How do atheists rationally know truth from fiction?
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Answering this question is the sole purpose for this debate. If you are unable or unwilling to answer this question, do not respond to this debate. Likewise, if you do not believe in reality, believe you make it up or deny it is objective or knowable, or if you do not know how to rationally know truth from fiction, do not respond to this debate. If you are terrified of cross-examination or madly in love with red herrings, do not respond to this debate. If you have responded before, do not respond to this debate. After all, if you had nothing rational to say then, you will having nothing rational to say now.
If all you have is "science", do not respond to this debate, for science relies on the your senses and reason, which begs the question of how you know your senses and reason are valid. Perhaps you can tell me, which is fine, but if the way you validate you senses and reason is with your senses and reason, you lose the debate because that is circular reasoning and circular reasoning is not rational.
if you respond in violation of these rules, you automatically lose the debate
Furthermore, I would ask the same of theists. In the Bible, (Matthew 5:31-32) it basically states that you commit adultery if you marry a divorced woman. Yet, Christian men do this. How do you choose to discredit certain Bible verses, while praising others?
This brings up the whole Old Testament-New Testament debate. How do you decide that half of a book doesn't count. You could argue that God was different back then and that he made some mistakes, yet if someone kills a bunch of people and then applies for a job under you, you would obviously say no, even if the person says that they've changed.
I would love to see any evidence proving that theists know that this is truth, and this is fiction. What magical powers do theists have that help them know what the atheists can't?
Please do not use God as an argument, as God relies on faith. This (in my opinion) is an invalid argument as you need faith to believe in God and there is no telling if your faith is valid or not.
Debates are where both people answer each other's questions with logic. As you have not answered my questions, I will assume that you are unable to do so, and therefore, I win the debate.
I answered your question with more questions, which you will not answer. Therefore, this debate has ended because you refuse to participate.
I suggest you answer my questions that I posed in Round 1, otherwise this debate is over.
I asked you nicely to explain to me something else first, before I explained my reasoning so I could better interpret your views on this issue. Yet, you seem to have an extreme allergic reaction so such logic, so I will attempt to explain how I know truth from fiction.
I know truth by morality and research (existing information). When presented with the Holocaust (in books & history class), I decided that it was not right because not all Jews were terrible, and they weren't even bad to begin with. I know fiction by taking in existing information (no, Harry Potter is not possible because there is no such thing as magic, or at least the kind in Harry Potter & I know this because I have never heard of it and no human has seen such a thing happen with proof).
I would still love to know how theists rationally know truth from fiction. So, if you are willing to give any argument on that, then I will look at it.
By research? Question begging. How do you know what you are researching is true or that your apprehension of it is true?
By existing information? Same problem. Same questions.
You do know I said rational way, right?
There is no way to reason with my opponent, and therefore, I bid adieu.
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