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Atheists are Fools!

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Offline Mefiante

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Okay, no takers then.  The prediction reads:
User "Mechanist." has a Creationist and Intelligent Design agenda that they're not telling anyone about. When this is pointed out, this person will argue against it having anything to do with the recent spate of messages posted in the forum - things that they've posted before elsewhere on the Internet.

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Okay, no takers then
Not for lack of trying :D  At least we now know what sent this guy running.

Nice one Luthon. Till the very end I somehow believed it had something to do with the world cup and Paul the Octopus!

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The really cool thing about the bible is that you can twist it's meanings in any direction you want to go. Crazy part is that people are still willing to blindly accept whatever twisted version is being taught them. Guess that is why they are referred to as sheep.

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when I was still a member of the NG Kerk, the dominee visited me and admonished me etc and then read a piece from the Bible which says you should be like sheep following the shepherd (Jesus)...jisses I stripped big time and told him that this is a denial of man's capacity to think and I reject that notion with distaste... he never returned.
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Just on the original topic I recalled reading this awesome rebuttal and went looking for it: 8 fallacies in one verse!


MINI-FAQ: Psalms 14:1

"The fool has said in his heart, 'There is no God.' They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that does good." (Psalms 14:1)

ad hominem fallacy: An argument is discounted based on attacking the character of the person making the argument. ("He is wrong when he says there is no God, because he is a fool.")

strawman fallacy: Arguing against a position by creating a different, weaker, or irrelevant position and refuting that position instead of the original. ("There is no God" misrepresents "There isn't sufficient evidence that God exists.")

circular reasoning: The truth of the conclusion is assumed in order to justify the premises. ("The fool says there is no God, because anyone who says there is no God is a fool.")

begging the question: The argument creates a secondary proposition that is related to the primary proposition, which requires a similar argument that is missing. (The existence of God is assumed, while addressing propositions of whether God exists.)

fallacy of inconsistency: The argument is inconsistent with other arguments within the same context.
In the Christian context, Jesus commands against the invective in Psalms 14:1, warning that "whoever says 'You fool!' shall be liable to the hell of fire" in Matthew 5:22.

special pleading: The inappropriate attribution of emotive functions to objects that do not have that capability. (Hearts are not capable of "knowing" or of feeling emotions.)

redundancy: Psalm 53 is identical to Psalm 14.

questionable premise: It is obviously not the case that all atheists do nothing but bad deeds. This premise is invalidated by a single example of an atheist doing a single charitable act.
Ei incumbit probatio, qui dicit, non qui negat; cum per rerum naturam factum negantis probatio nulla sit

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Excellent stuff.
"Monkey killing monkey killing monkey over pieces of the ground, Silly monkeys, give them thumbs, they make a club and beat their brother down. How they survive, so misguided, is a mystery. Repugnant is a creature who would squander the ability to lift an eye to heaven, conscious of his fleeting time here" - Tool