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Atheism is just as irrational as Theism.
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Atheism is just as irrational as Theism.
Because of the ambiguous nature of the word "god", atheists assume far too much and hold an illogical standpoint.

Firstly, atheism is the lack of belief in a god or gods.

Since the word "god" means so many things to so many people (some think "god" is the universe, some think "god" is an alien lifeform, some think "god" is supernatural)

Therefore, describing your belief system with a word that has so many meaning is just logically incoherent.

Okay, so let's take it a step further. Let's say atheists define "god" as divine, a being that transcends space and time, a being that is supernatural.

This is what most people think of when they think of "god", a supernatural being that is omnipotent(All powerful) omniscient(All knowing), omnipresent(everywhere at once).

The problem with this is,the word supernatural is and always will be meaningless.

Something that is "supernatural" is beyond conceptualization and cannot be observed within reality. If we could observe or conceptualize a "supernatural god" it would no longer be supernatural. Humans can only perceive and conceptualize that which we know. Something that is supernatural is simply beyond perception and rational thought.

Unless you define god as an alien being(not supernatural) that exists in nature, atheism is logically incoherent.
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#2
RE: Atheism is just as irrational as Theism.
It's pretty rational to call bs on obvious bs.
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#3
RE: Atheism is just as irrational as Theism.
So if both Theism and Atheism are irrational and / or illogical, and according to your argumentation agnosticism should be as well, what do you suggest?
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#4
RE: Atheism is just as irrational as Theism.
Pass not worth the effort. Undecided
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#5
RE: Atheism is just as irrational as Theism.
Do you feel better now?

I am an nonbeliever of every single god that can't be proven.

What's logically incoherent is believing things without evidence.
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#6
RE: Atheism is just as irrational as Theism.
A one shit who can't even manage any wonder by the low standards of one shit wonders.
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#7
RE: Atheism is just as irrational as Theism.
(October 11, 2011 at 9:32 am)sonofodin Wrote: Something that is "supernatural" is beyond conceptualization and cannot be observed within reality.
Obviously false.

Atheism is an irrational world view because it bases its rationality on something it denies. Ergo only theism can be rational.
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RE: Atheism is just as irrational as Theism.
Well, according to you then, it's logically incoherent to even hold an opinion on god since it is such an ambiguous word. So what then...are you saying the only logical explanation is to just not think about it?
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#9
RE: Atheism is just as irrational as Theism.
Believing in the supernatural simply because by definition you can't observe it???
If I die and god is real, im so screwed.
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RE: Atheism is just as irrational as Theism.
(October 11, 2011 at 9:51 am)fr0d0 Wrote: Atheism is an irrational world view because it bases its rationality on something it denies. Ergo only theism can be rational.

Have you been drinking?
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