We need thumbs down buttons. And then after 5 of them these types of posts disappear.
since to gain membership they had to lie when answering some basic questions
Oh, Nietzsche! Not another bombastic troll who goes for quantity instead of quality.
we are not interested in your 0.001 God, if he is there, he stay out of our business, we stay out of his business.
And I guess if we don't believe you or your version of magic and fairy tales, you or one of your friends will strap a bomb to your chest to prove you are right correct (9.5)? I'm sorry what is my punishment again for non-belief in your artist (4.89)? Does your artist let me beat my wife (4:34)? Your artist is a real peice of work, sort of like a Charles Manson meets Joseph Kony. I guess most of us here are 100% certain that if there ever was a god(which there isn't) it certainly wouldn't look like allah (small a). Now please go back to finger painting and pre-K, that is where your artist argument belongs.
You have the right to be idiot, but please stop telling people to be idiots, because you make fun of yourself here.
@ Atheist Nexus administrator, please block Poll Arthor from my site, I have heard all of his nonsense before and don't need to read it or consider it again.
Is it nature that creates?
Well, Nature is a part of existence is it not? This brings me to answer this question with the following question for you Poll Arthor:
Giving Existence itself is the Sum total of all that exists definition:
n.1. The fact or state of existing; being.2. The fact or state of continued being; life: our brief existence on Earth.
3.a. All that exists: The sum of all existence.b. A thing that exists; an entity.
This to which includes every force to cause, process, function, person, place, thing, or according to the question you purposed, Nature itself.. So here are my questions Future 2:
Q1: What is God without Existence?
Q2: If Existence is god, then what of existence is not when Existence is defined as all that exists?
Q3: If Existence is not GOD, Then what of existence is when Existence is defined as all that exists?
And lastly, and the more telling question to which answers your own:
Can you Poll Arthor, explain to me Causality, why we are here, how we got here, where we came from, life, consciousness, nature, states, forms, complexity, essence of being, reality, or existence itself without existence?
So if you want to complain about others not directly answering your question(s), I dare say I am interested in seeing you answer mine. Hence the question isn't who, but rather what..
Poll Arthor's arguments are really bad.
One idea I like is that mathematics really exists in some sense. We are part of a very complicated mathematical system that became conscious.
The book Our Mathematical Universe by the cosmologist Max Tegmark explains this idea further.
This topic seems to be theist bait ;)
Anything that talks of the possibility of atheists coming to believe is theist bait. Earlier a theist showed up in a discussion about what it would take to convince you that God exists
> This topic seems to be theist bait ;)
True Luara, but I do think it's a great question. And maybe you've pointed out a value in stopping 0.0000000001% short of a claim of absolute certainty. It’s fascinating just why it’s true, as you point out, that our deist brethren can’t seem to resist trying to crack that minute possibility some of us leave open, even despite the fact that they’d have a much better chance buying lottery tickets. Of course we don’t need to prove what’s his name doesn’t exist any more than we need to prove the non-existence of Santa, the tooth fairy or the easter bunny. But why are they so afraid of us that they’re compelled to jump in at even the remotest possibility of converting us? I don’t think it’s because most of their religions push them to proselytize. I think it’s personal. Just a hunch, but it seems to me they think (oftentimes at least) that converting one of us would strengthen their own faith. (Making their own faith all the more idiotic and pathetic, needless to say.)