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Hi There!
#31
RE: Hi There!
(October 2, 2010 at 2:06 pm)fr0d0 Wrote: I believe because I understand what it is I believe in. I choose to conclude what I must, based on knowledge I have.

A non believer doesn't believe because they are forced to conclude what they know, which in this case is a lack of information of the subject... ie they are ignorant of the subject.

Lol so essentially:

I have some knowledge that you, and every believer turned atheist, and every atheist that has studied my religion hasn't got. If you disagree with my it's not possibly because you came to a different conclusion based on the same evidence, it's because you don't know everything I do!

And what is this knowledge fr0d0? come on and school us!

I mean, if you're right we should become theists once we learn all this wonderful stuff right? I'm eager Smile
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#32
RE: Hi There!
(October 2, 2010 at 6:19 pm)fr0d0 Wrote:
(October 2, 2010 at 4:41 pm)Ashendant Wrote: Does it hurt your knowledge when research proves that atheists know more about religion than theists do?
ROFLOL

Priceless! Big Grin
http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2010/09/28...udy-finds/
Well i don't know how much the research costed but I'm pretty sure it's not priceless

Or are you going to ignore the facts?
#33
RE: Hi There!
Hardly fact ash. More the ignorant application of statistics.
#34
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Frodo, you gonna respond to the VOID's post? You keep harping on about atheists being ignorant and shit but won't go into detail about what it is we don't get.

You claim to have more knowledge on the subject of religion than us but have yet to demonstrate this.
So? Are you gonna enlighten us or just dodge yet another post?
There is no point in calling someone ignorant if you cannot at least demonstrate it.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence - Carl Sagan

Mankind's intelligence walks hand in hand with it's stupidity.

Being an atheist says nothing about your overall intelligence, it just means you don't believe in god. Atheists can be as bright as any scientist and as stupid as any creationist.

You never really know just how stupid someone is, until you've argued with them.
#35
RE: Hi There!
There's nothing to address in VOID's post Ace. My last post in reply to Evie stands. All the detail you need is there.

As for educating you to be theist... that's completely up to you and not me. Changing thoughts isn't something you go to war over, as we're always going to hold tight to what we're fighting for. People argue that black is white and will stubbornly hold on to their position. You have repeatedly stated that you don't want to think about it... so we're defeated already.

Of course I intimidate you with the use of language - but you're making the mistake of thinking ignorance is always a bad thing. Like I said, you should be proud of it. If you're not, then think about your stance.
#36
RE: Hi There!
(October 2, 2010 at 2:06 pm)fr0d0 Wrote: No I gave a concise reply. Let me try to explain it more thoroughly:

I believe because I understand what it is I believe in. I choose to conclude what I must, based on knowledge I have.

A non believer doesn't believe because they are forced to conclude what they know, which in this case is a lack of information of the subject... ie they are ignorant of the subject.

Any clearer?

Nope. You've just made your baseless assertion for a 3rd time. Doesn't matter how detailed you make your baseless assertion if it's still baseless.

Can you actually substantiate your claim that believers believe because they understand and atheists don't because they're ignorant?

Quote:Ignorance used here isn't a slur... more an assertion of fact.
Actually, this is the 4th time that you have made that baseless assertion.

Quote: Adrian acknowledged when we last talked about this that the default position on faith is ignorance. You're born not knowing/ giving intellectual assent.
That is a different point though. That is different to your specific assertion that atheism=ignorance and theism=understanding (to paraphrase you).

Quote:Personally, and I think you would agree, I think a person cannot believe against what they rationalise to be true. Hence all atheism must be ignorant of theism.

I'm not at all ignorant over what I perceive to be the delusion of theism.
#37
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Quote:My last post in reply to Evie stands.
Hardly. You failed to demonstrate how atheism = ignorance.

Quote:You have repeatedly stated that you don't want to think about it
A little wrong there. The only time I think about it is on here. Outside this computer, religion does not exist. So there's nothing to think about. Remember, religion is not important to me. I have already considered it many times before and dismissed it.

Quote:Of course I intimidate you with the use of language
Ha! Yobs couldn't intimidate me, what makes you think that you and your baseless assertions will?

Quote:Like I said, you should be proud of it.
I'm not ignorant, frodo. Atheists tend to be more knowledgeable about religion than theists. Surveys support that. Just because people don't believe in god doesn't mean they don't understand. Once very strong theists who were filled with faith have still turned atheist. Purhaps instead of calling them ignorant you can ask them why they reject religion?

Atheists are not ignorant.
If we are, prove it. Demonstrate it. You won't point out what it is we don't understand and have even told us to look for it ourselves, but even if we did, you'd still say we're ignorant.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence - Carl Sagan

Mankind's intelligence walks hand in hand with it's stupidity.

Being an atheist says nothing about your overall intelligence, it just means you don't believe in god. Atheists can be as bright as any scientist and as stupid as any creationist.

You never really know just how stupid someone is, until you've argued with them.
#38
RE: Hi There!
Nothing to answer there.
#39
RE: Hi There!
You guys should stop wasting your time trying to get out of him why atheists are apparently ignorant. He won't answer. That's clear.
Eeyore Wrote:Thanks for noticing.
#40
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(October 3, 2010 at 11:46 am)chasm Wrote: You guys should stop wasting your time trying to get out of him why atheists are apparently ignorant. He won't answer. That's clear.

He can't answer. That's even clearer.





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