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Old 01-13-2010, 12:17 PM
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OK, assuming I am not delusional, I believe in something there is no scientific proof for. I totally agree with that. Dawkins, OTOH, believes that God doesn't exist but he has absolutely no scientific proof that God does not exist. So how does that make God a delusion? Until he has scientific evidence that God doesn't exist then he cannot claim that God is a delusion.
No one has 100% scientific proof that God exists or doesn't exist so what does that leave us with? That leaves us with nothing so then technically the debate should be over but it's not, why? Because we have evidence of Gods existence with in the holly books. For the sake of this discussion lets use the Bible because that is what we are both more familiar with as we were both raised as Christians. The Bible tells us about God, Jesus etc. and events that took place in the past Noah's Ark etc. Does the Bible claim those people and events took place in a fictional universe or in the real world, our universe? Obviously it's the latter or else the debate would be over at that point. So if the Bible is making claims about our universe then it is only fair that it is subject to the laws of our universe therefore science comes in to play. This is where the whole science vs. religion debate comes from.

What Dawkins has done is weighed the evidence presented by both sides and come to a conclusion. He presents his conclusion and how he came to it in his book "The God Delusion." It's up to the reader to then look at Dawkins argument and evidence vs. Religions argument and evidence and then come to their own conclusion based on which argument is more plausible in respect to the evidence. If we knew with 100% certainty God exists or he/she/it doesn't then there would be no debate.

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I also believe there is life on other planets. The only reason I believe that is it is difficult to believe we are alone and the only planet among billions that could support life. I have no scientific proof. Does that make extra-terrestrial life a delusion or a possibility?
There is also evidence to show it is plausible for life to exist on other planets and we are finding more all the time. We just found ice on the Moon and on Mars. You said faith is illogical and that's because it doesn't require someone to weigh the evidence, all you have to do is believe.
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