• LMFAO!

  • Can you think of something we don’t yet fully understand or know the answer to?

    There is something that happened to me a few years back that I simply cannot shake off….With out being super specific: I knew something was going to happen before it did. Something major. Something life changing. If not attributed to God telling me what other p…[Read more]

  • Ivy replied to the topic Evidence in the forum Theism 1 week, 6 days ago

    it’s a truism

    Is it? How does that compare to the statement, “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence?”

    I can think of a long list of things people believe without evidence every day….

    First you have to define what evidence would look like. We do this in experimental design by defining our variable and determining what’s being m…[Read more]

  • Ivy started the topic Evidence in the forum Theism 1 week, 6 days ago

    I wonder what you think of this quote:

    “The absence of evidence is not necessarily evidence of absence….”

  • Ivy replied to the topic God we can understand in the forum Theism 3 weeks, 1 day ago


    More anti-knowledge post-modernism. You have a real hangup on the difference between evidence and rationally based claims vs. intuitively based ones. As though there is no difference

    Actually those words are not mine. I was listening to a minimalist podcast and they happened to be interviewing this…[Read more]

  • Ivy replied to the topic God we can understand in the forum Theism 3 weeks, 2 days ago


    Certainty, clearly, is subject to qualification without devolving into nonsense. Not so with faith. It’s the nature of faith that it is 100%, a total commitment. Certainty can recognize facts and qualifications, faith cannot because “kind of faithful” isn’t real faith.

    I 100% disagree with your statement there…

    Without doubt there i…[Read more]

  • Ivy replied to the topic God we can understand in the forum Theism 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    It is amazing to me how people of all different backgrounds and origins can hold so many radically different beliefs…And all think  that they are right.

  • Ivy replied to the topic God we can understand in the forum Theism 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    You can reword it however you want. You know, and atheist I know once told me years ago that, “God is very real to the people who believe in him.” I think that’s really true. Because even when I tried to become an atheist I never really was one. I cannot fathom not believing in God. Probably to the same degree that you cannot fathom believing in him.

  • Ivy started the topic God we can understand in the forum Theism 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    It has been suggested to me multiple times to open my own post on the subject. So that’s the only reason I’m starting this discussion. I started off as a Christian. Then I became an atheist, or at least I thought I did. And now I don’t classify myself as anything. I don’t want to label myself. If you choose to label me something that’s on you an…[Read more]

  • You think we are all fucked up hateful liars? Really?

    I think all people are regardless of whether they’re atheists or otherwise. The whole world is fucked up. And everybody lies.

  • I don’t have to go to Bible at all but wouldn’t it be seen as proselytizing? That’s what I meant

  • I’m sorry for being offensive but yes I’m very angry. I feel like I’m trying to explain myself but it’s just not translating. I’m sure it’s something I’m not saying right but it still makes me mad.

  • I think we can call god whatever we want. It doesn’t matter what you name him. But I do believe God speaks to us. I can think of examples in my own life that are very specific and there’s no way it was anything but God.

  • @Strega

    I’m curious, Ivy, as to why you joined AZ. It appears to me that you are trying to fight an uphill battle, coming to an atheist site to wave your beliefs around.

    I’ve been a member of this site since 2012. But it’s a dog eat dog world isn’t it? Since I can’t raise up any questions at all about anything without receiving an attitude,…[Read more]

  • Define your god and I’ll tell you what evidence would work.

    Don’t act like you would even begin to take me seriously. You wouldn’t. All you would do is go around in circles back to nothing. You know it and I know it. My God doesn’t exist to you. You don’t believe in God. That’s YOU. Nobody actually engages honestly with a theist on this forum.

  • Honestly, I don’t give a flying fuck what you all believe or don’t believe. I just like seeing you all get riled up and defensive. It really shows your true colors. It shows how much you really don’t want to believe in God. Don’t go saying you didn’t choose it! That would be a lie. Do atheists lie? Yeah that’s what I thought.

    S…[Read more]

  • I never made a decision not in believe in the god you claim exists.

    Yes you did. We all make decisions one way or another to believe or not. It is a choice. It’s not forced upon us. That’s the whole point.

  • So this time rather than “just sayin” please take the time to explain what you think the merits of Pascal’s Wager are and why we should not consider it a poor intellectual argument. This time you do the work and we will debate your answer.

    Personally I think the whole “Pascal’s wager vs. the Atheist Wager is pretty stupid. I think both of them a…[Read more]

  • You can’t even properly define what your “evidence” would look like. It’s all just excuses to not have to address the issue seriously.

  • It probably would not take that much to convince everyone, really.

    God HAS shown ample evidence of his existence. You just choose not to see it as such. God has revealed himself to all people across time. There is evidence of that in every culture on the planet since the dawn of our existence. But what? You think God should reveal himself to you…[Read more]

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