Response to: "Atheists have faith, just like theists."

Matt Dillahunty responds to the claim that people need as much faith to NOT believe in god, as to believe in god. Credit:Atheist Experiencehttp://www.atheist...

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Comment by Jay on July 25, 2009 at 1:53pm
I meant he was doing well at staying calm and courteous until the
"punch your fat face"
Comment by Goz on July 25, 2009 at 7:41am
This caller is also playing the game called :"Yes but." Notice how he keeps doing the "Yes but" to virtually everything he says.
Comment by Goz on July 25, 2009 at 7:30am
A "leap of faith"....WHY would this be a leap of faith? We have no faith...Don't you love how they turn a phrase.
Comment by Jay on July 24, 2009 at 8:54pm
I thought he handled it well and I understand your concern about the moral certainty issue but it seems like Matt was more concerned about making sure the caller understood about atheism
Comment by George Kane on July 24, 2009 at 7:13pm
I think Matt handled the call very well. The only thing that I would add is a comment about the caller's strange phrase, of knowing that there is not a god "to a moral certainty." I presume that this phrase is tied in to the belief that a god is needed in order for objective ethical values and obligations to exist. I would respond that ethical values and obliations are the basis of social morality, and is not social morality too important to leave to something as indeterminable and unlikely as a god? But the critical point is that "absolute certainty," as Matt stated, is a red herring.
Comment by Jay on July 24, 2009 at 6:08pm
I thought the caller did ok until the end. lol
Comment by Adrian Lovett on July 24, 2009 at 5:59pm
I love Atheist Experience. I actually found myself quoting Matt when arguing god with my wife. As lame as many of the theist callers' arguments are, I love educating myself with the hosts' replies and strageties (and they are the arguments we keep butting up against).

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