. "You're not a Muslim because you want to draw pictures of people."

Theists sin all the time; their belief system is based on faith alone, or at least some of them believe that. Some of them claim that without religion there are no morals, even though there have been countless immoral acts done at the hands of religion. The Protestant Christian religion doesn't have regulations about being moral - to them you just have to pray your sins away, so in a sense, with religion there are still immoral things.

The Holocaust, Jihad, the Crusades, and the time of reform in Europe during and after the Middle Ages are fine examples of what harm religion can lead to.

v · d Common objections to atheism and counter-apologetics
Personal   Why are you trying to tear down other people's faith? · Why can't everyone just have their own beliefs? · What are your qualifications? · Atheists believe in nothing · You are a communist · Why do atheists inspire such hatred? · That's not my God
Religious   That's not in my Bible · They're not true Christians · You just want to sin · Atheists know there is a God · It takes more faith to disbelieve than it does to believe · God doesn't believe in atheists · Science is a faith · Atheism is a religion · Atheists worship materialism · Hypocrisy of celebrating religious holidays · Atheism is based on faith · Religious belief is beneficial
Science and logic   You can't prove God doesn't exist · Science can't touch god · God can't be defined · So you think we came from nothing / pondsoup / monkeys? · If God didn't create everything, who did? · That might be true for you, but its not true for me · Religion is another way of knowing · Apologetics and dinosaurs
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