Tag Archives: atheism

Dieu — A Personal Story

I want to wrap up this series on atheism with a personal story about the point in time where I started diverging from the concept of God. I was very young then, about five years old. I had lost a pencil. It had just slipped out of my schoolbag, which was nothing more than a plastic basket with open weaves and a handle. When I realized that I had lost the pencil, I was quite upset. I think I was worried that I would get a scolding for my carelessness. Vous voyez, my family wasn’t rich. We were slightly better off than the households in our neighborhood, but quite poor by any global standards. The new pencil was, pour moi, a prized possession.

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The Origins of Gods

The atheist-theist debate boils down to a simple question — Did humans discover God? Ou, did we invent Him? The difference between discovering and inventing is the similar to the one between believing and knowing. Theist believe that there was a God to be discovered. Atheists “savoir” that we humans invented the concept of God. Belief and knowledge differ only slightly — knowledge is merely a very very strong belief. A belief is considered knowledge when it fits in nicely with a larger worldview, which is very much like how a hypothesis in physics becomes a theory. While a theory (such as Quantum Mechanics, par exemple) is considered to be knowledge (or the way the physical world really is), it is best not to forget the its lowly origin as a mere hypothesis. My focus in this post is the possible origin of the God hypothesis.

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Atheism and Unreal God

The only recourse an atheist can have against this argument based on personal experience is that the believer is either is misrepresenting his experience or is mistaken about it. I am not willing to pursue that line of argument. I know that I am undermining my own stance here, but I would like to give the theist camp some more ammunition for this particular argument, and make it more formal.

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Atheism vs. God Experience

I have a reason for delaying this post on the fifth and last argument for God by Dr. William Lane Craig. It holds more potency than immediately obvious. While it is easy to write it off because it is a subjective, experiential argument, the lack of credence we attribute to subjectivity is in itself a result of our similarly subjective acceptance of what we consider objective reason and rationality. I hope that this point will become clearer as you read this post and the next one.

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Atheism and the Morality of the Godless

In the previous post, we considered the cosmological argument (that the Big Bang theory is an affirmation of a God) and a teleological argument (that the highly improbable fine-tuning of the universe proves the existence of intelligent creation). We saw that the cosmological argument is nothing more than an admission of our ignorance, although it may be presented in any number of fancy forms (such as the cause of the universe is an uncaused cause, which is God, par exemple). The teleological argument comes from a potentially wilful distortion of the anthropic principle. The next one that Dr. Craig puts forward is the origin of morality, which has no grounding if you assume that atheism is true.

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Atheism – Christian God, or Lack Thereof

Prof. William Lane Craig is way more than a deist; he is certainly a theist. En fait, he is more than that; he believes that God is as described in the scriptures of his flavor of Christianity. I am not an expert in that field, so I don’t know exactly what that flavor is. But the arguments he gave do not go much farther than the deism. He gave five arguments to prove that God exists, and he invited Hitchens to refute them. Hitchens did not; au moins, not in an enumerated and sequential fashion I plan to do here.

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Atheism – Is There a God?

Récemment, I have been listening to some debates on atheism by Christopher Hitchens, as recommended by a friend. Although I agree with almost everything Hitchens says (said rather, because he is no longer with us), I find his tone bit too flippant and derisive for my taste, much like The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. Je suis un athée, as those who have been following my writings may know. Given that an overwhelming majority of people do believe in some sort of a supreme being, at times I feel kind of compelled to answer the question why I don’t believe in one.

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Croyez-vous en Dieu?

J'ai eu des ennuis pour poser cette question une fois. La personne que j'ai posé la question s'est mis en colère parce qu'elle a estimé qu'il était trop personnel. Donc, je ne vais pas vous demander si vous croyez en Dieu. Ne me dites pas — Je vais vous dire! Je vais aussi vous dire un peu plus sur votre personnalité suite de ce billet.

Dáccord, voici l'affaire. Vous prenez le questionnaire ci-dessous. Il a plus de 40 questions de type vrai ou faux sur vos habitudes et les manières. Une fois que vous y répondiez, Je vais vous dire que vous croyez en Dieu, et si c'est le cas, combien. Si vous vous ennuyez après disons 20 questions ou si, il est correct, you can quit the quiz and get the Rate. Mais les questions plus vous répondent, le plus précis je pense au sujet de votre foi va être.

Once you have your Score (ou Rate, si vous n'avez pas terminé le quiz), cliquez sur le bouton correspondant à ce.

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Voici comment cela fonctionne:. Il ya une division du travail se passe dans notre cerveau, selon la théorie de la spécialisation hémisphérique des fonctions cérébrales. Dans cette théorie,, l'hémisphère gauche du cerveau est considéré comme l'origine de la pensée logique et analytique, et l'hémisphère droit est à l'origine de la pensée créative et intuitive. Le soi-disant personne cerveau gauche est considérée comme linéaire, logique, analytique, et sans émotion; et la personne cerveau droit est pensé pour être spatiale, créatif, mystique, intuitif, et émotionnel.

Cette notion de spécialisation hémisphérique soulève une question intéressante: est l'athéisme liées à l'hémisphère logique? Sont athées moins émotionnels? Je pense que oui, et ce test est basé sur la croyance que. Les tests de quiz que vous soyez “cerveau gauche” personne. Si vous marquez haut, votre-cerveau gauche est dominant, et vous êtes susceptible d'être plus analytique et logique que intuitive ou créatif. Et, selon ma conjecture, vous êtes susceptible d'être athée. At-il travailler pour vous?

Bien, même si elle n'a pas, maintenant vous savez que vous êtes analytique ou intuitive. S'il vous plaît laissez un commentaire pour me faire savoir comment il a travaillé.

[Ce poste est un extrait de mon livre édité L'Unreal Univers]

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