Originally posted by stormson
look at the words-
a-theist= no gods
nostic= gods can be known
ag-nostic= gods may exist, but can not be known.
there is more evidence for the big bang than there is for a god. now a god could have created the big bang, but we have no evidence for it.
however, lack of evidence is not evidence of lack.
so the most logical approach to the god debate is maybe, maybe not. after all, just because you dont know about it, or have no evidence for it,
doesnt mean it doesnt exist.
p.s. for most of human history, there was no knowledge of radio waves, or evidence for them, yet they existed.
an atheist would say there is no evidence for radio waves, so they dont exist.
a theist would say they exist even if there is no evidence
an agnostic would say maybe, we just can figure it out yet
a gnostic would say "it can be learned"
edit on 17-3-2013 by stormson because: (no reason given)
Amazing, A non-atheist stating what an atheist thinks....you must be some kind of Dynamo/Blane type mind reading magician.
So far, all this thread has shown, is that religious types have a view of what THEY think and atheist is, and therefore the atheistic view is
Its obvious that the only thing you're arguing against is you own iterprtation of atheism...and you're right....its wrong.
Your statement above regarding radio waves.....at a time when they were unknown the question would never have arisen, and if the effects were noted
for some reason , the actual conversation would have been more like:
religion : It is the work of god, move on
atheism : I see no evidence of god, we should investigate further.
An atheist (and I know this has been said over and over on this thread...but I feel it bears repeating) view is not that there is no god(s)..(that
would be an anti-theist) it is that there is no evidence in support of god(s)
ETA after re-read----
You talk about existence, the denial of existence is not an atheistic view point. Yes some atheist will clearly state that they believe that god(s)
does not exist. If you are a thiest, then in most cases you are a selective theist.
To be an honest theist you would have to accept equal probability for existence of ALL gods, not just the one you brought up to believe in.
If it the christian god that is your main stay...as an honest theist, you must also accept that:
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edit on 17-3-2013 by idmonster because: (no reason given)