September 2007

All religions are fabricated by man. the concept of a God related to man is what you argue against. the earth came into being 14 billion years ago, mankind is only 6 million years old, and has no obvious importance. the universe was either created, always existed, or happened by chance. there is too much order in the universe for it to be chance. if there was no creator, how does one explain order? i might ask why you think it is important to argue against the existence of a creator when there is no way to prove your point?

I’ll address your argument for the existence of a creator, but first I want to point out that you may be misrepresenting my position. I do not argue against the concept of a God related to man. Rather, my position is that I do not have sufficient reason to believe in any deity, personal or otherwise. You are right that I cannot prove that there is no creator, but I do not say that I can prove any such thing. Rather, I say that I do not find any arguments I’ve heard for the existence of a creator to be compelling.

Now, for your argument. You say that there is too much order in the universe for it to be chance. I’d say that the vast majority of the universe isn’t order — it’s empty space with random elements floating around in it. Those little islands of order are, I believe, explainable within the realm of science without the need to resort to the supernatural.

And just to emphasize a point, I don’t think it’s important to argue against the existence of a creator. I simply argue against points I disagree with.

Posted on September 18, 2007 at 10:38 pm by ideclare · Permalink
In: Evidence, Personal question

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  1. Written by randomguy#5
    on September 19, 2007 at 5:19 pm
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    Wait, doesn’t that make you agnostic, not atheist?

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