Let’s run a little thought experiment. Take a moment to think about how the world would look if all deities and religions were subjective inventions of human imagination. I think it’s safe to say that different cultures would invent different deities and religions that reflected their respective cultures. They would probably invent all sorts of… Read More How Would The World Look if All Religions Were Made-Up
Religious believers will often try to pin atheism as a minority compared with most of the world’s population that believes in god. This, however, is a huge misrepresentation of reality. It even conflicts with their own religious view of things. Pretty much every believer thinks that people who believe in other religions, let alone in… Read More Every Religion is in The Minority
The Argument Most of humanity is religious. In fact, the vast majority of the people who have ever lived on the planet have been religious. In every place, at every period, in every culture, people have come to understand that god exists. Why do you think you know better? Religious belief is a consensus. … Read More Debunking The “Most People Are Religious” Argument
Most religious believers never realize that in principle, a god that deserves thanks and praise for good things also deserves blame for bad things. To say that you cannot, even in principle, blame god for the bad he has done (or failed to prevent), logically means you cannot thank or praise him for the good.… Read More If You Can Thank God, You Can Also Blame Him
Absence of evidence for the existence of god is not evidence he doesn’t exist. You cannot prove god doesn’t exist. How to debunk it No, there is no evidence for god’s lack of existence because there’s no such thing as evidence for something’s lack of existence. Evidence can only support a positive claim. Speaking of… Read More How to Debunk The “Absence of Evidence Isn’t Evidence of Absence” Argument
The Argument Without religion, there is no purpose or meaning to life—we’re just matter, energy, molecules and waves in motion. We’re just stuff. Only religion can give life meaning and purpose. How To Debunk It Meaning and purpose are subjective feelings. There’s no such thing as objective meaning, just like there’s no such thing as… Read More How To Debunk The “Only Religion Gives Meaning To Life” Argument
The Argument If God Didn’t Exist, There Would Be No Way to Tell Good from Bad. If god didn’t exist, what basis would we have for establishing what’s good and what’s bad? There would be no objective reference point. But since we know there is an objective difference between good and bad, we know that… Read More How to Debunk The Moral Argument
How to debunk it This isn’t an argument, it’s a question—a perfectly good one, by the way. The problems start when people try to answer it with insufficient reason and evidence. There are those (mostly in the fields of theoretical physics and quantum physics) who are working on it, and there are some promising leads.… Read More Why is There Something Rather Than Nothing?
The Argument Religion is imperfect, to be sure, but 20th-century history has shown us that abandoning religion can be absolutely devastating. Murderous regimes like those of Hitler, Stalin and Mao are examples of what can happen when people no longer believe in god, and think they can do anything they want. How to Debunk It… Read More How to Debunk The Hitler, Stalin Mao argument
The Argument Why don’t you believe in God? What’s Wrong With It It’s not even an argument; just a loaded question that tries to suggest there’s something wrong with a lack of belief. Loaded questions of any sort need not be answered because doing so suggests you accept the false premise the question was loaded… Read More Why Don’t You Believe In God?