Sunday, April 29, 2007

God delusions

Debbibuzz says:
How would you counter this: the existance of anything cannot be proven

Mark W says:
By saying that the statement confuses "philosophical proof" and "mathematical proof" and also by pointing out that we don't live in a way that applys that sort of thinking to our lives

Debbibuzz says:
So what sort of thinking do we apply? What sort of questions do we ask when trying to determine the existance of something?

Mark W says:
Is it there?

Debbibuzz says:
So say something we can't see like air... or memory?

Mark W says:
Well, how do we interact with it?

Debbibuzz says:
What about the existance of God?

Mark W says:
How do we interact with Him?

Debbibuzz says:
So if I'm an atheist and I say, "I don't interact with God"?

Mark W says:
Yeah, what would you say?

Debbibuzz says:
Just because you don't interact with Him doesn't mean He's not there.

Mark W says:
Seems fair

Debbibuzz says:
Then the atheist will say, "But if I can't see him and I don't interact with him, what proof is there that he's there?"

Mark W says:
Do they believe Vladimir Putin exists?

Debbibuzz says:
Let's say they say yes... they don't 'see' him and he doesn't interact with them but they see him in the news... they can see God in the Bible

Mark W says:
Indeed

Debbibuzz says:
...and God has revealed Himself through Jesus

Mark W says:
Also true

Debbibuzz says:
Anything else?

Mark W says:
That seems sufficient

Debbibuzz says:
Hmmm... ok

Marrrk W: Not typing so much says:
Well, you're on the right track, make him/her deal with the Bible


Also have a look at: The Dawkin's Delusion

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