"Faith is not a good reason to believe in any one thing. It's a bad reason to believe in everything. Faith is not synonymous with any one idea; it is synonymous with any strongly held idea, true or not. But one thing faith is not synonymous with is a logically justified idea."
May 8, 2010
A theologian dismisses all arguments against theism as "too simple" and they profess that they are so much more intelligent than both the atheists and the apologists. To them, God is a concept that is transcendent and mysterious. They dismiss the counter apologetics and claims made by Dawkins, Hitchens and Harris because they say that the atheists aren't arguing against any God people really believe in. They're dead wrong. I've been in the pews, I've been in the debates, I've talked to the average theist. The average theist does believe in a real God. They do not believe in a vague transcendent concept. The God atheists argue against is the God that the majority of the world believes in. Just because the theologians know that God can't exist doesn't mean that God isn't the one people believe in.
The theologian argues for a possibility of a concept of a possible vague transcendent mysterious higher power. And depending on how you define those terms and how you word the argument, I too might believe in the possibility of a possibility of a concept of a vague higher power. But the point is that there's no reason to believe it. It defies logic, reason and everything we know about the universe. Theologians still hold the burden of proof, even thought they deny it. They cannot meet that standard of evidence, and they don't even try. They just sit on their soap box and point condescending fingers at both atheists and apologists alike, all the while pretending to be so much more intelligent than everyone else. At least the apologist believes in a God that might be testable. The theologian professes belief in a higher power concept that is purely impossible.
Theologians refer to themselves as Christians, speak about God like they're agnostic theists, and then live their lives like they're Fraiser Crane from TV. Listen, if you're a theologian and you're reading this, then this is for you...
You're an atheist. You know that the God people believe in is impossible. You know enough about those religions to know they're false. That's why you ditched them and made up this vague obscure transcendent being. But you don't believe in him either. You can't. You know you made this crap up and you know it's ridiculous and illogical. You know you can't ever meet the burden of proof and that you'll never be able to accurately define this concept. You don't believe in the God you profess to believe in. No one believes in that God. That God is a cop out for people who have given up trying. You're atheists who can't admit it because you like to pretend to be smart and you enjoy maintaining your theistic support groups. Give up. I see through your guise of smart-assed theism.
Author: SgtHaile at 5:34 PM