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Existence/Nonexistence of Deities - How Certain Can We Be?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kara Smith Jul 3, 2010. 22 Replies

I, as an atheist, have rejected any and all theistic and deistic concepts.I do not believe in the existence of any god or gods. I do not believe in any supernatural phenomena at all, for that matter.…Continue

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Kara Smith replied to Brent Kelly's discussion Existence/Nonexistence of Deities - How Certain Can We Be?
"Ha! Yeah, that's pretty much where I'm at. Kind of like the supernatural clothes I *may* be wearing. And yes; I did make a video about that. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyC10d7Bcsc"
Jul 3, 2010
Rudy Ruddell replied to Brent Kelly's discussion Existence/Nonexistence of Deities - How Certain Can We Be?
"It is helpful to me to think of rational thinking as evaluating claims based on evidence and then assigning a probability of truth to the claim. For example, after examining the evidence, I conclude that there is about a 1% chance there was a…"
Jul 3, 2010
Jo Jerome replied to Brent Kelly's discussion Existence/Nonexistence of Deities - How Certain Can We Be?
"Rene Descartes is my god (pun fully intended). In particular, the philosophy of approaching everything from the standpoint that almost nothing can be 'proven' with absolute certainty. I am certain for instance that Barack Obama is the…"
Jul 3, 2010
michelle Hokka Lundberg replied to Brent Kelly's discussion Existence/Nonexistence of Deities - How Certain Can We Be?
"I was lucky enough to have a christian friend who started challenging me on the differences of our beliefs. Through that, I introduced my self to the world of apologists who try to explain away bible questions. While you must always be careful of…"
Jul 3, 2010
Herk replied to Brent Kelly's discussion Existence/Nonexistence of Deities - How Certain Can We Be?
"And yet, every Christian who thinks they need to defend their faith has anecdotes about how God proved himself to them. One more obvious example was a forumite who told me that he knew God was real because God told him what songs would be on the…"
May 28, 2010
Johnsky replied to Brent Kelly's discussion Existence/Nonexistence of Deities - How Certain Can We Be?
"You can be QUITE CERTAIN actually. Because of statistical anomalies... or rather, the utter absence of in relation to a deity. You see... if there was something, anything, manipulating this world and it's occurrences that is not simply us…"
May 28, 2010
Be Aware replied to Brent Kelly's discussion Existence/Nonexistence of Deities - How Certain Can We Be?
"For me it is simple, the word God is like the word Unicorn or Centaur or Underwear Troll. Sure we can't see these magical underwear trolls but how are we so sure they don't exist? How can we ever be certain? Sound ridiculous? It is just as…"
May 28, 2010
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ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN

We debate origins of the Universe, life, Earth, humans, religion, atheism, using common sense, evolution, cosmology, geology, archaeology, and other sciences, to repel biblical creationism and other religious beliefs.
May 27, 2010
Herk replied to Brent Kelly's discussion Existence/Nonexistence of Deities - How Certain Can We Be?
"I've been atheist so long that, to me, it's just become silly to keep pretending that some way, somehow, there could possibly be some kind of god somewhere. Reminds me of the movie Jake Speed where he's telling the love interest how…"
May 27, 2010
Rudy Ruddell replied to Brent Kelly's discussion Existence/Nonexistence of Deities - How Certain Can We Be?
"I like to look at it like Richard Dawkins, in terms of probability. I say, based on my observations and studies of science and the natural world, it really does not look like there is a god who created this universe. Lets arbitrarily put some…"
May 27, 2010
Herk replied to Brent Kelly's discussion Existence/Nonexistence of Deities - How Certain Can We Be?
"The sun isn't going to rise tomorrow. The earth spins. Just sayin'."
May 27, 2010
Tom Thompson replied to Brent Kelly's discussion Existence/Nonexistence of Deities - How Certain Can We Be?
"Skepticism is where it's at! Nothing is certain."
May 27, 2010
Sigmund replied to Brent Kelly's discussion Existence/Nonexistence of Deities - How Certain Can We Be?
"As I have written elsewhere (and I think there was a thread in the ORIGINS group as well): While there are a number of points in support of the view that ‘we cannot know for certain whether there is a God or not’ (principally the…"
May 27, 2010
Herk replied to Brent Kelly's discussion Existence/Nonexistence of Deities - How Certain Can We Be?
"I'm actually pretty certain that there are no gods. My position is that not only are all the gods I've ever heard of irrational, but that it's impossible that gods could exist. Victor Stenger's books are good for the science-ey…"
May 27, 2010
OutlawGirl replied to Brent Kelly's discussion Existance/Nonexistance of Deities - How Certain Can We Be?
"When theists bring up certainty, I usually say something like, "I'm as certain of my position as I am certain that I won't be struck by lightning today." According to a two minute Google search, the odds of being struck by…"
May 27, 2010
Фелч Гроган replied to Brent Kelly's discussion Existance/Nonexistance of Deities - How Certain Can We Be?
"The need for "certainty" can itself take on a religious dimension. This is where I dislike self-labeled "hard" atheists - they are both annoying and counter-productive. In the opposite corner to them are the agnostics and their…"
May 27, 2010

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At 1:36pm on May 27, 2010, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello Brent, and welcome to this friendly meeting place where freethinking atheists recognise that gods are phoney and religion is used to control people;
and how tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and more.

Terry Meaden
founder of the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 270 discussion topics. We invite you to join us.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin
At 12:34pm on May 27, 2010, Sigmund said…
Hi Brent,
Welcome to Atheist Nexus!
Sigmund (http://atheistprinciples.tripod.com)
At 4:38am on May 27, 2010, Donna Darko said…
Hello, Brent, and welcome to the Atheist Nexus.
At 9:10pm on May 26, 2010, Atheist Princess said…
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