Cold is the Absence of Heat, Evil is the Absence of God

Another one of these? How many do we really have to suffer through/debunk before people start listening to facts?

Rather than type it all out (again), I made a video response. Since I can’t use plain logic to level with these people, I had to try and turn their own logic back on them. Tell me how you think it panned out…

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Comment by Melissa on December 26, 2009 at 9:51pm
Thanks for you comment Nelson. Regarding Einstein, I am aware of the confusion surrounding Einstein's personal mystic beliefs... but I have never come across a quote of his that I haven't been able to read as if it had come from an atheist's lips. To Einstein, I think "god" encapsulated this romanticized view he had of the universe. Religious people cannot understand the language Einstein uses because their definitions of "god" are too entangled in doctrine, and most always misinterpret Einstein's true intended meaning.

I do think my quote served the purpose of the argument though. A better one could have been:

"The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weakness, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish."

I hate the fact that some dishonest asshole thinks he can make Einstein puppet whatever he wants without any citation to prove his claim.

With the "evil is the absence of god" argument, I really couldn't do anything but try and use their own logic to contradict their claim... being that is was completely irrational to begin with. My point was that god says he will never leave, regardless of a person choosing to leave god for a time to do bad things. I came from a denomination that believes "once saved, always saved," so my rationale was more geared toward that mentality.


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