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Old 07-03-2010, 09:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Top Ten Arguments for the existence of God easily deflated.

Sorry not to write my own material but I would like people to read this (especially theists) and tell me their thoughts on this list.
Top ten arguments for the existence of God - FreeThoughtPedia
Personally I thought it made many good articulate points without being distractingly bias.
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Old 07-03-2010, 09:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The content of these "arguments" is incredibly obvious stuff, nothing truly enlightening or thought provoking, this is all stuff I knew already.
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Old 07-03-2010, 09:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think the Simpsons asked it best, the ultimate god stumper...... Can god heat up a burrito so hot that even he himself can't eat it?
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Old 07-03-2010, 10:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think the Simpsons asked it best, the ultimate god stumper...... Can god heat up a burrito so hot that even he himself can't eat it?
More thought-provoking then anything I read in that link.
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Old 07-03-2010, 10:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The content of these "arguments" is incredibly obvious stuff, nothing truly enlightening or thought provoking, this is all stuff I knew already.
Really? Must be because I am constantly surrounded by Theists. I didn't expect many people to be atheists.
In order for this thread not to be a complete failure here is a very funny video about the bible.
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Old 07-04-2010, 02:40 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm a theist and I know most of this. It just doesn't bother me personally. I think that there is nigh point in arguing about it, people are too hard headed about their beliefs no amount of 'evidence' is going to change that. The only thing that can change a person's belief system is life experience, personal ideals, and self reflection.
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Old 07-04-2010, 03:52 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I don't tend to read much into this stuff but I have a flatmate who's well into it, so he relays me his findings every now and again. I think it's fairly trivial to find the flaws in most of these arguments (and despite this, yes, they are the most common!), but I will say that I've always found that criticism of Pascal's Wager interesting because I went through the same thought process as a kid, as I'm sure many of you have. That is to say, I decided I may as well believe in God since a relatively small cost in time would eliminate the possibility of ending up in hell if God does exist (and I'm not a risky gambler). Then I soon realised the flaws with that approach...
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Most of these arguments pertain to the traditional image of god, ie. the finger wagging idiot from the bible. I think people are just downright confused by the word 'god' at this stage.
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Old 07-04-2010, 11:16 AM   #9 (permalink)
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like every other religious 'debate' i've ever seen it still boils down to a very simple premise.

do you choose to believe in something or do you choose to believe in nothing.

whichever side of that divide you choose to be on is irrelevant, as neither can be infallibly proven; being able to accept your decision without the burden of proof while respecting another individual's choice to hold an opposing view is.

that last bit seems to be the biggest challenge to most of the biggest 'thinkers' i've ever had to deal with.
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Old 07-04-2010, 12:41 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Well said, Dave. Couldn't have said it any better myself.
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