Users Online Now:
Donate To GLP
Back to Forum
Back to Thread
REPLY TO THREAD
Thread for Atheists & Christians - STFU
Ms Sans Serif
In accordance with industry accepted best practices we ask that users limit their copy / paste of copyrighted material to the relevant portions of the article you wish to discuss and no more than 50% of the source material, provide a link back to the original article and provide your original comments / criticism in your post with the article.
[quote:simultaneous_final:MV8yMTI2NzkzXzM1ODk0NTM4X0IwQzFGMzdC] [quote:BossBitch:MV8yMTI2NzkzXzM1ODk0NDAyXzdBRkIyMzkx] The flaw in that story is that one type of faith is due to simple logic and evidence, whilst the other type is due to brainwashing. You cannot compare them as equals. By your reasoning, you would have to have "faith" about everything, every second of every day. For example, you will probably plan meetings tomorrow on the premise that you are still going to be alive. You don't know that 100%, but with simple logic and reasoning, you can ascertain that there is a great probability, and therefore can justify your "faith". The other type of faith is blind, desperate, grasping-at-straws belief in something regardless of wether it follows logic and reasoning. For example, the group of people that all commited suicide due to their "faith" that a UFO was coming to take them away. Faith due to brainwashing is not the same as faith due to logic, sorry. What you mean is some of us can use logic and reasoning, and some of us can't. I already knew that though. [/quote] Faith is required every second of every day for any and all people. Also, you assume that religious people have no rational basis for their belief. What of the people who have accumulated experiential data which supports (or even shapes) their beliefs? Take my NDE for example. It may have been a hallucination. I concede that. However, because of the quality of the experience (qualitatively indistinguishable from normal waking "reality"), I choose to have as much faith in its reality as I have in normal waking reality. Perhaps this is a mistake. Perhaps not. Another (but hypothetical) example Suppose a man prays to Vishnu to win a scratch-off lottery ticket. Be wins. Suppose he does the same thing the next week and wins. And again. Would he be irrational (at that point after the third win) to have faith in the existence of Vishnu? My point is that our accumulated experiential data forms what we consider "real". And rightly so. We make logical INDUCTIONS based upon data. But even Aristotle realized that inductions can not be relied upon. A simpler way to say this is "statistics tell us what has been but not what is or what will be". [/quote]
Let's get right to it.
No one can prove that "God" or any variation thereof the concept is real.
No one can prove that "God" or any variation thereof the concept is NOT real.
All arguments are moot without assuming a "given".
How can I say all this with certainty?
BECAUSE NO ONE CAN PROVE THAT THEY'RE NOT DREAMING RIGHT NOW, with fabricated memories and all.
No matter what, FAITH is required just to participate in whatever you think is reality.
Both atheists and God-believers base their beliefs on FAITH in experiential data.
A true atheist "lacks a belief" and that is a perfectly honest position to hold. However, the rabid atheists who argue endlessly that "there is no God" are taking the same leap of faith that the proselytizing Christians are.
SO--is there a GOD?
My experiential data (a near-death experience that was seemingly as "real" as anything else I've experienced) says YES.
That's why I believe in God.
But I'd be a liar if I said that my NDE provides "proof"--even to myself. After all, my dreams are as "real" as anything even when I'm walking on the ceiling and lightsaber fighting and flying a MIG--all with a head full of outlandish memories.
So...all of you know-it-alls arguing FOR or AGAINST the concept of "God" need to
because your arguments ARE DEMONSTRABLY FLAWED.
Pictures (click to insert)
Big Round Smilies
Aliens and Space
Friendship & Love
Misc Small Smilies
View All Categories
Next Page >>
Google Street View Now Has a 'Time Machine' Feature
Radio host: Only conservatives get banned on Facebook
Unconscious Patient’s Cell Phone Captures Doctors Mocking Him During Colonoscopy
TV's 'Trapper John' Whacks the Media: They're 'Constipated by Their Own Ideology'
The Future Of How We Watch Television Is In The Hands Of The Supreme Court
Coal Company Cuts Off Ex-Miners From Their Health Benefits
Nevada Lawmaker Says U.S. Should Expect Americans to 'Fire Back'
HMRC to sell taxpayers' financial data
Pentagon-sponsored study opens door for super lasers, weather control
Biometric identification that goes beyond fingerprints
Cancer-causing atrazine is world’s No. 1 drinking water contaminant
Newly released Clinton document describes Internet as ‘right wing’ tool of ‘conspiracy commerce’
Gross but True: Eating in Restaurants Doubles Your Risk of Getting Sick
Did We Just Lose 85,000 U.S. Jobs to Foreign Workers?
$10 DIY Alarm System That Calls Your Cellphone
Ranchers Under 24-Hour Surveillance…for What??
Watch Amazing Meteor-Like Object Over Russia’s Murmansk Caught On Dash-Cams Last Night
Facebook Pulls "Everytown for Gun Safety" Page after Pro-Gunners Grabbed It before Bloomberg
30 Years After Chernobyl’s Meltdown, Gripping Photos Expose the Human Fallout
Using Tiny 3-D Printed Parts to Hack Other Products
White House highlights Obama’s (horrible) immigration plan
Nevada rancher whose land was taken by BLM over water rights tells it all
Creepy autonomous AI CCTV surveillance network watches all of Boston
Behind the Seventies Science Experiment That Studied Whether You’d F*ck a Stranger
Miraculous Holy Fire lit in Jerusalem, to be delivered worldwide
Disclaimer / Copyright Info
with questions or comments about this site.
"Godlike Productions" & "GLP" are registered trademarks of Zero Point Ltd.
Website Design Copyright © 1999 - 2014 Godlikeproductions.com
Page generated in 0.006s (5 queries)