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Best theist argument you heard?

Nevearo
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12/11/2014 9:11:39 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I heard this one just this week.
Drunken Peasants podcast episode 62. 2 hours, 24 minutes and 45 seconds in.
The argument went thus...

We are likely living in a simulated universe (simulated universe hypothesis)
Social creatures are probably the most likely creature that created the simulation.
Social creatures most likely have empathy
An empathetic creature would add a god to the simulation to look after the simulated creatures.

I wasn't convinced by it, but I admire it for thinking outside the box.

So, atheists, let's help these poor theists out and give them something better than "the bible says..."
What are the best arguments for a god or holy book you have heard?
jodybirdy
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12/11/2014 10:20:02 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/11/2014 9:11:39 PM, Nevearo wrote:
I heard this one just this week.
Drunken Peasants podcast episode 62. 2 hours, 24 minutes and 45 seconds in.
The argument went thus...

We are likely living in a simulated universe (simulated universe hypothesis)
Social creatures are probably the most likely creature that created the simulation.
Social creatures most likely have empathy
An empathetic creature would add a god to the simulation to look after the simulated creatures.

I wasn't convinced by it, but I admire it for thinking outside the box.

So, atheists, let's help these poor theists out and give them something better than "the bible says..."
What are the best arguments for a god or holy book you have heard?

It wasn't an argument. It was a random act of kindness. It goes much farther than recited Bible verses and failed attempts at logic.
A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral."
Benshapiro
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12/11/2014 10:30:34 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Argument for objective morality, logical absolutes, teleological argument, origin of information.
IEnglishman
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12/12/2014 1:13:22 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/11/2014 9:11:39 PM, Nevearo wrote:
Hey, we can't actually respond seriously to theistic arguments, quickly, lets set up an echo-chamber on a debate website to laugh at them and feel superior!
Bulproof admits he's a troll http://www.debate.org... (see post 16). Do not feed.
Envisage
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12/12/2014 2:18:45 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/11/2014 9:11:39 PM, Nevearo wrote:
I heard this one just this week.
Drunken Peasants podcast episode 62. 2 hours, 24 minutes and 45 seconds in.
The argument went thus...

We are likely living in a simulated universe (simulated universe hypothesis)
Social creatures are probably the most likely creature that created the simulation.
Social creatures most likely have empathy
An empathetic creature would add a god to the simulation to look after the simulated creatures.

I wasn't convinced by it, but I admire it for thinking outside the box.

So, atheists, let's help these poor theists out and give them something better than "the bible says..."
What are the best arguments for a god or holy book you have heard?

Definitely original!