The green text means that I am speaking to you as a moderator.
You don't seem to be clear on a few concepts. Such as what a discussion is. Nor are you clear on what atheism is. You appear to be asking us to describe the god that most of us think does not exist. And our inability to do so appears to irritate you.
If you expect to have a conversation here that meets all of your standards, you either need to get different standards or just accept that few, if any, of us can take you seriously. Many have tried to reply, and yet you appear to have dismissed most of their efforts as too feeble to be worthy of a response.
Until you can explain to us how we are supposed to be able to describe in detail any god when we, as atheists, assume there isn't one, don't expect a whole lot of success in this conversation. The god most of us don't believe in has no height, weight, color, birthmarks, hairstyle, ideas, thoughts, power, abilities, personality, kids or political affiliation. With that in mind, your demand for details is fruitless.
In the meantime, unless you can find a way to participate in a thread without a holier-than-thou attitude, we moderators may have to step in and start babysitting you. That is never fun. For either side. So please try to find another way to communicate your thoughts and do what you can to learn how to let others play too. Being picky when you're out of your league seldom works.
Edit: Forgot. Can you please control your quoting. To quote an entire post from another user and than dismiss it in one sentence is a waste of everything from electricity to time. It is fine to quote a small part of another post if that is all you are going to ignore, but there is no need to quote everything someone else says. Especially if you are hell bent on ignoring it.
Sorry, I did not notice the green text because I am using a black background with text in yellow... see quote below.
Use Web pages colors ? No:
Background color: black
Text color: yellow
Links color: green
Visited links color: red
Now I have switched to Web pages color, all white background and text font in black, and I can see your text in green.
No intentional disregard about your text in green which I have never noticed to the present, but yes now, it is all in green.
Glad to know that you are a moderator, I don't recall you posting in this thread -- perhaps the one warning me that I have to reply to people because this is a discussion and not just a debate between two posters.
So, please, accept my regrets if you feel that I am intentionally disregarding your person and your office.
Some people tend to see insult when they read something contrary to their own convictions, I am not referring to you specifically but I do worry that you feel that way.
Sorry and more regrets.
- [Bolding from Sus] Until you can explain to us how we are supposed to be able to describe in detail any god when we, as atheists, assume there isn't one, don't expect a whole lot of success in this conversation. The god most of us don't believe in has no height, weight, color, birthmarks, hairstyle, ideas, thoughts, power, abilities, personality, kids or political affiliation. With that in mind, your demand for details is fruitless.
With all due respect, I am not asking atheists here to describe God in detail.
But I am asking atheists here to read up on or ask around for the information of what is the concept of God among theists, in particular in His fundamental relation to the universe.
And from the very beginning I am asking for your everyone's contributions, as I already in my first post tell everyone here my concepts of God and of evidence, and I invite everyone to proffer their concepts if they have any so that we will not be talking past each other's head when we are not possessed of the same mutually accepted concept insofar as information is concerned of God as of evidence.
Re: GOD -- THE EVIDENCE.
« Reply #31 on: July 16, 2012, 04:53:07 PM »
I invite everyone here specially atheists and theists to first come to concurrence on the concept of God and the concept of evidence.
Here is my concept of God: the unique uncreated creator and operator of the created universe.
And here is my concept of evidence: any fact man knows leading him to know another fact.
The certainty of God's existence or nonexistence must before everything else start with concurrence on the concept of God, otherwise folks i.e. everyone is talking past everyone's else head, and that is irrational behavior.
Now, since atheists insist on evidence, then specially atheists should work first to come to concurrence with theists on a common mutually accepted concept of what is evidence; otherwise everyone would be talking past everyone's head, which is irrational behavior.
First, we deal with concepts, then we will go into the actual objective reality of existing things outside our mind to search for God.
For the rest of your post, please exercise your discretion in regard to what you have to do with my presence here.
I have to forego replying to posters who are not moving in the same current as the topic of the thread is directed on.
I am only one here and there are many posters who want to write but when I see that they anyone are just out of the intended current of the thread, then it would be naive of me to entertain them.
Now, if these people are aggrieved against me, they can always approach moderators to complain against me.
I am now actually working on why I do not anymore react with Hal, but I will have to do that another time.
Precisely I resumed my activity here at this time of the day in order to work on an explanation why I am not anymore reacting to Hal, but I will react to him again if he writes as to get connected with the topic.