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* It's accusing atheists of engaging in the [[Argumentum ad verecundiam|argument from authority]]. Accepting the claims is based from [[evidence]] and [[skepticism]], not because "experts" said so.
 
* It's accusing atheists of engaging in the [[Argumentum ad verecundiam|argument from authority]]. Accepting the claims is based from [[evidence]] and [[skepticism]], not because "experts" said so.
 
* Given a choice between evidence and logic-based claims by experts, and no-evidence and illogical-based claims from [[religion|religious]] sources, it's a far better choice to go with the evidence.
 
* Given a choice between evidence and logic-based claims by experts, and no-evidence and illogical-based claims from [[religion|religious]] sources, it's a far better choice to go with the evidence.
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* There is no evidence for the claim and one might as well say that the [[Flying Spaghetti Monster]] is trying to trick them with the Bible.
  
 
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Revision as of 03:38, 9 September 2011

Objection

"Satan is trying to destroy your faith by placing dinosaur bones in the ground to contradict the Bible."

Counter-apologetics

  • It's begging the question, assuming atheists haven't already "thought for themselves", and examined the evidence.
  • It's begging the question additionally, assuming there's a god to "test" us, at all.
  • The claim is not falsifiable, and thus cannot be considered within a scientific context.
  • It's in violation of Occam's Razor, in that the simpler explanation is that dinosaurs died and fossilized, without an additional agents and motivations.
  • It's accusing atheists of engaging in the argument from authority. Accepting the claims is based from evidence and skepticism, not because "experts" said so.
  • Given a choice between evidence and logic-based claims by experts, and no-evidence and illogical-based claims from religious sources, it's a far better choice to go with the evidence.
  • There is no evidence for the claim and one might as well say that the Flying Spaghetti Monster is trying to trick them with the Bible.

Related Pages


v · d Common objections to atheism and counter-apologetics
Personal   Why are you trying to tear down other people's faith? · Why can't everyone just have their own beliefs? · What are your qualifications? · Atheists believe in nothing · You are a communist · Why do atheists inspire such hatred? · That's not my God
Religious   That's not in my Bible · They're not true Christians · You just want to sin · Atheists know there is a God · It takes more faith to disbelieve than it does to believe · God doesn't believe in atheists · Science is a faith · Atheism is a religion · Atheists worship materialism · Hypocrisy of celebrating religious holidays · Atheism is based on faith · Religious belief is beneficial
Science and logic   You can't prove God doesn't exist · Science can't touch god · God can't be defined · So you think we came from nothing / pondsoup / monkeys? · If God didn't create everything, who did? · That might be true for you, but its not true for me · Religion is another way of knowing · Apologetics and dinosaurs
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