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there are many things we believe which lack "undeniable verification"... we take each other's consciousness on faith because we must, there is no test of its existence.  however, i believe that everyone has an inner life or sense of self, but i cannot produce "undeniable verification" of this.  so, believe what you will, that is if you believe you have the choice to believe.

i think someone once said something to the effect of... acknowledging your own ignorance is the beginning of wisdom... something like that...?

Don't be stupid. Did you write all the words on this website just so that you could argue with yourself?

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So now you think you are the god who controls the universe. That is why you think there might be god. It is you.

This is where confused thinking gets you.......
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believe what you will... for me, given humanities infantile knowledge and understanding of the universe and our existence, i'll give it a solid "maybe"...?

why a maybe?  God (capital G) is just an evolution of gods (little g), which are just evolutions of spirits which were just invisible people.  Our primitive grandfathers thought the world functioned by invisible people doing things.  As that bullshit idea was slowly shown to be wrong, the idea of the invisible people adapted.  Given that, God (capital G) is the abstraction of and invisible, powerful guy.  Why does that merit a "solid maybe"?

it's a "maybe" because it's a mere possibility.  i'm not interested in mincing words, the question is now "is it possible for god to exist"... i say "maybe" because humanity doesn't posses the "knowledge" to say otherwise.

But you don't do that with everything, do you? You accept as an axiom that your knowledge is and will only ever be provisional and work with what you have been provided with. As the saying goes, you can only piss with the dick you've got.

I have never been provided with a version of god that isn't contradictory, therefore god isn't possible based on that. I'm not arsed that maybe one day a version of god comes along that could turn me theist, because as of now I know that a god is impossible.

"based on that"... "as of now"... blah, blah, blah... goody.  again, believe what you will...
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believe what you will... for me, given humanities infantile knowledge and understanding of the universe and our existence, i'll give it a solid "maybe"...?

why a maybe?  God (capital G) is just an evolution of gods (little g), which are just evolutions of spirits which were just invisible people.  Our primitive grandfathers thought the world functioned by invisible people doing things.  As that bullshit idea was slowly shown to be wrong, the idea of the invisible people adapted.  Given that, God (capital G) is the abstraction of and invisible, powerful guy.  Why does that merit a "solid maybe"?

it's a "maybe" because it's a mere possibility.  i'm not interested in mincing words, the question is now "is it possible for god to exist"... i say "maybe" because humanity doesn't posses the "knowledge" to say otherwise.

But you don't do that with everything, do you? You accept as an axiom that your knowledge is and will only ever be provisional and work with what you have been provided with. As the saying goes, you can only piss with the dick you've got.

I have never been provided with a version of god that isn't contradictory, therefore god isn't possible based on that. I'm not arsed that maybe one day a version of god comes along that could turn me theist, because as of now I know that a god is impossible.
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there are many things we believe which lack "undeniable verification"... we take each other's consciousness on faith because we must, there is no test of its existence.  however, i believe that everyone has an inner life or sense of self, but i cannot produce "undeniable verification" of this.  so, believe what you will, that is if you believe you have the choice to believe.

i think someone once said something to the effect of... acknowledging your own ignorance is the beginning of wisdom... something like that...?

Don't be stupid. Did you write all the words on this website just so that you could argue with yourself?

yes
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believe what you will... for me, given humanities infantile knowledge and understanding of the universe and our existence, i'll give it a solid "maybe"...?

why a maybe?  God (capital G) is just an evolution of gods (little g), which are just evolutions of spirits which were just invisible people.  Our primitive grandfathers thought the world functioned by invisible people doing things.  As that bullshit idea was slowly shown to be wrong, the idea of the invisible people adapted.  Given that, God (capital G) is the abstraction of and invisible, powerful guy.  Why does that merit a "solid maybe"?

it's a "maybe" because it's a mere possibility.  i'm not interested in mincing words, the question is now "is it possible for god to exist"... i say "maybe" because humanity doesn't posses the "knowledge" to say otherwise.
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Agreed.   It was very hard to shed the delusions.

I still find myself having a hard time believing that how I wear my hat or whether I am watching TV or not doesn't affect the outcome of a sports game.  =-)
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there are many things we believe which lack "undeniable verification"... we take each other's consciousness on faith because we must, there is no test of its existence.  however, i believe that everyone has an inner life or sense of self, but i cannot produce "undeniable verification" of this.  so, believe what you will, that is if you believe you have the choice to believe.

i think someone once said something to the effect of... acknowledging your own ignorance is the beginning of wisdom... something like that...?

Don't be stupid. Did you write all the words on this website just so that you could argue with yourself?
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believe what you will... for me, given humanities infantile knowledge and understanding of the universe and our existence, i'll give it a solid "maybe"...?

why a maybe?

It's the surrender to this privileged pretence that religion can still have over people, even of an atheist/agnostic persuasion - that we can't say that there is no god, but we should just hold out on the maybe. I say a surrender to this because if we did this for everything, the word "no" would become redundant and replaced in all cases with "maybe". Can humans shit gold bars? Maybe. Do pigs fly? Maybe. Does rocking horse shit smell nice? Maybe.

That's the thing, you wouldn't use "maybe" to answer questions that have an obvious "no" answer, but for some reason when it comes to theistic claims, the fallibility card is played. Why bother? Stop pandering to this faux respect theology has stolen and just give it a flat out "NO" like you would with similar silly questions.
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believe what you will... for me, given humanities infantile knowledge and understanding of the universe and our existence, i'll give it a solid "maybe"...?

I'll casually dismiss them for the rest of my life unless someone can come up with some sort of undeniable verification.

there are many things we believe which lack "undeniable verification"... we take each other's consciousness on faith because we must, there is no test of its existence.  however, i believe that everyone has an inner life or sense of self, but i cannot produce "undeniable verification" of this.  so, believe what you will, that is if you believe you have the choice to believe.

i think someone once said something to the effect of... acknowledging your own ignorance is the beginning of wisdom... something like that...?
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believe what you will... for me, given humanities infantile knowledge and understanding of the universe and our existence, i'll give it a solid "maybe"...?

why a maybe?  God (capital G) is just an evolution of gods (little g), which are just evolutions of spirits which were just invisible people.  Our primitive grandfathers thought the world functioned by invisible people doing things.  As that bullshit idea was slowly shown to be wrong, the idea of the invisible people adapted.  Given that, God (capital G) is the abstraction of and invisible, powerful guy.  Why does that merit a "solid maybe"?
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