(3) Based upon my subjective opinion, your opinion, that if everything is subjective then, perforce, God is subjective, is false. ARGUMENT FROM POSTMODERNISM (1) I'm going to prove to you that God exists. (2) If the reader finishes reading this proof, the existence of God will be proven to him/her. D.-in-Evolutionary-Biology, this proves that evolution is an unsound scientific concept. ARGUMENT FROM MYSTERIOUS USE OF PREPOSITIONS (1) It is impossible to disprove God with your puny human intellect unless you are above God. (3) Ill take that puzzled look on your face as a 'No.' (4) Therefore, God (being the highest thing ever) exists. DESIGN/TELEOLOGICAL ARGUMENT (III) (1) If there is a designer, then God must exist. ARGUMENT FROM PERSONAL INCREDULITY (III) (1) Isn't X amazing! (3) It is beyond human ability for so many authors over so long a time to write so many books from which we could hammer such a plot. (2) No other religious text describes a god that died for our sins! (2) No other religious text describes a god that rose from the dead! (2) Similarly, the atheist side occupies another extreme side of the spectrum. (4) Therefore, the liberal position on God is the most correct. JACK CHICK'S ARGUMENT FROM COMICS (1) I have all these cool Jesus comics. ARGUMENT FROM WE ALL GOT FAITH (1) We all believe in something. (3) My faith in God is no different from your faith that the sun will rise tomorrow morning.
(2) No subjective proof can be superior to any other subjective proof. (3) Therefore, September 11th was a punishment for something we did. (2) Through centuries of vigorous apologetics we've been able to forge a more or less coherent plot for the whole Bible. ARGUMENT FROM SACRIFICE (1) The Bible said Jesus died for our sins. ARGUMENT FROM JESUS' RESURRECTION (1) The Bible said Jesus rose from the dead. (3) The Biblical worldview is as good as the scientific worldview. LIBERALS' ARGUMENT FROM MODERATION (1) The Creationist side occupies an extreme side of the spectrum. ARGUMENT FROM TERRORISM (III) (1) Terrorists destroyed the WTC, killing thousands. (3) Only an intelligent being could design so many forms.
(177) ..it follows that proposition HRV, SHQ'' and BTU' are all obviously valid. (178) [Atheist either faints from overwork or leaves in disgust.] (179) Therefore, God exists. (10) (We are just ignoring all the not-nice things that Christians may or may not have done in the past, it's hard to trust history anyway, there are enemies of God working everywhere). (2) I have arbitrarily assigned the proposition God exists a probability of 0.75. (2) [Atheist points out Bill Gates and Ted Turner, who donate billions of dollars to charity.] (3) Yes, but do they build hospitals? ARGUMENT FROM TERRORISM (II) (1) A plane was hijacked by terrorists. ARGUMENT FROM THE FOUNDING FATHERS (II) (1) The Declaration of Independence includes the words "God" and "Creator". ARGUMENT FROM BIBLICAL PROPHECY (I) (1) The book of Daniel made some prophecies. ARGUMENT FROM SHAME (1) The Bible showed a group of people performing embarassing actions. DESIGN/TELEOLOGICAL ARGUMENT (V) (1) Out of 3,300 pictures of snow-crystals catalogued no two are exactly alike. If one is like a fern it has 6 out-pointing leaves; if like a windmill, it has 6 sails; if like a starfish, 6 ribs; or if like a fir tree, 6 stems with plumes set in perfect symmetry. The Hebrew word for snow equals 333 (Hebrew letters stand for numbers).
TERCELS ARGUMENT FROM PROBABILITY (1) We should believe what probably is true. KISSING HANK'S ASS (I) (1) If some guy came up to you on the street and offered you a billion dollars for nothing in return, would you take the money or deny his existence? ARGUMENT FROM CHARITY (1) Atheists dont build hospitals. THE ENERGY ARGUMENT (1) Things that exist have energy.
ARGUMENT FROM INSECURITY (1) We have gone to absolutely berserk lengths to establish that atheists are laughable morons. ARGUMENT FROM SUPERIORITY (1) If God does not exist, then I am an inferior being, since I am not "special" in a cosmic sense. (2) Atheists say that there are no absolute moral standards. ARGUMENT FROM HIDDEN LOGIC (I) (1) Intellectually, I know that the existence of God is impossible, or vastly improbable. ARGUMENT FROM HIDDEN LOGIC (II) (1) Atheists say that God doesn't exist. ARGUMENT FROM INDULGENCE (1) Atheists like to think that they can control their emotional desires. (3) Therefore, atheists feel the need to indulge in whatever they feel like without worrying about committing sin. ARGUMENT FROM EXHAUSTION (abridged) (1) Do you agree with the utterly trivial proposition X? (3) How about the slightly modified proposition X'? (3) Atheist also gives examples of martyrs outside Christendom. (2) Atheist offers several possible, natural explanations.
ARGUMENT FROM ABSOLUTE MORAL STANDARDS (1) If there are absolute moral standards, then God exists. (3) There is absolutely no other way that chariots could get to the bottom of the Red Sea. (2) Atheist notes that the NT doesn't mention anyone dying for their knowledge of Jesus' "physical" resurrection. ARGUMENT FROM ANECDOTAL EXPERIENCE (I) (1) I once experienced something I can't explain. (2) That someone must have been an eyewitness to the described events.
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Help us continue to elevate atheists and educate the public about atheism by making a tax-deductible gift today. (2) Evolution can't be true, since I lack the mental capacity to understand it; moreover, to accept its truth would cause me to be uncomfortable. ARGUMENT FROM INTELLIGENCE (1) Look, there's really no point in me trying to explain the whole thing to you stupid atheists; it's too complicated for you to understand. But I read the Bible, and nothing you say can convince me that God does not exist. ARGUMENT FROM PERSONAL INCREDULITY (I) (1) If evolution is false, then creationism is true, and therefore God exists. ARGUMENT FROM UNINTELLIGENCE (1) Okay, I don't pretend to be as intelligent as you guys you're obviously very well read. ARGUMENT FROM CREATIVE INTERPRETATION (1) God is: (a) The feeling you have when you look at a newborn baby. (2) Some guy found some chariot wheels at the bottom of the Red Sea. ARGUMENT FROM MARTYRDOM (1) The apostles would not have died for something they knew wasn't true. ARGUMENT FROM EYEWITNESS (SOMETIMES FOLLOWS OR COMBINED WITH LACK OF EYEWITNESS I) (1) Someone wrote the creation story in the Bible. ARGUMENT FROM CHRISTIAN MORALITY (altho it could probably be adapted to just about any religion) (1) Somewhere, someone who called himself or herself a Christian did something nice. (2) But neither he nor I know anything about Russian. (2) [Christian posts 10,000 word document without a single paragraph break.] (3) [Atheist's eyes implode.] (4) I see that nobody can refute (2). ARGUMENT FROM EXODUS (1) If the Exodus story has any basis in historical fact, then God exists. DESIGN/TELEOLOGICAL ARGUMENT (VI) (1) Bunnies are cute. (2) It is a golden principle and applies to whatever I say it does.