A few days ago, I had a discussion with a friend who enjoys having informal debates with theists. This is not usually my thing. I find the discussions to be pedestrian on account of theists typically not understanding basic concepts of logic. Their arguments tend to get get muddled and if I can get them to understand that much, it might well be deemed a miracle by the Catholic Church and I could finally become Saint Patrick #2.
I find that inevitably the theist will fall back…Continue
There is nothing more aggravating than being in the middle of a discussion about the parameters of what constitutes a God, and another atheist in the discussion says to you,”You are being intellectually dishonest by saying deities absolutely do not exist.…Continue
This struck me funny this morning as I was contemplating -lost in thought. Even the question itself, "Does God exist?", is bizarre.
My girls will watch a questionably scary movie and immediately be wary of the dark rooms in our house. I have several rational arguments to belay, to ease their worries. Arguments that allow me to run through creepy old houses in the dark no-problem. Here's 2 examples...
Me stating rationally: There were no…Continue
If God provided proof that he exists, then it would be logical to believe in him. The absence of proof leaves only faith for belief. You do not need faith if you have proof and vice versa. By God’s own choice, he can only be known by faith.
But why have faith in this particular God? If God won’t give us proof, what’s to stop us from believing in Allah or Zeus? To have faith is to deny logic. What alternative is there to logic? How do we think? Mindlessness is the absence…
This is my very first post on here so be very, very kind. Maybe even sycophantic if you have it in you… ;-)
I've decided to post this in order to avoid having a drawn out and painful discussion with the original author of a Christian apology which, like arguing with a drunk teenager, is largely pointless and always entirely depressing.
The post in question was from someone called Templestream, a guy who was trolling on Atheist Revolution. His theory was the typical drivel and…Continue
Recently during an email exchange with a friend of mine (in which I was trying to explain to him that the bible was not literally true) my friend explained to me that I was…Continue
...drink a few beers and ponder the existence of Sun.
"Show me the evidence!" I say, thumping the table with my fist for emphasis, "Show me the e-v-i-d-e-n-c-e!" I shared this sentiment with the men at work, and they all agreed. "Yeah, where the hell's it at?" "I haven't seen it in a while." "Does it even exist?"
The Sun came out yesterday.
I was standing atop a 30-foot pipe bridge when He burst upon us in all His Glory. "I believe!" I cried, throwing my hands…
Added by Scott Popejoy on July 26, 2010 at 9:19am — No Comments