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Why Atheism is Incoherent & You Aren't as Smart as You Think You Are
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Why Atheism is Incoherent & You Aren't as Smart as You Think You Are
So you've figured out that the world is, so far as anyone can tell, around four and a half billion years old, life began as self-reproducing proteins that, driven to transmute through natural selection, produced all modern species. You've figured out that Genesis is nothing but a Jewish fairy tale. You, since you're on an 'atheist forum,' think you're very clever no doubt for having figured this out. You imagine you are a part of a small, but growing, rational community of enlightened individuals.

The truth is anyone with a room temperature IQ, unless hindered by religious brainwashing, can figure this out in 2021. You aren't nearly as clever as you imagine. Because everything I mentioned in the above paragraph speaks to the universe having fundamental purpose and meaning. I am not talking about the Judeo-Christian spook of a bearded man in the sky, I'm talking about the the laws of nature themselves. If nature is deterministic, and one of the fundamental assumptions of science is that it is, then we must assume that the rise of life from proteins, and the ever upward development, through struggle, of life from these early proteins to complex, highly advanced lifeforms like men has been predetermined by the very laws of nature themselves. Nature then is not meaningless, without purpose, but has goals and ends. The laws of nature themselves are an expression of God.

Think about it! You know that the Hebrew account of a God apart from nature creating everything is nothing but a fairy tail, yet you persist in the Judeo-Christian error of denying the obvious purpose and meaning in nature. To the Christian nature is nothing but a sideshow God created as a backdrop to his moral obstacle course for souls. You know that's not true, you know that man is himself a part of nature, that the universe is in motion, constantly evolving towards higher and higher states & that everything that is is a product of nature. Yet you refuse to overcome Christian nihilism towards nature, to accept that these natural processes are not meaningless or without purpose or direction. Nature; the universe, is directed by Divine Will. That is what the laws of nature, whether they be the laws of gravity, chemistry or biology, are; the Will of God!
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RE: Why Atheism is Incoherent & You Aren't as Smart as You Think You Are
Serious - "God" is a euphorism that some sheepherder came up with to replace "I don' t know" as an answer to a difficult question....
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Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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(March 2, 2021 at 8:30 pm)onlinebiker Wrote: Serious - "God" is a euphorism that some sheepherder came up with to replace "I don' t know" as an answer to a difficult question....

Next time try reading the OP before responding.
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RE: Why Atheism is Incoherent & You Aren't as Smart as You Think You Are
(March 2, 2021 at 8:31 pm)Seax Wrote:
(March 2, 2021 at 8:30 pm)onlinebiker Wrote: Serious - "God" is a euphorism that some sheepherder came up with to replace "I don' t know" as an answer to a difficult question....

Next time try reading the OP before responding.

I read the OP. You’re lucky I got to you before another Staff member did.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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RE: Why Atheism is Incoherent & You Aren't as Smart as You Think You Are
(March 2, 2021 at 8:18 pm)Seax Wrote: So

Aren't you precious...bless your heart.
       I am the storm.                                                             
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RE: Why Atheism is Incoherent & You Aren't as Smart as You Think You Are
(March 2, 2021 at 8:37 pm)arewethereyet Wrote:
(March 2, 2021 at 8:18 pm)Seax Wrote: So

Aren't you precious...bless your heart.

Yes, I came here expecting a somewhat rational argument & all I've gotten is snark. I suppose I am rather precious & naive.
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RE: Why Atheism is Incoherent & You Aren't as Smart as You Think You Are
(March 2, 2021 at 8:43 pm)Seax Wrote:
(March 2, 2021 at 8:37 pm)arewethereyet Wrote: Aren't you precious...bless your heart.

Yes, I came here expecting a somewhat rational argument & all I've gotten is snark. I suppose I am rather precious & naive.

If you want rational discourse, you’d do better to present a rational statement of your position, instead of the same pantheistic gibberish we’ve heard a thousand times.

When you start off with snark, don’t act all bum hurt when the snark is revisited upon you.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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RE: Why Atheism is Incoherent & You Aren't as Smart as You Think You Are
(March 2, 2021 at 8:43 pm)Seax Wrote:
(March 2, 2021 at 8:37 pm)arewethereyet Wrote: Aren't you precious...bless your heart.

Yes, I came here expecting a somewhat rational argument & all I've gotten is snark. I suppose I am rather precious & naive.

You got what you gave.  Start something, expect something.
       I am the storm.                                                             
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RE: Why Atheism is Incoherent & You Aren't as Smart as You Think You Are
(March 2, 2021 at 8:32 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:
(March 2, 2021 at 8:31 pm)Seax Wrote: Next time try reading the OP before responding.

I read the OP. You’re lucky I got to you before another Staff member did.

Boru

Truer words were never spoken.
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