That's the problem when most of your main audience consists of teenagers and obstinate bigots who only go off of "word of mouth" and rumors. Because that's how k ids act in high school. Their version of "truth" is what they "say" it is. Even though that kind of thinking is very naïve, narrow, and obtuse.
If I were to go argue with them. They'd come up with a hundred reasons that are imaginary claims and stories and they will say that is proof. There's no point. You can't argue with stupid or crazy most of the time. IT's as bad as every other religious debate that I've had with Christians. They always have a "reason" no matter how invalid that reason is. They still go off of unevidenced stories and claims. They don't know what "evidence" is or how it works. They just think they do.
It's very frustrating arguing with someone whose already judged you and they're not changing their mind about you.
No matter how strong your argument is. People like that who have such a sanctimonious attitude really aggravate me. All they do is look for other people that they can pass judgment on because it makes them feel better about themselves.
It's easy to side with Onision because I know what it's like to be put in a corner and judged and belittled. I dealt with it in middle school for a while and I dealt with it at a Baptist church when I was 18 having been forced to go by my mother. I was eventually kicked out for getting in a relationship with one of the members. She and I never had s'ex or anything like that. And the Youth Pastor came to the conclusion that I was not a Christian. He wasn't wrong lol. He noticed that I didn't pray. That I never talked about his religion or praised his deity with him or any of the other members. In the end, I had to leave. YAY!!!
Really if I had it my way, I wouldn't have been at the church to begin with. Because I don't believe in the existence deities nor worship them. I was there because my mother is in denial that her one of her sons is an Atheist / Non Believer of ALL deities and religions that worship them.
The youth pastors name was Tanner. He was a very judgmental a'sshole. That particular church was huge on their own rules and discipline if you attended any groups, they domineered their "rules" onto you. I was always getting b'itched at by him. He did not like me. I eventually just told him I didn't believe his deity existed. He didn't take it very well. He liked to make Christian religious reference about how people like me are going to be damned for eternity after we d*e and blah blah blah. He and his friends judged me over their superstitious beliefs. While their reasons are valid to them and they'll ALWAYS find a reason to believe that there's a "Sky Daddy" and try to argue their beliefs into existence using the God of Gaps by ham fisting religion in with science and "The First Cause Argument". Those beliefs and arguments will ALWAYS be INVALID to me.