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Frankly I hardly remember STM from his religious stage, must have blocked that memory
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I watched the video. You see, the funny thing about fundamentalists is how paradoxical some of their teachings are. For example, homosexuality is wrong. Let's think about this for a minute. According to them, God created everything. And supposedley This being's creations are perfect. If that's the case, then why does homosexuality, a huge no no in most religion, occur in nature? If homosexuality is wrong and terrible, then why would god's own 'perfect creations' (note the use of the word perfect, no errors or flaws) have members of the population that are homosexual?
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There's many many solid refutations to that, like this this video by TJ.

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Actually no, I was many stupid things, but a fundie I was not. Fuck you BM I was a moderate. A MODERATE I SAY.
While you briefly crossed my mind, I was not actually talking about you and never considered you a fundie. The former-fundies I'm thinking of came pre-deconverted when I met them.

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The thing about fundamentalists is, annoying as they are, they aren't automatically lost causes. I've met so many non-believers who used to be fundamentalists who were reasoned out of their views. They say that they were worth talking to.

I also imagine, when I speak to a fundamentalist, what I'm going to say to them if the next time I meet them they are atheist, and I was a complete asshole to them the last time we spoke. I got nothing.
Sure, if the argument is reasonable. Like I said, even for me, that argument is reaching, and feels like it ignores the intent of the passage. That is not the way to reason with fundamentalists.
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I watched the video. You see, the funny thing about fundamentalists is how paradoxical some of their teachings are. For example, homosexuality is wrong. Let's think about this for a minute. According to them, God created everything. And supposedley This being's creations are perfect. If that's the case, then why does homosexuality, a huge no no in most religion, occur in nature? If homosexuality is wrong and terrible, then why would god's own 'perfect creations' (note the use of the word perfect, no errors or flaws) have members of the population that are homosexual?
Actually, it states in the Bible that god is the author of all, good and evil alike. I don't really remember if it gives justification for his creation of evil, but it definitely states that it was part of his creation.
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He did it for the reasons beyond the understanding of Christian people.

I bet those reasons are indoctrination and brain washing. These Christian people do not understand.
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A lot of Christians explain that away by saying that god didn't create anyone homosexual - they're just deviant and chose to be that way. Then if you bring up gay penguins, they poke their fingers in their ears and sing 'TRALALALALALA!'.
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Why penguins, in particular?
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Because they're so cool.

I'm so sorry.
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Cool? I thought they're gay.

I'm equally sorry.
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Honestly, I prefer puffins.
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you prefer puffin puffins? huh? you sick fuck?
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“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing?
Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing?
Then why call him God?”

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Why penguins, in particular?
Homosexuality in penguins is one of the more famous instances of homosexuality in the animal kingdom besides humans, largely because of the frequency with which it turns up in zoos around the world.
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Bonobos are another iirc.
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What I want to know is why an omnipotent being has to rest after creating a universe. He's omnipotent, he has unlimited power. And why does it take him days to create an entire universe. He can just avoid the all of the trouble, and put all of his creations into existence.
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To be fair, I don't know of any claim that god had to rest, only that he did.

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If bonobos have sexual preferences, they are difficult to deduce. They just have sex with everybody as a standard social interaction.
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“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing?
Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing?
Then why call him God?”

The Riddle of Epicurus, which is rated 1 star on thinkexist.com. Bitter
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Two completely different responses:

1. God created evil and he did it for a reason. That's the wonderful thing about ineffability - we'll never understand why.

2. What is evil? If you mean the devil tempting people against god's wishes, that's clearly a sign of not-omnipotentness. But I come from a Jewish background where such a concept is unthinkable. If you say that natural disasters and parasitic fungi are evil, then I disagree with you. They're not morally anything. They're just unpleasant. And there's the fundamental problem with people who say that 'God is Love' - god clearly isn't love. God isn't nice. God isn't really even good by human standards. What god is, is right. By definition, anything he does is the right thing to do, even if we humans may not like it.
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And why does it take him days to create an entire universe. He can just avoid the all of the trouble, and put all of his creations into existence.
What I like is that he spent days on this tiny insignificant planet, and made the entire fucking rest of the universe in one day. Do you have any fucking idea how vast and complex the universe is.
It's also pretty funny that he just decided to create a universe one day. He was just floating around like "I'm getting kind of bored after being here for infinite years, I think I'll make some shit".

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Two completely different responses:

1. God created evil and he did it for a reason. That's the wonderful thing about ineffability - we'll never understand why.
"God works in mysterious ways!" is simply, a cop out. Much in the way that the top rated answer to this riddle on experienceproject.com is: "God is none of these things. God is something more". According to the believers on experienceproject.com these poultry two sentences, devoid of any substance whatsoever are the best answer available to the riddle of Epicurus. This is a common criticism of the riddle (proven by you). You're basically saying "yes, it may seem to not make sense to our frail human logic, but God is beyond our ability to grasp. God is said to live outside our range of reasoning, we cannot comprehend him, he is beyond us".
The most obvious problem with this answer is that it's a cop out. It exempts the concept of God from criticism and essentially renders him unfalsifiable. Imagine if I made the claim to you that I can turn into a firebreathing dragon and fly around whenever I like, the only drawback being that I can't do it when anyone is looking. Then when you make the claim that this cannot possibly be true I would simply say "well, not by physics and biology as you understand it, but us dragon-men are an exeption to the laws of physics and basic biology, we are beyond reality as far as you can grasp it". I'd be laughed out of the building, I'd be ridiculed and mocked relentlessly, and I would absolutely deserve it. No idea should be allowed to squeeze out of being able to be explained by simply claiming to be above the rules and beyond our understanding.
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2. What is evil? If you mean the devil tempting people against god's wishes, that's clearly a sign of not-omnipotentness. But I come from a Jewish background where such a concept is unthinkable. If you say that natural disasters and parasitic fungi are evil, then I disagree with you. They're not morally anything. They're just unpleasant. And there's the fundamental problem with people who say that 'God is Love' - god clearly isn't love. God isn't nice. God isn't really even good by human standards. What god is, is right. By definition, anything he does is the right thing to do, even if we humans may not like it.
Not natural disasters, though if there was a god, they would be under his control and therefore you could call it evil, because it is willed. Nature however, isn't evil.
What is evil? Most Christians say that evil is simply the absence of good. Darkness in the absence of light. God didn't create evil, but he created beings called humans who could choose not to be good, and THAT is why there is evil in the world
This doesn't really add up. If God made man capable of turning away from good, he was still creating evil, or if you believe in the literal creation story, he created man with enough of a rebellious side to eat from the Tree of Knowledge and fall from grace. Either way, our biology is at fault for evil, and God is at fault for our biology.
And how could evil be the mere absence of good? Is genocide the absence of something? Of what, of kindness? Were there no kind Nazis? Of love? Were there no Maoist revolutionaries that loved their families?
Evil is an act. We commit evil proactively, it doesn't just emerge in the absence of good. When you don't put a quid in the breast cancer charity tin at the checkout at ASDA, it doesn't mean that an axe murderer was created.

Human beings have one set of actions described as good, and another set described as evil. It may not always be as black an white as that but that's the gist of it.
A common response I'd get to that is that we have free will and the ability to make any such choices because, life is a test. It is a test to determine whether or not we are fit for salvation.
This may have been a somewhat compelling answer before the advent of modern neuroscience, which demonstrates that our consciousness is made up by the physical components of the brain. The 'soul' that would allow us to survive physical death and allow our consciousness to survive has never been demonstrated to exist.

Furthermore, a test on Earth is designed to gauge the abilities of those taking it. Why would an all-powerful all-knowing entity need to test us, shouldn't he know what our morality is and exactly who we are right off the bat?
Let's put that aside and say that for some reason God can't know our morality without conducting this test. Now think about this, life being a test is the equivelant of giving a bunch of primary school kids tests, except some have 15 minutes in which to complete it, and some have 2 weeks. Some have easy questions like 2+2 and some have difficult ones like 'explain in detail why barium forms an ion with the charge of 2+'. Would anybody take the results of such a test seriously? Of course not, because in order for a test to be a measure of anything it needs to be fair, that means it needs to be the same for everyone who takes it. The theory that life is a test doesn't hold up to scrutiny because, life isn't fair.
Further, if God is testing us then the way you pass the test is absurd. You pass the test of life when you give up all reason and logic and accept the divinity of the Christian God. The only personality trait demonstrated here is willful ignorance- this is what God rewards?

Another explanation for the existence of evil in a world supposedly created by an omnipotent loving God is that there exists another entity. An entity that exists in the universe solely dedicated to sowing seeds of evil. This force is most commonly referred to as ZEE DEVIL. Satan is the lord of Hell and he works against God for the souls of all mankind. God wants tou to go to heaven and does all he can to see to it that you make the right choices and get saved.

ZE DEVIL, on the other hand wants to trick you into being naughty and going to hell to burn for all time in an agonizing pit of flames. He puts temptations and sin in your path.

The problems with this are multitudinous.
First off, if God is all-powerful then he should be able to just destroy the Devil instantly if he so desired. Failing that, why doesn't God just manifest on Earth to prove that he exists and tell us outright how to avoid damnation. God allowing the Devil to exist makes no sense. A God who created the Devil in the first place is still the author of evil.

As for what God is, it seems not one person can agree on it. Another thing to ask is why is God's supposedly infinite knowledge limited by the knowledge of humans from the time period said God's respective holy book was written, for example, the earth being flat?
If God is the ultimate be-all end-all when it comes to morality, does that mean misogyny, homophobia, slavery and paedophilia are all completely just?

I'd like to reiterate that the riddle of Epicurus is rated 1 out of 5 stars on thinkexist.com. A quote that single-handedly refutes the entire moral law argument for the existence of God is rated one star. A quote regarding questions of theology and morality from one of the most important intellectuals in human history is rated one star yet, Epicurus was a brilliant thinker.

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Just so we're all clear, Nate's presenting the arguments he knows in lieu of any earnest punching bag. He knows its crap.

I don't see the point when there is no one genuinely arguing the other side, no matter how well we reiterate real arguments we'll be battling straw dudes and satanic advocates.
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You woefully underestimate the apologist. The are massively twisty, regularly dishonest, and like us have heard it all before. That means they have weirder, more annoying arguments. I once found myself deep with an argument with the single most disingenuous person I have ever had the misfortune to meet. I have since learned that the name for what he was doing was presuppositional apologetics. If you look it up, your brain with explode in a furious attempt to punish you for exposing it to that crap, and it will be right to do so.

The meat of it can be rendered down into: "you already know there's a god and you are lying when you claim to be atheist." There's other stuff too, but it's all in the service of that basic premise.
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Oh no I totally understand, and I've heard much worse than that. These people start with the conclusion and do everything they can to protect it like it's their baby, just like feminists.
They completely disregard logic and reason, deny facts outright and most of the time they won't even try to understand your points, they'll just try to think of ways to refute them.
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I've heard stuff like "atheism is a hoax and you are possessed by the devil". It's like they cannot comprehend that someone does not hold their exact beliefs, which is funny because no theist holds the exact same beliefs as another.
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EDIT: I should probably explain why I bother to debate this sort of thing. What BM says is right. But also, I grew up in a religious environment and still have regular contact with people living on the wrong side of fundamentalism. On the other side, I see atheists regularly making wild pronouncements about religion without fully understanding how it's practiced or what people believe. An argument that an atheist finds satisfying wouldn't even draw a scratch on a believer's faith. So I'm responding to Nepsotic to point out that the arguments that he thinks are iron clad really don't work when facing against faith and apologetics.



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"God works in mysterious ways!" is simply, a cop out.
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The most obvious problem with this answer is that it's a cop out. It exempts the concept of God from criticism and essentially renders him unfalsifiable.
I don't think it's a cop out. It's not a satisfying answer, sure. But it's pretty much the only one that is possible. If you work from the starting point of god being a supreme being, it must follow that s/he can understand things we don't. There's no other way around it.

And, yes, it renders god unfalsifiable. That's true of just about any apologetic explanation. Or, outside of the world of religion, conspiracy theories work the same way. You're approaching a non-scientific topic with a scientific mindset. The point of discussing god isn't about falsifiability because that's simply impossible. It's about... well, it's about a lot of things. But disproving god is not one of them.


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Not natural disasters, though if there was a god, they would be under his control and therefore you could call it evil, because it is willed. Nature however, isn't evil.
Lots of people point to natural disasters as proof that god doesn't exist or that if he does exist, he's evil himself. I was trying to explain that that's a juvenile view of god. They equate being good with being nice and thus with living a fluffy, comfortable life with no pain or death. If you actually read the bible, god is not nice at all. Look at the Noah story; god clearly is prepared to kill millions of people if he chooses to. And this goes back to what I was saying before: God is above human views of good and evil happenings. By definition, everything he does is right.




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What is evil? Most Christians say that evil is simply the absence of good. Darkness in the absence of light. God didn't create evil, but he created beings called humans who could choose not to be good, and THAT is why there is evil in the world
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This doesn't really add up. If God made man capable of turning away from good, he was still creating evil, or if you believe in the literal creation story, he created man with enough of a rebellious side to eat from the Tree of Knowledge and fall from grace. Either way, our biology is at fault for evil, and God is at fault for our biology.
Not sure what your point is here. Sure, god created everything. Including evil. He created a world and chose not to make it perfect and mixed in a whole pile of shitty stuff to keep things interesting. Why? I don't know. But if you believe in god, then you can't deny that's the case. And if you believe in god, you've got to believe that he had a reason for it. I'm yet to hear a reason that I think is satisfying, but plenty of religious people are reassured just knowing that god had a reason even if they don't know it.

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Let's put that aside and say that for some reason God can't know our morality without conducting this test. Now think about this, life being a test is the equivelant of giving a bunch of primary school kids tests, except some have 15 minutes in which to complete it, and some have 2 weeks. Some have easy questions like 2+2 and some have difficult ones like 'explain in detail why barium forms an ion with the charge of 2+'. Would anybody take the results of such a test seriously? Of course not, because in order for a test to be a measure of anything it needs to be fair, that means it needs to be the same for everyone who takes it. The theory that life is a test doesn't hold up to scrutiny because, life isn't fair.
Not really. You don't pass the test when you acheive the same thing as the other guy. Someone who started life in a shitty situation passes the test when they become an incrementally better person. Someone who was born into privelege would have to put in a similar amount of effort, not a similar level of incremental improvement. The second person would have to reach much further to achieve the same goal.



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Further, if God is testing us then the way you pass the test is absurd. You pass the test of life when you give up all reason and logic and accept the divinity of the Christian God. The only personality trait demonstrated here is willful ignorance- this is what God rewards?
That's why I prefer the Jewish god, who rewards action rather than faith.

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Another explanation for the existence of evil in a world supposedly created by an omnipotent loving God is that there exists another entity. An entity that exists in the universe solely dedicated to sowing seeds of evil. This force is most commonly referred to as ZEE DEVIL. Satan is the lord of Hell and he works against God for the souls of all mankind. God wants tou to go to heaven and does all he can to see to it that you make the right choices and get saved.

ZE DEVIL, on the other hand wants to trick you into being naughty and going to hell to burn for all time in an agonizing pit of flames. He puts temptations and sin in your path.

The problems with this are multitudinous.
First off, if God is all-powerful then he should be able to just destroy the Devil instantly if he so desired. Failing that, why doesn't God just manifest on Earth to prove that he exists and tell us outright how to avoid damnation. God allowing the Devil to exist makes no sense. A God who created the Devil in the first place is still the author of evil.
As I said in my previous post, the idea that god is incapable of stomping on the devil is laughable. So either the devil doesn't exist or god wants him to exist. In Judaism there's no concept of the devil. There's a man's evil inclination, which is generally regarded as being simply a failing of human nature but sometimes is anthropomorphised as an actual angel whose job it is to tempt you. Similarly, Satan isn't a devil but an angel whose job it is to keep track of everybody's sins and be the prosecutor when you die and are judged. 'Satan' literally means 'accuser'. The thing is though, he doesn't actually want you to be judged negatively. He's hoping you were a good person in your life and get rewarded. He's just an angel with a shitty job to do.




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As for what God is, it seems not one person can agree on it. Another thing to ask is why is God's supposedly infinite knowledge limited by the knowledge of humans from the time period said God's respective holy book was written, for example, the earth being flat?
Well, I can't recall the bible ever saying that the world was flat. It did refer to the corners of the Earth, but that can be regarded as metaphor. But aside from that specific example, it's a fair point.


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If God is the ultimate be-all end-all when it comes to morality, does that mean misogyny, homophobia, slavery and paedophilia are all completely just?
Prrrrretty much, yes. In certain contexts. But only because you used the word 'just' rather than 'good'.

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I'd like to reiterate that the riddle of Epicurus is rated 1 out of 5 stars on thinkexist.com. A quote that single-handedly refutes the entire moral law argument for the existence of God is rated one star. A quote regarding questions of theology and morality from one of the most important intellectuals in human history is rated one star yet, Epicurus was a brilliant thinker.
Except it doesn't refute the entire moral law argument. Any capable apologist would be able to explain it away in a minute and a half. In most cases by simply defining evil the way they like, which is what I did in my post.

Also, why are you so confused that it's rated only 1 star? Are you surprised that people rate things that challenge their long-held beliefs lowly?

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Toot toot, look who is on time for his contrarian shitposting.

I disagree with the term "marriage equality" which is a question begging attempt by homosexuals to phrase their position as being the objectively correct one. The current definition of marriage as a man and a woman is arbitrary, but not in itself unequal. "Marriage equality" could just as well describe polygamous marriages.

That said I'm fully supportive of same-sex marriage and don't really feel strongly about the aforemade point, but wanted to get this ball rolling.

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There's a decent video about this issue in Northern Ireland at the moment - which has a very strong vein of religious fundamentalism here.



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