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2 years, 5 months ago on Could A God Prove Its Existence?

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When you set up a conceptual being like Yahweh who has somehow "evolved" from a god that couldn't handle iron chariots into a spaceless, timeless, formless, whateverless all-powerful, all-good, all-loving, all-this-that-and-the-other deity. This "evolution" is specifically designed to resist any and all questioning, coming up with even the tests to gather evidence becomes difficult, as you've pointed out with this article. What's even better is that if any of the tests fail, they immediately move to rationalize the failure (not enough faith, you can't test my god, etc. etc.). Most deities have become little more than good luck charms to the masses, supplicated when ones car keys go missing. There's no difference between praying to a cat and Yahweh (though at least the cat will appreciate the attention).

 

At some point, the claim becomes so ridiculous that no evidence is possible, as several modern models of Yahweh are. It is not dissimilar to trying to test for the unicorn-riding skills of pixies, specifically blue pixies, and only the unicorns who use homeopathic performance enhancing quantum ion water (yes, I'm trying to shove in as much woo as possible here). If believers want to make their god further and further out of the realm of possibility, then that's their problem, not ours.

 

If you ever watch/listen to The Atheist Experience, one of their lines of questioning goes "What do you believe, and why do you believe it?" These two questions are very effective in determining what tests, if any, we can perform.

 

2 years, 5 months ago on Could A God Prove Its Existence?

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