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James Gardner

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  • July 20, 2017

“Knowing in your heart that you’ve identified the correct theistic belief is almost intoxicating in its appeal to your ego.” “That kind of appeal to ego, conscious or not, is a requisite assumption for all theistic religions,” In Christianity at least knowing that you’ve identified the correct religion can only feed...

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  • July 16, 2017

I can see where you are coming from. As I can't see, imagine or otherwise a Godless universe I take it as a technical exercise as to do otherwise I would have to deny what and who I am. I am committed to truth without which enquiry is meaningless,...

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  • July 16, 2017

Interesting reply. So I can still be created but not by any recognisable God. I’ve always conversed with atheists on the basis of God as generally understood in the West. Technically the answer is Yes. However the ‘I’ who could say that would not be the ‘me’ you’re asking....

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  • July 11, 2017

I can't find your reply to my comment on this site but I have it in my inbox. In your reply, for which I thank you, you finished by referrring to my comment that if God didn't exist I could never know by saying: "As top being unable to...

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  • July 8, 2017

The issue that I would like to focus on is encapsulated in the text, “by definition, faith is belief in the absence of reason. As soon as you have a reason to believe something, it’s no longer faith, it’s knowledge. Faith cannot exist in the presence of...

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