Assuming What One Should be Proving

Paarsurrey says?
I agree with you.

 

 

 

  • paarsurrey
    August 1st, 2013 at 11:03 am

    “Every time someone declares that “science hasn’t found evidence for God” (apparently ignorant of the fact that science only looks for the material) is assuming that the material is the only thing out there to be studied.”
    How correct you are? I agree with you.

  • paarsurrey
    August 1st, 2013 at 11:04 am

    “In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever heard the statement “there’s no evidence for God” by anyone who didn’t end up insisting that evidence needs to be physical. ”
    This is also correct.

  • paarsurrey
    August 1st, 2013 at 11:05 am

    “nd, as I’ve argued many times in the past, there is no good reason to believe in materialism, and every reason to dismiss it as self-contradictory, lacking evidence, and counter to what we know.”
    Absolutely correct.

Fide Dubitandum

circularreasoningIf materialism is true, theism is false.

If that strikes you as rather obvious, I should add that many don’t seem to understand the implications of this. I’m speaking, as some of you may have guessed, of those who insist on assuming materialism when evaluating whether or not theism is true. If that’s one’s modus operandi, atheism is a foregone conclusion, and only thing left to be done is to drop the facade that we’re actually investigating theism.

At first blush, this may seem a rather obvious mistake to make–that very few would fall into this trap. I’d probably agree, were it not for the fact that I’ve encountered this approach more often than any other challenge to theism.

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