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Homer

Mountain climber
742 Evergreen Terrace
Feb 7, 2013 - 09:13pm PT
If you look at it statistically, the absence of any example where a supernatural force has interfered in an earthly process gives us very high confidence we may assume there is no god at all.

I'm not very good at understanding that. What do the statistics say about how often we should expect to see examples of supernatural forces interfering in an earthly process in a reality where god exists, versus how often we should expect to see examples of supernatural forces interfering in an earthly process in a reality where god doesn't exist? What exactly does our evidence tell us?

It seems to me like we just have a need to fill in the blanks of our incomplete information using whatever tool is convenient - whether that's blind faith, or survivor bias, or confirmation bias, or whatever belief system we prefer.
manzanita man

Social climber
somerset, ca.
Feb 7, 2013 - 09:21pm PT
and here is another reason. my foster sister had her own room and my foster dad put a 2'x4' cross above her bed. one night the cross fell and put a 3" gash




































in the back of my foster dads head.
manzanita man

Social climber
somerset, ca.
Feb 7, 2013 - 10:02pm PT
what came first, tyranasaurus rex or adam and eve. which event has more proof?
manzanita man

Social climber
somerset, ca.
Feb 7, 2013 - 10:08pm PT
guess nobody has a rebutle.
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
-A race of corn eaters
Feb 19, 2013 - 11:23am PT
What's trending?

So you're an atheist, you're in good company.

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2013/2/18/harvard-atheist-week/

.....

“Promises, covenants, and oaths”—the good faith that binds together civil society—“can have no hold on an atheist.”

Who said it?
Who said it speaks volumes.

Even today, seven state constitutions technically forbid atheists from holding public office.


Another reason to like the atheist life: It's a golden opportunity to rebel - to break through - and to help set the ships of things to rights.
locker

Social climber
FukUville
Feb 19, 2013 - 11:46am PT


"what came first, tyranasaurus rex or adam and eve. which event has more proof?"...

Actually they coexisted...

Adam was even known to occassionally ride a Tyranasaurus Rex down to the local Circle K...
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Feb 19, 2013 - 11:53am PT
major component of blind faith is willingly engaging in blindness.
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Potemkin Village
Apr 4, 2013 - 06:40pm PT
Roger Ebert died today.
I know it is coming, and I do not fear it, because I believe there is nothing on the other side of death to fear.

http://www.salon.com/2011/09/15/roger_ebert/

I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love,
If you want me again look for me under your boot-soles.
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Apr 4, 2013 - 06:53pm PT
"what came first, tyranasaurus rex or adam and eve. which event has more proof?"...

Actually they coexisted...

Adam was even known to occassionally ride a Tyranasaurus Rex down to the local Circle K...

this is true!

as evidenced by this photo taken of the Creation Museum showing humans and dinos lived, played, ate, and were happy living together

photo not found
Missing photo ID#297337
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