What a broad collection of poor-thinking people. It was a logical fallacy-fest, mostly serial question begging.
They didn’t bother to explain how they would enforce a ban on religion. I’ll fill in the blanks. Their premise is simple, inevitable and stupid: “All violence is caused by religion, so let’s use violence to ban religion.” How else will they ban it? Just ask politely? Just research Communist countries to see how it is done.
They ignored the benefits of Christianity. I see very few hospitals and charities founded by atheists and lots done by Bible-believing Christians.
People rationalize all sorts of evil with religion, but Bible-believing Christians stopped the slave trade. Yes, people misused the Bible to rationalize slavery, but you don’t judge an ideology by those who violate its tenets.
They are ignorant of the claims of Christianity. We have a lot of evidence for the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.
And they ignore a foundational error of their atheistic thinking: While mocking religion for being fairy tales, they assume without evidence that the universe came into being from nothing and that life came from non-life. They have zero evidence for that. And even if Darwinian evolution was true, it would be 100.00% responsible for all religious beliefs. So why are they so mad about religion? And don’t get me started about their multiverse fairy tale.
They blame religion for everything, as if religion was the cause of abortions, all wars, the Holocaust, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, thefts, child abuse, rape, drug abuse, traffic accidents, adultery, corporate fraud, cancer, hangnails and every other evil known to humanity.
If you follow the biblical guidelines for sex and marriage your odds of getting STDs or out-of-wedlock pregnancies are almost zero. Your odds of being poor go down dramatically.
It is chilling to see such otherwise average people so excited about crushing religious freedom and free speech.