And if your overtly religious folks want to convert you by any many means, you blame a whole nation. You’d think the states in Africa conspired to forcefully convert one poor atheist to Islam!
Over at Nate’s, there is discussion going on regarding questions UncleE thinks are problematic to an atheistic worldview.
First, I have been reliably informed by my friends atheism has no content other than a lack of belief in deities, whatever these are. This is to say, you should give a reason for any position you take. Being an atheist cannot be one of them.
With that introduction, the question posed by UncleE, can be dismissed as not being problematic to atheism.
I will indulge UncleE though. His question
Do we have free will? If so, how? If not how can any choice be based on evidence rather than brain processes?
First, I will mention what Bob said the other day. We cannot have absolutist answers on questions that are not amenable to proof one way or another. I am a freewill skeptic and will remain so till I am convinced otherwise.
I think the question is a false dilemma. Isn’t evaluation of reasonableness a brain process? And how are we to tell that a thing is not a brain process?
This question is not a problem for atheism. To the best of my knowledge, Marvin is an atheist and a compatibilist same as Dennett.
I am hoping UncleE will ask better questions in future.
in god is both ridiculous and beneath human dignity
Max Demian to Sinclair in Demian by H. Hesse
You have met ufuomaee before. She has written a letter to atheists. She has diagnosed all of you and here is the prognosis
You have a problem. You have an addiction.
and you may want to know what is the cause of your addiction. Guess.., I will wait.
The cause of your addiction is
You crave to know.
And her remedy
In your longing for the truth, wait. Wait in expectation. Wait, and believe that there is a Truth to know. Don’t start thinking about what it is. Just free your mind.
In case you have any doubts, the truth is in the bible. I think she was being sarcastic but failed miserably.
prayer prager group has a problem with anyone questioning POTUS45. Anyone who thinks tRump could be misguided is a Fascist. What would Jeebus say?
And finally, the best for last!
If there is no god.
Someone please tell me if those boy fucking priests didn’t believe in god?
Or the countless people who have killed others because god told them so didn’t believe in god.
Have a good weekend everyone and see you soon.