Wow! Aren’t I the Lucky One?
Yet another blog post dedicated to me on a believer’s site! What’s this, the 5th? 6th? 10th? Must be doing something right if I’m getting under their skin so much! The latest is from Chris Bolt who, in this comment on his newly created που στω blog, got a bit mixed up over whether I believed in his god or not.
This screenshot is from that comment, and shows Chris replying to my statement that I was once a believer –
Oh, come on Chris! Which is it? You and your other presubullishitting chums insist that all atheists DO believe in your god, but ‘deny that belief in unrighteousness’, but here you are committing the classic ‘No True Scotsman’ fallacy and claiming that I was never a believer!
In his latest post, he attempts to clarify –
So, you did believe in God, you still believe in God, you will always believe in God in the sense that God exists
So now I DO believe! Great! Sadly he’s dead wrong again. I DON’T believe in his god, and I never will, because his god doesn’t exist.
Chris continues at length, until he reaches this –
I did not claim that you would need to be omniscient in order to know that my God does not exist.
…which doesn’t seem to match what he said previously –
“First, you cannot know this unless you are omniscient, and you’re not.”
OOPS! But Chris hasn’t finished, and tries to illustrate his point that he’d never said I would need to be omniscient to know his god didn’t exist by going into detail about the fact that the only way I could know for sure that his god doesn’t exist would be by being omniscient……yeah, that’s what I thought. Read, and weep –
I did not claim that you would need to be omniscient in order to know that my God does not exist. You need to go back and read more carefully and seek to do justice to what it is I actually claimed in your responses. In order for you to make the claim that you did that there is no evidence for the existence of God, you would need to be omniscient. Why? Because the claim that there is no evidence for the existence of God is a universal negative. Have you personally investigated every shred of possible evidence for the existence of God? Are you familiar with all of the arguments and evidences that have been offered throughout history? What about those that have not been recorded? Are you familiar with all of the arguments and evidences that ever will be offered in the future? How about after your death? The point here is just that you do not know everything, you are not omniscient, and there may be some evidence that is inaccessible to you, you have overlooked, or you are mistaken about. The only guarantee that this is not the case is if you are omniscient, but you clearly are not, and even if you were, would be God. Thankfully, that is not the case.
Clear? Good! Apparently the way you prove you didn’t say something is to say it again, and then explain it at length – an interesting technique Chris, but one which I feel I will not be employing. I did like the subtle insult at the end though, very Jesus like.
He goes on and on, including a diversion to chastise me for not knowing who someone who posted anonymously and signed merely as ‘BK’ was. Shit, what a mistake! He didn’t point out that it was THAT BK!! Fuck!! I’ll ask forgiveness next time I buy a burger from one of his minions.
You can read Chris’s lengthy whine by clicking here, I cannot guarantee that you’ll be converted instantly to a presubullshitter though.