Step one, setting the terms of engagement:God either exists, but is undetectable, or god exists, detectable, or god does not exist.-If God is undetectable then he has no effect on the physical world.…Continue
"Yup, I agree. There are plenty of religious people out there that do ask questions though, and when they do they come to places like this eventually (Well, this might be there last stop). I would rather ask questions like this than…"
"Excercises like this are for the religious people that do ask questions. I know a philosophy student who is helping me pick it apart and re-work it. Basically the first premise is a false dichotomy so the rest of it is built on shaky…"
Well obviously just about all religious believers will object at this point:
"If God exists, and is detectable then we have not found any evidence of him yet."
Whether it is because of personal experience, or the…"
Step one, setting the terms of engagement:God either exists, but is undetectable, or god exists, detectable, or god does not exist.-If God is undetectable then he has no effect on the physical world. If we do not have the technology to detect everything that can be defined as the universe yet, then we probably will some day, and at that time, if god exists but still remains undetectable then we will have no way of showing it, it will be functionally exactly the same as if he did not exist at…See More
"I've voted Green at the last election for basically the same reason. There just isn't a single party out there that stands for...I was going to say my values, but really ANY values would be nice to see. The political system we use has…"
"Honestly, if she was just wearing some odd bit of clothing, nobody would complain. The fact that it displays her faith makes it apparently offensive to Quebec? No, I might be atheist, but there's no reason to prevent her from wearing her own…"
"Fair enough, how about the fact that atheism is growing faster in the non-educated pool, meaning the number of educated atheists aren't going down, just getting diluted? It stands to reason there are more uneducated people than educated. Like…"
"I agree that a study would be great, the more you know the better.
As for the lack of education, how many religious people get educations by religious colleges and universities? I personally can't count these as the same sort of education as…"
"By simply saying they were atheist they pushed the envelope too far? Felix, if this is the reaction we get for just being who we are then we have a lot of work on our hands.
They weren't accepted before, they were under the radar. It's…"
"Hey, I'm Brendan. I live in Oyama BC, which is near Kelowna. Tiny, beautiful little town. I'm a hermit, pretty hard for me to meet like minded people, so if you are in the area give me a shout. I am starving for good conversation now that…"
Greetings, Brendan! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus lately. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
From one longstanding atheist to another, welcome to Atheist Nexus. Do visit often, join in as much as you want, .... and enjoy good company.
N.B. I have been running a busy discussion group here since September 2008. It is "Origins: Universe, Life, Earth, Humankind, Religion, Faith,....etc.....” and has almost 200 commonsense topics whose discussions rebuff religious nonsense. Try visiting. Terry Meaden.