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Theological noncognitivism

Started this discussion. Last reply by Edwin McCravy Aug 22. 75 Replies

Close your eyes and try to think of something labeled "God".  You can't!  You can think of unicorns, and pink polka dot elephants, and even Zeus and Hercules, but those aren't anything a theist would…Continue

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Edwin McCravy replied to Edwin McCravy's discussion Theological noncognitivism
"Now you're just trolling."
Aug 22
Gerald Payne replied to Edwin McCravy's discussion Theological noncognitivism
"Are you sure your not a computer virus Edwin?"
Aug 22
Edwin McCravy replied to Edwin McCravy's discussion Theological noncognitivism
"At least you have proved that YOU, Gerald Payne, cannot refute the argument from theological noncognitivism. "
Aug 22
Gerald Payne replied to Edwin McCravy's discussion Theological noncognitivism
"Edwin, the next time my doctor askes me how I'm feeling I'll probably answer ''X is the creator and ruler of Y''. I've read it so many times in these parrot fashion posts of yours that it's inured into my…"
Aug 22
Bertold Brautigan replied to Edwin McCravy's discussion Theological noncognitivism
"Hear hear! Scatology works in mysterious ways."
Aug 22
Edwin McCravy replied to Edwin McCravy's discussion Theological noncognitivism
"I guess I'll have to concede that "God" is a coherently well-defined word after all, since Bertold Brautigan has used potty language.  LOL "
Aug 22
Bertold Brautigan replied to Edwin McCravy's discussion Theological noncognitivism
"I. don't. give. a. shit."
Aug 22
Edwin McCravy replied to Edwin McCravy's discussion Theological noncognitivism
"Stop attacking me and attack only my claim, please. We weren't born knowing how to interpret any sentences. So we had to learn how to interpret all sentences. Right? So I'll ask you a question: Can you tell me how it is possible to have…"
Aug 22
Gerald Payne replied to Edwin McCravy's discussion Theological noncognitivism
"Edwin I couldn't give two fucks whether god created the universe or not. I've never given it any thought because I don't think it warrant's consideration. Taking on board a logical proof of something I've never thought…"
Aug 22
Bertold Brautigan replied to Edwin McCravy's discussion Theological noncognitivism
"How is this a proof? It's just a series of unsubstantiated claims which in your mind lead to your preferred conclusion. You're doing the same thing Christians do all the time and thinking it's somehow profound."
Aug 22
Edwin McCravy replied to Edwin McCravy's discussion Theological noncognitivism
"Indeed under "God" (captalized), not "god" (lower case) in all dictionaries we read the row of words "creator and ruler of the universe".  I have given you my proof as to why that is incoherent.  Please only…"
Aug 22
Edwin McCravy replied to Edwin McCravy's discussion Theological noncognitivism
"Bertold Brautigan: >>The only thing you've "proved" is that you're a stubborn raver.<< So I can take that as your admitting that you cannot think of any way to attack my proof, but can only attack me, right?…"
Aug 22
Edwin McCravy replied to Edwin McCravy's discussion Theological noncognitivism
"Please only attack the proof I gave that the alleged dictionary definition of "God", namely, "creator and ruler of the universe" -- given in all major dictionaries --  is incoherent.  Here it is again: We can only have…"
Aug 22
Bertold Brautigan replied to Edwin McCravy's discussion Theological noncognitivism
"The only thing you've "proved" is that you're a stubborn raver. Debating the "difference" between a claim that god doesn't exist and a claim that god is a nonsensical concept is exactly as fruitful as debating how…"
Aug 22
Gerald Payne replied to Edwin McCravy's discussion Theological noncognitivism
"Edwin, atheism is not a faith, we've discussed this before on this site so for us it's old ground were going over. Now this theological noncognitivism of yours has an air of religious conviction about it, and that'll require…"
Aug 22
Freethinker31 replied to Edwin McCravy's discussion Theological noncognitivism
"The word "god "is a legitimate word only because so many use it..."god "is in the dictionary , plus you can google it....We, as atheists, do not believe in a deity, but that doesn't mean others do not believe.....Whether…"
Aug 22

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Theological noncognitivism

Posted on April 1, 2010 at 9:51pm 2 Comments

I don't label myself an atheist, but rather a theological noncognitivist. Theists say "God is infinite" but everything anybody can think of is necessarily finite. Therefore I don't believe the row of 3 alphabet letters "God" or the row of 6 alphabet letters "Yahweh" refers to anything that can be mentally thought of either by theists, atheists, or agnostics. That's why I don't speak or write "God" or "Yahweh" except within quotation marks, and only then to speak of the row of alphabet…

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At 11:59am on January 12, 2010, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi, and a friendly welcome to Edwin McCravy.
Very glad to have you here among the sensible, rational set.

Welcome to this great Nexus meeting place and its thousands of bright people like you who recognise religion for the superstition and brainwashing fraud that it is---
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