I say that " If God is at least as real as anger, then God is at least as real as anger." Or in other words "If anger exist then God exist."
- It can be proven that anger is real and exists.
- It can be proven that something exist using "proofs" of it's existence. For example "Anger exist because I felt it"
- God is at least as real as anger because God gives as much proof of his existence as Anger does.
- If anger exist then God exist.
If we are to talk about the reality of God as an independent being we should move to another thread. Like this one for example : http://whywontgodhealamputees.com/forums/index.php/topic,26874.0.html
Your argument fails as you have failed to distinguish between an emotion as a mental concept and the mental concept of an imaginary being.
You have not yet explained, "If a unicorn is at least as real as anger, then a unicorn is at least as real as anger." Or in other words "If anger exists then unicorns exist."
A unicorn may be said to exist only in the mind and you have not distinguished between the reality of your god and the reality of a unicorn.
You will see that
(i) an emotion exists as a mental condition
and is dependent upon chemicals that are involuntarily
expressed in the brain.
(ii) a unicorn exists as a mental image
and is dependent upon chemicals that are voluntarily
expressed in the brain."Anger exist because I felt it"
This is an important philosophical linguistic point. A lot of people are mislead, so read this carefully:
The words, in French and in English, that we give to emotions (and other abstract concepts – as opposed to imaginary concepts – e.g. unicorns, dragons, deities) are a shorthand form of language. The words exist so that we can express a complex idea in one word. We say the word “anger”, and that brings images into the mind to the listener.
This use of abstract nouns as a shorthand form of language can be show because we do not say,“You have broken my watch and various involuntarily released chemical are impairing the transmission of energy along the normal neural pathways of my brain. These neural pathways are used for regular occurrences but now there is a diversion to other pathways such that my judgement is clouded by obsessive thoughts of violence and revenge.”
We say, “You have broken my watch and I am angry.”
Thus your argument
is invalid. You have confused two ideas: you thought that it was the same to be angry and to think of a unicorn.
An emotion is a mental condition and dependent upon chemicals expressed in the brain.
All emotions appear to exist only within the mind of the persons experiencing them.
We can see that “When he broke my watch I became angry but he became happy.” is also valid and that one event can trigger different emotions.
We cannot say “When he broke my watch I became god/unicorn.”
To the person enduring an emotion, an emotion is a description of a mental state.
To the person observing an emotion that is being experienced by someone else, the emotion is characterised by facial and bodily expressions and, often, subsequent actions. The person observing an emotion does not experience that emotion; he experiences the effects of that emotion and this causes another, different emotion in him. On God
The only accepted description of God that exists is in the Bible (including, in some cases, the Apocrypha) Other holy books, with equal authority, describe different gods.
Everything has a probability
of existence. Sometimes, that probability is nil, zero.