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LookToWindward's Avatar Jump to comment 11 by LookToWindward

Robert, most theists do make specific claims about their god that can be disproved empirically and/or logically, such as the efficacy of intercessory prayer, 'infinite attributes' such as omnipotence, self-defeating phenomena like free will, scriptural perfection, etc.

If you reduce god to what you call a non-disprovable hypothesis, you do not have anything like any god I've heard of. So in what sense is that a god? It isn't. You've got to use legitimate language, you can't allow the theist to wriggle out of their corner simply by changing their definitions at will.

Mon, 05 Mar 2007 06:30:00 UTC | #21965