Many believers think that non believers believe in Satan, which is clearly ludicrous as we don’t believe in any gods, good or bad. Some even believe non-believers are Satanists, which is even more ludicrous.
In the book “50 Reasons People Give for Believing in a God”, Guy P. Harrison discusses the topic of believers linking non-believers with Satan. He counters most of the arguments but this one:
… you [atheists] are an “unwitting” agent of Satan.
Harrison has this to say about the suggestion put to him:
How do you reassure someone that you are not consciously serving Satan? If you were, you wouldn’t know it. Of course you will deny it because the devil is controlling you without your knowledge.
Harrison states that he finds this argument difficult to respond to.
Whilst I (and I’m sure Harrison does as well) know the “unwitting agent of Satan” argument is ridiculous, how do you respond to it?
I would greatly appreciate if anyone can come up with a good argument to counter the “unwitting agent of Satan” accusation.