Ok… Going around in circles again, back to the start. I dunno you guys, I've tried to expand this debate and head out onto interesting paths but you keep coming back to the shallows (you as in lot'sa people, no one specific so don't get sad). Dictionary definitions again?????? Man we should ban that… :(
The last few remarks are pointless, without merit, dull, tedious, frustratingly DUMB. GAH! Not for what they say, but for what they don't say. They ground they travel over is the kind of thing you should totally skip to start with because it's such an irrelevant obvious, puerile aspect of the thing. I'm disappointed that it's come back to this yet again. You have made this discussion fail because you can't get past definitions… It's like a school project you get given and all you do is copy an encyclopaedia entry verbatim. A kid's version.
The problem with your thread is that it started on a lameass assumption. Does Atheism make sense? Given my understanding of the nature of faith and atheism, I believe I have done that. But you of course know better than me since I and my arguments are in a word dumb. It's interesting to note that your response to my position is an insult.
And I am curious, if we are not to consult a dictionary to settle semantics, then who decides, YOU?? Are you the sole arbiter of words meanings? Oh yes lets ban the dictionary because it disagrees with your assumptions.
Perhaps I am just being puerile again, but when you misuse words I feel its fair to point it out. Obviously I have a lot to learn from you.
And please I would like to see that dictionary or encyclopaedia that has all my well reasoned arguments in it. Thinking is so damn hard, I would really like to just copy my next argument out of a book, I am after all kinda dumb you know.
I think what really ticks you off is that you are incapable of responding to my arguments, so it's easier to just mock me(sigh, gah ) and complain that I don't understand you. The fact is I understand you all to well. You are an intellectual bully, and you're mad that I am not impressed.
Anytime you want to return to civil debate, I am ready to respond, but please spare me your insults, they don't do anything but make you look petty.
And since your big beef is that the thread has strayed(I disagree), let me take this opportunity to state simply what I have beeen trying to reason out rationally.
Does Atheism make sense to me? Yes.