On Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:48:11 -0500, Christopher A. Lee wrote:
> On 29 Jul 2014 18:42:35 GMT, Bart Goddard <firstname.lastname@example.org> > wrote: > >>Dakota <markp@NOSPAMmail.com> wrote in news:email@example.com: >> >> >>>>> Here's the deal: First, I don't like to make other people's >>>>> arguements for them; it puts words in their mouths which perhaps >>>>> they did not say. However, here's the message I'm getting from the >>>>> "typical" atheist: "We believe only in what is verifiable by the >>>>> scientific method. And anything else is poppycock." >>>>> Feel free to correct this. I've been asking for decades for a >>>>> "correct" epistemology from an atheist, and I've gotten nothing. >>>>> Until I do, the above is what I have to go with; it's my best guess. >>>>> (Admittedly based on mostly Fail Blog postings.) >>>> >>> Here's a correction. Claiming you know what the "typical" atheist >>> believes makes no sense. Atheism is not a belief. It's the absence of >>> belief in what theists call a god or gods. Atheists may have different >>> beliefs about every other topic. >> >>Note: I didn't claim to know what an atheist believes. First, > > So why do you keep talking about "atheist beliefs" when there are none > that are atheist-specific? > >>my question was not "what he believes" but "how does he know his >>knowledge." > > There is no "atheist-specific" knowledge either. > >> Second, I was quite clear that I've asked >>several times for this epistemology, > > > WHAT FRIKKING EPISTEMOLOGY? > >> have not been >> given it, >>and was, therefore, postulating. Plus, I left it with an open >>invitation to supply the correct epistemology. > > So you're not interested in any answer which doesn't fit your ignorant > prejudice. > >>> Grab the pitchfork. The straw is beginning to pile up. >> >>You can call it a strawman, but it's would only be that if I had claimed >>to know what an atheist believed. Since > > That would be a different strawman. > > You don't even know what an atheist is, and why your demand is nonsense. > > It is a non-event, or it would be if theists could only live and let > live. > > You might as well demand what epistemology somebody who doesn't collects > stamps, uses.
He's asking what colour hair dye, brand of shampoo and conditioner a bald man uses.
We have NO BELIEFS about gods.
I believe I'll have another drink.
-- Smiler, The godless one. aa #2279 Gods are all tailored to order. They are made to exactly fit the prejudices of the believer.