What Turned You Away from God?

Discussion in 'Religion' started by Bowser, Jul 15, 2018.

  1. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    In principle, atheists don't proactively apply their beliefs to others - there's really no way to do so - unless and until someone raises the subject of God.

    How would that go?
    Atheist, in a vacuum: "God didn't do that!"
    Anyone else: "Did anyone say he did?"

    No, it starts with "God did that."

    It's not like people who don't believe in unicorns go around wanting to talk about unicorns not existing. It only occurs when someone else starts in about unicorns existing.
    There are nigh-infinite number of things any one might not believe in, they would spend their whole lives trying to talk about things that they don't think exist.

    So atheism is not equivalent to theism.
     
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  3. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    The universe must be perfected, in other words we need to save perfection.
     
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  5. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Well, "in principle".

    How would it go? How about this: An atheist wanders down to the town square and hollers for people to come tell him about God so he can tell him they're wrong. I don't know; you must have missed that thread↗.

    And the companion thread↗.

    It happens.

    Still, I don't know, Dave: How would that go?

    Check the warranty on that analogy.

    What an interesting Straw man.
     
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  7. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    It seems to me that both those OP questions ( by an admin) were prompted by still another thread, undoubtedly about the existence of a God.
     
  8. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Only if the person is disturbed. You'd have to be. And that doesn't count......

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  9. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Isn't that the same as saying
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  10. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Click because I never have any reason to use the picture of Ennis.

    The problem with the part where I say something about, "Please start making sense," or some such, is that we already know you won't.
     
  11. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    I checked. Life time warranty. It's still good.
     
  12. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    I hope you are not suggesting that turning away from God is an insane action, but an action by a reasonable person instead.

    And I could understand an insane person turning to God. They cannot help it.

    To sane people, Scripture as revealed truth seems highly unlikely. Sane people have "thoughts". Scripture does not make sense, except to insane people, who will believe anything!

    Does that make sense?
     
  13. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    Yet here you are, totally not demanding that the supposed unicorn believers of the world come before you with their ideas.
     
  14. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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  15. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    QED
     
  16. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    No one is demanding that you as supposed God believer come forward with your ideas. You do this all on your own.
     
  17. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    But I see no one has the guts to argue against the immense unicornallitylessness.

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  18. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    At least two aforementioned threads to the contrary from this site suggest otherwise.
     
  19. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    QED, yet again ...
     
  20. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Wrong.
    Those two threads were spin-offs in response to yet another thread started by a theist.
    Atheists do not proselytize, nothing to sell..........

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  21. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    OK, about the warranty then?

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  22. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    Your 2nd paragraph doesn't follow from your 1st.
     
  23. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    ... and QED, yet again.
     

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