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Author Topic:   Atheism and the case against Christ
NoNukes
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Message 4 of 13 (724846)
04-21-2014 3:21 PM
Reply to: Message 3 by MFFJM2
04-21-2014 10:55 AM


Re: Believe It Or Not
However, why would anyone want to believe something that is false, or even something that cannot be shown to be true.

It turns out that such a thing is unavoidable. It cannot be shown to be true that there is on God, yet many people take the lack of evidence to the contrary to be enough to reach that conclusion.

So why are you complaining about something that you almost certainly do yourself.


Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also in prison. Thoreau: Civil Disobedience (1846)

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him. Galileo Galilei

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. Frederick Douglass


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NoNukes
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Message 11 of 13 (724912)
04-22-2014 10:30 AM
Reply to: Message 7 by MFFJM2
04-21-2014 5:09 PM


Re: Believe It Or Not
It's only unavoidable to believe things based on bad or false evidence if you forgo critical thinking and reason.

Then perhaps you should have advanced that proposal rather than the one that you did.

I most certainly do not believe in things or accept truth statements without evidence,

Yet you almost certainly believe things that you have not and cannot personally check. I am not sure I believe your statement anyway. All humans believe some things that are wrong, and for which there can be no valid evidence. And most humans believe things that can be shown to be wrong by others. I highly doubt that you are an exception.

What you said, and what I took issue with is that we should not accept things that cannot be shown to be true. It cannot be shown to be true that there is no God.


Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also in prison. Thoreau: Civil Disobedience (1846)

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him. Galileo Galilei

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. Frederick Douglass


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