Thought experiment. What if it was one day proven 200% there’s no God?


#182

Treat them with the justice they deserve, according to the reasons they became my enemy.

Common Sense.


#183

And no matter how such hypotheses play out, they always come up against a li’l ol’ brick wall known as…(drum roll…)
“infinite regression.”
dHoshAJ


#184

So, in other words, there really is no such thing as ‘knowledge’ since, by your definition, anything that might later be disproven is merely fallacy. Isn’t that the logical conclusion we must reach, if we believe your assertion here?


#185

Absolute, unshakable faith in absolutely nothing outside of the self.


#186

I PM’d you, what’s your response?


#187

Perhaps we can emulate such “faith!”


#188

Let me not think about not believing…


#189

In the majority of cases, probably. I think humans can have a sense of different levels of certainty whether knowledge is temporary or more/less permanent based on complexity, etc. So I think it is important to define the level of certainty when speaking about knowledge.


#190

No boredom possible in Heaven, sorry.


#191

I think there is a conclusion we can draw with fairly good certainty…@rosarypoet will not be liking any of my posts!


#192

Quit trying to redirect us to Fisheaters, now…


#193

This is why nonbelievers claim they do not have a belief system.


#194

Not something–someone. The unmoved mover, uncaused cause, only necessary being, the one and only Father, Son, and Holy Ghost…
God! Yeah, baby!


#195

That’s a big misunderstanding. God isn’t the one sending people to hell, people continually reject God through their sins and by being unrepentant.


#196

The Bible doesn’t contradict itself.


#197

Well, we’ve seen the atheist “varsity” here on CAF many times, and they’ve all come up goose eggs…


#198

It was a metaphor. The books aren’t literal books they represent the different religions and denomenations and would include holy books, human writings, tradition, symbols, etc. Other religions have their holy men also, and adherents who follow them. My analogy did include people advocating for each book.

The books represent different faiths not just holy books.

A Muslim would tell me his holy book also contains no contradictions.

Absolutely false. I believe the situation humans find themselves in on Earth is misstated and mischaracterized. I’m stating that the way humans present their ideas of God makes god look unfair, which is a quality those same people would never attribute to him.

The analogy is that each religion has a path to salvation or heaven or whatever is promised, ‘jail’ is whatever you’re denied or whatever punishment you receive for not following that path in some form.


#199

Apparently neither does the Qu’ran, or so I hear.


#200

No it’s not a big misunderstanding. Apologetics has been forced to retreat on hell as far back as it possibly can because the doctrine is so at odds with logic. It has gone from midevil times focus of punishment to modern day apologetics saying people beg God to throw them in hell and they lock the door behind them. If hell is as terrible as it’s described then no one, not one single person with an informed decision would choose it. It runs totally counter to human nature. Look I understand why people put hell as being a choice because you have to. Catholicism is married to the idea of hell now and they have to spin it in some way, but the fact remains that there are many religions all contradicting each other with an omnipetent God who won’t set the record straight but will burn you forever if your on the wrong side. It sounds so much like a human invention it’s not even funny.


#201

Ahhh now I understand your analogy


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