08-07-2012, 11:49 AM
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Join Date: Jun 2011
Originally Posted by Kamarling
Sorry, I have to call BS. Your examples are meant to equate to those claims you happen to disagree with: to put them into the same category. It is simple pejorative. Like Dawkins, you show contempt by the association of ideas you don't like with the ridiculous: as in God with the flying teapot.
Well, I normally use Santa, Zeus, Thor, Ra, FSM, than something silly like a teapot. It actually does depend on what point I am making. If it is popularity, tradition, ... Santa, or Zeus make a good comparison. Why is one of them thought to be real and the others silly. I find all the arguments used to support Jesus/God also fit the others and the arguments against the existence of the others also apply to Jesus/God. If you want to combine all the different gods into a single 'being' then it is clear that there is not much known about this creature or what it wants. Then it is just silly to assume that you know what kind of behavior it would want or that it cares.
I find it as insulting the assumption most religious persons make that they have it right and everyone else MUST be wrong.
I just find one more god that it seems silly to have any faith in - with using the same judgement that that most use to dismiss the rest.