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Re: "If an Atheist exists, God must also exist" says rather silly blogger
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2012, 06:20:47 am »
But agnostics exist, so God might not exist?  :o

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Re: "If an Atheist exists, God must also exist" says rather silly blogger
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2012, 07:18:24 am »
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Re: "If an Atheist exists, God must also exist" says rather silly blogger
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2012, 11:51:27 am »
So taken to its logical conclusion, if non-believers in Santa Claus exist...then Santa Claus must also exist. Or something?

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Re: "If an Atheist exists, God must also exist" says rather silly blogger
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2012, 11:54:57 am »
So taken to its logical conclusion, if non-believers in Santa Claus exist...then Santa Claus must also exist. Or something?

Some people brought this up in the comments. His response? "Read past the title, understand the article, and then make an informed decision".

Hell, in one comment thread, he showed that he couldn't grasp meaning in satire.

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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2012, 02:48:02 pm »
Some people brought this up in the comments. His response? "Read past the title, understand the article, and then make an informed decision".

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« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2012, 04:48:31 pm »
I encountered too much of this sophistry in a Jesuit college to pay any attention to it at this stage in my life.
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« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2012, 06:22:35 pm »
I don't believe in Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster, so obviously, they both exist.

Don't you just love this kind of nonsensical "logic"? ::)
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Re: "If an Atheist exists, God must also exist" says rather silly blogger
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2012, 07:17:59 pm »
If you don't believe in something, it must exist.  What type of twisted logic is this?

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Re: "If an Atheist exists, God must also exist" says rather silly blogger
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2012, 11:10:06 pm »
Well if that's how things work, where's my pet dragon and hoverboard!?!?
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Re: "If an Atheist exists, God must also exist" says rather silly blogger
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2012, 12:38:19 am »
I think this is following "A creation proves a creator." line of reasoning, which the OP title doesn't really seem to properly indicate.  Having said that, I will give this guy credit for one thing.

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If we humor the idea that his above reasoning is correct and that there is a god, then this is a good point.  That is, arguing for the existence of a god is different than arguing that said god is how you imagine.
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Re: "If an Atheist exists, God must also exist" says rather silly blogger
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2012, 01:07:53 am »
Well if that's how things work, where's my pet dragon and hoverboard!?!?

One sec, I'm not believing in those.

Okay, check the closet or something, I specifically believed they weren't in there.
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Re: "If an Atheist exists, God must also exist" says rather silly blogger
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2012, 06:52:53 am »
Put it this way - In mathematics you can "prove" anything you want when you multiply anything by zero.
This guys' "logic" is total bollocks.

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« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2012, 01:15:46 pm »
I think this is following "A creation proves a creator." line of reasoning, which the OP title doesn't really seem to properly indicate. ...
I'd say it derives more from the Ontological argument.