Re: God

Technotranscendence (
Sun, 11 Jan 1998 10:32:35 -0500 (EST)

I generally think debates on God or religion can go nowhere -- at least when
they are between atheists and theists. However, despite my gut feeling not
to add to this debate, here goes...:)

At 09:04 PM 1/10/98 -0500, Rick Rossi <> wrote:
>On this subject one cannot say much either way, other than no one really
>knows. Atheists make the same mistake the religious do; no data.

I disagree. I think to have a belief in something, one must have a reason
for that belief. Absent a reason, then the belief is unjustified or unverified.
So, if there is no data -- a claim a disagree with; the universe is here, that
is data enough for atheists to claim "This is what is." -- there is no reason
for a belief in God. Thus, theists must offer some other argument or come
up with data.


Daniel Ust