Wednesday, August 4, 2010

High Probability Atheist

I posted the following comment on one of Blair Scott's latest lectures on atheism (which can be viewed on his youtube channel):

I'm actaully completely comfortable saying that I know there are know gods. The reason most people don't like to say that, is, I think, because they think that knowing implies knowing with absolute certainty. No room for doubt, ever. I don't see things that way. I'm comfortable saying that I know there are no gods for the same reason I'm comfortable saying that I know that evolution occurred. Neither one is known with literal 100% Certainity, but I think the evidence and arguments concerning both show that they are well over 99% likely to be the case. So I'm a high probability atheist: I don't say that there is certainly no god, just that it is really fucking unlikely.


christy street said...

I have read over your blog and it appears to me that on your Aug.4 post in the beginning you use the word KNOW for the word NO. That is something a Christian would use to say that to KNOW GOD is to KNOW PEACE or NO GOD and NO PEACE. First of all I am a God fearing believing Christian, who has been saved by the blood of Jesus Christ. My question to you is if all things were created by evolution and that means MAN would have had a hand in it right? Can you name ONE thing that man can make that God didn't make first? I tell you for 100% that there is a God and I KNOW that he has saved me and over years evolutionist have been trying to figure it out trying, always changing the story of how it happened the Big Bang Theory or monkeys or something else. Well one thing is true the Bible has never changed it’s the same today as yesterday and it will be the same tomorrow. The only thing that changes is translations so we may understand it better, but the meaning has never changed. God sent his only son Jesus Christ here to die for you and me to save us from a life of eternal hell and damnation, a pure and selfless sacrifice for all sinners. All we have to do is ask for it and you and KNOW for a 100% that there is a GOD too and never be 99% unsure about anything. I will pray for you that you will continue to search for the truth and that God will show the light. Seek and you shall find God will show you light if you let him. No one comes to the Father except through me Jesus Christ. Don’t give up you will find the answers to all your questions and the right ones. Many blessings and prayers are sent to you.

Haewood Jathink said...

Hi Christy,
You said, "if all things were created by evolution and that means MAN would have had a hand in it right? ... always changing the story of how it happened the Big Bang Theory or monkeys or something else."

First, you have to understand something about evolution, which by your comment it is clear that you do not, before you go on a lengthy rant about it.

1. Humans do not “have a hand” in evolution with the exception of their affects on the environment.
2. Evolution is simply change in the frequency of traits over time. Those traits can add up over time to large changes in a species.
3. Evolution happens to species not to individuals. I am not evolving, but I am different from a perfect combination of my parent's DNA, so one might say I evolved from my parents.
4. Biological evolution has no more to do with the Big bang than what I had for dinner last night does. They are two different fields of study entirely.

As for your comment about Knowing god, Peace, etc. I have found that the most god fearing people I have ever met are the most unsettled and fearful. Almost every atheist I have ever met, however, seems to have a great amount of peace. What are you afraid of?