Where is the Evidence for Atheism?

Where is the Evidence for Atheism?

There are 305 comments on the News24 story from Feb 25, 2013, titled Where is the Evidence for Atheism?. In it, News24 reports that:

Christians hear it all the time in one form or another from atheists and sceptics.

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#267 Mar 6, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>Actually, since I am in the minority on that, there is a greater chance that I am correct. The majority has proven throughout history to be wrong more often than correct. You should be careful about using fallacies, because there's a reason they are called fallacies.
You should be careful about calling something an untruth when you cannot use the scientific method to prove that it is. Your opinion doesn't automatically make it untrue. It simply makes it your opinion. Nobody called you a minority but you.

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#268 Mar 6, 2013
Just Think wrote:
<quoted text>LOL...how does someone waste time NOT believing in something?

Seriously...you're really embarrassing yourself.

"Hey Betty...want to go to a movie?"

"I can't - I have to spend tonight not believing in unicorns!"

LOL
Prove me wrong. Use the scientific method to disprove the existence of God. Now if you'll excuse me, my unicorn needs a bath.

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#269 Mar 6, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
<quoted text>Why can't you?
I don't know. Why can't you disprove his existence using the scientific method?

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#270 Mar 6, 2013
01Justsayin wrote:
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Prove me wrong. Use the scientific method to disprove the existence of God. Now if you'll excuse me, my unicorn needs a bath.
And again -

Why on earth would someone waste their time trying show there is NO proof of something for which there has never, ever been ANY proof? Wouldn't that make them a crazy person?

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#271 Mar 6, 2013
Just Think wrote:
<quoted text>And again -

Why on earth would someone waste their time trying show there is NO proof of something for which there has never, ever been ANY proof? Wouldn't that make them a crazy person?
And again why on earth would someone automatically assume something doesn't exist just because they can't use the scientific method to prove that it does?
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#272 Mar 6, 2013
01Justsayin wrote:
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And again why on earth would someone automatically assume something doesn't exist just because they can't use the scientific method to prove that it does?
You've been told that umpteen times.

Show us the 'scientific method' for disproving pixies.

Religion = superstition
Get over it

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#273 Mar 6, 2013
01Justsayin wrote:
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You should be careful about calling something an untruth when you cannot use the scientific method to prove that it is. Your opinion doesn't automatically make it untrue. It simply makes it your opinion. Nobody called you a minority but you.
No, we admit to being the minority on the subject of gods, no shame in that because the minority is correct more often than not. You played a bandwagon fallacy, so you are the one who made the fallacious assertion. Do you ever wonder why the US is not a pure Democracy? Mob rule is inherently wrong, that's why.
CunningLinguist

Winter Garden, FL

#274 Mar 6, 2013
01Justsayin wrote:
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And again why on earth would someone automatically assume something doesn't exist just because they can't use the scientific method to prove that it does?
It is not a automatic assumption but rather common sense, observation, and a simple study of the origin of religions.

This what you will find, or should I say NOT FIND?

Neither Roman nor Egyptian record any persons known as Moses or Jesus as indicated in the OT or NT.

"Despite the mass of contemporary records that have been unearthed in Egypt, not one historical reference to the presence of the Israelites has yet been found there. Not a single mention of Joseph, the Pharaoh's 'Grand Vizier'. Not a word about Moses, or the spectacular flight from Egypt and the destruction of the pursuing Egyptian army."
Magnus Magnusson (The Archaeology of the Bible Lands - BC, p43)

For many centuries the Egyptians were present in Palestine, controlling the trade routes and importing the timber, olive oil and minerals not found in Egypt.

Archaeology has uncovered dramatic evidence of this pervasive Egyptian presence in 'Canaan'– yet nowhere does the Bible refer to Egyptians outside of Egypt.

It would spoil the story!

How could Hebrews escape into the promised land if the Bible admitted Egyptians were running the show there too?

Neither Moses, nor an enslaved Israel nor the event of this Exodus are recorded in any known ancient records outside the Bible.

'Although its climate has preserved the tiniest traces of ancient bedouin encampments and the sparse 5000-year-old villages of mine workers there is not a single trace of Moses or the Israelites.'
– John Romer, Testament

I find it impossible to take a book seriously that contains: Unicorns, Demons, Zombies, talking animals and flying people.

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#275 Mar 6, 2013
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>You've been told that umpteen times.

Show us the 'scientific method' for disproving pixies.

Religion = superstition
Get over it
Hahaha It is your opinion that a belief in a higher being is superstitious. This is evidenced by the fact that you can't use the scientific method to disprove its existence. Having an opinion which rivals that of someone else does not automatically label their's as being superstition. Get over it.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#276 Mar 6, 2013
01Justsayin wrote:
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Hahaha It is your opinion that a belief in a higher being is superstitious. This is evidenced by the fact that you can't use the scientific method to disprove its existence. Having an opinion which rivals that of someone else does not automatically label their's as being superstition. Get over it.
So people who believe in pixies are not superstitious.

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#277 Mar 6, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Buck, unlike deep fried foods we are not getting through to you. Perhaps it's a language barrier?
Here let's try it in another language that you may understand.
Ahem... Moooooo... Moo..momomooomoooooo? Mooooo separation of church moo state. Moo moooooo angry moooo! Mooo church shouldn't dictate to non moo believers. Moooo bigotry imposed moo organized religions have mooo right mooo force beliefs mooo sane people mooo.
Understand now?
<quoted text>
Then stop trying to force your beliefs on us.

Simple request: Tell me when this alleged separation was consented to by the people.

Since you are stupid, "consent" of the people means by vote or through their elected representatives, as in ratifying a constitution or an amendment to it.

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#278 Mar 6, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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No, we admit to being the minority on the subject of gods, no shame in that because the minority is correct more often than not. You played a bandwagon fallacy, so you are the one who made the fallacious assertion. Do you ever wonder why the US is not a pure Democracy? Mob rule is inherently wrong, that's why.
Every right in the U.S. required the consent of the majority, or it would not have occurred.

For instance, the right of women to vote required the consent of the majority of men.

The right of slaves to be free required the consent of the majority of free white men.

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#279 Mar 6, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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So people who believe in pixies are not superstitious.
Who are those people?

And what is their evidence?

For a god, there is evidence - along with millions of people.

So your analogy fails.

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#280 Mar 6, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
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Who are those people?
And what is their evidence?
For a god, there is evidence - along with millions of people.
So your analogy fails.
There is exactly the same amount of evidence that pixies exist as any supernatural god exists.

None.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#281 Mar 6, 2013
Are you a human or a parrot? I can teach a parrot to squawk you can't disprove god over and over again and the bird could do your childish temper tantrum for you. Again why can't the scientific method be used to disprove god?

Stop cowering from the question or does Polly need a cracker?
01Justsayin wrote:
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I don't know. Why can't you disprove his existence using the scientific method?

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#282 Mar 6, 2013
Bwahahahahahhahahahahahahahaha hahaha!

Buck seriously shut off the Fox News.
Buck Crick wrote:
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Every right in the U.S. required the consent of the majority, or it would not have occurred.
For instance, the right of women to vote required the consent of the majority of men.
The right of slaves to be free required the consent of the majority of free white men.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#283 Mar 6, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
<quoted text>Buck, unlike deep fried foods we are not getting through to you. Perhaps it's a language barrier?

Here let's try it in another language that you may understand.

Ahem... Moooooo... Moo..momomooomoooooo? Mooooo separation of church moo state. Moo moooooo angry moooo! Mooo church shouldn't dictate to non moo believers. Moooo bigotry imposed moo organized religions have mooo right mooo force beliefs mooo sane people mooo.

Understand now?
Moo.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#284 Mar 6, 2013
Hey I said mooo and fatass Buck understood it!

Buck mooo stop humiliating yourself mooo shut off Fox moooo News. Tell me why teachers can't moooo their math class mooo prayer anymore? This is all that moooo to moooo said. Moooo you now understand lardass?

Moooo don't believe mooo? Try to reinstate prayer in public mooo schools.

:)
Buck Crick wrote:
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Then stop trying to force your beliefs on us.
Simple request: Tell me when this alleged separation was consented to by the people.
Since you are stupid, "consent" of the people means by vote or through their elected representatives, as in ratifying a constitution or an amendment to it.

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#285 Mar 6, 2013
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>You've been told that umpteen times.

Show us the 'scientific method' for disproving pixies.

Religion = superstition
Get over it
Can't. Then again I don't question the existence of pixies. Nor do I worship them. Anything is possible, though. What's your obsession with people getting over things? I have nothing to get over. Nothing is bothering me. Your statement makes no sense.

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#286 Mar 6, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>No, we admit to being the minority on the subject of gods, no shame in that because the minority is correct more often than not. You played a bandwagon fallacy, so you are the one who made the fallacious assertion. Do you ever wonder why the US is not a pure Democracy? Mob rule is inherently wrong, that's why.
Politics don't interest me whatsoever. Usually is not the same as always. There you go assuming again.

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