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Theist vs. atheist debates are pointless
A person could write a lengthy essay on the issue but I will keep it brief. Both sides of the coin, atheism and theism are equally unscientific. They both claim to be right, without any hard evidence to back up either case. Maybe there is a god, maybe there is not, I'll bet you $1,000,000 that no one on earth can say for a certainty that they are correct (with proof). Richard Dawkins walks down this path, who claims, without any evidence what so ever to speak of, that a god does not exist.

Can anyone say for a certainly that I do not own a pair of pink socks? No.

Can anyone say with a certainty that a god does or does not exist? Most certainly not. My point is its pointless, and painfully ironic, to debate an issue where neither side can prove that they are right.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
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You can prove that you own a pair of pink socks, but you can't prove that you DON'T own a pair.
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Re: Theist vs. atheist debates are pointless
Richard Dawkins walks down this path, who claims, without any evidence what so ever to speak of, that a god does not exist.
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He doesn't say that. He says Allah, Jesus, YHWH and man-made deities do not exist.

Intelligent design or a supreme intelligence are another topic altogether.
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You can prove that you own a pair of pink socks, but you can't prove that you DON'T own a pair.
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the point is you cant
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You can prove that you own a pair of pink socks, but you can't prove that you DON'T own a pair.
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the point is you cant
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I understand your point. Mine is that the only thing that can be proven is that God exists. The burden is on the theists. You shouldn't lump them together as if the two sides are equivalent.
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You can prove that you own a pair of pink socks, but you can't prove that you DON'T own a pair.
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the point is you cant
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I understand your point. Mine is that the only thing that can be proven is that God exists. The burden is on the theists. You shouldn't lump them together as if the two sides are equivalent.
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anyone that makes a factual claim has the burden of proof does not matter which side your on
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Re: Theist vs. atheist debates are pointless
christian: God exists, because blah blah blah.

atheist: I don't believe it.



the christian has something to prove. the atheist doesn't have to prove anything because he has not asserted anything.
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Us who donít believe donít believe. The believers will have us believe our unbelief is a belief, which it isnít cos we simply donít believe.
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christian: God exists, because blah blah blah.

atheist: I don't believe it.



the christian has something to prove. the atheist doesn't have to prove anything because he has not asserted anything.
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even if that was the case why even debate it because that chages nothing. if you dont believe thats fine but why must you worry about it?
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Us who donít believe donít believe. The believers will have us believe our unbelief is a belief, which it isnít cos we simply donít believe.
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how in the hell call a theist have you believe anything? why not just admit that for some reason that i have yet to figure out both sides of the coin both like to argue about it?
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You can prove that you own a pair of pink socks, but you can't prove that you DON'T own a pair.
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the point is you cant
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I understand your point. Mine is that the only thing that can be proven is that God exists. The burden is on the theists. You shouldn't lump them together as if the two sides are equivalent.
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i think you are right sir,and i think the evidnece is overwhelming

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
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christian: God exists, because blah blah blah.

atheist: I don't believe it.



the christian has something to prove. the atheist doesn't have to prove anything because he has not asserted anything.
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even if that was the case why even debate it because that chages nothing. if you dont believe thats fine but why must you worry about it?
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but often the labeled atheist is completely deluded and not susceptible to facts and simple observation
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Us who donít believe donít believe. The believers will have us believe our unbelief is a belief, which it isnít cos we simply donít believe.
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how in the hell call a theist have you believe anything? why not just admit that for some reason that i have yet to figure out both sides of the coin both like to argue about it?
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Its all about what we know. If you donít want to believe in the existence of Napoleon, then thatís your unbelief.
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Both christians and atheists are typically self righteous assholes
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Both christians and atheists are typically self righteous assholes
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Iíve heard it takes an asshole to know an asshole.
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A person could write a lengthy essay on the issue but I will keep it brief. Both sides of the coin, atheism and theism are equally unscientific. They both claim to be right, without any hard evidence to back up either case. Maybe there is a god, maybe there is not, I'll bet you $1,000,000 that no one on earth can say for a certainty that they are correct (with proof). Richard Dawkins walks down this path, who claims, without any evidence what so ever to speak of, that a god does not exist.

Can anyone say for a certainly that I do not own a pair of pink socks? No.

Can anyone say with a certainty that a god does or does not exist? Most certainly not. My point is its pointless, and painfully ironic, to debate an issue where neither side can prove that they are right.
 Quoting: _KlLLUMINATI


You are wrong.

We can safely state that any god that has any supposed influence on reality such as Thor or the Biblical God is false. Hence a theistic standpoint is undefendable from my perspective.

That does not mean by definition that there is no such thing that we would linguistically describe as a god.

But that isn't what atheism claims. Atheism merely claims that all described gods are false (such as Thor or the Biblical God), although that does not mean an atheist can really argue against a non-theistic deist though.
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A person could write a lengthy essay on the issue but I will keep it brief. Both sides of the coin, atheism and theism are equally unscientific. They both claim to be right, without any hard evidence to back up either case. Maybe there is a god, maybe there is not, I'll bet you $1,000,000 that no one on earth can say for a certainty that they are correct (with proof). Richard Dawkins walks down this path, who claims, without any evidence what so ever to speak of, that a god does not exist.

Can anyone say for a certainly that I do not own a pair of pink socks? No.

Can anyone say with a certainty that a god does or does not exist? Most certainly not. My point is its pointless, and painfully ironic, to debate an issue where neither side can prove that they are right.
 Quoting: _KlLLUMINATI


You are wrong.

We can safely state that any god that has any supposed influence on reality such as Thor or the Biblical God is false. Hence a theistic standpoint is undefendable from my perspective.

That does not mean by definition that there is no such thing that we would linguistically describe as a god.

But that isn't what atheism claims. Atheism merely claims that all described gods are false (such as Thor or the Biblical God), although that does not mean an atheist can really argue against a non-theistic deist though.
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on what evidence you build your case against the existence of God from the bible?

i am really eager to hear it
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You can prove that you own a pair of pink socks, but you can't prove that you DON'T own a pair.
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the point is you cant
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If the claim is made that you wear you are supposed to wear those specific socks at certain times and you are checked and found to not wear them at that time then we can safely say that the assumptions surrounding the pink socks are wrong.

That is a theistic standpoint in your comparison.

A deistic standpoint would be that the claim is that you have pink socks but there are no claims what so ever made about you wearing them. Hence there is no way to check if you are wearing them. Hence it indeed can't really be argued against.
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A person could write a lengthy essay on the issue but I will keep it brief. Both sides of the coin, atheism and theism are equally unscientific. They both claim to be right, without any hard evidence to back up either case. Maybe there is a god, maybe there is not, I'll bet you $1,000,000 that no one on earth can say for a certainty that they are correct (with proof). Richard Dawkins walks down this path, who claims, without any evidence what so ever to speak of, that a god does not exist.

Can anyone say for a certainly that I do not own a pair of pink socks? No.

Can anyone say with a certainty that a god does or does not exist? Most certainly not. My point is its pointless, and painfully ironic, to debate an issue where neither side can prove that they are right.
 Quoting: _KlLLUMINATI


You are wrong.

We can safely state that any god that has any supposed influence on reality such as Thor or the Biblical God is false. Hence a theistic standpoint is undefendable from my perspective.

That does not mean by definition that there is no such thing that we would linguistically describe as a god.

But that isn't what atheism claims. Atheism merely claims that all described gods are false (such as Thor or the Biblical God), although that does not mean an atheist can really argue against a non-theistic deist though.
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on what evidence you build your case against the existence of God from the bible?

i am really eager to hear it
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According to the Bible God has an influence over this world, for example prayer should be heard occasionally. Statistical evidence however does not show this to be case.

Likewise other supernatural claims such a day without a night or plagues in Egypt have no basis in reality outside the Bible.
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Both christians and atheists are typically self righteous assholes
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Iíve heard it takes an asshole to know an asshole.
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U smell like a catholic asshole. Maybe your the gaping kind of asshole who needs to wear diapers. Priest had some 1 on 1 with u as a boy?
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Sounds like youíve had a bad day. Sweet dreams.
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Re: Theist vs. atheist debates are pointless
A person could write a lengthy essay on the issue but I will keep it brief. Both sides of the coin, atheism and theism are equally unscientific. They both claim to be right, without any hard evidence to back up either case. Maybe there is a god, maybe there is not, I'll bet you $1,000,000 that no one on earth can say for a certainty that they are correct (with proof). Richard Dawkins walks down this path, who claims, without any evidence what so ever to speak of, that a god does not exist.

Can anyone say for a certainly that I do not own a pair of pink socks? No.

Can anyone say with a certainty that a god does or does not exist? Most certainly not. My point is its pointless, and painfully ironic, to debate an issue where neither side can prove that they are right.
 Quoting: _KlLLUMINATI


You are wrong.

We can safely state that any god that has any supposed influence on reality such as Thor or the Biblical God is false. Hence a theistic standpoint is undefendable from my perspective.

That does not mean by definition that there is no such thing that we would linguistically describe as a god.

But that isn't what atheism claims. Atheism merely claims that all described gods are false (such as Thor or the Biblical God), although that does not mean an atheist can really argue against a non-theistic deist though.
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even if that is true why argue about it? is it to be able to tell the next man that hey you're wrong and im right?
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
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A person could write a lengthy essay on the issue but I will keep it brief. Both sides of the coin, atheism and theism are equally unscientific. They both claim to be right, without any hard evidence to back up either case. Maybe there is a god, maybe there is not, I'll bet you $1,000,000 that no one on earth can say for a certainty that they are correct (with proof). Richard Dawkins walks down this path, who claims, without any evidence what so ever to speak of, that a god does not exist.

Can anyone say for a certainly that I do not own a pair of pink socks? No.

Can anyone say with a certainty that a god does or does not exist? Most certainly not. My point is its pointless, and painfully ironic, to debate an issue where neither side can prove that they are right.
 Quoting: _KlLLUMINATI


You are wrong.

We can safely state that any god that has any supposed influence on reality such as Thor or the Biblical God is false. Hence a theistic standpoint is undefendable from my perspective.

That does not mean by definition that there is no such thing that we would linguistically describe as a god.

But that isn't what atheism claims. Atheism merely claims that all described gods are false (such as Thor or the Biblical God), although that does not mean an atheist can really argue against a non-theistic deist though.
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on what evidence you build your case against the existence of God from the bible?

i am really eager to hear it
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 22437852


According to the Bible God has an influence over this world, for example prayer should be heard occasionally. Statistical evidence however does not show this to be case.

Likewise other supernatural claims such a day without a night or plagues in Egypt have no basis in reality outside the Bible.
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is it that you hate theists that you just have to argue? why not live your life and let others live theirs?
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A person could write a lengthy essay on the issue but I will keep it brief. Both sides of the coin, atheism and theism are equally unscientific. They both claim to be right, without any hard evidence to back up either case. Maybe there is a god, maybe there is not, I'll bet you $1,000,000 that no one on earth can say for a certainty that they are correct (with proof). Richard Dawkins walks down this path, who claims, without any evidence what so ever to speak of, that a god does not exist.

Can anyone say for a certainly that I do not own a pair of pink socks? No.

Can anyone say with a certainty that a god does or does not exist? Most certainly not. My point is its pointless, and painfully ironic, to debate an issue where neither side can prove that they are right.
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if everyone gave up trying to prove either side, proof may never be found for either side either.
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A person could write a lengthy essay on the issue but I will keep it brief. Both sides of the coin, atheism and theism are equally unscientific. They both claim to be right, without any hard evidence to back up either case. Maybe there is a god, maybe there is not, I'll bet you $1,000,000 that no one on earth can say for a certainty that they are correct (with proof). Richard Dawkins walks down this path, who claims, without any evidence what so ever to speak of, that a god does not exist.

Can anyone say for a certainly that I do not own a pair of pink socks? No.

Can anyone say with a certainty that a god does or does not exist? Most certainly not. My point is its pointless, and painfully ironic, to debate an issue where neither side can prove that they are right.
 Quoting: _KlLLUMINATI


You are wrong.

We can safely state that any god that has any supposed influence on reality such as Thor or the Biblical God is false. Hence a theistic standpoint is undefendable from my perspective.

That does not mean by definition that there is no such thing that we would linguistically describe as a god.

But that isn't what atheism claims. Atheism merely claims that all described gods are false (such as Thor or the Biblical God), although that does not mean an atheist can really argue against a non-theistic deist though.
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even if that is true why argue about it? is it to be able to tell the next man that hey you're wrong and im right?
 Quoting: _KlLLUMINATI


(IMHO)
because, although it may be a debate there is a 1:1000000000000000000000000000000000000000 chance that someone reading might just get the clue and be brought to God (my side of the debate).
to me, thats good enough odds to try.
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People either believe or they do not. Both conditions only happen inside the head. Neither has external reality. There are far more important challenges faced by humanity and the constant bickering does nothing to address these issues. Instead of bickering about who is right and who is wrong, we should be putting our heads together to debate solutions to real world problems.
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A person could write a lengthy essay on the issue but I will keep it brief. Both sides of the coin, atheism and theism are equally unscientific. They both claim to be right, without any hard evidence to back up either case. Maybe there is a god, maybe there is not, I'll bet you $1,000,000 that no one on earth can say for a certainty that they are correct (with proof). Richard Dawkins walks down this path, who claims, without any evidence what so ever to speak of, that a god does not exist.

Can anyone say for a certainly that I do not own a pair of pink socks? No.

Can anyone say with a certainty that a god does or does not exist? Most certainly not. My point is its pointless, and painfully ironic, to debate an issue where neither side can prove that they are right.
 Quoting: _KlLLUMINATI


You are wrong.

We can safely state that any god that has any supposed influence on reality such as Thor or the Biblical God is false. Hence a theistic standpoint is undefendable from my perspective.

That does not mean by definition that there is no such thing that we would linguistically describe as a god.

But that isn't what atheism claims. Atheism merely claims that all described gods are false (such as Thor or the Biblical God), although that does not mean an atheist can really argue against a non-theistic deist though.
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on what evidence you build your case against the existence of God from the bible?

i am really eager to hear it
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 22437852


According to the Bible God has an influence over this world, for example prayer should be heard occasionally. Statistical evidence however does not show this to be case.

Likewise other supernatural claims such a day without a night or plagues in Egypt have no basis in reality outside the Bible.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 22089462


check out the internet for the evidence on plagues of egypt and also sodom and gomorah...

and man,if you think God doesn't answer prayers,you obviously failed to see the point of prayer

God is trying to raise us spiritually,and all prayer is going in that direction
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Us who donít believe donít believe. The believers will have us believe our unbelief is a belief, which it isnít cos we simply donít believe.
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how in the hell call a theist have you believe anything? why not just admit that for some reason that i have yet to figure out both sides of the coin both like to argue about it?
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Its all about what we know. If you donít want to believe in the existence of Napoleon, then thatís your unbelief.
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I admit itís a tough one Killuminati. Take all the time in the word to think about it.
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People either believe or they do not. Both conditions only happen inside the head. Neither has external reality. There are far more important challenges faced by humanity and the constant bickering does nothing to address these issues. Instead of bickering about who is right and who is wrong, we should be putting our heads together to debate solutions to real world problems.
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i beg to differ.
although it may be a double edged blade, by a debate, and both sides giving what they have to it, a person can see both sides of the coin so to speak.
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christian: God exists, because blah blah blah.

atheist: I don't believe it.



the christian has something to prove. the atheist doesn't have to prove anything because he has not asserted anything.
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Except they say there is no God
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Both sides of the coin, atheism and theism are equally unscientific.
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Apparently you are unaware of the scientific concept of the falsifiable null hypothesis.

The null hypothesis that entities for which existence no evidence exist do in fact not exist is perfectly scientific and falsifiable.

The null hypothesis that entities for which existence no evidence exist do in fact exist is perfectly unscientific and unfalsifiable.
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