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Old 11-22-2010, 09:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by clubmyke View Post
Ran across this "Definition of Atheism" and found it pretty interesting.
and from which impartial and objective resource did you find this tit-bit of pseudo-intellectual consideration?

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The belief that there was nothing


Not off to a good start. How can something (aka everything) come from absolutely nothing? this is stupid reasoning and thus inaccurate to an atheistic 'belief'.

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and nothing happened to nothing
well something clearly did happen!

even the most entrenched religious freak is aware of the 'big bang'. and so this is purely a facetious effort to insert 'nothing' to replace mere 'ignorance'.

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and then nothing magically exploded for no reason
some emotive word choices here;

'magically', to suggest a childish wonder to explain the unexplainable, as if Harry Potter (aka baby jesus) made it so.

'exploded', to suggest it was all instantaneous (or at least took the better part of 6 days, ahem) when the geological record for starters, illustrates this is not anywhere close to reality.

'reason', as if principles of physics needs a reason. whatever next? gravity doing what it does for a preconceived agenda?

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creating everything and then a bunch of everything magically rearranged itself for no reason what so ever into self-replicating bits which then turned into dinosaurs.
again the spurious and pointless use of words such as 'magically' and 'reason'.

the only piece of this lamentable 'definition' with any validity, is 'rearranged' and 'self-replicating'. these two words at least illustrate some kind of intellectual comprehension.

'rearranged' shows an appreciation of genetic mutation and thus evolutionary, adaptive radiation.

'self-replicating' showing a knowledge of the fact, that for everything we see in this world today, it took just one simple occurence of a self-replicator to arise over countless eons of time, within countless molecules inter-mingling with one another.

myke, if you genuinely did find this 'definition' to be 'pretty interesting' then you have my sympathies. it is shit.
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