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by uwot
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Nonbelief and Evil: Two Arguments for the Nonexistence of God by Theodore Drange
Replies: 58
Views: 269

Re: Nonbelief and Evil: Two Arguments for the Nonexistence of God by Theodore Drange

So you are an agnostic then? Considering you allowing the possibility of God(s) you do not believe in? In fairness, agnostic has come to mean 'don't know'. So in that sense you can call me an agnostic, if you wish, but I don't call myself that, because it is not the meaning that was originally attr...
by uwot
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Nonbelief and Evil: Two Arguments for the Nonexistence of God by Theodore Drange
Replies: 58
Views: 269

Re: Nonbelief and Evil: Two Arguments for the Nonexistence of God by Theodore Drange

Unfortunately I understand it just fine. Unfortunate? Is that your idea of suffering? You believe that god does not exist = god does not exist. This however does not argue the absence of god, it is strictly a statement that god does not exist. Yup. You do not believe that god exists = You do not be...
by uwot
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Nonbelief and Evil: Two Arguments for the Nonexistence of God by Theodore Drange
Replies: 58
Views: 269

Re: Nonbelief and Evil: Two Arguments for the Nonexistence of God by Theodore Drange

That’s easy, uwot. In order to not believe in God... Etc, etc. Ok seeds; same question to you: Do you understand the difference between these two sentences? 1. I believe that god does not exist. 2. I do not believe that god exists. Yes, uwot, I understand the difference between those two sentences....
by uwot
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 592
Views: 6279

Re: Relativity?

...in my thought-experiment the light itself is a spherical wave. I think this is based on a misunderstanding of quantum mechanics. It is not the light wave that is spherical, rather the wave function. This, in essence, is a response to the two slit experiment which shows, conclusively, that photon...
by uwot
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Nonbelief and Evil: Two Arguments for the Nonexistence of God by Theodore Drange
Replies: 58
Views: 269

Re: Nonbelief and Evil: Two Arguments for the Nonexistence of God by Theodore Drange

What do you think an atheist has to believe, in order to not believe in god? That’s easy, uwot. In order to not believe in God... Etc, etc. Ok seeds; same question to you: Do you understand the difference between these two sentences? 1. I believe that god does not exist. 2. I do not believe that go...
by uwot
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Nonbelief and Evil: Two Arguments for the Nonexistence of God by Theodore Drange
Replies: 58
Views: 269

Re: Nonbelief and Evil: Two Arguments for the Nonexistence of God by Theodore Drange

Immanuel Can wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:02 pm
There are always people who have personal reasons to want to think they've disproved the existence of God.
And they are as ridiculous as the buffoons who think they have proved the existence of some god.
by uwot
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Nonbelief and Evil: Two Arguments for the Nonexistence of God by Theodore Drange
Replies: 58
Views: 269

Re: Nonbelief and Evil: Two Arguments for the Nonexistence of God by Theodore Drange

Okay, there is no god...on what authority do you make this statement... I don't. Clearly you do not understand the difference between: 1. I believe that god does not exist. 2. I do not believe that god exists. ...in simpler terms you are victim of the Universe, considering suffering is all powerful...
by uwot
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Nonbelief and Evil: Two Arguments for the Nonexistence of God by Theodore Drange
Replies: 58
Views: 269

Re: Nonbelief and Evil: Two Arguments for the Nonexistence of God by Theodore Drange

Eodnhoj7 wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:54 pm
What are you a god to say such things?
I'm an atheist. It would be a bit weird if I were a god and didn't believe in me.
by uwot
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Nonbelief and Evil: Two Arguments for the Nonexistence of God by Theodore Drange
Replies: 58
Views: 269

Re: Nonbelief and Evil: Two Arguments for the Nonexistence of God by Theodore Drange

What does it mean to you? You don't believe in god...okay...but "what is this god" you don't believe in? It's the same as all the gods you don't believe in + 1. +1 what exactly? What if I believed in everything...then what? You mean all the gods? It just means I don't believe in any of them, + or -...
by uwot
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Nonbelief and Evil: Two Arguments for the Nonexistence of God by Theodore Drange
Replies: 58
Views: 269

Re: Nonbelief and Evil: Two Arguments for the Nonexistence of God by Theodore Drange

Eodnhoj7 wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:10 pm
What does it mean to you? You don't believe in god...okay...but "what is this god" you don't believe in?
It's the same as all the gods you don't believe in + 1.
by uwot
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Nonbelief and Evil: Two Arguments for the Nonexistence of God by Theodore Drange
Replies: 58
Views: 269

Re: Nonbelief and Evil: Two Arguments for the Nonexistence of God by Theodore Drange

Can an atheist believe without not believing in God? What do you think an atheist has to believe, in order to not believe in god? Himself as equal to God(s), in his ability to inevitably define what he negates (as negation of an something requires a complete definition), and in this respect in a pu...
by uwot
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Nonbelief and Evil: Two Arguments for the Nonexistence of God by Theodore Drange
Replies: 58
Views: 269

Re: Nonbelief and Evil: Two Arguments for the Nonexistence of God by Theodore Drange

Eodnhoj7 wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:57 pm
Can an atheist believe without not believing in God?
What do you think an atheist has to believe, in order to not believe in god?
by uwot
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Nonbelief and Evil: Two Arguments for the Nonexistence of God by Theodore Drange
Replies: 58
Views: 269

Re: Nonbelief and Evil: Two Arguments for the Nonexistence of God by Theodore Drange

Eodnhoj7 wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:17 pm
Atheism is "negation"...
Like I said; you do not have to believe that a god does not exist in order to not believe that it does exist. Do you understand the difference between these two sentences?
1. I believe that god does not exist.
2. I do not believe that god exists.
by uwot
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Nonbelief and Evil: Two Arguments for the Nonexistence of God by Theodore Drange
Replies: 58
Views: 269

Re: Nonbelief and Evil: Two Arguments for the Nonexistence of God by Theodore Drange

Like I said...a fad. Beliefs come and go, depending on what is trending. You mean like polytheism, monotheism, Catholicism, Lutheranism, Calvinism, Methodism, Quakers, shakers, Mormonism, seventh day adventism, Jehovah witnessism and all the other flash in the panisms? Well if it does not demand a ...
by uwot
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Nonbelief and Evil: Two Arguments for the Nonexistence of God by Theodore Drange
Replies: 58
Views: 269

Re: Nonbelief and Evil: Two Arguments for the Nonexistence of God by Theodore Drange

I understand that Richard Dawkins claims to have arrived at his Atheism at the ripe old age of 15. Now, whatever else you can say about RD, you can't say he came to his position on the basis of his extensive biological and philosophical expertise...not unless his intellectual career reached its zen...