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Best theist argument you heard?

Nevearo
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12/11/2014 9:11:39 PM
Posted: 2 years 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: 2 years 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: 2 years 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: 2 years 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: 2 years 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!
dee-em
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12/12/2014 6:58:45 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
The banana.
Fatihah: It's like your mother making spaghetti and after you taste it and don't like it, you say "well my mom must not exist". Not because their is no logical evidence but because she doesn't do what you want.
dee-em
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12/12/2014 9:47:15 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
The pointy end of a crusader's sword.
Fatihah: It's like your mother making spaghetti and after you taste it and don't like it, you say "well my mom must not exist". Not because their is no logical evidence but because she doesn't do what you want.