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« on: January 04, 2011, 04:02:24 PM »

This is the argument that all believers resort to when they know they've lost. "I know he exists; I have a personal relationship with him; you can't disprove him".

1. Subjective evidence isn't evidence
2. It's been proven how easy the human brain can make up things
3. Actually, your specific God can be disproven using logic
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2011, 04:19:53 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2011, 04:25:51 PM »

BRETHREN, the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the cleverness of the clever I will thwart." Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2011, 04:31:45 PM »

This is the argument that all believers resort to when they know they've lost. "I know he exists; I have a personal relationship with him; you can't disprove him".

1. Subjective evidence isn't evidence
And your point is?
2. It's been proven how easy the human brain can make up things
It can also apprehend reality.
3. Actually, your specific God can be disproven using logic
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2011, 04:52:57 PM »

Less theoria, more praxis...
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2011, 04:56:52 PM »

Less theoria, more praxis...

I love that line. Simple, to the point, sincere, common sensical yet rarely followed (by we netizens, anyway).

On a different topic, do deists claim to have an impersonal relationship with God? Or just a relationship with an impersonal God? Or perhaps an impersonal relationship with an impersonal God? And does two "impersonals" cancel each other out, like some sort of theological double negative?  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2011, 04:58:01 PM »

Your "Faith:" says "Deal with it," and yet you don't.
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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2011, 05:02:08 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2011, 02:13:33 AM »

Terms to be defined:

Act: That which, in the time and respect being discussed, is the case.

Potency: That which, in the time and respect being discussed, may be the case but is not.

Whatever changes has its origins in that which exists, because only that which exists can be causally changed or effect a causal change. Therefore, every change is an incident of act realizing potency.

Now, a thing cannot be in a state of act and potency at the same time and in the same respect. Therefore, anything which changes has its origin in some antecedent cause of act.

For anything which has extension in spacetime, there are two possibilities regarding any fact about it: It was caused to be this way, or it always was this way.

If it always was this way, there must have been an infinite regress in time. However, an actual infinite cannot be completed by successive addition. The temporal events of the past have been completed by successive addition. Therefore, the temporal events of the past are not an actual infinite. As such, anything which has extension in spacetime must admit of causal explanation.

Now as we have seen, the temporal events of the past cannot form an actual infinite. Therefore the causal chain of the past cannot form an actual infinite. Therefore, there must be some first cause.

Now since every causal relationship is an example of act realizing potency, a first cause, in order to be able to cause without having been caused, must be an entity of pure act. An actus purus. What are the attributes of an actus purus?

As we have seen, an actus purus cannot have extension in spacetime, because whatever has extension in spacetime admits of causal explanation. But that which contains no potency admits of no causal explanation.

There could only be one such entity. When we say that "An apple exists" and that "A horse exists" we mean the same thing by the word "exists". As such, existence does not differ from existence qua existence. So an actus purus admits of no differentiation, and there can only be one.

An actus purus, containing no potency, must be both perfect and perfectly simple, as it could not exist in any way other than just how it does exist.

Finally, an actus purus is not subject to the laws of cause and effect, as these laws govern the realization of potency by act, but an actus purus has no potency.

Thus we can know of the existence of a single entity, lacking extension in spacetime, which is perfect, perfectly simple, and immune from the laws of cause and effect, and which forms the first cause from which all other causes flow. This is the entity men call God.
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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2011, 02:24:36 AM »

This is the argument that all believers resort to when they know they've lost.
This is an improbable assertion.  Next.
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« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2011, 03:30:31 AM »

This is the argument that all believers resort to when they know they've lost. "I know he exists; I have a personal relationship with him; you can't disprove him".

1. Subjective evidence isn't evidence
2. It's been proven how easy the human brain can make up things
3. Actually, your specific God can be disproven using logic

This is the argument that all non-believers resort to when they know they've lost.  "You're an idiot.  It doesn't make sense.  You believe in an illusion."

1.  When it works, it works.
2.  Unicorns are not unlimited and unfathomable beings.
3.  Actually, your specific belief can be proven to be narrow-minded and nihilistic.
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« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2011, 04:37:04 AM »

This is the argument that all believers resort to when they know they've lost. "I know he exists; I have a personal relationship with him; you can't disprove him".

Know they lost? Isn't that statement highly subjective? If God's Energies are everywhere, then why can't People experience Him to some degree?


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1. Subjective evidence isn't evidence

Anything Empirical will always have a level of subjectivity. And so any and all evidence is evidence.


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2. It's been proven how easy the human brain can make up things

If you take this to it's logical conclusion then you can't trust science nor anything with the 5 senses. Well 6 senses. How do you know that your human brain isn't making up things now? How do you know your mind isn't playing tricks on you right now?


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3. Actually, your specific God can be disproven using logic

The micro-world can be disproven with logic. Galileo's teloscope in looking at the moon was disproven with deductive logic. And so what does this tell you about logic? It should tell you that it has it's place, and that it can only tell you but so much. It is not infallible, it is limited and works within certain contexts.

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« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2011, 10:58:17 AM »

1.  When it works, it works.
..And when it doesn't, it doesn't still magically seems to for fundamentalist types.

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2.  Unicorns are not unlimited and unfathomable beings.
Neither are gods.

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3.  Actually, your specific belief can be proven to be narrow-minded and nihilistic.
Just for the heck of it, would you please present the proof?

Oh, and in your signature, could you please explain what is so tragic about photophobia, be it physical or metaphorical..? "Vain existence can never exist."
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« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2011, 12:06:58 PM »

Ttc, how will you ever really know in the deepest sense if you refuse to even enter the laboratory? 

If you don't believe that God exists, then why on earth have you dedicated a good part of your life to disproving Him? What drives you? If belief in God is pretty much on par with belief in unicorns, why not be a unicorn-belief debunker? What about a Bigfoot debunker? UFO's? The "God-delusion" market is pretty saturated right now, after all.

I mean... this reminds me of Christian fundamentalists who spend their whole lives trying to prove to themselves and everyone else that their religion is true, using arguments, logic, counter-arguments, ad infinitum. This kind of obsession with apologetics usually indicates to me that someone is seeking certainty, a definite answer, to a question that can't be definitely answered, or one just really isn't 100% sure about one's beliefs. And who can be so sure, really? Orthodoxy requires something entirely different. It is an invitation to come and see for yourself. And according to the saints, getting to know God in the deepest sense takes pretty dramatic and ongoing metanoia, asceticism, and self-denial, among other things. Even with these tools, we're told we can't force God out of hiding! You're fighting a pointless battle, one that will go in circles forever and ever, because...

At that time Jesus said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children." Matthew 11:25

Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica said: "We think we know a lot, but what we know is very little. Even those who have striven all their lives to bring progress to mankind - learned scientists and highly educated people - all realize that in the end that all their knowledge is but a grain of sand on the seashore." And of course Jesus said, to paraphrase: "To inherit the Kingdom, you must become as little children." One has to let go of what one thinks one knows in order to know. Ya know?

I'm sure you're familiar with Antony Flew? Well, he was a brilliant atheist for most of his life. So brilliant, in fact, that he eventually became skeptical even of skepticism itself, and came to believe in God. Google him!




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« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2011, 12:54:03 PM »

Just for the heck of it, would you please present the proof?

Proof of nihilism?  The idea that you are nothing but an existing consciousness that will cease to exist?  Isn't that what you believe?  What should I prove to you?

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Oh, and in your signature, could you please explain what is so tragic about photophobia, be it physical or metaphorical..? "Vain existence can never exist."

Photophobia?  My sig says what is says.  The tragedy of existence without God is complete vanity.
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« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2011, 02:18:22 PM »

I want to know what's wrong with existential nihilism.

And if we're doing biblical quotes, mina (since your sig is from Psalm 127), how about:

Romans 8:24 For in hope were we saved: but hope that is seen is not hope: for who hopeth for that which he seeth?

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Or as Bertrand Russell put it: "We may define faith, as a firm belief in something for which there is no evidence. When there is evidence, no one speaks of faith. We do not speak of faith that two and two are four or that the earth is round. We speak only of faith when we wish to substitute emotion for evidence."
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« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2011, 02:51:58 PM »

I want to know what's wrong with existential nihilism.

And if we're doing biblical quotes, mina (since your sig is from Psalm 127), how about:

Romans 8:24 For in hope were we saved: but hope that is seen is not hope: for who hopeth for that which he seeth?

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Or as Bertrand Russell put it: "We may define faith, as a firm belief in something for which there is no evidence. When there is evidence, no one speaks of faith. We do not speak of faith that two and two are four or that the earth is round. We speak only of faith when we wish to substitute emotion for evidence."

Faith is the way in which one thinks.  I told you that already.  It's not a matter of observable evidence, it's a matter of a way of thinking.

Have you ever wondered and asked for yourself, why is it that some atheists have resorted to belief later on in their lives?  I can't speak for them, but certainly for myself, I see vanity in a cosmos without God.
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« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2011, 02:54:16 PM »

"Faith as belief in something for which there is no evidence"? What ridiculous statement. There's always evidence for something. Whether that evidence is deemed sufficient, is a personal issue.
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« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2011, 03:29:20 PM »

Proof of nihilism?  The idea that you are nothing but an existing consciousness that will cease to exist?  Isn't that what you believe?  What should I prove to you?
Proof of narrow-mindedness. I suppose I should have specified more precisely.
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Where is the tragedy?

Look at this sig of another poster's here "We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light."  Demonstrate the tragedy, please. The part about men being afraid of the light. Be it metaphorical photophobia or medical matters little. Where be the tragedy..? If there is none, why use that quote?

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Faith is the way in which one thinks. I believe I told you that already. It's not a matter of observable evidence, it's a matter of a way of thinking.

Have you ever wondered and asked for yourself, why is it that some atheists have resorted to belief later on in their lives? I can't speak for them, but certainly for myself, I see vanity in a cosmos without God.
If you're referring to death bed conversions most of those are lies by believers. What makes you think believers don't shed their faith later in life? In many cases they do.

I would also say your faith is probably (for all I know; I don't know you) limited to ideas pertaining to religion. In any other case, everyone wants evidence.


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« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2011, 04:18:17 PM »

The tragedy is this.  That all my memories, all my loved ones, all what I know will be gone.  Energy and matter can neither be created nor destroyed, but my whole life can.
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« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2011, 04:59:33 PM »

The tragedy is this.  That all my memories, all my loved ones, all what I know will be gone.  Energy and matter can neither be created nor destroyed, but my whole life can.
That's life.

You can either accept reality or get caught up in wishful fantasy. I choose to do the former.
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« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2011, 05:08:07 PM »

The tragedy is this.  That all my memories, all my loved ones, all what I know will be gone.  Energy and matter can neither be created nor destroyed, but my whole life can.
That's life.

You can either accept reality or get caught up in wishful fantasy. I choose to do the former.
Such as the fantasy of materialism?
You have not really proven your point here, only asserted your dogma.
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« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2011, 05:27:49 PM »

I want to know what's wrong with existential nihilism.

Nothing really. It's a condition that reflects your faith. Existentially speaking you prefer not existing and your hope is for it to materialize that way. The problem is that may not be exactly how things are. Your faith is guiding you to that condition and it may very well be delusional. Proof of non-existence can't be proven since no one who has died has come back to tell us that, that is how it is on the other side. Existentially, It's a question that will never be answered by anyone. It's a circular argument without any proofs. True science requires proofs. The truth of the matter is that one will always be gambling when it comes to the question of does god exist.
   What drives me and others I suppose to belief in god rather than disbelieving is love. Proof doesn't exist either fore or against. What does exist is want and if we have love in us. We follow Christ who is love.
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« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2011, 05:35:12 PM »

TtC,

I do notice in your posts a sloppiness in language in attempts I imagine to be provocative.

Do you know what delusion can mean? In what sense do you mean it here?

Be specific.

It seems you mean something like non-falsifiability. Is this what you mean?
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« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2011, 05:45:06 PM »

I forgot to add Mina

Energy and matter can neither be created nor destroyed
That eliminates the need for God right there. Wink
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« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2011, 05:59:45 PM »

I want to know what's wrong with existential nihilism.

Nothing really. It's a condition that reflects your faith. Existentially speaking you prefer not existing and your hope is for it to materialize that way. The problem is that may not be exactly how things are. Your faith is guiding you to that condition and it may very well be delusional. Proof of non-existence can't be proven since no one who has died has come back to tell us that, that is how it is on the other side. Existentially, It's a question that will never be answered by anyone. It's a circular argument without any proofs. True science requires proofs. The truth of the matter is that one will always be gambling when it comes to the question of does god exist.
   What drives me and others I suppose to belief in god rather than disbelieving is love. Proof doesn't exist either fore or against. What does exist is want and if we have love in us. We follow Christ who is love.
Let's see...you just told me that I don't like living and that I have no love in me...can you give me a reason for why I shouldn't ignore you?
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« Reply #26 on: January 06, 2011, 06:16:05 PM »

This is the argument that all believers resort to when they know they've lost. "I know he exists; I have a personal relationship with him; you can't disprove him".

1. Subjective evidence isn't evidence
2. It's been proven how easy the human brain can make up things
3. Actually, your specific God can be disproven using logic

But the existence of you and I can be disproven using logic.   That there is no "proof," what proof do I have that you exist?  That there are characters on the internet with your username?   Creation proves a creator? 
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« Reply #27 on: January 06, 2011, 06:40:35 PM »

1. Subjective evidence isn't evidence

*sigh* Not this again.  How many times do you have to be told that nobody is offering subjective evidence for why you should believe?  It is offered as a reason for why that singular individual believes, and in that, they are justified.  We've been over this...

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I'm trying to see the relevance of this, but I'm drawing blanks.

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3. Actually, your specific God can be disproven using logic

On that contrary, myself, along with many others working in the top of their fields, whether philosophy, cosmology, biology, history, you name it, have logically arrived at the God of the Bible.  It's not that difficult.
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« Reply #28 on: January 06, 2011, 06:41:45 PM »

This is the argument that all believers resort to when they know they've lost. "I know he exists; I have a personal relationship with him; you can't disprove him".

1. Subjective evidence isn't evidence
2. It's been proven how easy the human brain can make up things
3. Actually, your specific God can be disproven using logic

But the existence of you and I can be disproven using logic.   That there is no "proof," what proof do I have that you exist?  That there are characters on the internet with your username?   Creation proves a creator? 

I've asked TtC on several occasions to prove to me that he's not a brain in a vat, but alas, he refuses.
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« Reply #29 on: January 06, 2011, 07:33:44 PM »

I forgot to add Mina

Energy and matter can neither be created nor destroyed
That eliminates the need for God right there. Wink

That's a sloppy restatement of the Law of the Conservation of Energy, which is only concerned with closed systems.

Energy/matter has extension in spacetime. An actual infinite cannot be completed by successive addition. The temporal events of the past have been completed by successive addition. Therefore the temporal events of the past cannot be an actual infinite.

Since nothing with extension in spacetime can have always existed, anything with extension in spacetime has to have been caused to exist, energy included.

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« Reply #30 on: January 06, 2011, 07:51:53 PM »

*sigh* Not this again.  How many times do you have to be told that nobody is offering subjective evidence for why you should believe?  It is offered as a reason for why that singular individual believes, and in that, they are justified. 
Not true. Lots of Christians are, even if you are not one of them.

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« Reply #31 on: January 06, 2011, 07:53:01 PM »

I've asked TtC on several occasions to prove to me that he's not a brain in a vat, but alas, he refuses.
It's an axiom that I'm not a brain in a vat. I've went over this before...
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« Reply #32 on: January 06, 2011, 07:58:01 PM »

Since nothing with extension in spacetime can have always existed, anything with extension in spacetime has to have been caused to exist, energy included.
You've gussied up Anselm with scientific language, yet you've committed his fallacy of special pleading.
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« Reply #33 on: January 06, 2011, 08:05:58 PM »

*sigh* Not this again.  How many times do you have to be told that nobody is offering subjective evidence for why you should believe?  It is offered as a reason for why that singular individual believes, and in that, they are justified.
Not true. Lots of Christians are, even if you are not one of them.

So that's in then?  As long as one Christian somewhere does it, then the entire foundations of Christianity rest upon that?

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« Reply #34 on: January 06, 2011, 10:47:35 PM »

So that's in then?  As long as one Christian somewhere does it, then the entire foundations of Christianity rest upon that?
When did I say, or even imply, that?

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"I believe that Elvis Presley, a dead celebrity whose existence is verifiable, is communicating to me through my head."

By the way, you said earlier that you didn't mean God talking to you through your head. What did you mean, then? Isn't that what prayer is all about?
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« Reply #35 on: January 06, 2011, 11:15:57 PM »

This is the argument that all believers resort to when they know they've lost. "I know he exists; I have a personal relationship with him; you can't disprove him".
1. Subjective evidence isn't evidence
2. It's been proven how easy the human brain can make up things
3. Actually, your specific God can be disproven using logic
But the existence of you and I can be disproven using logic.   That there is no "proof," what proof do I have that you exist?  That there are characters on the internet with your username?   Creation proves a creator? 
I've asked TtC on several occasions to prove to me that he's not a brain in a vat, but alas, he refuses.
Yes, but think of the mess it might make if he actually tried  Wink
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« Reply #36 on: January 07, 2011, 12:13:35 AM »

Sorry to say, but we're all just bags of meat. Even if you feel it necessary to add a soul to that bag of meat, that still makes you a bag of meat, just with an unnecessary piece of supernatural fluff attached.
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« Reply #37 on: January 07, 2011, 01:12:54 AM »

1.  If you're so convinced that God doesn't exist, why do you spend so much time trying to bash Him? If you were truly secure in your belief that God doesn't exist, wouldn't you just not care that others do believe and leave us Christians alone?

2.  Why do you spend so much time trying to convince those who will never find you convincing if you are not really trying to convince yourself? Why, then, do you need to convince yourself of what you believe? Are you really that insecure in your faith?
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« Reply #38 on: January 07, 2011, 01:28:01 AM »

Sorry to say, but we're all just bags of meat. Even if you feel it necessary to add a soul to that bag of meat, that still makes you a bag of meat, just with an unnecessary piece of supernatural fluff attached.
I just love ontological materialism.
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« Reply #39 on: January 07, 2011, 10:44:17 AM »

I want to know what's wrong with existential nihilism.

Nothing really. It's a condition that reflects your faith. Existentially speaking you prefer not existing and your hope is for it to materialize that way. The problem is that may not be exactly how things are. Your faith is guiding you to that condition and it may very well be delusional. Proof of non-existence can't be proven since no one who has died has come back to tell us that, that is how it is on the other side. Existentially, It's a question that will never be answered by anyone. It's a circular argument without any proofs. True science requires proofs. The truth of the matter is that one will always be gambling when it comes to the question of does god exist.
   What drives me and others I suppose to belief in god rather than disbelieving is love. Proof doesn't exist either fore or against. What does exist is want and if we have love in us. We follow Christ who is love.
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« Reply #40 on: January 07, 2011, 11:10:19 AM »

Sorry to say, but we're all just bags of meat. Even if you feel it necessary to add a soul to that bag of meat, that still makes you a bag of meat, just with an unnecessary piece of supernatural fluff attached.
This isn't an argument. This is pontificating.
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« Reply #41 on: January 07, 2011, 11:11:11 AM »

Since nothing with extension in spacetime can have always existed, anything with extension in spacetime has to have been caused to exist, energy included.
You've gussied up Anselm with scientific language, yet you've committed his fallacy of special pleading.
Actually, his syllogisms are Thomistic.
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« Reply #42 on: January 07, 2011, 11:12:57 AM »

I forgot to add Mina

Energy and matter can neither be created nor destroyed
That eliminates the need for God right there. Wink
Wrong. If the universe does, in fact, have a begining, then we would have to modify the law of conservation of energy and matter to mean, after the begining of the universe, matter and energy cannot be naturally created or destroyed.
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« Reply #43 on: January 07, 2011, 12:02:34 PM »

Your post feels a bit like a troll, but I'll take the bait anyhow.

First, your assumption regarding 'all believers' is a logical fallacy, since you can't give evidence for 'all believers.'

Second, 'subjective evidence' can indeed be evidence if it is accurate.  For example, if you walk into a room and it feels cold, then you check the thermostat and discover that it is 20°, then the subjective observation was accurate and could be used as evidence.  Our legal system runs on such evidence, in which we ask 'experts' to present their subjective observations, then execute and imprison men based on such evidence.  One term for this is 'circumstantial evidence.'  Christians and 'believers' are not alone in using subjective evidence.

Third, if the human brian can so easily make things up, then we are also at a loss for determining what evidence is not subjective, since the frail brain you are pointing to much first determine what evidence is accurate or even 'objective.'  As we all know from the recent 'global warming controversy,' objective evidence is not all that clear even in the scientific community.  I even recall reading a book in college called 'How to Lie with Statistics' which explained how to take objective evidence and skew it without harming its objective reality.

Therefore, all evidence gathered through a faulty mind is suspect.

Fourth, since  you began with 'all believers' (a logical fallacy I would argue), you must then explain how you can disprove all 'specific gods' using logic.

Fifth, the problem of logic rests with the human mind.  Therefore, I must ask: do you think the human mind can understand the entire universe?  If it cannot, then it cannot explain everything with logic, since the mind simply cannot grasp all of the facts and arrive at the conclusions you have using the process you have described, since a great deal of the objective evidence is either incomprehensible due to its magnitude or tampered with due to the subjectivity of human perception.


This is the argument that all believers resort to when they know they've lost. "I know he exists; I have a personal relationship with him; you can't disprove him".

1. Subjective evidence isn't evidence
2. It's been proven how easy the human brain can make up things
3. Actually, your specific God can be disproven using logic
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« Reply #44 on: January 07, 2011, 01:25:20 PM »

Sorry to say, but we're all just bags of meat. Even if you feel it necessary to add a soul to that bag of meat, that still makes you a bag of meat, just with an unnecessary piece of supernatural fluff attached.

Ugly... giant... bags of mostly water!
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