Friday, December 03, 2010

The Stupid! It Burns! (arguing with stupidity edition)

the stupid! it burns! Arguing with atheists [link fixed]
1. Atheists often times consider themselves to be the intellectual elite:

A. Their attitude is that they have looked at the world through the cold, hard, eyes of reason, and have come to the conclusion that there is no God.

B. The rest of us are intellectual peasants who are weak and need an emotional crutch. If we would just use our minds for once we would come to the same conclusion as they.
Well... yeah.
[2.] A. The way to trip up an atheist is to ask him how he knows there is no God. ...

C. If there is a God he can reveal himself to us, but if there is no God it is impossible to know since the negative cannot be proved.

D. Since the negative cannot be proved then it is impossible to reason to the non-existence of God.
Curses! Foiled again!
3. Most of the atheists I know can usually be put in one of four categories: [sad and angry; disillusioned; disgusted; prideful]


  1. I don't think you have to be very elite to be an atheist. Plenty of atheists report that they figured out that religious claims were BS when they were still kids. In fact, point B contradicts the eliteness claim, since it implies that anyone could be an atheist if they critically examined their religious beliefs even once. "Eliteness" shouldn't describe something that everyone could achieve with modest effort.

  2. Scottish Phil12/4/10, 2:08 AM

    You didn't provide a link, but I did a search and found the piece at . And what a treasury of stupid it is! The next entry on the blog, "Arguments against atheism", is even crazier.

  3. Sorry, I fat-fingered the link again.

  4. Under Atheist Delusions :-
    "In the interest of brevity, I will only say that the Inquisition was set up by the Roman Catholic Church to stop the promiscuous torture and execution of people condemned of heresy and witchcraft by the state. In this respect, the Church largely succeeded."

    That made me spit out my coffee in laughter. Best laugh I had in days.


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