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Featured Which faulty tactic you had used, when debate with some atheists about your religious claims?

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Pudding, Aug 25, 2019.

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  1. Making bold empty claim.

    20.0%
  2. Making strawman argument.

    20.0%
  3. Reply with irrelevant stuff or moving goal posts.

    20.0%
  4. Change the definition of words to engage in sophistry.

    20.0%
  5. Say something like "go read my religion's book to find the evidence of my claims" - poor cop out.

    20.0%
  6. Making bold empty threat - atheists will go to hell if they don't obey the God i believe in.

    40.0%
  7. Making bold empty threat - atheists will regret if they don't obey the God i believe in.

    20.0%
  8. I think the debate tactics listed above are not faulty.

    20.0%
  9. I had used some of the faulty debate tactics listed above. I recognize it's a mistake to do so.

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  10. I haven't use any of the faulty debate tactics listed above, ever.

    40.0%
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  1. paarsurrey

    paarsurrey Veteran Member

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    What is one's source of knowledge for one's skepticism, humanism and freethought, please?
    Regards
     
  2. Howard Is

    Howard Is Lucky Mud

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    How is that an argument for God ?

    Did Plato ever say he believed in God ?

    It is however a good argument (or at least mental exercise) to support Bohme’s theory of the explicate and implicate universe.

    BTW, the Ancient Greek philosophers gained much of their insight, or at least groovy ideas, from a psychedelic ergot which they called Kykeon.

    Thanks for supporting atheist trippers like myself !

    Oh yeah...and the Essenes, source of the Jesus Myth, used amanita muscaria mushrooms as a sacrament.
     
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  3. Howard Is

    Howard Is Lucky Mud

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    Our intelligence.
     
  4. Shaul

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    Quite simply, it doesn’t actually exist. I have seen the so-called evidence and found them flawed.
     
  5. Howard Is

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    All of the world’s major religions have their origin in psychedelia. I could list them one by one if you like.

    “Religion” as we know it is the garbled Chinese Whispers of the testimony of trippers, be they Essenes, Greeks, Hindus, Shamans....maybe hippies in the near future, lol.

    We could storm the Vatican catacombs and produce even more evidence I’m sure. It’s not like they don’t know this.

    But ..”there is nothing that so disturbs the Bishops as a saint in the parish”
     
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  6. PureX

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  7. Howard Is

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    Tell me.
     
  8. PureX

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    Information/reason = intelligence
    Intelligence = wisdom
    Intelligence/wisdom = truth
     
  9. Howard Is

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    Uh huh.
    But that gets us nowhere in this discussion.
     
  10. blü 2

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    I'm happy to discuss it with you quietly if you'd find that helpful. I can tell you clearly why I'm not a believer and explain and if required defend my worldview, and listen carefully to your replies too. Just say the word.
     
  11. blü 2

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    Information is intelligence in the military sense, not in the IQ sense.

    Information is not wisdom. Wisdom is about what to do with information, and what to do when there are problems with either obtaining information, or the quality of what's obtained.

    Wisdom isn't truth any more than sportsmanship or amiability or any other abstraction is truth. In my view a statement is true to the extent that it corresponds with / accurately reflects objective reality.
     
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  12. 9-10ths_Penguin

    9-10ths_Penguin 1/10 Riboflavin
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    Why do you care?
     
  13. Audie

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    People who (don't have) god on their side don't
    have need for such.
     
  14. Audie

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    Oh, you know, some of our posters just say things.
    Esp the "philosophers" and the "theists".
     
  15. Audie

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    Coming from one whose "philosophy" leads into
    tangles of turgid verbiage, that rates a :D

    You got two errors into just eleven words.
    Not bad, but only good for a dim smile.
     
  16. paarsurrey

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    Why use plural instead of the first person singular, please?
    Regards
     
  17. paarsurrey

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    Weren't we under discussion on the topic of the thread, please?
    Regards
     
  18. BilliardsBall

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    I've never used any faulty debate tactics with any person, ever. I'm superior to all persons intellectually...

    ...Oh wait, that's what the skeptics say about their own arguments, every day, live here at RF.
     
  19. Howard Is

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    Because I don’t own it, nor did I create it.
    It is what nature has created.
     
  20. PureX

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    Right, because this thread is only supposed to be about the false presumptions and flawed logic of theists. We're supposed to be ignoring the false assumptions and flawed logic of atheists, I guess.
     
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