On 21 Apr 2013, at 18:44, John Clark wrote:
On Sat, Apr 20, 2013 Bruno Marchal <marc...@ulb.ac.be> wrote:
>> do you believe there is a small china teapot in orbit around the
planet Uranus? There is not a scrap of evidence indicating the
existence of such a teapot nor is there anything proving its
nonexistence, so are you a teapot atheist or a teapot agnostic?
Personally I'm willing to get off the fence and say I am a teapot
> As a scientist, I can only be a teapot agnostic. From current
information I would say that the teapot theory is rather implausible.
And I would say that if there is no evidence for or against a theory
that does not mean there is a 50% chance it is correct,
and if I judge that the theory was so implausible it does not
warrant ware and tear on valuable brain cells with one more thought
about it then I would call myself a teapot atheist without apology.
I would not even come with such a silly theory. But God is not a tea-
pot. And many people who pretend to not believe in God, develop a
religious belief in primary matter, which can also be a god, in the
greek sense. Comp makes such god inconsistent or occam eliminable. Not
so for the Plotinus' ONE, which with comp can be identified (with some
precaution) with arithmetical truth.
>>> Atheism which is a variant of Christianism
>> And 2+2= 5 for extremely large values of 2.
> Atheism use the conception of God given by people using
authoritative argument, and dismiss the talk of both the rationalist
and the mystics. That's like the fundamentalist
Well OK, if you radically redefine the word "God" and radically
redefine the word "atheism" and radically redefine the word
"variant" and radically redefine the word
"Christianity" then atheism is a variant of Christianity, just as
2+2=5 if you redefine the symbol "2" to mean 2.5 ; but the trouble
is I'm not bilingual and am only familiar with the English language.
I use God in the original large sense of the greeks and many
philosophers. You confirm to me that you are stuck in Christianism,
like virtually all atheists.
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