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Alan4discussion's Avatar Jump to comment 5 by Alan4discussion

So how can this be? How can an atheist also be an agnostic? The answer is simple.

Ah the difference between theist numeracy and atheist numeracy in evaluating probability!

While I may call myself an atheist because I evaluate the 99.99999999999999999999999% chance that there are no gods, the theist will grasp at the 0.0000000000000000000000001% that they are not wrong in their assumption that such unevidenced entities (each to his own) exist, and that atheists may secretly really believe in the theist's own personal version after all!
Of course almost everybody else's gods are just silly, but theists know, their's is the correct god!

Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:20:19 UTC | #923168