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Why do atheists use such stupid arguments to disprove God?

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Why do atheists use such stupid arguments to disprove God?

I heard this arguemnt of why God doesn't exist today, it was basically:
>You can not prove God exists
>You can not prove that a teapot that orbits the sun in space exists
>A teapot in space does not exist
>Therefore, God does not exist.

Why are atheists so illogical? He also said they don't have any proof that God doeasnt exist so why would you still believe he doesn't?
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And look at what happens when you try and run an atheistic society

Mao-Tse-Tung, Atheist: 40 million plus dead
Joseph Stalin, Atheist: 20 million plus dead
Adolf Hitler, Atheist: 15 million dead
Vladimir Lenin, Atheist: 5.5 million dead
Kim-Il-Sung, Atheist: 5 million dead

It just results in immorality and killing because without God human life has no intrinsic value.
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>>597683004
I bet People do not compliment your intelligence a lot.
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>>597682846
Not sure which one to use
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>>597683322
Why do you say that?
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>>597682846
Atheists don't need to disprove your god. It is disproven by default until there's a shred of evidence for its existence.
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>>597683322
but i bet they compliment his fishing.
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Premise 1: you have no good reason to believe in God (argument: give the atheist any purported reason, and he'll show you that it isn't a good one)
Premise 2: if you don't have any good reason to believe something, then you shouldn't believe it (argument: basic rationality, plus the observation that "god makes me feel good" is an argument for the pragmatic benefit of theistic belief, not its justifiability)

conclusion: you shouldn't believe in god.
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>>597683322
Theist people kill more than a million people in a span of centuries, Atheist people kill more than a million faster, in a span of years if not months.
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>>597682846
But.. You can prove a teapot is in space...
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>>597683609
Atheism is also a belief system though. It's the belief that there is no God. What is your good reason to believe that atheism is true?
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>>597682846
Haven't proven - aka can't prove - that the world is round, whelp, I guess it's flat.
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>>597683779
atheism is more a lack of a belief system
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although their argument is stupid atheists areally not looking for a reward
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>>597683582
>disproven by default
Trying to disprove God with our narrow knowledge of physics is like being given only a hammer to build a house. Every problem looks like a nail
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>>597683413
Tep nek
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>>597683665
There's no correlation between the two. More people were killed in the last century and a half due to the industrialization of warfare and progress in technology making deadlier weapons. Mankind has always murdered its own, going back to before antiquity. Furthermore, why do you think belief in your god makes people value human life more? Logically they would value it less, since death in your belief system is rewarded with eternal paradise in the afterlife. Atheists find death much more appalling than religious people.
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>>597682846

Anyone that used that argument would be retarded. Something tells me that you misunderstood. The point is that there is as much reason to believe in the teapot as there is for God. They could both be true, but believing in either based on the science would be unjustified. That's not to say they don't exist.
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>>597683841
Why even have a word for it then? It's because you believe that God doesn't exist unlike the rest of the world who know he does.
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>>597683779
The exact semantics of "atheism" are variable. I think it should be understood as simply not believing in God (you ask someone 'do you believe in god?' and they say 'no.' that's an atheist right? an agnostic says 'idk').

but for some atheism is the belief that there is no god. and presumably such an atheist can provide some reasons for justifying this belief, which aren't obviously bad reasons. e.g. i have good reason to believe in what physics says, and physics says the universe is causally closed; if god existed (as per the bible say) the universe couldn't be causally closed; i have good reason to believe logical entailments of what i have good reason to believe; therefore i have good reason to believe there's not a god. this is obviously a questionable argument, but it's not /obviously/ wrong.
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>>597684150
Why though? Isn't death just a biological function and a good thing under natural selection? Human life is no more important than the life of an ant if atheism is true.
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>>597683959
You totally ignored what I just said to blather some typical idiotic religious shit-logic. We don't need to try to disprove something that has not a single shred of evidence for its existence. There is no trying to disprove your god, its not even a reasonable consideration that it might exist in the first place.
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>>597682846
That's actually a very famous argument by Bertrand Russel, which really only packs a punch if you're already in the sort of progressive / open minded secular mindset, which is why it doesn't appeal to religious or even agnostically spiritual types like I imagine you are.

That being said, I also agree, that on it's own, this is a poor argument and not as thought provoking as one might think in support of atheism on its own, however in the context of other polemics and ideas it makes much more sense.
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>>597684319
death is not a biological function; it's the realization of an inherent limit to biological function. and it's not obviously a "good thing" under natural selection either (it depends on what you think the units of selection are, for one).
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>>597684223
its your word. we just put an 'a' infront of it to indicate that we want no part of it.

ps. the rest of the world thought the earth was flat for a good while too.
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>>597683004

>Adolf hitler
>Nice b8 anon.

My feelings as a Christian points me to my Lord and Savior as a fighter. It points me to the man who once in loneliness, surrounded by a few followers, recognized these Jews for what they were and summoned men to fight against them and who, God's truth! was greatest not as a sufferer but as a fighter. In boundless love as a Christian and as a man I read through the passage which tells us how the Lord at last rose in His might and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple the brood of vipers and adders. ...Today, after two thousand years, with deepest emotion I recognize more profoundly than ever before the fact that it was for this that He had to shed his blood upon the Cross. ...

- Adolf Hitler, speech on April 12, 1922
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>>597684230
You believe in physics! That's exactly it.

You believe, you have faith in your scientists.
Why? Because some one told you that is the truth. It is written in a textbook.

Sounds familiar?


Game, Set and Match.
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>>597684223
...you seem to be under the impression that there are two groups: Atheists, who do not believe in your god, and everyone else, who does. But this is entirely wrong. The groups are: Atheists, who do not believe in your god, or any other gods, and people of your religion, who believe in your god, but not any of the other gods, and people of all the other religions, who believe in their god or gods, and not any of the other gods. Unless you believe in all of the gods, we are both atheists, to a greater and lesser extent.
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>>597684230
Physics and all sciences are always based on faith because you never know what the result of an experiment will be (Which is why you perform the experiment in the first place and not just jot down what will happen).
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>>597683582

You sir are retarded. Things that haven't met their burden of proof and spring into existence once we prove them. They are their to discover and therefore true whether we acknowledge them or not. If you're going to be an atheist, be good at it, don't be a shitlord internet atheist who doesn't know what he's on about.
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>>597684475
Also, the jewed up number (15 million) is wrong. At most 2 million people died, most of them were German soldiers.
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>>597683004
>Adolf Hitler, Atheist: 15 million dead
Nice bait but we all know those numbers are skewed to be higher because of the lying Jews.
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>>597684562
The first premise was: I have good reason to believe in what physics says.

Why do I have such good reason? Here's one: all the buildings around us which don't fall down are built on the basis of physical theories. Ditto for all our technology. The theory makes predictions and the predictions come true.

The fact that physics is written in a textbook and has a structure of social authority is not the ONLY thing which licenses you to believe in physics.
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>>597683959
have you ever posted 'tits or gtfo'?
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>>597683322
Ok that's just stupid, please help with natural selection and kill yourself
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>>597684604
what are you talking about? you form a hypothesis. prior to testing the hypothesis, you might not believe it at all---hence there is absolutely no issue about "faith" since you don't even believe it. then you run the experiment, it seems to confirm the hypothesis, so you apportion some credence to the hypothesis. your degree of belief in it goes up---and in a justifiable way.
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>>597684562
No, we don't have "faith". We are educated. Physics has been proven, time and again. Science is constantly progressing, testing, experimenting, studying, researching, learning. It has no bias, it only cares about the truth. A scientist will gladly prove another scientist's theory wrong if he is able to. Faith and belief do not play into it. Religious morons, on the other hand, just sit around trying to prove each other right with faulty logic, which they don't understand the problems with because they've been taught their entire lives to think a certain way, to abhor learning, to be dumb and obedient.
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>>597684391
>not a single shred of evidence for its existence
The existence of the universe is proof that a sentient, timeless being created us.
>>597684430
Well an inferior being dying is a good thing because it is what natural selection says. You said atheists are more appalled at death than theists but the list of deaths from atheist dictators is clear proof that youa re wrong.
>>597684475
Hitler was not a true christian becuase he killed innocent people, the law clearly states thou shalt not kill. Therefore he wasn't a christian and also he needed to give an appearance of believing to win suppoirt from the masses.
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>>597683004
first of all Hitler did nuffin wrong
'Muricans, Christians 99999999999999 gorillions indians plus dead

god has nothing with the value of life we made the hole thing to protect our self interest cause we are alive dumbass humans have to choose which form of life is sacred and get to kill the rest that's why no one is defending the tumors
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>>597684870
Although we're on the same side, you should be more precise. Physics has not been "proven"; proof applies only to mathematics. Physics has been well-confirmed, but it could well turn out to be false. It does have bias and it does involve faith; for instance, in the trivial sense that you have faith that your peers at good institutions aren't making up the numbers (and that the people who replicate their experiments aren't making up numbers, or that peer reviewers are honest, etc).

we do ourselves no favors as atheists by pretending science is some monolithic timeless pristine perfect machine, entirely above the vagaries of any other human social institution. its results are compelling and justified nevertheless.
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>>597684636
>They are their to discover and therefore true whether we acknowledge them or not.
Yes, and? No one has ever discovered anything that would give a rational person reasonable cause to believe in the existence of any of the gods invented by humanity. Religion hasn't just failed to meet a burden of proof - it has failed to even have a spec, an ounce, of POTENTIAL evidence, that could even make this worth discussing.
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>>597684968
This is your typical dumb atheist. They have no morals and can't even string a sentence together, yet they think they know better than billions of people throughout history who have almost all believed in God.
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>>597683413
trips said choose keanu reeves
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>>597684908
>The existence of the universe is proof that a sentient, timeless being created us.
Boy, you just pulled that conclusion out of your ass.

>Hitler was not a true christian becuase he killed innocent people
PFFFFFFFT. firstly, what does it matter if he was a "true" christian if his motivations were still at least partially inspired by christian dogma. Secondly, how cute that you think your defintion of christian is somehow superior to anyone else's. Hey asshole, how about when jesus said if you want to be perfect you need to sell all your possessions and live as he did. The fact that you have a computer with which to spew idiocy onto the internet shows you're not a true christian.
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Why does ethier side care of this old and shitty argument care about what the other side thinks. how about this the next time you think to yourself I should go tell this guy why I hate his religion and why I feel like god is implausible, I shut the fuck up and keep it to my self. On the same hand do fucking talk shit about how lucky/enlightened you are to have god in your life and how everyone you know should accept Jesus as your savior. In all of current documented history all signs of religion have manifested as a means to 1 educate people 2 reinforce morals and social cues 3 to create communities in which every member serves a function. In all of these religions we have found similarities between Christianity seeing signs of crosses, angels, and the rebirth of the savior repeated over countless religions whether your polytheistic or monotheistic your religion serves a function in your life not everyone elses your lack of religion serves as a function to justify why you feel like you need no form of higher athourity aside form logic and science but rather than using both of these pursuits to better your selves people throw them at each other like fucking yugioh cards claiming that one is more valuable or stronger than the other. Do the world a favor and shut the fuck up and leave each other alone so that everyone else who is already doing that can move on with their lives and make to class on time because their will be no more giant circle jerks of people clogging the quad bicker about inane shit instead of going to class. btw atheist showing faith or veliving in anything is a sign of intelligence or lack their of. Its a sign of acceptance and comfort just like how you accept death and are comfortable with the laws of science and how they describe how the world you live in works
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>>597684908

>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_true_Scotsman

It also says you shouldn't wear cotton of two fabrics, it also says you must hate your family to be a disciple of Jesus. You a true Christian, anon?
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>>597684908
i didn't say atheists are more appalled at death than theists, that was someone else.

all i was suggesting is that you fundamentally misunderstand natural selection. there is no such thing as "good" or "bad" from the perspective of natural selection. an "inferior" being is just one with smaller propensity to propagate its genes. so the death of an inferior being is, i suppose, a bad thing from the perspective of the genes of that being; and i suppose it's a good thing from the perspective of its rivals, since it represents one less competitor. but there's no univocal standpoint of "natural selection" from which it is good or bad.
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>>597684908
>Hitler was not a true christian becuase he killed innocent people, the law clearly states thou shalt not kill. Therefore he wasn't a christian and also he needed to give an appearance of believing to win suppoirt from the masses.
WE HAVE A WINNER! It took about 10 minutes for someone (religious) in this thread to use the No True Scotsman fallacy. What a chucklefuck.
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>>597684870
> we

I have studied physics at Stanford. These are the courses I have taken, and passed with flying fucking carpets:

Classical mechanics
Quantum mechanics
Quantum entanglement
Particle physics
Special relativity
General relativity
Advanced quantum mechanics
Advanced quantum entanglement (which is the field I am most interested in and will write my doctors paper on.)

String theory with Susskind, because why not.

There is very little proof, most of it are assumptions based on observation.
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>>597683609
agreed
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>>597684908
>The existence of the universe is proof that a sentient, timeless being created us.
How so? Want to elaborate on that? How are you jumping to that conclusion?
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>>597683004
>implying they killed BECAUSE they were atheist.
that is your flaw, they didn't.
they killed because of personal/political beliefs.

that is something different.

besides that, Hitler was christian.

soooo...
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>>597682846
For the same reason many Religious people use stupid arguments to prove God. Intelligent and unintelligent people exist is both segment of belief, however the very nature of Atheism simply attracts the scientific community more, thus in general more logical people will follow Atheism. The opposite goes for Religion, it attracts people who are unsure of things and their place in the world, those who would rather follow a set of rules, or morals than have the difficult decision of choosing what path they take and dealing with the consequences. If an Atheist is fired, he/she thinks "Well shit now I need to try harder" while a Religious person would think "Well it must be God's plan for me." Because of this Atheists and Religious followers often come into conflict, not just because they follow differing ideologies but because the core of their personalities differ. Science is really a form of Religion, however those who follow Science would rather put their faith in something that can be proven, something they know is real, while Religious followers prefer being told what is real, even if it might not exist. Of course, these are generalizations, and like I said before, there are always exceptions to this. In reality the most advantageous ideology to subscribe to would be Agnosticism, like myself, because I am open to the possibility of God(s), but I don't have to waste every Sunday of my life going to Church and waste 10% of my income on donations to a Church.
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>>597685208
First of all you sound really angry, in a way I think you're angry at God for the problems in your life. But also you are taking the Bible too literally, when Jesus says to drop everything and follow him he means you need to get go of all other faiths and believe in him alone. It's called a parable there are plenty more and not meant to be taken literally.
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>>597685129
Which god? Or gods? You're going to need to be more specific. I'm not sure which one we're talking about here.
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Religion was invented by man to explain things they could not understand at the time. I can't see how people can be so damn irrational and believe that 'their' god is the only real one. whereas if that very same person was born in India, they'd probably be Hindu. if they were born in Morocco, they'd probably be Muslim, and so on.

and above that, why can't people realise how fucked up it is to tell other people how to live their lives based on that. and are even willing to kill for it. goddamn man.
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>>597685129
my god got a bigger dick han your god suck it faggot
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>>597683779

Only if you believe not watching TV is the same as watching TV....!
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>>597682846
This is Bertrand Russell's teapot analogy which is about burden of proof. He said that if he claimed that a teapot too small to see was orbiting the sun it would be nonsense to expect people to believe in his teapot or to expect people to disprove it, yet ancient books and folklore insist that an invisible man that no one has met or can physically prove created everything and we are expected to blindly follow and accept this.
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>>597685115

1. There is plenty of evidence, just none that transcends personal experience. Personal experience could 100% justify an individuals belief but is completely useless for the rest of us.

2. Why are you stuck on the God's created by humanity?
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>>597685241
>>597685274
I looked up your "fallacy".. but with a scotsman you are talking about something that you either are or aren't based on where you live. But if you aren't following the word and loving God then you aren't a christian at all and so you can't try and blame God for what you do. As much as you want to blame God for what hitler did you will have to do better than that.
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>>597685129
>no morals
>like the amount of people says anything.
>calls a fellow atheist of mine a retard.
>is retarded himself.
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>>597685291
all your studies have been in speculative / cutting edge physics. roll back the bus for a bit and explain how well classical physics is supported. be honest fellow scientist, or go sit in the corner.
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>>597682846
>theists
>calling anyone else illogical
>muh millenia old allegorical book

r8d 6/8 m8
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>>597685392
daaaww.

You're taking the bible too literally, when god said murdering people is bad he meant except in cases of getting back at the jews for something.

See how you can manipulate it into whatever you want?

And hell, I have more of a point, because right after those commandments were written down moses and his followers killed half their population because they were worshipping the gold calf.
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>>597684636
>Basically repeating the same shit in longer words

Get out of /b/, halfwit.
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>>597685504
ok but at this point you should start asking yourself: what is the personal experience in question? what am i using it as evidence for? does it really justify what i'm using it to justify?

in my experience most people who use "personal experience" to justify anything religious generally misinterpret coincidences as "revealing some divine order" or whatever. almost certainly there's a better explanation for your personal experience than "it reveals divinity"
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>>597684682
Not only that but Hitler was not an atheist.
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>>597683004
Ehmmm, Hitler was a Christian
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>>597685607

And your loving God said to hate your family. So, anon, are you a true Christian? Do you hate your family?
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>>597685504
1. There is plenty of evidence, just none that transcends personal experience.
In other words, completely subjective experiences which cannot be replicated, measured, observed or otherwise separated from falsehood or fabrication? Experiences which happened -after- the individual was raised in a culture and environment that impressed the belief system on them?

>2. Why are you stuck on the God's created by humanity?
Because that's what we are discussing.
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>>597685616
general relativity and quantum mechanics have been confirmed by several experiments (doesn't guarantee they are true); classical mechanics, though a useful approximation, it strictly speaking false (it has been disconfirmed).
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>>597685607
>As much as you want to blame God for what hitler did you will have to do better than that.
No one said that, you're just making shit up as religious people usually do.

Anon claimed Hitler was an atheist and that it supported the idea that atheists are more prone to killing. He was proven wrong with evidence that Hitler was, in fact, a Christian. Whether you think he acted like a Christian ought to act, according to you, doesn't change the fact that he believed in the same god as you, and was not an atheist.
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>>597684562
Physics written in textbooks are based upon physical experiments that literally anyone can recreate at will.

Physics text books don't ask you to believe them - they lay out a framework that describes a system and take you through the processes using maths (fundamental logic). You can recreate that maths and recreate that experiment which consolidates the maths.

Anything that is not repeatable is not accepted by the physics community - the scientific method was based on fundamental principles which ensure and enshrine impartiality and rigour.
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>>597682846
If you base your current day values on a book written 2000 years ago, you are a Moron. If you believe the world is 6000 years old, there is no help for you.
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I'm a christian that frequents both /b/ and reddit. Atheists are far more vocal and hateful then any christian I've seen on these websites.
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>>597685843

F=ma true / false?

1/f=(n-1)(1/r1-1/r2) true / false?

why are you really here spreading bullshit like "physics is unsubstantiated"?
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>>597685990
again i'm on your side but it's pretty ridiculous to say "literally anyone can recreate at will." you just expect me to build the LHC in my backyard? or build a PCR machine in my basement?

replication is a real thing but, as i stressed before, science requires a basic amount of trust---namely that other people are performing their experiments properly, did the things they reported, aren't fudging things, etc.
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>>597685694

I agree. But that's the thing about personal experience, it is completely inaccessible to anyone that isn't having it themselves. The same reason that we can't accept it is the same reason that we can't reject it. There are some of the more trivial ones that are obviously false, but even those can be bound with some internal experience that would point to divinity. The external coincidences are just a prime mover for the internal experience.
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Atleast atheists knows how logic works. Atheism is not faith it's the lack of.
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>>597685684

Did you respond to the wrong thing there, /b/rother
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>>597685392
Heey looky here, a christian that never read the bible.

Matthew 19:21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.


Pretty clear he says sell your possessions. Isn't it convenient that you can just manipulate it to suit whatever makes you feel good?

And no, I'm not "angry at god", what I'm angry at is his fan club. Yahweh is a fictional character, the creation of people, just like every other god, people made it the fuck up to explain the world and give themselves authority.

I love it when you folks try to say atheists just want to sin or are just angry at god, as though you honestly think that's how people work. Do you think that people commit crimes because they don't like the idea of going to prison so they ignore the fact that police exist? Basic psychology escapes you.
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>>597682846
OP, whoever says that God doesn't exist, can't prove his non-existence either.

Therefore it's an opinion.

/thread
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>>597686106
Doesn't change the fact that you can recreate it. If you have an LHC, you can arrive at the same conclusions.
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>>597686305
Which god?
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>>597686097
wow you're an idiot. maybe read the wikipedia page on newton's laws. what i said is that, strictly speaking, f=ma is false; which it is, it's not universally applicable. i said nothing at ALL like "physics is unsubstantiated." in fact I had claimed that relativity and qm are well-confirmed.

are you mentally handicapped? do you have no reading comprehension whatsoever?
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you turn into a nig
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>>597682846
Here, redid it for you. Theres a big difference here.
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>>597685811

1. Yes, exactly those. like I said, they aren't useful to us and are often contradictory, but we can't discount them for the individual.

2.No, we are talking about atheism, which is a disbelief in gods in general. This is not limited to any human conception of god but the idea of god in general.
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I can almost see your pathetic overweight frame glowing in the dark, lit by your computer screen which is the only source of light in your room, giggling like a like girl as you once again type your little Banana thread up and fill in the captcha. Or maybe you don’t even fill in the captcha. Maybe you’re such a disgusting NEET that you actually paid for a 4chan pass, so you just choose the picture. Oh, and we all know the picture. The “epic” Banana guy, isn’t it? I imagine you little shit laughing so hard as you click it that you drop your Doritos on the floor, but it’s ok, your mother will clean it up in the morning. Oh, that’s right. Did I fail to mention? You live with your mother. You are a fat fucking fuckup, she’s probably so sick of you already. So sick of having to do everything for you all goddamn day, every day, for a grown man who spends all his time on 4chan posting about a fucking banana. Just imagine this. She had you, and then she thought you were gonna be a scientist or an astronaut or something grand, and then you became a NEET. A pathetic Bananafag NEET. She probably cries herself to sleep everyday thinking about how bad it is and how she wishes she could just disappear. She can’t even try to talk with you because all you say is “I REALLY REALLY LIKE THIS PICTURE.” You’ve become a parody of your own self. And that’s all you are. A sad little man laughing in the dark by himself as he prepares to indulge in the same old dance that he’s done a million times now. And that’s all you’ll ever be.
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>>597686305
this is again what i've been trying to stress, there's an intermediate position between "mere opinion" and 'being able to literally prove."
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>>597683413
The one you didnt get off facebook
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>>597686436
>>597686436
>No, we are talking about atheism, which is a disbelief in gods in general\

That opens up too much room for misinterpretation. Atheism tends to be the disbelief in a godly being based on the lack of evidence.

It's a rejection of unsubstantiated god claims.
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>>597683004
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inquisition

Yep
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>>597686305

1. Most atheists are agnostics. They don't assert the non-existence of god, they simply can't believe given the current state of human knowledge. Big difference.

2. Burden of proof.
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>>597682846
While nobody can prove that God exists or not, the whole world itself proves that even if God exists, he does not give a slightest fuck. Which, in effect, is pretty much the same.
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Atheist here, grew up in Christian household, couldn't comprehend the possibility of a "God," respect peoples faiths anyway, who the fuck cares? Just don't shove it down my fucking throat.
cbf green text rn
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>>597686375
>f=ma
no. its true. universally. you rely on it daily. it does break down at the edges of our knowledge, sure, but that does not dismiss the fact that its fucking true. and reliable. dont over complicate it.

your first post sounded like religious apologetics.
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>>597686843

Maybe he does and he's just an asshole. Which would be congruous with the old testament version of God.
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>>597682846
TOP KEK this image... Also nice bait.
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>>597686791
>Most atheists are agnostics.
Then they are not atheists but agnostics.
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>>597682846
That would be the argument of a gnostic atheist. Richard Dawkins for example is an Agnostic atheist, meaning he does not reject the idea that there is a higher being. But there's been shown no evidence what so ever for any god, so you might as well believe me when I say the flying spaghetti monster exists. Just read its gospel and you'll know it's the inspired word of our creator.
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>>597686843
Pretty much this.

If the Christian God does not exist, there's no need to worship him.

If he DOES exist, then he must be the most evil being in existence, and to worship him is heinous and disgusting.
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>>597684475
Holy cow... He distorted all the Christ meaning. What a dumb faggot. He and his followers.
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>>597686908
it sounds like religious apologetics only to a total retard such as yourself. as i quite clearly stated, it is a useful approximation, so obviously I agree that we "rely on it daily." and when i say "strictly speaking it's false" that's the same as saying "it breaks down"

generally speaking, laws of nature (f=ma is an example) are envisioned to hold for all of space and all of time. they are true only if they do, in fact, hold for all of space and time. f=ma does not, so it's not true. sorry if this "overcomplicates" things for you.
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>>597682846
“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?”

- Epicurus
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>>597686983
can some nigger dump the explanation for this faggot?
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>>597682846
That's the theory of Russell's teapot. Regardless of whether you are theist or atheist, please fucking educate yourself because that really is not the theory at all.

>2015
>Having an extra chromosome
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I don't care you believe in god. Just because i don't doesn't mean i'm any better than you. The reason i don't believe is mainly because there are about a billion religions claiming to be the only true one. Taking this into account, the chance of ANY of these religions actually being right (in case of gods existance) is very unlikely. if there was a god, probably none of the current religions would be right. Why dedicate my life to religion if were all fucked in the end anyway? Therefor i prefer not to rely on this god that is or is not there. In the end i will see what death is all about, and if this lifestile will get me screwed, god is an asshole for having unrealistic expectations of me, and I don't even want to spend eternity worshipping him.
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>>597686615

In the end my definition is kind of necessarily true. An atheist doesn't believe in any God. If a human has not yet conceived of a particular deity, it is impossible to believe in it ergo etc and so on and so forth.
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>>597687184
Guys we don't need the pedantic arguing over these basically irrelevant issues making the thread that much more confusing for our religious friends here, they can't grasp the basics of scientific theory as is.
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>>597687184
ok, so it wasnt you being a religious apologist. it was you just showing off your superior intellect and polishing your credentials like a true neckbeard... by telling a person who thinks there is a magic man listening to his nightly wishlist that the laws of physics are unsubstantiated. good plan einstein.

some hero for truth you are.
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>>597687166

Yeah, just like the Christian right does. What dumb faggots and their followers.
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>>597682846
>illogical
>professing an equivelant to odin is real
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>>597682846
What about a teapot lid?
Would a teapot lid orbit in space?
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Religion will eventually not exist it is only a matter of time. Our technology is too advanced now with internet and everyone having a camera on their phone it is impossible to write a book about miraculous things without it being easily disproved. The religions already existing slowly dwindle as they make less and less sense and become more contradictory as time goes on.

I'm not anti-religion either just a prediction of mine.
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>>597682846

>hurrdurr the whole universe was created for some naked apes and the cosmic being who created it is pleased by their stupid behavior and rituals

theist logic
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This fucking thread again oh boy

Here's the tl;dr answer to the thread

Only people with little man syndrome
And/or people that aren't comfortable with their belief, or lack there of would spend hours trying to convince others they're right, it's like when you buy a shitty headset and you go out of your way to convince everyone it's good

Atheist? Good for you, now stfu and go on with your own life

Religious? Good for you unless you're a Jew, now stfu and go on with your life

Agnostic? Kill yourself you self loving attentionwhore
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>>597682846
Its not an argument. If someone used it as an argument, he didnt understand it. It goes this way:
>You can not prove God exists (or exists not)
>You can not prove that a teapot that orbits the sun in space exists (or that it does not exist)
You do not believe the teapot to exist, so why do you believe god to exist?

Why do you believe one thing, but not the other? Whats the difference? You cant prove or disprove either. It is a trick question, used to make people think, not an argument to prove or disprove anything. If you understand it, you can learn a lot about logic and believe. And about yourself, and your relation to religion. If it make you swap from theis to atheist or vice versa is not important, important is that you think differently after.

On either side, you learn not to try to prove the unprovable. You might end up Theist "I belive, and i do not need a prove", or Atheist "I belive not, and i do not need prove", or any kind of agnostic " i dont know, but i think ..."

Anyway, Atheist and Theist are pretty simmilar, they have deep inner belive that does not need any proof. Actually, most Atheist are in fact hard agnostics, for they have usually an easy time to say "Well, ok, i cant disprove the 'god' hypothesis, but because of reasons i think i can savely ignore it and concentrate on other theories". Whereas most Theist are actually Theist, because the ignore the posibility of being wrong.
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>>597687669

I don't think that's necessarily true. Look at all the smelly hippy's who get into Eckhardt Tolle and Deepak Chopra. They just bastardise science to turn that into religion. There will always be mysteries and so long is there is, there will be religion.
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>>597687777
butthurt faggot with quads detected.
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>>597684908
MEGA B8
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>>597687929
>>597687498
>>597687406
>>597687353
>>597687243
>>597686619
>>597686408

>not believing in the Emperor of Mankind
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>>597686983
>Agnostic athe
They are agnostic atheists, look it up faggot.
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>>597687777

Yeah, let's all just agree to stop talking about the most interesting and important topic we have because we will never universally agree on the answer. If we had more motherfuckers like you, we'd still live on a flat earth because we can't all agree.
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>>597688118
Didn't mean to greentext at all
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>>597684475
The jews today, though are the moneychangers in the temple. Because theyre at the head of all the international banks and forcefully attempting to make christianity seem laughable and islam an exterminable threat, all the while remaining orthodox.
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>>597688118
all agnostics are atheists. they are just too young / politically correct to admit it.
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>>597682846
and what is the reward for the cristian? heaven? you touch you mother vagina the moment you are born so you go straig to hell. have fun m8
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>>597688230

>Not understanding the point of the post.
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>>597688230
>>597688218
>>597688180
>>597688118
>>597688242
>>597688263
>>597688276


SILENCE HERETICS, THIS THREAD HAS BEEN CLAIMED IN THE NAME OF THE EMPRAH
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>>597687777
>Agnostic? Kill yourself you self loving attentionwhore

kek
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>>597688276
Lool
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>>597688242
you can be creationist agnostic too.
got a explanation somewhere, can't find it.
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>>597682846
Adults with imaginary friends are stupid.


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>The End.
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>>597682846
They do it because by claiming god does not exist, their IQ automatically rises by 30 points. It's the easiest way to sound smart. Just look at all the atheist scientists, they're just like them.
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>>597688242

>All agnostics are atheists
>Nope.avi

Agnostic theists exist, too. I'd argue that any Christian whose main reason for belief is faith is an agnostic theist.
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>>597688395
True dat
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>>597688276
the only way to go to heaven is having an abortion
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>>597685713
Hitler was an atheist, he was heavily influenced by the works of Nietzsche and by the idea of the survival of the fittest. He actually wanted to eliminate Christianity, those speeches were an act of manipulation. I personally admire Nietzsche's work, I'm not attacking his philosophies but this is a fact.
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>>597688263
that's basically what i've been saying for a while.

plus if i were god i would have understanding for people who wouldn't believe in me.
but i would be mad if people would worship a false god.

basically another reason to not be religious, and just try and live your life the best you can.
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>>597688333

>Misunderstanding science this hard

If something has not satisfied it's burden of proof it is not assumed false. It is assumed unproven. There was a time when evolution had not met it's burden of proof, it didn't magically spring into existence when we hit some sort of critical mass of supporting evidence. The idea of God is the same.
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>>597683779
By your logic, any time anyone has any stupid idea, we have to accept it.

We have to kill ourselves because the comet is overhead? I can't prove that you're *NOT* right, so okay!
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>>597688420
you guys over complicate it.

Believe in god / Dont believe in god
Theist / A-Theist

there is no real grey.

All the supposed grey comes from people who want to be edgey cool... or not offend their religious friends so they play the 'agnostic' card/
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>>597685607
Er, once again you misunderstand. This appears to be a pattern
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>>597684223

You do know that a huge chunk of the world believes in multiple and/or different gods, right?

You have no way to prove that Zeus doesn't fucking exist, so he must be true too.
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>>597688683
>>597688651
>>597688620
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>>597684319
The theory of natural selection isn't a moral doctrine, it's just an explanation of reality. We don't refuse to travel by plane just because the law of gravity says we belong on the ground.
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Question people don't believe in god which in tern makes heaven nothing but a fantasy people say that you just rot in the group after you die but there is scientific evidence that ghosts exist? Care to explain what in the world happened to these dead fucks if theres nothing after we die?
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>>597688901
Scientific evidence that ghosts exist? Cite?
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I'm guessing teapot lids don't orbit in space
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>>597682846
Atheist here, and I agree that's a stupid argument.
I think it should be more like this.
Nobody can prove or disprove the existence of god.
Nobody can prove or disprove the existence of a teapot orbiting the sun.
Nobody believe in a teapot orbiting the sun, why do people believe in a god?
Theism is just silly to me, if there's no evidence for something, it's stupid to think it's true..
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>>597688901
>there is scientific evidence that ghosts exist
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>>597688333
I AM AN RETARD

I'm not an retard because it's cool.
I'm not an retard because of religious extremism or oppression in some depraved corners of 4chan.
I'm not an retard because I don't think faggotry can exist in a world within a universe.
I'm not an retard because I think science can disprove the universe.

I'm an retard because of one simple fact:
THE BURDEN OF PROOF LIES ON SOLIPSISM.

If you propose the non-existence of something, you must follow the scientific method in your defence of its non-existence.
Otherwise, I have no reason to listen to you.
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>>597689287
havent had a proper kek for a while
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>>597689520
photoshop
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>>597689385
>an retard
yes,yes you are
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>>597689593
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>>597689734
epic comeback christfag
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>>597689855
>epic comeback
>own comeback was grammatical
>grammatical which was clear bait
you're an retard.
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I believe in the laws of physics, because they are consistent. They have never been disproven. They explain every single phenomenon in the universe.

I don't believe in mysticism and miracles. Miracles often don't come true unless you set the bar so low that anything could count as a miracle.

Miracles in the bible were far more flashy, overt, and easy to recognise. A whole sea parting? And yet nowadays we can't even count on an infant to miraculously cure its own aids.
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>>597689930
>an retard
nigger you are so new.

>lelele read an hero somewhere, lets use an everywhere.
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everybody who doesn't believe is already condemn, just like there believing to die perfect , without moral
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Too many Hitler was Christian responses.

Just because you go to church and say you're a Christian doesn't make you one, any more than standing in a garage makes you a mechanic.

You know how many people out there this applies to?
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>>597690057
gr8 b8 m8
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Op
The argument is known as Bertrand Russells teapot argument. Which if you read the real wording and not some edgemasters manipulation, you still see it also cannot disprove god, is paradoxical for a reason. Because true atheists must rely on the rules of FALSIFIABILITY( Karl popper). People who treat atheism as if it has ideological propose purport it as no different as a religion, which makes them no different then the religious ideologues they attempt to dislike and disprove.
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>>597690107
m8 you're trying too hard.
the bible and eny other religious book is open to your own interpretation.

Hitler was a christian, end.
saying that what he did might not make him a good christian would be correct.
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>>597690107
Yes.

unless Adolf actually thought he was doing God's work (citation needed) then he was in fact doing the Devils work
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Just because you read scriptures from the bible, and then see no light doesn't mean anything.... just means your a complete retard
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>>597690498
All Fags with see there demise , and be left to the coffin . Just admit, were still here after we die, glad im exsiting with you right now
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>>597682846
OP I know you're talking about a "god" in general but I'm gonna single out Christianity because it's what I'm familiar with.

>believe they have a personal relationship with the creator of the universe
>speak to the creator of the universe on a daily basis via telepathy (prayer)

if that shit is logical, then I don't want to be logical.
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ITT: religiofags not worth one fucking moment of debate given the fact that they have no FACTS to discuss. GREAT. please die and suck a goat lord's cock.
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>>597682846
Atheists always come up with crazy fairytale ideas so that they don't have to follow gods rules and can engage in in sexual intercourse with donkeys.
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>>597690765
Ooo edgy goth baby here
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>>597690899
I heard mr. Hands was an atheist. Now he's dead and realizes the Devils dick can go alot deeper.
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>>597682846

"A god is possible, but highly unlikely."
-Abraham Lincoln
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>>597682846
If I tell you unicorns don't exist, I don't have too proof they don't. Thing only exist if it prooven that they do. As long as something has not been prooven to exist, you can't say it does. logic 101
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>>597689520
stay safe poverty ghost
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So what was it like before you were born? Did you have to suffer through by just sitting, waiting in a dark room with nothing to do until your daddy decided to squirt his juice into your mother's womb and then BAM, you got tossed out of that dark room into your mommy's oven?
No, ofc you didnt.

"When you die, you’re not going to have to put up with everlasting non-existence, because that’s not an experience. A lot of people are afraid that when they die, they’re going to be locked up in a dark room forever, and sort of undergo that.

Well try and imagine what it would be like to go to sleep and never wake up. Think about that…

It will pose the next question to you. What was it like to wake up after having never gone to sleep? That was when you were born…

You see, you can’t have an experience of nothing; nature abhors a vacuum."
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>>597691078
A universe is possible, but highly unlikely.

#protip
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>>597690306
>>597690439

Given an open interpretation of the Bible, does Hitler's actions in any way reflect those of Jesus and the ideals Jesus spoke of?

Did Jesus kill any one? No.
Did he take up arms against any one? No.
Did he take the throne and order others to kill? No.

Clearly a lot of people are reading their Bible wrong.
Hitler was a false Christian, just like the Pope that backed him up. /thread
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>>597691240
the universe is real, can't you see it right behind sagan in that pic?
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Alan Watts for the win.
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>>597691341
>Did he take the throne and order others to kill?
his dad did. says so in the book.
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Nice bait.

The Russel's Teapot assertion you reference exists to draw a parallel between faith and evidence, and the disparity that is present between theists and non theists and their thought patterns.

God can be neither proven nor disproven, but many people take His existence as a given.

Similarly, Russel's Teapot can be neither proven nor disproven, but though the level of evidence is exactly the same, anyone who made the claim of the existence of the teapot, and then decried any method of verifying its existence, would rightly be though to be an idiot.

The long and short of it is if you don't have evidence - data that can be reviewed and interpreted reliably - then you shouldn't make a claim. There may be a God, but until you have hard evidence of Him, it is only logical and reasoned to function as if there isn't one, because when it comes to the existence of something, a negative is far more common than a positive.
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>>597691240
>A universe is possible, but highly unlikely.

"The Universe is the totality of everything that exists, has existed, and ever will exist."

so you're saying nothing has ever existed? that's an interesting theory.
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You can't fix stupid. Seems there is a pattern of misunderstandings with OP
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>>597682846
Why do Christians use such stupid arguments to disprove Odin?

I heard this arguemnt of why Odin doesn't exist today, it was basically:
>You can not prove Odin exists
>You can not prove that Fenrir exists
>Fenrir does not exist
>Therefore, Odin does not exist.

Why are Christians so illogical? He also said they don't have any proof that Odin doeasnt exist so why would you still believe he doesn't?
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>>597682846
Honestly that picture just shows that compared to the atheist, the christian is always looking for a reward from bible taught meekness, poverty, and altruistic behavior. We really can live with morals and ethics without a book that teaches that spitting on wounds is way of healing cuts. Wishful thinking is cop-out for reality.
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>>597691548
Cogito ergo sum.
Google it, and put the pieces together.
>descartes was a badass
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>>597688651

>Characterising it as a grey between atheist and theist

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>>597691499
I just read this and damn I'm so glad I don't debate with religious people anymore. That shit is an instant headache. You can use basic logic like

>There may be a God, but until you have hard evidence of Him, it is only logical and reasoned to function as if there isn't one.

all day, but it's like talking to an indoctrinated brick wall.
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Why arguing with idiots?

/thread
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>>597682846
I know the debate that you are referring to. I also know that you must be posting simply to bait. I find it difficult for an intelligent person to take a sound and logical argument and misinterpret it as much as you have described in your post.
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>>597683004
Hitler was not an atheist. You were required to believe in god to be a member of the SS
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>>597684430
>implying humans undergo the same extant of natural selection as other organisms
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>>597682846
Everyone's an atheist when it comes to the actual existence of pretty rainbow-colored ponies. Except you faggots.
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>>597691872
Hitler was actually Jewish and tried to take out the Jews before they could take him out. He knew they did the same shit with Jesus, turning on their own kind.
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>>597691973
Read the memoirs of Hitler's valet . He went into depth on Hitler being a Catholic.
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>>597691848

That is a shitty sample. The IQ average obviously isn't anywhere near 100.
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>>597691742
I love how a bunch of the bible is "Be poor and meek and never rise up against your rulers, no matter how tyrannical."

I wonder who would have benefited the most by indoctrinating that into the populace... It couldn't be... The RULERS could it?
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>>597691818
> claiming there is a third answer to a true / false question

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>>597691782
>Descartes concluded, if he doubted, then something or someone must be doing the doubting, therefore the very fact that he doubted proved his existence.

So Descartes proved his own existence. and the definition of Universe is

>The totality of everything that exists, has existed, and ever will exist.

so Descartes proved he, and the universe, existed.

I win
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God is nothing more than an idea
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>>597692128
The average (or mean) score is set at 100 with a standard deviation of 15 so that scores conform to a normal distribution curve. This means that 68 percent of scores fall within one standard deviation of the mean (that is, between 85 and 115), and 95 percent of scores fall within two standard deviations (between 70 and 130).
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>>597692280
Like mathematics.
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butthurt religiot detected
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>>597684562
this fucker right here tho
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>>597692101
This is liberal media bs tbh, HItler was Jewish. Do some research instead of watching bs History Channel documentaries all day.
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>>597692241
You can prove yourself to yourself, but you can't prove yourself to someone else.

Similarly, you can't prove things outside of yourself to yourself, principally because the human body is a shitty data taking machine that is prone to misunderstanding (ignorance), misinterpreting (illusions), and deliberately falsifying (this makes me sad so it can't be true) data.
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>>597692141

>claiming I claimed that
>Claiming the question of knowledge is the same as the question of belief.
>Not knowing the difference between epistemology and ontology
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>>597682846
I belive that your father should use condom next time
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>>597682846
Why do you care what others believe in?

You believe in God. Okay. Good for you. Why do I need to believe too? Because it validates your beliefs? Because everyone else believing the same thing makes you "right"?

You're the type of loud, imposing theist that gives everyone else in your religion a bad name. And yes, there are atheists that are loud and obnoxious as well, and I hate them just as much.
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>>597692416
He had Jewish ancestry but he practiced Catholicism
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>>597692329
Indeed. It's only assuming. It's a product of thinking.
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>>597692351

Nope.avi

Atheist here.
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>>597692466
>god
>no god

choose one
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>>597692416

Not a TV documentary , a book.
http://www.amazon.com/With-Hitler-End-Memoirs-Hitlers/dp/1626363269/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1423665888&sr=1-21
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>>597692351
did he rly say that?
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>>597692531
>Why do you care what others believe in?

Because most major religions in the world teach their followers to recruit non believers.
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>>597692577
fight against the common enemy then, stupid faggot
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>>597692466
Goddamn I fucking hate epistemology.

>We can't, like, prove that we actually KNOW anything, man, yknow?

It's the most stoner-y branch of philosophy.
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>>597691341
you can't /thread your own posts retard.
also, it's not up to you or me to decide if Hitler was a christian or not.
that was up to Hitler, and he said he was a christian.
why are you trying to say someone wasnt religious, if he obviously was?

do i say that i blame christianity for his deeds?
no, that has nothing to do with what he did.

the fact that Stalin was atheist doesn't have anything to do with his POLITICAL actions either.

seriously, stop trying so hard.
it makes you look retarded.
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>>597692545
I wrote a small essay on this very idea that you might find interesting.
www dot thehandwritingofgod dot blogspot dot com
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>>597692674

>Be wrong when people you usually agree with are also wrong.

I bet you're a staunch member of some political party.
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>>597692664
even worse, some of them put on cheap suits and knock on my door quite regularly.
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>>597682846
Here's the deal with religion and humanity.

It's about being on a team. If your team has been winning for centuries (e.g. Christianity) then you're bored and don't pay attention much to the blowout games (e.g. you don't go to church) but when something threatens your team (like banning bibles in school), suddenly everyone on the team cares and they stand up and get pissed.

>Hey that's my team, you can't do that shit to us!

Try and keep this in mind when dealing with any group of people.
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fuck djesus
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>>597683004
Stale b8 m8 but hey no h8
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>>597692684

Doesn't negate the fact that gnosticism is a question of epistemology and theism is a question of ontology.
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>>597692941
>It's about being on a team

very much this. pack animal, pack mentality.

except it isnt football, its alltogether more personal and involved. its worldviews, which people tend to defend to the death. even when members of the opposite team start throwing insults, which turn to sticks, which turn to bullets, which turn to backpack bombs, which turn to airliners...

its one of humanities endearing traits really.
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>>597682846
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It is simple, if who raised you I had not brought up with beliefs do not even think it had occurred in a higher being. If you will follow the beliefs, go sell your daughter like your "bible" says.
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itt: euphoria
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>>597694302

>I can't defend my beliefs so I'll yell fedora at them.

This thread was started by a religious person challenging atheists. Why wouldn't you expect them to reply? Why would you complain when they do. I guess you just pine for the good old days when you could prevent us from answering by force.
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>>597693891
Sniff...Miss him so much. We need him and his words now more than ever.
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>>597694608
wrong it was started clearly as bait probably by an atheist.
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>>597694964
Be sure to drink less alcohol and smoke less if you could, in his name(he suggested so in reference to his illness in a debate I don't care to look up). He was an awesome orator, hopefully even theists can appreciate that.
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>>597683004

Hitler wasn't an Atheist retard.
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