What sort of evidence would it take for atheists to believe in a creator?
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09-02-2014, 07:44 PM
RE: What sort of evidence would it take for atheists to believe in a creator?
Bloody hell, I am just trying to understand your position. Am I wrong in my understanding or not? If you don't want me to understand your position, then fine, I'll leave you be.
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09-02-2014, 07:55 PM
RE: What sort of evidence would it take for atheists to believe in a creator?
(09-02-2014 01:37 PM)Brownshirt Wrote:  My position doesn't see any reason to assume humanity possesses the necessary faculties to make an assessment of reality (as it is).

Hard to see with your head up your ass.

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09-02-2014, 08:23 PM
RE: What sort of evidence would it take for atheists to believe in a creator?
(09-02-2014 07:55 PM)Taqiyya Mockingbird Wrote:  
(09-02-2014 01:37 PM)Brownshirt Wrote:  My position doesn't see any reason to assume humanity possesses the necessary faculties to make an assessment of reality (as it is).

Hard to see with your head up your ass.

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That's bullshit Taq, its at least 6 inches further up there

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05-01-2015, 06:21 AM
RE: What sort of evidence would it take for atheists to believe in a creator?
(28-01-2014 12:21 PM)Taqiyya Mockingbird Wrote:  Funny how you all never actually seem to get around to apologizing.
The original meaning of the word apology was defense. E.g., Plato's Apology. So Christian apologists are defending Christianity, not apologizing for it in the modern sense.

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05-01-2015, 06:30 AM (This post was last modified: 05-01-2015 06:33 AM by Free Thought.)
RE: What sort of evidence would it take for atheists to believe in a creator?
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05-01-2015, 07:13 AM (This post was last modified: 05-01-2015 07:54 AM by Ace.)
RE: What sort of evidence would it take for atheists to believe in a creator?
if there god existed and wanted me to believe in him then why doesn't he just show is ugly face already ?

if theists want me to believe he exists, I want at least 100 peer reviewed journals independently supporting gods existence

I also want legal records of his photo, ID card, blood type, shoe size, height, weight, gender, occupation etc
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05-01-2015, 07:40 AM
RE: What sort of evidence would it take for atheists to believe in a creator?
(05-01-2015 06:21 AM)f stop Wrote:  
(28-01-2014 12:21 PM)Taqiyya Mockingbird Wrote:  Funny how you all never actually seem to get around to apologizing.
The original meaning of the word apology was defense. E.g., Plato's Apology. So Christian apologists are defending Christianity, not apologizing for it in the modern sense.

Kinda like ignorant theists thinking a scientific theory is a hunch, huh?

Let this thread die again.

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05-01-2015, 07:43 AM
RE: What sort of evidence would it take for atheists to believe in a creator?
In the end the point is that you can't really prove anything exists. You can only verify specific predictive claims about the properties of that thing. I predict that within the next three days my user id I will post on this forum again. I predict that a photograph of me can be found in one or more of the posts authored by me on this forum. I predict that several people I can list will testify that I exist, and can relate various stories to you that I can independently relay and which on comparison will be roughly compatible with each other.

So when it comes to what evidence is needed for a god, the question is always: What claim are you making about the god?
If you can make testable claims we can test those claims. If you make untestable claims it is hard to come up with any standard of evidence that would satisfy the burden of proof.
If you can't make testable claims then either your god does not exist, or your god is irrelevant.

Give me your argument in the form of a published paper, and then we can start to talk.
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05-01-2015, 08:23 AM
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05-01-2015, 08:41 AM
RE: What sort of evidence would it take for atheists to believe in a creator?
(05-01-2015 08:23 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  [Image: this-thread.jpg]

and how do you kill something that has already died ? Blink
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