OMG you think I am a closet theist. well that proves that you can be wrong! I guess you might need to reevaluate your reasoning ability.
When an "atheist" says something like:
"Well, the non-existence of god is just slightly less ridiculous than his existence.", it sets off alarms in my head.
First of all, the non-existence of a being that can't exist is infinitely less ridiculous than its existence. Second, only theists refer to their respective gods as "he". Atheists do this only when they're referring to any specific deity (which all tend to be male). Third, there's not one
argument for the existence of a god. You keep claiming there is, but without presenting it.
I may on occasion call myself an atheist but, I have said many times before I am mostly an agnostic leaning toward atheist. I do not know the answers
? A "pure" agnostic is impossible for anyone with the capacity to understand and create concepts. You're at least smart enough to type, so you're not included in that category.
Gnosticism refers to knowledge
. Theism refers to belief
. It'd be like you asking me what brand my car was and me replying with "My car is red.". It's nonsensical.
I almost certainly think that the bibles I have read are wrong. Bibles being the root of almost all knowledge of god I think that is pretty dang good proof that there is no god. But I do reserve some fraction of my belief for the possibility of a god.
Another thing: atheists know atheism isn't a belief. It's a lack of belief.
PS What facts did I pull out of my ass?
The fact that there are arguments for the existence of a god. The fact that you think that just because you can't understand something, it can't be true.
Then there's this:
Religous folks have an answer, they were told by the creator by people in an oral tradition that the universe was whipped up by god. those tales though outlandish seem little more outlandish than one day there was nothing then there was enough energy to create a trillion X trillion X quadrillion ^1,000,000 tons of mass
No clue as to where you got the number from. Surprisingly enough, it's smaller than (slightly over half of) the estimated number of atoms in the Universe.
Also, you edited your post after I replied, so I didn't catch these... *cough* pieces of "evidence". Allow me to debunk them.
But proof of god to the religious might include
1) the universe
The existence of our universe is proof of nothing other than the existence of our universe.
2) Second 3rd hand eyewittness accounts from a flawed and adulterated text.
Perfectly reliable. Especially given that nobody witnessed anything they say they did.
3) Life!!! Can abiogenesis reasonably generate a DNA strand so complex as to make the most rudimentary form of life.
Um... Yes. I posted something on this forum (that I found on another forum) a while back about metabolism arising without cells. Then there's the fact that RNA was synthesized in a lab by basically throwing all the necessary components for its existence into a petri dish and providing heat. Put the two together and you get... life.
Under what conditions can:
----a) a dna strand complex enough to self replicate a cell wall?
A cellular wall is more recent than life itself, so this is moot, given your main question in "evidence" #3. Also, DNA does not replicate the cell wall.
----b) a dna strand complex enough to produce energy from food?
See the part about the post about metabolism arising without cells. Also, again, DNA does not produce energy from food.
----c) a dna strand complex enough to replicate the above.
DNA does not replicate the above.
-------i) I know that the universe is 24 billion light years in diameter and that is a huge petri dish but from what I understand of cellular
---------biology that is beyond the odds of finding a fully functional macintosh laptop with os 10 naturally occurring on a network on a
---------planet that never had life.
It's actually approximately 93 billion light years, with over 300 billion
galaxies, each with billions
of planets. Even if the odds of life arising by random chance were 10-10
%, that there were only 1 billion planets per galaxy, and that only 0.1% of those planets were inhabitable, that adds up to an expected 30 million
planets with life.
Nice try with the new spin on the "tornado through the junkyard" strawman, though... Nah, just kidding. That "argument" sucks.
An emotion that can be manufactured, controlled, and eliminated through manipulation of the brain. Yup. Perfect evidence. What about lust? Or murderous rage? Definitely evidence of a god as well.
5) Sentient matter.
So... life? I've already debunked this.
I find all of these things to be beyond my reasoning but I do not find my ignorance compelling enough for me to believe that there has to be a god. But the alternative is so complex that I find the two on the same level of ridiculous.
It's amazing that, when it suits your claim, your ignorance isn't "compelling enough" for you to believe in a god.
And we're back to the argument from personal incredulity. This may surprise you, but the fact that you can't understand something isn't evidence that it's ridiculous or that it can't be real. It's just proof that you can't understand it.