posted on Mar, 2 2005 @ 07:11 PM
Originally posted by mark ten
Atheists cannot prove the non-existence of God, in fact they cannot even prove that simply the collective imperative and collective consciousness of a
God concept is something synergetic.
Why do atheists have to prove the non-existance of god?
Is it some sort of test or acceptance rite into atheism?
I know that the tooth fairy doesn't exist (apologies to anyone still under this illusion). Do you want me to offer proof?
OK i can't offer absolute proof, but it's enough for me that i'm the one who puts the money under my kids pillow and for now it's a fiction we're
both happy to maintain...
Is god just a tooth fairy with good PR?
Of course, and that's why church attendance is declining
Pardon me from how I edited after posting. I take it that Atheists have many arguments about the non-existence of God, that forming the reason why
they call themselves Atheists. They have taken the next step from agnostics who say that God's existence cannot be proved nor disproved.
ag·nos·ti·cism (ăg-nŏs'tĭ-sĭz'əm) pronunciation n.
1. The doctrine that certainty about first principles or absolute truth is unattainable and that only perceptual phenomena are objects of exact
2. The belief that there can be no proof either that God exists or that God does not exist."
So atheists have a degree of certainty whereas they have proven it to themselves at least in the abstract, and their proof may be beyond words or
filled with words. Nobody has to prove anything do they?
At any rate all these topics are filled with further discussions, most of which rely upon the degree of faith or the degree of certainty people call
it within schools of thought. So in a way, all of this hones into exactly that, one opinion or school of thought verses another.