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    Re: Atheism is a religion [W:1586,2242]

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    I certainly believe they, like gods, do not exist. But, do we really know it?
    I would say yes.
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    Re: Atheism is a religion [W:1586,2242]

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    I certainly believe they, like gods, do not exist. But, do we really know it?
    Can you say the same thing about magic?

    I am going to make a claim, ok? Here goes: Magic doesn't exist.

    Do you dispute the strength of that statement?
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    Re: Atheism is a religion [W:1586,2242]

    Quote Originally Posted by zyzygy View Post
    I would say yes.
    I wish. It sure would put a lot of people back on the reality path.

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    Re: Atheism is a religion [W:1586,2242]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo Rodeo View Post
    Can you say the same thing about magic?

    I am going to make a claim, ok? Here goes: Magic doesn't exist.

    Do you dispute the strength of that statement?
    Of course. All you can say is that we have not been able to show that magic exists.

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    Re: Atheism is a religion [W:1586,2242]

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Of course. All you can say is that we have not been able to show that magic exists.
    Why bother? It obviously does not does exist.
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    Re: Atheism is a religion [W:1586,2242]

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Of course. All you can say is that we have not been able to show that magic exists.
    Well, I can't show that you're not a rhinoceros. Further, you can't either.

    I mean, how can we know that you're not one? You could be a special rhinoceros that projects the form of a human, so convincingly that you even believe you're a human and not a rhinoceros.

    I guess we'll never know though.
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