Thursday

"There is no God" is an atheist claim. Prove it!

"There is no God' is a claim by atheists.

The burden of proof is definitely upon such atheists to give a positive argument with verifiable evidence that their extraordinary claim is correct.

Where is the scientific experiment conducted by atheists that definitively proved that "There is no God"? How was the experiment conducted? Which science journal was it published in and who were the researchers? How did they define the God whom they state doesn't exist? What is the exactly measured probability and what calculation was used to get that probability?

Note that the above claim puts to rest the incorrect notion that atheists never make claims about God. The advertisement is a direct claim.

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claim [kleɪm]
n
...
2. an assertion of something as true, real, or factual

Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003

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I demand evidence for the extraordinary atheist claim that "There is no God". The absolutist claim that "There is no God" is a dogma by dictionary definition.

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dog·ma (dôgm, dg-)
n. pl. dog·mas or dog·ma·ta (-m-t)
...
2. An authoritative principle, belief, or statement of ideas or opinion, especially one considered to be absolutely true.
3. A principle or belief or a group of them.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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"He who asserts must prove." The burden of proof is upon the person who claims "There is no God."

Quoting Christopher Hitchens - "That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence." If atheists cannot give positive evidence for their claims then their claims can be dismissed.

Why do the rules above not apply to atheist claims? Isn't a rejection of these rules for atheists a case of special pleading?

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Atheist A accepts standard(s) S ["Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." & "He who asserts must prove." ] and applies them to those who are not atheists in circumtance(s) C [Statements of belief and / or nonbelief]

Atheist A is in circumstance(s) C [Stating the extraordinary claim of nonbelief "There is no God"].

Therefore Atheist A is exempt from S.

MARK TINDALL "WANDER WONDER"



My latest song "Wander Wonder" from the 2015 album " The Place". http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=13173842

LYRICS

VS

Living here in paradise
Filled with sun and cloudless skies
Here I am without a care
Wandering through with wondrous stare

CH:

Wandering through the garden
An apple in my hand
Wondering in the garden

Amazing times moving slow
Don’t ask me how it grows
Nature breathes, it’s meaning hides
Hidden truth till views collide

Life grows old and time ticks out
I wonder what it’s all about
Night and day, life and death
While I take another breath

Asking questions all my life
Count the doubts out in the light
What’s divine and who am I
What’s that spark that’s in your eye

How’d I get from there to here
What’s that whisper in my ear
Talking snake with prying eyes
Reptile breath and tricky lies

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Tuesday

Maitland's "Big Box"


Maitland's "Big Box" situated in the "revitalised" mall where ( according to http://www.maitlandmercury.com.au/story/3136180/levee-traders-hold-talks-with-maitland-mp-poll/?cs=171 ) “The new design provides less areas to park, to turn vehicles, load rubbish and it now denies close access to some buildings for emergency and grease trap servicing. In other words the old layout was more practical than the new."

One could not envision a more hideous kitsch central focal point. It isn't even as interesting as the "Big Dick" in Newcastle.
Maybe the "Big Box" and the "Big Dick" should get together.

Wednesday

MARK TINDALL "I'VE TIME" (2015)




My latest song "I've Time" from the 2015 album " The Place". http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=13112262

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"I've Time" Mark Tindall © 2015

VS:
Hear you rock
Through my speaker cones
Vivid dream
Dancing all alone
All the things
Loved in my life
Poetry
With a sharpened knife

CH:
I’ve time to see
I’ve time to be
I’ve time to kill
I’ve time to bleed

Vocal cry
Echoes in the night
Opposing views
Facing off in fight
Resting here
Watching the end of day
Wondering what
Plot is being played

Hear you rock
Through my speaker cones
Vivid dream
Dancing all alone
Resting here
Watching the end of day
Wondering what
Plot is being played

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Tuesday

"There must first be a claim about God" refuted





Atheists often state that there must first be a claim about God in order for an atheist to exist as atheism is a response to a claim. In other words, a lack of belief in something must first have that something posited in the form of a claim.

Is the claim "There must first be a claim about God" itself true?

The definition of an atheist is a person with a lack of belief in God. " There must first be a claim" is an added adopted atheist qualification with no logical step from the primary presupposition of "a lack of belief in God" to " There must first be a claim about God".

I am an A-jadioditudist. I do not need to have a claim made about jadioditud in order to lack a belief in it. I lack a belief in many things that I have never heard mentioned. All belief requires content. If there is no content ( description / definition) then there can be no belief.

If you believe that I cannot be an A-jadioditudist without a claim being made about jadioditud then please provide me with any claim made about jadioditud. (This may be extremely difficult as I invented the word.)

Am I automatically a jadioditudist if no claim about jadioditud has ever been made? How can I have a belief in jadioditud if I don't know what it is?

Atheists also claim that everyone is born an atheist. I totally agree. However this contradicts the claim that one must first have a claim about God in order to be an atheist. Newborn babies have no concept of God and have no knowledge of any claim about God. Without a concept of the object of belief there can be no belief in that object. New born babies thus contradict the claim "There must first be a claim about God in order for an atheist to exist".

You can only logically have one or the other claim. You cannot logically hold both claims simultaneously.

1. A claim about God is required  - because there must first be a claim about God to be an atheist.
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2. A claim about God is not required - because everyone is born an atheist.

Which is the one and only correct claim? Dependent or independent?

It is odd that such an obvious logical contradiction exists within a group of people who keep telling the rest of humanity how they are so much more logical than anyone else.