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Old 15th August 2018, 04:56 PM   #1041
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Originally Posted by Maartenn100 View Post
The main question you can ask to the atheists on this forum is:

"Does the scientific inability to prove the existence of something automatically render it as non existent?"

Answer: nope.
What do you think the main question for theists is?
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Old 15th August 2018, 06:17 PM   #1042
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Originally Posted by Maartenn100 View Post
The main question you can ask to the atheists on this forum is:

"Does the scientific inability to prove the existence of something automatically render it as non existent?"
That conversation got split off to here:
http://www.internationalskeptics.com...d.php?t=330895

Originally Posted by Maartenn100 View Post
Answer: nope.
Longer answer: No, but at some point it's reasonable to just say something isn't real and since literally nothing can truly be 100% proven we don't set the bar that far. As a general guideline, unless you object to someone saying they don't believe in fairies or bigfoot or Russell's teapot or the invisible dragon in my garage you also shouldn't object to someone saying they don't believe in god.
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Old 16th August 2018, 05:51 AM   #1043
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Originally Posted by Maartenn100 View Post
The main question you can ask to the atheists on this forum is:

"Does the scientific inability to prove the existence of something automatically render it as non existent?"

Answer: nope.
That's why it's a good thing there are additional concepts such as a priori plausibility and Occam's Razor to keep that condition from resulting in nonsensical beliefs. That's especially important when the proponents of those beliefs keep moving the goalposts to avoid what would otherwise seem like the falsification of reasonable deduced consequents. The question you're asking got moved to a different thread. This thread is about a particularly silly attempt at conjuring up a proof for God out of tatters and collages of poorly-rendered philosophy and blatantly bad logic. So the main question we can ask deists, I suppose, is why the desperate need to make believe there's an objective proof for what is almost always claimed in the religion should be a matter of faith?
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