Jaclyn Glenn – how to convert a christian to atheism… – VIDEO

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Many people ask me how to convert their christian or religious family / friends to atheism. Becoming an atheist does not happen overnight, and it can’t be forced. This is my advice on how to…

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Zycie w Californii

So I can tell that I used to be an atheist, but after experiencing many
unexplained things as a ghost hunter, I can tell that there is something,
how did I record voices, how ojuia board was working and answering me,
furniture like chair was moving, and yes I know it was not a hoax. Unless I
was doing it all

Livelife8072

It’s called seeds of doubt. 

Bader Alrashed

And how do you convert a muslim ?

LadyAmaltheaUnicorn

Socratic method; continue asking them questions until they self-dismantle
their own beliefs

MrZekerdude

atheists???

pf… bunch of bitchass hedonists on antidepressants. 

Yecistruth

I got a idea +JaclynGlenn if you truly don’t believe in God don’t use logic
anymore

JaclynGlenn
DerrenBrown100

There is no God but Allah. His prophet is Muhammad. Peace be upon him.
ISIS, Boko Haram, Al Shabab, Al Qaeda are growing because America is the
worst terrorist. Soon the Shar’iah will be law of America. And you Quffar
will submit to Islam. Trust me you will repent to Allah or be the firewood
of hell. Allahu Akbar. Addulhamman.

Cameron Lopez

What about someone who’s not deeply religious but is a Christian?

rosie811honey

Amazing video and i am going to go and watch you in that talk you had with
the Gamma atheist and i am really looking forward to it.

impacto Gaming

it’s easy to deconvert them, just present them with facts and all the
scientific evidence that contradicts their bible and belifes, if they are
open minded and accept these facts they have to abandom ridiculous beliefs,
if they don’t then don’t lose your time

automateTec

It does seem odd that folks cannot get their head around the concept of God
as creator, yet embrace the creative power of nothingness. Even science now
recognises 1) The universe is not eternal 2) It is a self contained time
space matter “package”

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning [time] God created the heaven [space] and the
earth [matter].

The first verse of the Bible said it long before science ever did.

The Thrashing Spy

Why don’t we just leave everyone the fuck alone and let them think what
they want?

I don’t really bother thinking about stuff like god and all that shit
because no one knows the reality and it’s likely that no one will ever
know.

Atheists bitch about religious indoctrination all the while doing exactly
the same fucking thing.

Let people figure it out for themselves, if they agree with you, great! If
not, it doesn’t fucking matter. It’s almost like some people care more
about what other people think than what they themselves think.

Just leave be.

Ibrahim Shazad

Why would an atheist care if someone was Christian?

TrueWOPR

I still will never understand believing in religion… I may have been
raised christian, but even in preschool when all the other little kids were
sitting around praying saying they heard god, I would try to pray, would
never hear god reply to me, then felt either he didn’t care about me, so
why worship him; or he wasn’t there, and I was surrounded by crazy people.

When a 5 year old has more critical thinking skills than theists, something
is seriously wrong…

ArthurIVA

A very good way of taking the opening if the mind and I agree I use the
more gentle approach when asking them if they are willing to open their
mind. 

jed92y

Let me preface this by saying I am a fan, I do enjoy the videos. Ok, like with the last video, I have a slight issue with consistency in message. Jaclyn’s point about the definition of atheism (no belief vs. belief there is not) provides mixed messages about her true stance. Let me just add here that I don’t agree with that definition, and what I think she is describing is positive (belief there is not) vs. negative (no belief) atheism. Simply saying atheism or atheist encompasses both. It seems, by providing that definition, that she is claiming negative atheism,… Read more »

Zachary Petrie

I’ve found effects of strategies vary on person to person but more so generation to generation. My family are Jehovah’s Witnesses so its like trying to convert on hard mode. My strategy has been to bombard them with questions; first about the bible, and when they don’t answer them I’d answer them in detail for them to make sure the argument was heard even if none participated…that had little effect; I increased frequency and moved onto the history of blunders by the religion/cult itself. My parents; I’m convinced that not a damn thing will ever get through to them… My… Read more »

felipe970421

Excellent video, the best one in a while. This is why I think you’re the
best of the “Youtube Atheists”. While you provide your opinion in a direct
and criticize the fuckups of religion you overall treat all people with the
respect they deserve and use these videos as a way to share your informed
opinions.

Mephistahpheles

I don’t know if I’m an atheist.

I certainly don’t have any faith in any mainstream God or religion. What I
*do* believe in could be studied (though well beyond my motivation & skill
set).

Natboy129

Personally, i wouldnt want to convert anyone unless it was doing harm to them as a person, or getting in the way of their well being… Look at people who are against sending the ill to hospitals because of Faith Healing, that is doing severe damage to the person and maybe even others… This is one of the only times id intervene with their belief system… So, really, i dont care if youre religious or not, as long as your faith doesnt affect me or others, and even you to the extent that it completely tears down your life (as… Read more »

myersljennifer

Regarding 4:55, I’m not sure I really understand this argument, even as an
atheist. Humans have empathy by nature. Believing that a lost loved one is
going to heaven doesn’t change the emotional response generated by your
(amazingly awesome and complex) mind! Also, I think people are a bit
conditioned to believe that you are supposed to cry at a funeral, and this
could also be a possibility. But to say that “well they’re going to heaven,
so why are you crying?” seems like it has no……grounds. Anyone have
thoughts?

Cher Ree

The Bible is the most reliable “religious” document we have. Every single prophecy by God’s prophets have come true and is recorded by historians. Chance/confidence? The probability of these prophecies, especially since all these are isolated prophecies, happening by chance is 1 in 10^2000. The other 500 prophecies concerning the end times are shaping up as we speak. Technology and globalization has made these prophecies come to fruition when they were penned in an age where technology was even not dreamt of. He has given you His creation to behold and there is knowledge at your fingertips for you to… Read more »

Katie Anderson

I generally tell a believer as calmly as I can that I will say things that they will not like to hear simply because part of their religious training was to build a little protective wall around their religious beliefs. In a sense I am quietly telling them that I do not think my opinions will get through to them, and I am giving them the reasons why. Giving them the reasons why just might in some cases alert them to what their subconscious is doing to their objectivity which in turn might allow me to get a foot inside… Read more »

jacorey chaffin

jaccyn glenn your going to hell

Finally the Truth

How do destroy someone eternally, by confusing them into atheism.

Jesus is the only way to eternal happiness.

This Judas will destroy you, if you listen to her.

Elanchana

This is an amazing video. But I do disagree on one aspect: Yes you CAN hate
something/one you don’t believe in. I’m a big fan of the Harry Potter
series and I absolutely loathe Dolores Umbridge… but at the same time I
know that she’s a character that JK Rowling made up. It’s the same for
atheists and the Bible-God. We hate how this character is written, but we
don’t hate him as if he were a real person-thing-entity-whatever.

Matt ahbgieyhbsfwuero

Trying to convert someone to Atheism makes you just as bad as someone
trying to convert an atheist to Theism

Simon Todd Taylor

One time, one of my religious friends thought I worshipped Satan because
I’m an atheist. lol. Yeah, most religious people don’t know what atheism
really entails. 

Benjamin sMITH

Wouldn’t converting to atheism just mean (also) that you accept that you
are nothing but an animal?
Made with the same stuff, came from the same place or gene pool.Nothing but
an animal…..?

Martin Rayner

My advice to fellow atheists when talking to believers: try not being a
condescending asshole.

Jared Martin

Good sensible tips!

Miguel Ramos

Really like your video! I’ve been trying to convert my best friend into an
Atheist. 

alg11297

It’s really important to reconvert Christians cause…….
A lot people who are deeply religious don’t want to change their
mind….and athiests have changed their mind?

The Masked Arab

I think exposing the absurdities in their scriptures is the most effective
way. The highly immoral and unscientific verses are most effective to get
someone to question their faith. Also pointing out how Jesus was incredibly
similar to Horus and other mythological figures before him or how Noah’s
story is clear plagiarism of Gilgamesh. 

T.C. CHILDZ

I convinced my friend by pissing him off. Because once he researched,
trying to disprove me, he found out I was right. And this happened in
Mississippi too

Gipfelbesteiger

How to Convert JaclynGleen to Christian???? Not possible, she is stupid and
silly.

TheUnmaskedMagician

it took me about 2 years to de convert 

Daniel Zsenits

First post! This also gives me an opportunity to be heard: Jaclyn, if you can, I’d love you to do a video on transsexual rights. Most people don’t really see that movement what with the LGB right victories, and that’s kind of sad. Transsexuals can be fired or evicted for being trans, and the status of transsexuals’ “real” gender is really mixed across the US. Also, I really like your videos and arguments. I’ve always been atheist, but kind of quietly, afraid of being rejected by others when I didn’t know what their beliefs were, or if I knew they… Read more »

George Matzaras

I would definitely not try to argue religion with anyone old enough to have much fewer days ahead than behind them. First of all they cannot change the habits of a lifetime and more importantly, it would be cruel. The best argument in support of Atheism is that it promotes living this life to the full because it’s the only one. But for someone old enough to appreciate their own mortality is catching up to them and whose lives are drawing to a close, it would be cruel to remove the hope of an afterlife however delusional. Personally, I’d rather… Read more »

Sinister1

Just so you know, I enjoy many of your videos, so I’m Just looking for clarity here. If atheists don’t believe in religion, why have I observed over the years, atheists being so mean and antagonistic towards people who do believe in their faith and their symbols? Are atheist so anti-religion to the point where they must oppose it at every turn, then talk them out and away from their beliefs, while being douches at the same time? As far as I’m concerned, being this is America, you are free to do what ever you wish, as long as it… Read more »

DaBigChalk1991

I’ve personally always thought that, atheists shouldn’t be converting per
se. The only thing I’d ever do is just try to start up a conversation. Just
to make someone question their faith would be all I’d like, even a seed of
doubt

Matthew Johnson

So, the lack of a belief in God (but open to the possibility) = agnostic.
You claim atheism is the same thing, and then close with the “there is no
God, he doesn’t exist” song, which I find a little funny. Not sure which
view you’re really advocating for. More funny to me is the idea of a
proselytizing atheist. That I think goes beyond having a respect and
tolerance for other people’s views and philosophies, and is indicative of
intellectual narcissism.

BrutalToad

If you are setting out to “deconvert” someone you probably don’t understand
atheism yourself.