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Dustin14's Avatar Jump to comment 8 by Dustin14

I have been searching for twenty years for "at least one logically compelling, deeply informed, morally profound, or conceptually arresting argument" FOR believing in God. My inability to find one is why I am an atheist.

I had to laugh at this line as well. " soon collapses under the weight of its own baseless presuppositions." Pot, meet kettle. Does the author not understand that the entirety of religious faith rests upon baseless presuppositions?

What his claim seems to boil down to is the tired argument that atheists can't prove their is not a god or more specifically provide what he thinks are convincing arguments for their not being a god. Which has been addressed countless times, The onus to provide evidence is not on us it is on you as you are the ones making truth claims.

Christians cannot disprove the existence of the flying spaghetti monster therefore it's logical to believe in it, right? I put it to any theist out there can you provide evidence or a "logically compelling, deeply informed, morally profound, or conceptually arresting" argument for the non existence of the flying spaghetti monster? Or the god or gods of any other faith which you do not believe in?

He also seems to throw in the standard "baseless presupposition" that rejecting his particular religion mean rejecting morality. Again nonsense, religion get's it's morality from us we do not get our morality from it. We are fully capable of renouncing the fatuous myths of Christianity and all religion without losing anything but childish tawdry beliefs in the supernatural. The morality that we have come to on our own without the help or need of any god will remain intact. In fact will likely improve faster without Dogma and blind adherence to ancient bigotry holding us back.

Thu, 22 Apr 2010 13:03:00 UTC | #461778