IF THERE WASN'T A GOD, WOULD THERE BE ATHEISTS?

This is for all you non theists to think about. I want to know what you think of this strong comment, and while you are writing, please think about the last time you rebelled against something. Like stealing your sisters' lunch money because you didn't get any, or when you think your husbands messing around so in turn you go and screw his brother or best friend.

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Comment by Jim DePaulo on May 14, 2009 at 1:39pm
This an exercise in advanced stupidity. "If there was no god would there be atheist" Trick question - right?
If no one produced trash would there be trash collectors? If there was no crime would there be police? If there were no brain dead theist would there be a god?
Comment by Angie Jackson on May 14, 2009 at 10:14am
(I gotta quit jumping straight to ad hominems, but I get so feisty!)
Comment by Angie Jackson on May 14, 2009 at 9:35am
Are you mentally deficient? "If there were no cops there'd be no robbers b/c there'd be nothing to rebel against"? People don't steal to rebel against authority figures - they steal because they want stuff! And someone else already has it, and they don't want to earn/pay for it. D'uh! Cops and laws were created to deal with ROBBERS who already EXISTED.

And to answer your original, equally retarded question (apologies to actually mentally retarded individuals): There is no god, and there are atheists, so Yes. If there was no god, there would be atheists. Moron.
Comment by Kitty on May 14, 2009 at 9:23am
Firstly, I never did nor would I take my sister's lunch money if I didn't get any. Why would I want my sister to be hungry? And when my now ex-husband was screwing around, I did NOT screw his brother or best friend. Again, where is the logic? How could this behavior do anything but bring me down to a level I don't hold to? These acts would be immoral. So your examples are skewed.
Also, since there is no god, only theists, of course there are atheists. Atheists are not rebelling against god. There is nothing to rebel against. This is a rejection of magical beings in the sky. A rejection, Dear, not a rebellion. As long as there are theists, there will be atheists. As long as there is life in humans, there will be atheists.
I am sorry you are unable to see the folly of your assumptions.
A question. Did YOU steal your sister's lunch money? Or sleep with your significant other's sibling/friend? Because if you did, you need to check your morals, Sweetie.
Comment by Nathan Phelps on May 14, 2009 at 8:41am
There is an error in your logic Cliff. It would be accurate to argue: If there were no Communists would there be any Anti-Communists. There is plenty of concrete, 5-senses evidence out there to prove the existence of Communists. Since their is no clear evidence of the existence of god, only the belief of his existence in many people's minds, your argument collapses. For example, If I postulated the existence of a Flying Spaghetti Monster, then a large group of people decided to believe in the FSM and follow my new belief system, I would create the rationale for a group countering my belief. We could call them AFlying Spaghetti Monsterists.

If someone came along some time later and argued that the FSM MUST exist since AFSMs existed, you could clearly see the fallacy in that argument.

Also, your example of cops and robbers is not a fair metaphor for your argument since the answer would clearly be that, yes, robbers would still exist if there were no cops.

By definition, any belief based in faith cannot be scientifically, logically proven. Faith is defined as belief in something that cannot be proven true.

You charge us with rebellion for our refusal to accept your myth. You should recognize what you are doing there. You throw that word out as though it is, in fact, an indictment. As though rebellion is, in and of itself, evil or bad. Yet, every human rebels against something. Rebellion is defying something, someone, some idea that you are unwilling or unable to embrace. Rebellion is necessary, even honorable. If I tried to force you to believe that there was no god, you would rebel and be proud in your rebellion. Why would you ridicule or deny others the same right? I guess my point here is that you get caught up in your rhetoric without understanding it clearly, and without the ability to fairly see the other side of an argument.
Comment by Nexusway on May 13, 2009 at 11:49pm
Oh dude, I am so tired, try just taking 10mins of this instead:

Comment by Nexusway on May 13, 2009 at 11:21pm
Seriously - if this sucks, I am now stupidly tired.

I will try* and make a short but strong attempt to explain
why This Question is not a valid argument.

Please, and I am being honest, this is why I interpret everyones' angst to this question.

The Equation being put to the Topic is not considering equal objects.

I can only address the Main thesis argument for the scope of this Post :

"IF THERE WASN'T A GOD, WOULD THERE BE ATHEISTS?"

*************************************************
From WikiPedia for a baseline:

THEISM
[1]Theism in the broadest sense is the belief in at least one deity.[Concept of GOD is TRUE]
[2]In a more specific sense, theism refers to a particular doctrine concerning the nature of God and his relationship to the universe.
[3] Theism, in this specific sense, conceives of God as personal and active in the governance and organization of the world and the universe.

ATHEISM
[1]Atheism is the position that the concept(s) of deities are False.
[2]Atheism is the rejection of Theism NOT The REPLACEMENT of ONE Theism versus another Theism.
[3]In the broadest sense, it is the absence of belief in the existence of deities.
*************************************************


Example #1

I am thinking of a car.
I am thinking of a car, AND it is BLUE.(descriptive modifier)


I am thinking of a SnufflePod.
I am thinking of a Snufflepod, AND it EXISTS. (VALIDITY MODIFIER FORCED = TRUE)

screech...........

Wait wait... how'd we get so positive about it Existing?

It is more valid to say: ((think=conceive=idea=belief))

"I am thinking of a Snufflepod, and I also think it EXISTS."

"I have an idea of a Snufflepod, and my idea about the Snufflepod
encompasses/includes the idea of it also Existing...
( but not really EXISTING or being TRUE based on EMIPRICAL Requirements for Knowledge)."



EXISTS is not a modifier of TYPE/VALUE but of TRUTH vs FALSE.
Forcing a Circular Argument by it's own Definition.


ya - ok - right here, no matter how I look at it ...

You're asking a loaded question; that is also mis-directed.


Example #2

You are really asking :

The Act of having an Idea or Notion or Concept of a God is +(apple)
The literal EXISTENCE/to be TRUE is same as (orange).


IF (+apple&+orange) NOT EXIST .... WOULD -(apple) EXIST?


For -(apple) to be TRUE/EXIST the equation ONLY Needs (+apple) to be TRUE/EXIST

re-worded:

IF +apple NOT EXIST.. WOULD -apple EXIST?

No.

Atheists would not exist if there were no Theists to conceive of the God,
regardless of whether the conceived God EXISTED/was TRUE.



"IF THERE WASN'T AN IDEA OF A GOD, THERE WOULD BE NO ATHEISTS."

"IF THERE WASN'T A THEIST, THERE WOULD BE NO ATHEIST."


But, you did not ask us about how Theists' existences would affect Atheists
coming into Existence by their presence; you asked about a God as if it existed.

I know Theists Views/Ideas Exist; I just disproved them.

Someone heard a noise in the middle of the night.
A twig snapped and no one saw,
But a few heard it.
Those few agreed on the idea
Of the Tree monster
Now you expect me to believe that
and give up my sleep by guarding
all because some are afraid of the Dark?
Let the Darkness come and scare them out of the Gene-pool
I'm going back to bed.


Go take a Logic Class.
Comment by mthoreau on May 13, 2009 at 10:26pm
Do you theists ever feel embarrased by how much stupider you are?
Comment by Nexusway on May 13, 2009 at 10:09pm
Mr. Thompson,

I will do my best to address this question properly.
I am doing it offline and will post when completed.

Nexusway
Comment by River Otter on May 13, 2009 at 9:44pm
Well said felch.

Oh Cliff, You have know idea what an atheist is, therefore making you unqualified to answer any questions about us.

There would only be no atheists if there wasn't those made up fairytails you theists keep trying to cram down our throats without a SHREAD of evidence. Bring your evidence for god or get lost.

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