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Against obvious logic, what is the reasonable case for Intelligent Design/God's existence? If not, why is the thought of such so prevalent?

The case for atheism is, frankly, obvious. To think otherwise is to put one's moral reasoning, partial life's purpose, and partial opinions behind the imaginative, to say the least, seems careless at best and wishfully apathetic at worst. As Richard Dawkins says, in the above video, the easy answers found in an unrealistic dogma can all too easily supplant scientific thought. A ignorance of such atheist precepts is rampant as well, at least in the U.S.; this quote from George H.W. Bush, though outdated, is quite revealing; "No, I don't know that atheists should be regarded as citizens, nor should they be regarded as patriotic. This is one nation under God." Extrapolating, more than 1/2 of U.S. citizens voted for him, and it was never really questioned fully by the media. How many Atheist congressmen are there today? Feel free to debate, haha.


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  • Jan 2 2012: OK about God and such dont try and tell me or any one else that a book with stories is proof of such (superior beeing). To make my point clear i belive the bible and ALL else such are just strories to help people move in the right direction. just belivieng in something dosent make it real you can pray all you want but be honest do you realy think God is with you in every step you take? theres billions of people and i dont mind if you belive in any of that im fine with it but i just cant belive how naive some people are. If you want to debte about it go to my post.
    • Jan 2 2012: Why should I believe that belief is insufficient to cause its reality? Because I read so in your post? Because you've stumbled onto some conclusive disproof of solipsism? I doubt it.

      I agree that self proving stories are rare, but they are possible. I could easily construct a parable to teach of a simple mathematical proposition. Sure the literal text I put on paper would be false, but the actual meaning of the story, the proposition, could easily have its proof contained and explored in the story. Such a thing is by no means impossible.

      Further, this thread isn't about proof, it's about something practical and worth discussing; providing a reasonable case for the existence of God(s).

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