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jay29's Avatar Jump to comment 26 by jay29

Steve Zara writes:Interestingly, God isn't outside of investigation! We can investigate in considerable detail why people believe in gods.

Yes, I agree that this can be investigated scientifically. However, we cannot scientifically investigate whether He exists or not.

It's actually very simple, almost trivial, to demonstrate that gods don't exist, because no reason for believing in gods has ever been shown to be justified.

There clearly in't a consensus on this; many would say that there is good justification. Hence there needs to careful examination of the arguments for and against His existence. In any case, even if it were universally agreed that no reason for believing in gods has even been found it would be fallacious to infer that no god exists. That is merely another argumentum ad ignorantiam (there is no evidence for x, therefore x is false).

Fri, 13 Jul 2012 18:05:19 UTC | #949086