All Blog Posts Tagged 'arguments' (7)

I Did Not Suspect That Coming...Regarding The Spanish Inquisition

Imagine my surprise when the door suddenly opens and people run in yelling, "YOU DONT BELIEVE IN GOD?"

"NO ONE EVER SUSPECTS THE SPANISH INQUISITION!!!"



maybe I should have started out writing about how my evening went last night (night before Thanksgiving) and then giving the Monty Python 'Spanish Inquisition' punch line near the end of this post- either way, holy tits...they came out of no where. I am hangin' with the bros drinking a fine Belgian wheat ale and playing some liars… Continue

Added by Jake W. Andrews on November 25, 2010 at 11:02pm — 1 Comment

How to convert a theist: 3 Arguments for religion rebutted

If you’re arguing with a theist, you’ve got to have some ready ammunition to combat their aggressive and seductive simplicity. Sometimes theists say very clever things, and even worse: Sometimes they’re right. Here’s how to argue against them.



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There are some… Continue

Added by Explonential on September 26, 2010 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Why?(and what?)

Why is there a God?

There a billions of stars in a galaxy and millions of galaxies in the universe. Many of these stars aren't even medium yellow like our sun. The odds of a planet forming to Earth-like standards are actually microscopic, even if other planet types can form the basics of life. Our planet is one tiny speck in a vast universe. I would almost call it insignificant.

What makes you think we're the center of some grand cosmic scheme of some importance?

If God is so… Continue

Added by Mario Rodgers on February 27, 2010 at 1:00pm — 11 Comments

Arguments

Summaries from online forum debates I've enjoyed.


Atheist1: Today's topic is God's nose and the contents held within.
Atheist2: Great! I've always wondered if God has boogers...
Theist: Blasphemy! god's nose would be perfect and not contain any boogers!
Atheist2: But hear me out... if it did, would he have to pick them?
Atheist1: Gentleman, please! Let's try to stay…
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Added by kelltrill on February 9, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Semantics

I used to think philosophers were very intelligent people, until I realized that most of what they did was to argue semantics. There's an old joke about a college dean who is talking to the chairman of the physics department and he says: Why do you need all this expensive equipment? Why can't you be like the math department, they only need chalk and erasers, just chalk and erasers. Or, better yet, why can't you be like the philosophy department, they only need chalk!

I have been trying to… Continue

Added by Doug Reardon on October 2, 2009 at 10:42pm — 34 Comments

I did not become an atheist because of what others said, I simply was an atheist. What I found interesting is that when I actually did find the atheist community, many of the arguments I had formed f…

I did not become an atheist because of what others said, I simply was an atheist. What I found interesting is that when I actually did find the atheist community, many of the arguments I had formed for myself had been formed by others. Reading what other non-theists had written was like a trip down memory lane, for I had reached the same conclusions, independently, many years before I ever read other non-theists thoughts. Like many I have read, they thought they were the only ones, a… Continue

Added by Doug Reardon on August 19, 2009 at 12:06am — 5 Comments

Essay I wrote for philosophy class: Pascal's Wager and the Ontological Argument Defeated

Refutations of Pascal’s Wager

and the Ontological Argument





When debating a theist about the existence of God, there are two arguments that many of them tend to rely on as last ditch efforts. These are Pascal’s Wager and the Ontological Argument. However, neither is valid because they both have been refuted.

Pascal’s wager, devised by Blaise Pascal, states that it is better to believe in God and be wrong than to not believe in God and be wrong. If one believes in God… Continue

Added by Andrew the Fluffer on February 19, 2009 at 8:54pm — No Comments

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