You keep misunderstanding what Atheism is.August 16 2010 at 12:02 PM
Doc Strange (Login edstrange13)
Response to no offense, but this is an ignorant statement
First off, I'm not Arthur.
Yvonne said: when religion reveals God it will actually REVEAL the absolute scientific reality without which you will never UNDERSTAND true science at all.
That fact that science has been forcing religion to back down from their claims for the last 1000 years seems to contradict your statement.
Religion used to claim that the Earth was the center of the universe. Science proved religion wrong. Religion used to claim that mental illness was caused by demons. Science proved religion wrong.
Religion currently claims that god "poofed" all life forms into existence in their current forms. Yet again, science proved religion wrong.
Yvonne said: you act like you UNDERSTAND everything about nature
When did I claim that I understood EVERYTHING about nature? I have never claimed this. All I've said is that religious people don't know what they are talking about in regards to scientific matters.
I ONLY make statements about Nature and the Universe that can be backed up by testable, empirical evidence. To do anything else would be dishonest.
Science doesn't make sweeping statements about the Universe the way that religious people do. Science makes statements about the Universe backed up by testable, empirical evidence, analyzed by a strict regime of the scientific method in a peer-reviewed environment.
Religious people make sweeping statements about the Universe, then say "the bible says so".
Yes, well, the Bible says many things which have been proven to be false.
Yvonne said: and it is a little sad to me to hear all this puffed up thinking of atheism that hasn't DISPROVEN God nor PROVED the ultimate reality of nature which is the same thing.
I don't know how many times I've told you. I'll try, yet again. I don't think you really understand the Atheist position in all of this. I say this because myself, Arthur, and JVH have all corrected you, but you still keep making the same claim that Atheists are trying to disprove your god.
Atheists are not trying to disprove your god. NOTHING can disprove your god. In the same way that you cannot disprove the Norse gods or the Greek gods.
Gods are unfalsifiable. However, just because something is unfalsifiable doesn't mean that this is a reason to believe in it's existence.
I don't believe in your god the same way that you don't believe in Wotan or Zeus.
Yvonne said: and you can believe me or not, makes no difference to my reality, GOD REVEALS HIMSELF IN MAN, hence the FINAL knowledge of nature is revealed WITHIN US to explain EVERYTHING
Well, since there is no way for me to detect and analyze this "revelation of god" you claim is inside you, of course I don't believe it, any more than you don't believe in the claims of Hindus and Muslims.
As I keep telling you over and over again... when you understand why you discount all other possible gods, then you will understand why I discount your god.
"I am not absolutely positive there is no god. Only in the sense that I'm not absolutely positive there is no large china teapot in orbit in the solar system." -- Richard Dawkins