How to argue with an atheist

I have a confession: I visit atheist websites and twitter pages sometimes.

I’m not thinking of switching. I like to see what they’re talking about now and again.  It’s strange to me how much they talk about God and say they don’t believe in Him. Here’s one of their recent tweets:

“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.”

We could rip this silliness to shreds; but let’s look at his first few words. He asks the question, “Is God willing…?” I guess he’s wondering. He doesn’t seem to question the existence of God, just God’s ability. Can God prevent evil? Or can He not, the tweeter wonders.

He seems to be asking, “Is God willing? Then if He’s willing, is He able?

This discussion could go South before you could say, “Beam me up, Scottie!” The question mixes logic and emotions, knowledge and beliefs, fact and fiction.

My good friend Pete Bocchino over at his website, Legacy of Truth could address this atheist’s questions with the Truth of the Gospel without offending the atheist.

Check it out:

The times I’ve tried to have reasoned discussions with atheists always seem to drift into a confusing, convoluted quagmire. I have come to what I believe is a wise decision for me.

How to argue with an atheist?


Make every effort to become a friend. Don’t judge them.  If and when you become friends, show them the love of Jesus. Let His love flow over your new friend in your interactions with them.

About Steve Sawyer

God blessed me with the gift of writing. Mom told me I wrote paragraphs in second grade when others were learning to write sentences. I spent more than three decades in professional writing gigs. For the past eight years I've combined my passion for writing with my love for the Lord. He and I write a Christ-centered, family-friendly blog to glorify God Monday-thru Friday at My wife and I have four grown children and two precious granddaughters we co-parent with their mom. I'm a Galatians 2:20 disciple of Christ seeking to allow Christ to live His life in me, through me, and as me.
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