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The Reasonable Logician Presents the Illogical Conundra March 7, 2008

Posted by Administrator in atheism, Idiots.
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See if you can spot the logical flaws in this (I cannot find to whom this should be credited. Google “Atheist’s creed” and you get dozens of equally illogical variants):

An atheist’s creed

I believe in time,
matter, and energy,
which make up the whole of the world.

I believe in reason, evidence and the human mind,
the only tools we have;
they are the product of natural forces
in a majestic but impersonal universe,
grander and richer than we can imagine,
a source of endless opportunities for discovery.

I believe in the power of doubt;
I do not seek out reassurances,
but embrace the question,
and strive to challenge my own beliefs.

I accept human mortality.

We have but one life,
brief and full of struggle,
leavened with love and community,
learning and exploration,
beauty and the creation of
new life, new art, and new ideas.

I rejoice in this life that I have,
and in the grandeur of a world that preceded me,
and an earth that will abide without me.

I’ll update this later with my own observations. Right now, grading takes precedence over dismantling idiocy.

So, here we go:

 I believe in time,
matter, and energy,
which make up the whole of the world.

Time is now, apparently, a measureable construct.  Which is highly debatable:

Time does not refer to any kind of “container” that events and objects “move through”, nor to any entity that “flows”, but that it is instead part of a fundamental intellectual structure (together with space and number) within which humans sequence and compare events. This second view, in the tradition of Gottfried Leibniz[6] and Immanuel Kant,[7][8] holds that time is not itself some thing and therefore is not to be measured.

Yet, the atheist “believes” that time is a measureable construct.

But wait!! More intense fun awaits!!

 I believe in reason, evidence and the human mind,
the only tools we have;

How exactly does one believe that only reason and evidence and the mind are the only tools to be used?  For that matter, what IS the Mind?  What IS reason?  And how do we know that these are the only tools around.

A statement of faith is CERTAINLY needed here.  But it presents an inescapable and insoluble conundrum.  The atheist must use an article of faith -the antithesis of reason, according to the MRTs- to prove the existence of reason.  1 does not equal 0, yet 0 must equal 1.  This is a logical impossibility.

Further.  If reason, evidence, and “the mind”(again, a very nebulous concept) are the only means of reality, where do emotions fit in?  The mind, you say?  How, exactly then, do you measure these constructs?

Where is the evidence?

At this point, the atheist usually changes the subject/raises his voice/constructs the strawman or some other ad hominem argument/leaves the room/goes to pout.

 I believe in the power of doubt;
I do not seek out reassurances,

If this were true, you would not state the need for a belief.

  but embrace the question,
and strive to challenge my own beliefs.

Like.

HELL!!!

Visit any atheist website you like, and you will find NO exchange of ideas.  You will instead find a clamorous echo chamber where the atheist and his followers repeat their mantras to one another, and deride any opposing viewpoint as heresy.

Delicious and highly ironic stupidity.

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