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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
My current belief is along the lines of "Inteligent Design", so I guess that would place me somewhere in the middle of all this.
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?
something other than spontaneous biogenesis occurred. Inteligent design fits right in.
life was created by something inteligent, evolution picks up from there!
Originally posted by Partyof1
Certainly more spiritual than religious by far. And no, I don't believe that God rides on a fiery chariot!
With god and the universe, there are tons of possiblities. There is NO reason, none, to assume God would look like us, think like us, or even think at all. For all we know, God could be an organism who's primary function is to spew out tremendously hot, compacted spaces and kickstart the Big Bang. We just don't know.