What Reflex really wanted to say:
1. You have free will, always and ever, until God gives you the strength to do and say and thing the things you do.
2. Evolution is a horribly defeatist concept, except when it comes to man's continual improvement of understanding god.
3. Science has no wisdom, it is a cold, calculated, clinical intellectual hotbed to raise cynical people, and to convince them to lose their love for their only god. Except when science is quoted in religious literature as proof of god's infinite wisdom.
4. Scientific endeavours are bordering on the evil, they try to defy and besmirch God's name. Except of course, when you use your scientific knowledge to realize how all the components of this beautiful world work in such gorgeous harmony, proving God's existence.
It's either 'yes' or 'no'. The logical consequences of 'no' are severe so god-believers stick their heads in the sand and refuse to discuss them in a meaningful way.
Arguments ive seen used in this form by theists:
The law of causality is not certain . . . except for the fact that god causes everything to happen.
Only immaterial things exist . . . for instance, a poster on these boards, by the name of "Reflex".
Nothing has a physical cause . . . except my own thoughts and theories about theism.
The universe can’t be eternal since everything needs a cause . . . except god, which can be eternal without a cause.
We don’t believe in anything we can see, hear, touch, smell, or taste . . . because we are delusional, paranoid schizophrenics.
Intentionality exists . . . except god implants all intentionality inside of us.
Nature is goal-directed . . . only exception is formed by the Toronto Maple Leafs, which are not goal-oriented. (The TMLs are a hockey team that hasn't won any championships or cups since 1967.)
Everyone has free will . . . except god knows what I will decide with my free will.
Consciousness is the only real thing in this world . . . that's why I don't feel bad being a drunkard and beating my wife and kids if they don't behave very Christianly.
There are absolutes. and there is an objective morality . . . except they don't apply to the Big Guy.
There is evil . . . God created it, as it is clearly written in KJV Isaiah 45:7
God is not evil . . . he just allows all evil things to happen in the world.
Religion is a sweet-smelling rose . . . except that religion has murdered millions.
All truth comes from the bible . . . except that it does not tell us anything practical, like how to build cold fusion machines.
Intelligent design is believable and a fact. Except I don't understand the meaning of "fact".
When you stop at a cause, you stop science . . . except when you stop at evolution. This proves that I, Reflex, am a devolutionary.
The complex can’t give rise to the simplex . . . except for god, who in his infinite wisdom created herpesvirus hominis simplex.
There is lots of evidence for God . . . except all that evidence is also explicable without god.
Philosophy isn’t important to religion . . . except the philosophy I’m using to rig religion to always provide theistic answers. Case in point: religionists, particularly we, Christians, built and are proud of having built, our faith on roots like teachings of Socrates, yet we, the same Christians, object with hand and foot if someone uses logic to show the impossibility of our faith's tenets.
Unlike science, religion is objective and built on god's own words . . . except it seems to be ineffective when viewed by a person who does not believe the scriptures are god's own words. But it says that, right in there, in the scriptures, that it's god's own words! Are you atheists nuts? Can't you read? You don't believe facts that are right in front of your eyes!!!
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