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Old 04-19-2012, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Hyrule
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Just sharing some interesting links.
God is Imaginary - 50 simple proofs
Number 12, "See the Magic" caught my attention, I often notice many theist not believing in magic yet believing in magic at the same time.

10 questions atheists must answer. An interesting yet entertaining answer to the post above that generated some steam.
10 Questions Every Intelligent Atheist Must Answer An Exercise in Futility
(only 2 of the 10 brought me to thought. Life on other planets and what atheist bring to humanity) maybe I can get some insight from fellow atheists on here about their belief or no belief on life elsewhere and if that means you're agnostic not atheist.
The responder claims not to be Christian but I find that hard to be true, his emotions show a bit to my dismay. Still some interesting questions posed.

Let me know which puzzles you most or intrigues you the most about either list. Or, even if it all bores you to tears.
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:36 AM
 
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agreed , same as belief in no santa claus is imaginery
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Earth
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Actually, I don't have to answer any questions.
I do not believe in any gods.
That makes me atheist.

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Old 04-20-2012, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Toronto, Canada
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newborn children and people who never introduced to religion when they were children don't believe in gods. atheism is the default.
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Ostend,Belgium....
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it's not the belief that's imaginary, it's the deity or santa or leprechauns...people who believe in those things, do so genuinely
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Old 04-21-2012, 11:03 AM
 
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It's knowledge.

I know there is no god, just like I know what would happen if you step off of the roof of a building.
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Old 04-21-2012, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Space Coast
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Eh, it's pretty standard stuff.
1. it's all relative, since it's a human construct
2. based on science. That's a no brainer for me, since my background is in science.
3. another human construct, though the ability is indeed evolved (at least for language, the major gene involved has been identified)
4. I don't have to be able to explain it right this minute, but I would certainly agree that an explanation exists and hasn't been discovered yet. That's WHY people continue to do science.
5. Agree with the author that lack of proof does not negate existence. BUT, the author falsely assumes that agnosticism and atheism are mutually exclusive, so his overall argument is way off base.
6. I do not understand this question at all, because I don't think people pick and choose their lack of beliefs based on what they can gain from it. (though I know a few Christians who join churches merely for things like child care and a social life)
7. see answer to #5.
8. That's what most christians I know believe anyway, and it doesn't change anything for me.
9. It's not. Another false assumption made by the author.
10. No, I don't believe in them because I haven't seem evidence of their existence. However, I believe the possibility exists based on scientific evidence of conditions in other places.
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Old 04-21-2012, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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When I was young I liked to imagine that I didn't have an imaginary friend.
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Old 04-21-2012, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Hyrule
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Originally Posted by eddie gein View Post
when i was young i liked to imagine that i didn't have an imaginary friend.
lmao!
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Old 04-22-2012, 01:51 AM
 
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We raise these points all the time, but its fair enough to have them all in place. Believers of course have plenty of counter - arguments, though I do happen to think that they are not very good and rely a lot on denial of any problems, denial that science knows anything and denial of anything other than GodFaith, really.
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