For one, it is little different from trying to explain the subjects of nutrition and bodybuilding to Joe/Jane Normal: too many misconceptions and lies they have been fed to be unlearned before one can begin the re-education process:
- Spot reduction!
- I’ll get too bulky!
- Squats are bad for the knees!
- You mean broccoli is a carb?
- That BBQ sauce is fat-free so it must be healthy.
- You are elitist.
For second, you are attempting to express the inexpressible, explain the unexplainable. It is not the atheist who is the fool; it is you. On the topic of religion and spirituality, no one is right and no one is wrong, for one cannot be either.
What difference is there between “You believe in invisible sky fairies!? Ha ha ha!!” and “You believe in studies and doctors!? Ha ha ha!!”?
Thirty blows from the Zen master upon both our heads.