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Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by questfortruth, Oct 18, 2021.

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  1. blü 2

    blü 2 Well-Known Member
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    God drives around in a UFO?

    Really?

    Wow, that's the nicest thing anyone's said about God this year!
     
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    No necessarily. There's nothing in the definition that means you have to arrive at the conclusion by critical thinking. Somebody who believes there is no god because dead aunty Flossy spoke to them through a medium and told them that the afterlife is a democracy and there is no god, would still be an atheist.
     
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  3. questfortruth

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    "Poetry, Lanny? Go back to work!"

     
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    Yes! And that's the point, eh? "Possession" refers to a person's relationship with something, and since both "I believe in god" and "I believe in no god" refers to a person's relationship with an idea or symbol, there is nothing physical to point to to show physical possession, so it linguistically may as well be stated that "I possess no belief in god" and "I possess a belief in god" are essentially only suggestive of someone's psychological relationship with a human construct.
     
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    "I posses lack of gasoline" is nonsensical.

     
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    Actually, it does make sense. :)

    But, what I mean to say is you can point to gasoline and show the relationship. You cannot point to God to show the relationship. It is a human construct.
     
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    No, it does not. The sense makes this figure of speech: "I have no gasoline."
     
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    They are just different ways of saying it. Were I to stop at a gas station and say "I possess a lack of gasoline," they would fill my automobile forthwith.
     
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    The ways to say fact can be wrong and illogical.

     
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    I was simply referring to something an atheist may have to make a point.
     
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    Visit golf forums to argue the reasons they don’t play golf?
     
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    I saying "I possess a lack of gasoline" is perfectly logical. It shows the relationship between you and gasoline.

    "Lack" can be defined as a noun as a state of being. "Possess" is a verb defined as belonging to a person. A person can possess a state of being.
     
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    The legitimate statements are:
    1. there is no gasoline,
    2. I am lacking of gasoline,
    3. I am out of gasoline,
    4. etc.
    But it is somewhat retarded to say:
    5. I have lack of 1000 liters of gasoline in my possession, please let me show you that. Are you selling your lacks?

     
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    Atheists believe that if God existed, they would know it because they would have "evidence" of it. They believe that that lack of evidence is proof of the lack of God. This is the wildly irrational, of course, and logically indefensible, so when directly confronted, they deny it. And yet they still say it all the time because they really do believe it. And by "they", I mean the vast majority of atheists that post here on RF, and elsewhere.
     
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    They aren't very critical from what I've seen posted around here. All their skepticism seems to be pointed outward.
     
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    You should really learn what atheism actually is (and isn't), because after all this time, it seems you still don't get it. Or don't want to get it, considering the amount of people who already tried to explain it to you.
     
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    Why do you insist on dragging big bang, ufo's and time into this?
    None of this is relevant to the subject of atheism.
     
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    Why would it?


    I study science and / or let scientists figure it out.

    Atheism has nothing to do with how the world began.
     
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    That is all I have asked for. Thank you. We have the winner.

     
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