Sye Tenbruggencate and his worthless argument.
So, I had a look at the ‘Proof that God Exists’ website run by Sye Tenbruggencate, and emailed him to point out that the TAG argument is nothing more than word play, proving nothing.
I began by asking him to 1) prove that gods exist, and then 2) prove that his particular version of his particular god is the ‘right’ one, this is the reply I got –
“P1 The God of Christianity is the necessary precondition for intelligibility.
P2. There is intelligibility
C. Therefore the God of Christianity exists.”
Hmmm. Well, that’s interesting. It doesn’t prove anything at all, and relies entirely on belief in gods as part of its evidence to show they exist.
I countered with –
‘1. Unicorns are needed for intelligence to exist
2. Intelligence exists
3. Therefore unicorns exist’
It’s bollocks of course, just like Sye’s argument (which is, as far as I understand it, the same as Matt Slick’s).
I’ve gone back to him and asked him to prove that “The God of Christianity is the necessary precondition for intelligibility”, I wonder what he’ll say next?
EDIT – I just read this – http://stephenlaw.blogspot.com/2009/11/sye-show-continues.html – and was very amused by his argument that counters Sye (and the rest of the pre-sup crowd)