Scientists discover that atheists might not exist, and that’s not a joke

Discussion in 'Religion' started by Jan Ardena, Apr 8, 2018.

  1. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    And you cannot upset my hovercraft with a complete lack of logic, either! LOL!
    No, I don't. I think he is fictitious, like your version of God. Both have plenty of people who believe in them. Neither one exists the way their believers think they do.
     
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  3. Jan Ardena Valued Senior Member

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    Yes you do. Fictitious-ness is a characteristic is Santa Claus. Try again.

    You are ignorant of my version of God.

    You have no idea how they exist. You didn't even comprehend fictitious-ness as a characteristic of Santa Claus.
    Try again

    Jan.
     
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  5. Yazata Valued Senior Member

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    The word 'God' appears in each of the sentences. Why do you think that's important and what conclusion do you think people should draw from it?

    I personally think that it's rather trivial.

    People can disagree about 'invisible pink unicorns' or about 'celestial teapots', and both sides would be using the same linguistic expressions, but that wouldn't tell us anything about the existence of invisible unicorns or celestial teapots.
     
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  7. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    Interesting responce.

    Perhaps you misread what I said and failed to understand the compassion I feel when I perceive that folk are outnumbered and outgunned.

    You are outnumbered and although you will argue that you are not out gunned, that is my perception.


    However I can see that you are concerned for me with your advice as to how to feel better.

    That is nice.

    And all the best for you Jan.

    Here is my latest effort.

    It is known as the Lagoon Nebula.

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    Alex
     
  8. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    That's what I said. Santa, like God, is fictitious - although people like to talk about both.
    Your mind is like a French tank - one forward gear and six reverse.
     
  9. Jan Ardena Valued Senior Member

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    Outgunned?

    We're not in a schoolyard Alex.
    This is basically an atheist board. I am a theist. Of course I'm outnumbered.
    So what?

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  10. Jan Ardena Valued Senior Member

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    Do you really think I'm surprised that you deem God to be fictitious?

    Have you not been paying attention?

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    What a pointless remark.
    Is that really all you have?

    Jan.
     
  11. Jan Ardena Valued Senior Member

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    That theism is natural.

    Theism does not make any claim.

    The only claim on the table is an atheists one.

    The article is correct, as long as it is understood that the author does not mean atheists physical form is not in question. Which shouldn't be too difficult.

    The biblical verse, The fool has said in his heart, there is no God, is not an insult, but a description of a person who simply chooses to not believe.

    That God just Is, regardless of belief...

    I think the points against it, are silly.

    If God was purely about "existence" you or these other atheists wouldn't need to be talking about God.

    How many science /philosophy sites do you see with a Unicorn forum, or thread dedicated to the existence of unicorns.

    Me? I'm prepared to go out on a limb and say none.

    If there were people who believed in unicorns on sciforums, I doubt you all would be up in their face, for 90 pages.
    That alone says heaps.

    The fact is, you are all defending a faith, a dogma, which is why you all take it so seriously.

    All you've done is shown that article has a real point.

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  12. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    So you believe. There is no evidence of that. There is evidence, it seems, of a propensity toward belief in something greater, but that is a far cry from saying theism is natural. But of course, in your blinkered approach to the issue, you latch on to whatever interpretation fits your worldview and can then no longer see beyond it.
    Other than that God Is, and by implication that God is real, and through scriptures and revelation that God interacts with his creations, you mean? There are many more things that theism claims.
    But I guess you're right in that, other than all the things it does claim, theism makes no claims.
    If claims were apples, atheists would be hungry, while theists fill their bellies. And being natural or not doesn't stop something being a claim. A claim, as you know, is any assertion of the truth of something. It takes a special kind of dishonesty to deny that theism makes claims, or that you don't claim anything.
    Sure, some atheists, as you are aware, make the claim that God does not exist. But atheism itself, the simple lack of belief that God exists, does not.
    Yet despite almost 90 pages of your turgid manure, you haven't managed to successfully argue why, but instead just fill the pages with specious nonsense.
    And calling your posts utter garbage that even dung beetles would find too awful, is just a description.
    If God Is then yes, God Is, regardless of belief. However, and here you're missing something rather vital (hint: it's called an unbiased viewpoint), if God Isn't then God Isn't, regardless of belief.
    Every time you simply assert that "God just Is" you are simply asserting a claim, a belief on your part. And you dishonestly deny that you make any claims. You instead expect it to be accepted by all as the default position, which is again dishonest of you.
    Of course you do, Jan. But then you don't recognise valid arguments, whether through your ignorance or dishonesty.
    It may not be purely about existence to you, Jan. Understanding your critical thinking doesn't at least start there is certainly one thing I try to understand. Until I realise you have limited skill in that area. But for the atheist it starts with the question of God's existence. Not with the a priori assumption that God exists.

    If you want to discuss other aspects of God then go for it. Instead, rather hypocritically, you start a thread designed to antagonise the very group of people you don't really seem to want to discuss with.

    Not unicorns, but there are pages of threads dedicated to the belief in ufos, aliens, monsters, the paranormal etc. This is the umbrella that the existence of unicorns would be discussed under. So while not unicorns specifically, you are wrong in principle.
    Although I'm going to bet you'll dishonestly focus on the specifics of "unicorn" as if that proves your point, while rejecting the wider topics that "unicorn" otherwise stands for.
    Yet in these two sentences you miss the entire point of the article that you posted in the OP. That should say enough to anyone that even after 90 pages you don't actually have a clue what you're on about. That you just post to flame, to troll, to spread your detritus across the fields of discussion and turn everything into a wasteland. You are Destruction to discussion. And I'm fairly sure you're only still allowed to be active on this forum because of the traffic your utter garbage generates.

    And heck, if that's the case then I only have myself to blame for your continued embarrassment on this website.
     
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  13. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    Thats the spirt Jan.

    My point was you cant support your claims and yet you dont conceed.

    I bet if you were in a cage fight the opponent could break your arm with an arm bar and you would believe you had not lost the fight.

    I admire such a self belief.

    Never give in even when you have been repeatedly beaten.

    And dont ask for me to list your defeats ... we have near one hundred pages that loosly makes up your list of losses.

    With me addmittedly it is clear when you have a loss...like it all being made up backed up with solid before your eyes evidence.
    My simple approach allows you to see clearly that you have lost.

    But the amusing losses, indeed the most entertaining ones, are the ones you dont even realise that your opponent has done you over and you believe its you who has won.

    Mind you the non stop kicking of your corpse adds weight to the life after death myth.

    Hang in there the hundred marker is near.

    Good work..the site owner must be just so very happy to have you generating traffic☺
    Alex
     
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  14. Michael 345 Looking for Bali in Nov Valued Senior Member

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    I'm torn between delusion and wilful ignorance

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  15. Jan Ardena Valued Senior Member

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    "Spirit"?

    You're learning Alex.
    It's a slow process, but you are learning.

    Which claims can't I support?

    It always comes down to violence with you. Doesn't it?

    You don't even admire your own self belief.

    More violence?
    Do you ever stop?

    You could at least choose one encounter.

    You are simple.
    At least that much of what you said is true. Do we have to wait for another hundred pages to receive another snippet of truth from you?

    Let me guess. You're not going to demonstrate. Or are you going to put forward more of your simpleton nonsense as an example?

    Deeeeeeeeeep!

    You keep saying that, as though it means something. Care to share?

    Jan.
     
  16. Jan Ardena Valued Senior Member

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    Sarkus, I would love to chat with you, but I have set you a task. And would prefer you deal with it, than join you on your merry-go-round.

    Jan.
     
  17. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    So it's not a mere hypothesis, my guesswork above - there actually are theists who think all the billions of atheistic people share one and the same "very specific" world view,

    and apparently these are the theists who are dumping posts like the OP here unto science forums, like dogshit on a restaurant table.

    Next step: that very specific world view involves rejecting Jan's God, overtly. (Because we know it does for some, fundamentally, and they all share the one).

    Fascinating. Crazy-ass paranoid of course, to imagine a billion Chinese and Africans rejecting one's God for thousands of years, but a quite interesting and possibly enlightening approach to explaining things like the OP falsehood and its no-holds-barred defense here. We're seeing desperation driven dishonesty, in the spirit of whatever might work, then? That is more forgivable than the alternatives that first suggested themselves.
    You can't. So that's one.
     
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  18. Musika Registered Senior Member

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    As I said, one can employ the same sophistry to demand there is no singular "view" to anything.
     
  19. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    Thats what I do.

    All atheist claims.

    I am not talking about violence I am talking about sport.

    Of course ...looking at you I realise I am so unworthy.

    No thanks I couldnt fit in another helping.

    Never...there is so much to do and only one life in which to get it done.

    Yes of course I could.

    Thanks Jan I appreciate you giving me the recognition ... some say I am manipulative and that really hurts.

    Thanks sincerely.

    No ... here is another snippet...the universe is a real big place.

    Well I was going to but I thought it better not to embarase you...

    No and I am not going to put forward any of yours either.

    I knew you would appreciate how my simple observation may support the idea.

    Sure..the site owner must be just so happy to have you generating traffic.

    People no doubt follow your adventures, your up and your downs, your skillful thing that you do.

    You entertain.

    It is a wonderful thing you do Jan.

    Alex
     
  20. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    "Set me a task..."? Do you hear yourself, Jan? How arrogant and ridiculous you sound?
    I've already told you that I have no intention of answering your question that seeks to shift any burden of proof to me. I am not making any claims, Jan. You are. You are the one that claims "God Is". That theism is natural. To knowingly shift the burden is more dishonesty from you.

    But let me set you a task: stop being an ass, stop being dishonest, stop with your blatant disrespect for people, and stop being a troll. Can you do that? Are you even going to try?
     
  21. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    I do like cage fighting.
    It reminds me of the bronze age for some reason.

    Alex
     
  22. Jan Ardena Valued Senior Member

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  23. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    Your attempts to account for it here have been entirely composed of falsehoods, misrepresentations of other people's research and posting, bad faith in argument.

    Entirely.

    If theism is simply natural, why are we subjected to that kind of posting from theists in science forums?
     

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