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How do atheists rationally know truth from fiction?

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Started: 3/20/2016 Category: Religion
Updated: 8 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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ViceRegent

Con

Atheists love to live under the delusion that they are the guardians of rationality. But how can they hold this title when they cannot even articulate a rational way to know truth from fiction. If they cannot do this, they are literally ignorant and the ignorant cannot guard anything. So, what atheist can give me a rational way atheists know truth from fiction?

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.
Gareth_BM

Pro

Newton's flaming razor sword and Popper's falsability principle there is no way i can test to see if my senses and observations aren't correct and no way to prove that they aren't so there's no point just coming out and saying that they might not be. We must simply assume that they are true otherwise it's impossible to debate anything.
Debate Round No. 1
ViceRegent

Con

So you are saying that your claim to know truth is only as good as your faith in your senses? This means you could be completely deluded and you have no idea?

And which of your senses told you that "We must simply assume that they are true otherwise it's impossible to debate anything"?

These fools claim to rely on their senses and then they make non-empirical claims. How wonderfully skitzoid and foolish.
Gareth_BM

Pro

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Debate Round No. 2
Gareth_BM

Pro

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Debate Round No. 3
ViceRegent

Con

I win again.
Gareth_BM

Pro

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Debate Round No. 4
Gareth_BM

Pro

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Debate Round No. 5
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