[Turing] Christian Answer #1

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. What is your best reason for being a Christian? My personal reason for believing that Jesus is our Lord and our Savior is that I have found a solace and strength in my faith that I could never have found from any other source. My best reason, that is, the one I would use if I were trying to convince someone to believe as I do, is the … [Read more...]

[Turing] Atheist Answer #15

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? Frankly, I don't see, metaphysically, scientifically, you name it, why there needs to be a god, and if the universe and existence and sentience and all that can be explained without one, how could I ever believe one existed? If god isn't central and foundational such that without him … [Read more...]

[Turing] Atheist Answer #14

  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 will begin by quoting Ralph Waldo Emerson, who, though not himself an atheist, raised some interesting points that nonbelievers can learn a great deal from: “There is nothing at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.” I am very optimistic about the great … [Read more...]

[Turing] Atheist Answer #13

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 reason I'm an atheist is that there's no objectively verifiable evidence that any supernatural being has interacted with humans, while there is evidence that's incompatible with the existence of those beings as traditionally defined by all the major world religions. One example … [Read more...]

[Turing] Atheist Answer #12

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? Well, when it comes to not believing in god(s) generally, it’s not primarily the lack of evidence, it’s the lack of additional explanatory power. If religion were true and compelling, it should be a better guide to living than atheism, and it shouldn’t just be better for me, it … [Read more...]

[Turing] Atheist Answer #11

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? My best 'reason' for being an atheist is simply the lack of any reason NOT to be an atheist. I find all the personal stories of faith uncompelling for me even if I were to accept their value for the people that experience them. I would expand on this by stating I find Darwin's … [Read more...]

[Turing] Atheist Answer #10

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? Evidence, plain and simple. There is no historical evidence compelling enough that can be accepted based on actual facts. Previous reasons for believing in gods were based on events, such as the creation of the world, weather patterns, etc, people and cultures could not explain. Now … [Read more...]


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