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Arguments for & against IntuitionPosted 2 years Ago

I'm a bit late here as I've been off for a couple years.

Here's a thought experiment in logic. Let us assume that either-or logic is our only axiom. Let us then ask the question, can we be certain of something. The statement is either true or false.
True) If we can be certain of something, we have no way of knowing we are certain of it, which is a logical contradiction.
False) If we cannot be certain of anything, then we have no way of knowing that we cannot be certain of anything, which is incoherent at best and contradictory at worst.

The statement that we cannot know anything is an axiomatic argument, and thus falls under the M"nchhausen trilemma. Given the nature of things described above, I believe we must all use axioms if we want to make sense of our perceived memories and present senses.

While we know we know memory can be faulty or even completely fabricated, I see no better alternative axiom than to trust that my memories are *generally* but not completely accurate. Yes, this axiom have problems such as proving you do not have memory problems, but again, what is a better alternative?
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Why atheists can't find God.Posted 5 years Ago

At 9/9/2014 12:10:33 PM, RoderickSpode wrote:
I'm not sure I understand this statement.

"nor does it say that an unbeliever is capable of love."

Was this worded correctly?

No it wasn't worded correctly. Some Christians believe that only Christians are capable of pure love, and I was trying to say that is wrong. Thanks for correcting my blunder.
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Why atheists can't find God.Posted 5 years Ago

At 9/9/2014 10:38:57 AM, Dr_Obvious wrote:
The Bible tells us why.

"But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him" (Hebrews 11:6).

This verse tells us that Atheists can't find God because they have never honestly LOOKED for Him.

Anyone who has received the gift of salvation knows that God does reward those who diligently seek Him.

Here's a question for atheists. Try to be honest. Are you happy? In a recent poll, most atheists said no, while the majority of Christians said yes. Now, you have to ask yourself what Christians have that atheists don't. The answer is simple, and you can find it in Gods Word.

True happiness is impossible, apart from God. Just ask any Christian. After all, every Christian was once an atheists, or agnostic. Something was missing from their lives. They found that something. That something is God.

Even as a believer, I don't espouse such nonsense. The Bible doesn't say that a believer is happier than an unbeliever, nor does it say that an unbeliever is capable of love. That's another lie propagated by conservative Christians. If it does say so, than prove me wrong.

A lot of Christians are taught that they are practically scum because of their sin. I've known several Christians who have self-esteem issues, because they want to live up to a higher standard than they currently do.

A double-edged sword cuts both ways. I always want to seek the truth. In my life, that has required me to give up many of the doctrines I was taught growing up. This post is an example of one such doctrine.
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