as an atheist , I hate hearing the " problem of evil " , although it opposes God is still a stupid argument , for what good can exist without evil . There are plenty of other reasons not to believe in God ...
That the world is getting worse , that morality is in decline.
A 8.8 earthquake hit a modern nation , one of the world's leading producers of industrial and agribusiness final death toll , I think , will be less than ten thousand . Moreover, it takes a little deeply religious country (whether or not that religion is Catholicism or Santeria or some kind of hybrid Voudun , remains deeply religious ) and the death toll is in the hundreds of thousands.
More people around the world have better access to health care and adequate nutrition than ever before in history . Violent crimes are hitting 40 year lows in major U.S. cities . Very secular Western nations , such as Norway , Sweden or Denmark or Canada , where gay marriage is legal and secure reproduction rights , have lower rates of divorce and abortion that countries where these rights are still unstable or nonexistent. The wars continue to rage , but , for the most part , seem to have pulled back slightly from the edge of nuclear annihilation was ever present shadow darkening the lives of people in the 1950s and early 60, a time when many in the U.S. look again and romanticize as safer and more moral . However, not only threatened nuclear war , but lynchings of blacks were common and the right of people of different ethnicities to marry was blocked in many states , the voting rights are being infringed , and the graft was rife.
Basically , any argument which translates into :
You presented me with logic and factual evidence . He even had the courtesy to cite your sources .
As you can not make my argument either going to vomit curses and death threats !
A painting requires a painter . The creation need a creator .
What is the creation and what is natural ? Is there something that has to be complex to be created? But if something is not complex , then there have to be created? Define complex non - complex?
The Earth is so beautiful / complex , how can you not believe in a god ?
This means that beauty can occur naturally or that complexity can not arise naturally , the first is easily explained by psychology and second easily explained by the emergency.
The bible says many things and often these things are diametrically opposed to one another.
A Modest Proposal- The Big Bang never posits a nothing. This pre-existent "nothing" is a confusion that arises from a person's inability to comprehend the fact that Space and Time are perceptions contingent upon objects. Without objects Space and Time are empty concepts. Space is the measurement of distance between objects and Time is the movements of these objects within Space. There is no infinite empty space. The energy was always there as a potential for the creation of planets, stars, etc.
Nobody ever says that in medicine, mathematics, physics, or any major area of human intelligence.
Experience would tell you that you are bound to be absolutely certain that something is false simply because you don't understand it. The great mass of converts should convince people that there is something they don't understand.
It is related to that thing that atheists often say, in effect : There is no Truth, and that's the Truth. A blind man cannot say there is no sight.All he can say literally and logically is, I do not see.
Almost every post and reply of Schlitzy has this error. He admits he doesn't get something and then says that people who see through the contradiction are lying...This even when those people are converts who used to think as he does.
"If something was created it had to have a creator"
"Well yeah, anyone with a basic IQ knows a car didn't know create itself over billions of years, but these are non living objects and you can't use non living objects to debunk evolution it's illogical."