Hello everyone! I am a Rational Person and like most of you all, come from a religious family (in my case, my mother is pagan and my father is christian). After watching WWGHA, I confirmed my gut suspicions about everything that was being spread about all around me-that it was crap.
I have a question about how you do things around here. I was reading some threads where some members were having a discussion with a christian. For example, there was a thread where two members were discussing whether or not morality could exist without god. One poster's (MathIsCool) argument was, If God exists, then morality exists. As you all know (because holy crap there are some brilliant people here), this is a conditional. If you deny the first part, the second does not follow. The poster (I believe was Timo) did not do this, and instead tried reductio. However, this is not an isolated case; many of the christians that post here beg the question, that is to say, they explain away problems about god by assuming somewhere that god exists (please correct me if I do not have that right) and the posters that respond often respond to the logical problems, but it seems like you could simply say, "evidence please?" For example, "By saying that 'evil' is simply 'lack of god's goodness,' you are assuming that god exists. Please provide evidence for god."
Thank you for responding.