[Turing] Atheist Answer #8

This post is part of the Ideological Turing Test Challenge. Go to the tab above for an overview and remind yourself of the voting and commenting guidelines here.What's your best reason for being an atheist?I'm an atheist for several reasons, but there are two reasons that are primary. One is that the reality I've experienced so far is consistent with there being no God. It seems to me that reality is furthermore not consistent with the existence of the God typically described by … [Read more...]

[Turing] Atheist Answer #7

This post is part of the Ideological Turing Test Challenge. Go to the tab above for an overview and remind yourself of the voting and commenting guidelines here.What's your best reason for being an atheist?I'd say that the best reason is the simplest: the lack of sufficient evidence that a god or god exists. Although, I have to say that this is tempered by the problem of definition. An omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent being is logically impossible, but once you get to different … [Read more...]

[Turing] Atheist Answer #6

This post is part of the Ideological Turing Test Challenge. Go to the tab above for an overview and remind yourself of the voting and commenting guidelines here.What's your best reason for being an atheist?This is like asking: “What's your best reason for not believing in a wide variety of mutually contradictory stories about magical invisible playground swings?” If I really need reasons, here are a few:Without even considering the space of all possible deities (which is huge), just … [Read more...]

[Turing] Atheist Answer #5

This post is part of the Ideological Turing Test Challenge. Go to the tab above for an overview and remind yourself of the voting and commenting guidelines here.What's your best reason for being an atheist?Anything which is true is known by the senses and also at the same time explained by reason. Experientially or experimentally, there is no test for God. Rationally or logically, all definitions of God fail.The first scientific experiments by Empedocles 2500 years ago showed that … [Read more...]

[Turing] Atheist Answer #4

This post is part of the Ideological Turing Test Challenge. Go to the tab above for an overview and remind yourself of the voting and commenting guidelines here.What's your best reason for being an atheist?There is no evidence that gods exists, and a lot of evidence to the contrary that humans are psychologically predisposed to invent gods. Both the lack of evidence for deities and the presence of evidence for bias are products of scientific inquiry. So science is what makes me an … [Read more...]

[Turing] Atheist Answer #3

This post is part of the Ideological Turing Test Challenge. Go to the tab above for an overview and remind yourself of the voting and commenting guidelines here.What's your best reason for being an atheist?See, I hate this question, because you don't NEED a reason to be an atheist. You don't need to justify nonbelief, people who believe in a God need to produce a "reason" for that belief. I think it was Dawkins that started the comment of "Christians are atheists when it comes to most … [Read more...]

[Turing] Atheist Answer #2

This post is part of the Ideological Turing Test Challenge. Go to the tab above for an overview and remind yourself of the voting and commenting guidelines here. What's your best reason for being an atheist? The evidence. The God of the Bible-- and what else could "God" mean, in our culture?-- just doesn't seem to be operating in today's world, speaking to prophets, working miracles, and so forth. It's logical to extrapolate backwards and assume that such a being never did exist. If God is … [Read more...]


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