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monkey's uncle's Avatar Jump to comment 24 by monkey's uncle

I tend to describe myself as an atheist when talking to most people & a 6.9 agnostic to those that I think will understand (none of these are theists).

If I make the merest hint of agnosticism to a theist they often advance silly arguments along the lines of "Well your obviously not sure (for some reason they always assume 50:50 not sure, no matter how you explain it) & I am sure so that even if the probability is somewhere in the middle even you must accept that its more likely than not." For some reason they believe that the truth must necessarily be somewhere between our two positions.

I usually end the conversation there. It really is not worth spending time applying reason & intelligence to unreasonable & unintelligent people. Life is too short.

Wed, 29 Feb 2012 19:56:21 UTC | #923220