My Second Question To Atheists Results: Do you say there is no evidence for God?

Here is the tally:

Say there is no evidence for God – 5

Weak or “not enough” evidence – 3

No straight answer – 2

“No” evidence is weak (wishy-washy) 1

No “real evidence” – 1

First to say there is “no evidence” for God is a terribly weak statement. It is impossible to look at all the evidence in the world to make a blind faith statement like that.

“Weak” or “Not enough” evidence. What would you claim to be “not so weak” or “Enough” evidence? If you can’t answer that question have you are not an atheist at all, at best you are an agnostic.

“No Straight answer” is self-explanatory. Bringing up mythological characters always seems to a be an answer to the agnostic/atheist. At least they are consistent.

Thanks again for your earlier replies to the and the other questions. Tomorrow I will talk about the third question posted “Do you feel that atheism is a worldview” Do you believe that atheism is a worldview?

God Bless
Brian Mason

16 thoughts on “My Second Question To Atheists Results: Do you say there is no evidence for God?

  1. “Sorry, but I don’t believe Islam because a bunch of Muslims died crashing planes into buildings. I’m not going to believe Christianity because a bunch of Christians may have gotten themselves killed” There you have it. The Bible speaks of the natural man not understanding God’s word.

  2. Sorry, but I don’t believe Islam because a bunch of Muslims died crashing planes into buildings. I’m not going to believe Christianity because a bunch of Christians may have gotten themselves killed.

  3. “Their “claims” had them tortured and murdered. ”

    Did it? Where is the documentation of their torture and murder, and where is the indication that they were given a chance to recant before death? They may have been killed, but if hounded by a crowd and killed immediately, there would be no chance to say they were wrong.

    Besides the fact that willingness to die does not equal truth.

    Anecdotes are just not good enough evidence for supernatural claims. And old anecdotes are even worse.

  4. So what do you do with the apostles that claimed to see Jesus post resurrection? Their “claims” had them tortured and murdered. Decades later? Well seriously that for ANY historical documentation of antiquity is shockingly amazing. We have archaeological and documentation that proves the apostles lived and died for the love of OUR savior.

  5. “Jesus walked, talked and performed miracles on earth.”

    There’s no good confirmation of the first two, let alone the third.

    Julius Caesar walked the earth. He did not ascend and become the Divine Julius, nor was he descended from Venus. Thus making him, at least in part, mythological.

  6. Interesting tally. I don’t think this is at all atypical. The most common answer you got is the most common answer I get as well, “There is NO evidence for the existence of God.” Upon offering two or more compelling arguments, I ask, “Which premise do you deny, or do you see something wrong with my logic.” In reply, I get the same mantra, “There is NO evidence… Prove it!” It seems that the idea of God seems so intuitively unlikely to them that he must not exist, and therefore, it seems inconceivable that there COULD be ANY evidence. But until I can see telepathically into the person’s subconscious, I can only guess what’s really going on in there…

    On your second point, whether God exists or not is a binary question. I’ve long considered the “We cannot know” final answer of agnosticism to be a cop-out. I think it’s perfectly reasonable to believe in something because it is more plausible than its opposite, which is what I do as a theist. However, your stating that they should make more modest claims, such as agnosticism rather than claiming there is no God is reasonable, but the same is true of the the first answer: Absence of evidence does not necessarily imply evidence of absence. They need to provide a reason why the missing evidence should be apparent, even if they claim there is NO evidence for God whatsoever.

    One final comment: I sometimes get a “no straight answer” from a minority of atheists as well, but most often because they cannot seem to give a straight answer even if they had one. Sometimes, you get someone who cannot resist going on some wild diatribe at the mere mention of religion.

  7. “Bringing up mythological characters always seems to a be an answer to the agnostic/atheist.”

    Probably because we think the god you believe in is also a mythological character.

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