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Phat
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Message 1424 of 1725 (625492)
07-23-2011 12:54 PM
Reply to: Message 1407 by Straggler
07-23-2011 2:00 AM


Re: Absence of Evidence
straggler writes:
In the complete absence of any evidence to suggest that this concept you call GOD actually exists the idea that such a thing does exist must be sourced from human imagination. How could it possibly be otherwise?
Who decreed that people must obey logic and must have a statistical probability ratio to determine what they choose to believe in? Technically, you are probably correct to say that no one belief is statistically more likely to be true than any other, but keep in mind that you can never be 100% sure about anything. We have but six senses and a multiverse of vast and infinite proportions and unknowable mysteries and laws yet unknown.
My question to you, straggler, is why you rely so much on your grasp of science and mathematical probability to determine reality and, moreso, why you insist that others do the same.
straggler writes:
I will leave you to ponder how likely it is that a baselessly conceived figment of human imagination actually exists.
Lets say for the sake of argument that the statistical odds were infinitesimally small. That is was as un probable as anything you can imagine. Why mustpeople dismiss any belief they cling to?

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Phat
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Message 1427 of 1725 (625497)
07-23-2011 1:26 PM
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07-23-2011 1:15 PM


Re: Absence of Evidence
straggler writes:
If the thing under consideration is defined as being utterly unevidenced why not just acknowledge that it must therefore be a product of imagination? How can it be otherwise?
Good question. Must there be an answer, or shall we continue asking questions? Why must it be as you say it is? why can't it be otherwise? Consider the theoretical implications if it were otherwise. Has anything changed in life? Why must people be unable to have a God outside their imaginations? Forget evidence.

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Phat
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Message 1429 of 1725 (625499)
07-23-2011 1:34 PM
Reply to: Message 1428 by Panda
07-23-2011 1:32 PM


Re: Absence of Evidence
well im glad that i am making you laugh...its good for the soul they say....and by the way I only now am reading back several hundred posts into this debate. Therefore I am asserting nothing except that my contention that my belief does not have to be part of my imagination entirely. (good luck me trying to prove it though! )

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