Stuff God Can't Do

Views: 3008

Albums: Funny

Comment by Robert Bumbalough on August 15, 2011 at 3:30pm
Michael Martin's chapter in his "Atheism: A Philosophical Justification" reviews some of the many problems of omnipotence associated with the God of Classical Theism. But to be fair, the cartoon makes reference to one of the alleged sayings of Jesus in the New Testament Gospels. If Jesus was not God, did not exist, or did not say the faith as a mustard seed pericope, then that part of the challenge fails. Failure to answer prayers for overt miracles, whack comedians, or filter out religious charlatans isn't evidence for non-existence of GCT either unless there is some reason to think these sorts of actions would be what is expected from GCT if it did exist. However, as the purported attributes of GCT are known from the alleged revealed religions, then this is a matter of reliability of the books of religious fairy tales. To the best understanding I have, it is the case that none of the religious fairy tales stand up to critical examination. Therefore the alleged attributes of GCT are not actually known, and so GCT cannot be argued against on the basis that reality falsifies its attributes. Thinkers are then left in a position of brutal agnosticism unless there is a way to rule out beings of pure consciousness or that are transcendent or infinite in scope. I think there are such ways, and that therefore positive disbelief is justifiable.
Comment by Augie Montero on August 21, 2011 at 1:00pm
The existance or non, of a god can neither be proven nor disproven.


You need to be a member of Think Atheist to add comments!

Join Think Atheist


Atheist undercover

Started by proudAthiest in Small Talk. Last reply by TJ 10 hours ago. 5 Replies

Prayer and hymns at Hallsville High Graduation

Started by Eric Andrist in Church & State. Last reply by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on Friday. 1 Reply

Pattern recognition

Started by Katherine A Flowers in Small Talk. Last reply by Andrew Brown on Friday. 9 Replies

Own It

Started by David Boots in Religion and the Religious, Atheism and Atheists. Last reply by Davis Goodman 19 hours ago. 40 Replies

Blog Posts

Horologium - the clock

Posted by Brad Snowder on May 28, 2017 at 10:30am 2 Comments

Hydra - the water snake

Posted by Brad Snowder on May 21, 2017 at 11:22am 2 Comments

© 2017   Created by Rebel.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service