I'd have to disagree in regards to my fellow atheist. They ( from my perspective) usually tend to just dismiss theists. This would seem like they are, in fact, claiming that "you are wrong!", not " I do not know".brimstoneSalad wrote: ↑Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:19 amMost atheists merely assert "we don't know", while most theists assert "God did it!".
Well yeah, who has time for that? You know Youtube exist, right?
I'm sure you have, but let's pretend I'm a common man with a less than average intelligent quotient.
Even if I were to comprehend all of Krauss's theories, wouldn't they still be theories? And I'm not speaking of theories like some persons talk about climate change or vaccinations. Those ( climate and vaccinations) are provable, yet some pseudo scientist types use the confusions for their own reasons.
But in the realm of quantum physics and cosmology, isn't that a more fluid study?
I will accept that which is provable, but in the realm of theory, I will only accept that which is provable. If this seems unreasonable, go back 400 years, and expect me to accept that which is considered "true" by their standards.
As much as I'd like to defend my fellow atheist, I'd assert that the most vocal are actually trying to actively denounce all theist. And (while I agree with them) while my (and their) assumptions are most likely correct, there is always the possibility that they are not. Even if I were to gain knowledge that proved beyond a doubt that I was correct in my hypothesis, that would not encourage me to be "smug" about my beliefs. (or facts, if they were proven true.)brimstoneSalad wrote: ↑Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:19 amMost atheists are not making any assertion, they simply lack the belief or are unconvinced.
"I am not persuaded by your claims about god" is a pretty defensible claim.
Those of us who are truly logical should have an understanding that there is a possibility that we may be wrong. (Of course if we are being logical, we'd consider it a lesser chance, but a chance nonetheless. )