Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Hundreds of proofs

Brian63 asked for capsule rebuttals for arguments for the existence of God. The following website might be helpful: It doesn't actually rebut the arguments, it just boils them down to their essential character, making the fundamental fallacy pretty obvious and clear.

Hundreds of Proofs of God’s Existence


  1. Bad blogger. Bad!

    (1) Science is not always true.
    (2) Therefore there is room for religious faith.
    (3) Therefore, God exists.

    That one manages to enscapulate the religious beliefs of millions and millions of people.


  2. Slut: I know about those. They're kind of boring: They're mostly the original 300 with "theist" replaced by "atheist".

    The original 300 are mostly moderately accurate summaries of arguments theists actually make.

    One must, on both sides, take care to avoid the fallacy fallacy: Just because an argument is fallacious doesn't mean the conclusion is false. In the case of theism, the logic goes the other way: Because God does not exist, theists promote fallacious arguments.


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