Archive for the ‘Discussion’ Category

Faith in atheism

Thanks for the response, I think you might have misunderstood me. See no one has disproven God’s existence, last i checked, so you must take it by faith that he does not exist. Just becuase there is no overwhelming evidence for his existence doesn’t mean that he doesn’t exist. For example gravity seems to be […]

Posted on March 5, 2009 at 9:04 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: About atheism, Discussion, Morality

Why not be against Satan?

First, thanks for your very quick response. You are true to your word about responding. Second, I’m ok with you posting our correspondence under such a condition. Now, let me get to a short response. I don’t think the burden of proof is on the theist alone. Anyone who makes a claim, whether “there is […]

Posted on September 4, 2008 at 10:34 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 5 Comments
In: About atheism, Discussion

Why not be against Satan?

Thanks for responding to my e-mail. Okay I understand that you probably are swamped by e-mails but I have to tell you that really I would hope that you would respond to me personally but that is up to you. I have given you my e-mail because I really cannot beg you to accept what […]

Posted on August 28, 2008 at 12:09 am by ideclare · Permalink · 8 Comments
In: Bible, Discussion

On Evolution and Jesus

Good evening. I am a Christian who stumbled across your website and began to read the reasons you stated for being an atheist. I have heard these before, and in response to your point of “I think evolution is the best explanation for what we see,” I have several disagreements. Evolution fails to answer the […]

Posted on August 22, 2008 at 11:56 pm by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
In: Discussion, Evolution

What about free will?

I asked a straight forward question about free will and you’re your answer was Blah Blah Blah. If you don’t think that people have free will then why should anyone be responsible for their actions? If I hit you it’s because I had no choice so you can’t blame me. Sure I can. In fact, […]

Posted on April 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
In: Discussion, Misc

What about free will?

If atheism is true and everything is based on cause and effect then how can there be free will? For there to be free will there has to be a soul that isn’t based on natural actions. Free will is an extremely difficult concept, in part because it is so hard to define. Generally, people […]

Posted on April 2, 2008 at 4:15 pm by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
In: Discussion, Misc

Absolute Agnosticism

Hello again. “Yet you have resisted my attempts to get you to assign a degree of “workability and usefulness” to the supernatural or unproven. Ah, but I do. I assign values of zero workability and zero usefulness. That is precisely the point, I believe. Any statements about the supernatural/untestable are, from a scientific viewpoint, meaningless […]

Posted on March 4, 2008 at 11:26 am by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
In: Agnosticism, Discussion

Absolute Agnosticism

Hello: Ah, this shows every sign of spinning out of control into “angels on the heads of pins” land and beyond. We agree, it seems, about something fundamental here: The problem, to a large extent, is rooted in language. So, rather than continue down this language-trapped track, I will just say a few words about […]

Posted on February 27, 2008 at 2:28 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 3 Comments
In: Agnosticism, Discussion

Absolute Agnosticism

My my. A big one. Let’s consider the basic question: Is the universe:- (A) something created by a sentient, all powerful being, (B) the result of naturally occuring process containing no element of will – like the Big Bang or vacuum fluctuations (C) something that always has existed as we find it (a la steady […]

Posted on January 15, 2008 at 2:37 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Agnosticism, Discussion

Absolute Agnosticism

Hello. Curioser and curiouser… All right, let’s do some house cleaning. Let’s forget that the words “theist”, “atheist” and “agnostic” exist. Let us say: 1. There are people who believe that god exists. 2. There are people who believe that no gods exist. 3. There are people who do not believe that god exists and […]

Posted on January 15, 2008 at 9:54 am by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Agnosticism, Discussion