The argument from ignorance, also known as argumentum ad ignorantiam ("appeal to ignorance" ), argument by lack of imagination, or negative evidence, is a logical fallacy in which it is claimed that a premise is true only because it has not been proven false, or is false only because it has not been proven true.
The argument from personal incredulity, also known as argument from personal belief or argument from personal conviction, refers to an assertion that because one personally finds a premise unlikely or unbelievable, the premise can be assumed to be false, or alternatively that another preferred but unproven premise is true instead.
Both arguments commonly share this structure: a person regards the lack of evidence for one view as constituting proof that another view is true. The types of fallacies discussed in this article should not be confused with the reductio ad absurdum method of argument, in which a valid logical contradiction of the form "A and not A" is used to disprove a premise.
"there is a god and I am not willing to accept the possibility of there not being one"
Would you agree to this?
EITHER way it is a denial of ignorance.
I believe that a person can say
"I believe in or do not believe in BUT I am willing to accept the POSSIBILITY"
Ignorance: "Lacking in knowledge or learning. Lacking special knowledge or information, uninformed or unaware." - Webster's
Then Deny Ignorance means absolutely nothing to you and this website is here for the sole purpose of reaffirming your beliefs NOT challenging them.
Welcome to Hell.
Originally posted by teapot
All organised religions. including atheism, provide 'comfort'.
For an atheist, you sure seem to know alot about religion!
(Incidently, if a person 'believes' in weightwatchers etc etc, then that is their religion. If they attend every week, obey all the rituals and seek fellowship with other members, then that is their church. If they feel guilty for breaking any of the rules, that is their faith)
The post is about how atheists are meeting on Sunday mornings to discuss how they've rejected organised religion. Any atheist who feels the need to congregate to discuss how God does not exist, is in denial if he thinks he is not religious or does not belong to a church.