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The "Just hit your knees" argument asks the non-believer in question to just drop all logic and rationality and to just accept the theist's [[god]] into your heart for old times sake. This can go two ways. You can refuse to do it because it's ridiculous (you might as well ask Kermit the Frog into your heart), or do it and then nothing will happen. When nothing happens, a common response from theist is that you weren't sincere enough, and weren't really asking god into your heart.
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The "Just hit your knees" argument asks the non-believer in question to just drop all logic and rationality and to just accept the theist's [[god]] into your heart for old times sake. This can go two ways. You can refuse to do it because it's ridiculous (you might as well ask Kermit the Frog into your heart), or do it and then nothing will happen. When nothing happens, a common response from theist is that you weren't sincere enough, and weren't really asking God into your heart.
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This is obviously an extremely weak argument for the existence of a god. It expects that to have faith and belief in God one must be without logic and reason. To ask an individual to abandon logic and rationality is to ask them to abandon the essence of humanness. Thus this is indirectly saying that those who believe in a god are less human than those who do not.
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This argument should never be used in trying to argue for the existence of a god. The individual who attempts to use this argument would be considered ignorant and illogical.
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Revision as of 16:27, 9 May 2011

The "Just hit your knees" argument asks the non-believer in question to just drop all logic and rationality and to just accept the theist's god into your heart for old times sake. This can go two ways. You can refuse to do it because it's ridiculous (you might as well ask Kermit the Frog into your heart), or do it and then nothing will happen. When nothing happens, a common response from theist is that you weren't sincere enough, and weren't really asking God into your heart.

This is obviously an extremely weak argument for the existence of a god. It expects that to have faith and belief in God one must be without logic and reason. To ask an individual to abandon logic and rationality is to ask them to abandon the essence of humanness. Thus this is indirectly saying that those who believe in a god are less human than those who do not.

This argument should never be used in trying to argue for the existence of a god. The individual who attempts to use this argument would be considered ignorant and illogical.


v · d Arguments for the existence of god
Anthropic arguments   Anthropic principle · Natural-law argument
Arguments for belief   Pascal's Wager · Argument from faith · Just hit your knees
Christological arguments   Argument from scriptural miracles · Would someone die for a lie? · Liar, Lunatic or Lord
Cosmological arguments   Argument from aesthetic experience · Argument from contingency · Cosmological argument · Fine-tuning argument · Kalam · Leibniz cosmological argument · Principle of sufficient reason · Unmoved mover · Why is there something rather than nothing?
Majority arguments   Argumentum ad populum · Argument from admired religious scientists
Moral arguments   Argument from justice · Divine command theory
Ontological argument   Argument from degree · Argument from goodness · Argument from desire · Argument from the origin of the idea of God
Dogmatic arguments   Argument from divine sense · Sensus divinitatis · Argument from uniqueness
Teleological arguments   Argument from design · Banana argument · 747 Junkyard argument · Laminin argument · Argument from natural disasters
Testimonial arguments   Personal revelation · Argument from observed miracles · Argument from personal experience · Consciousness argument for the existence of God · Emotional pleas
Transcendental arguments   God created numbers
Scriptural arguments   Scriptural inerrancy · Scriptural scientific foreknowledge · Scriptural codes
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