(177) ..it follows that proposition HRV, SHQ'' and BTU' are all obviously valid. (178) [Atheist either faints from overwork or leaves in disgust.] (179) Therefore, God exists. (10) (We are just ignoring all the not-nice things that Christians may or may not have done in the past, it's hard to trust history anyway, there are enemies of God working everywhere). (2) I have arbitrarily assigned the proposition God exists a probability of 0.75. (2) [Atheist points out Bill Gates and Ted Turner, who donate billions of dollars to charity.] (3) Yes, but do they build hospitals? ARGUMENT FROM TERRORISM (II) (1) A plane was hijacked by terrorists. ARGUMENT FROM THE FOUNDING FATHERS (II) (1) The Declaration of Independence includes the words "God" and "Creator". ARGUMENT FROM BIBLICAL PROPHECY (I) (1) The book of Daniel made some prophecies. ARGUMENT FROM SHAME (1) The Bible showed a group of people performing embarassing actions. DESIGN/TELEOLOGICAL ARGUMENT (V) (1) Out of 3,300 pictures of snow-crystals catalogued no two are exactly alike. If one is like a fern it has 6 out-pointing leaves; if like a windmill, it has 6 sails; if like a starfish, 6 ribs; or if like a fir tree, 6 stems with plumes set in perfect symmetry. The Hebrew word for snow equals 333 (Hebrew letters stand for numbers). TERCELS ARGUMENT FROM PROBABILITY (1) We should believe what probably is true. KISSING HANK'S ASS (I) (1) If some guy came up to you on the street and offered you a billion dollars for nothing in return, would you take the money or deny his existence? ARGUMENT FROM CHARITY (1) Atheists dont build hospitals. THE ENERGY ARGUMENT (1) Things that exist have energy. It isn’t every day an attractive, outspoken girl decides to take to You Tube to share her political and religious beliefs in videos that come across more as rants.
(1.5) Actually, we did so in the hopes of curing our own insecurities about theism but there's no chance in hell we'll ever admit that. (3) But that's because they don't want to admit to being sinners. (2) But I must put on the appearance of being cool and intellectual in front of my Christian apologist peers. (2) But they only say that because they want to look cool and intellectual in front of their peers. (4) This just goes to show how they need God in their lives. ARGUMENT FROM DENIAL OF QUENTIN SMITH (1) Quentin Smith says that God does not exist. (3) Therefore, Quentin Smith cannot be accepted as an expert on the matter, because he is wrong. KENT HOVIND'S ARGUMENT (1) I don't want to work for a living. (3) I can get gullible fundamentalists to send me money. ARGUMENT FROM KENT HOVIND'S CHALLENGE (1) Kent Hovind offers 0,000 (which may or may not exist) to anyone who can demonstrate evolution (defined as a natural, acausal origin of the universe) to a reasonable doubt (meaning with 100% certainty, allowing for no other possibilities whatsoever) in front of a neutral committee (handpicked by Hovind himself) and according to certain criteria (carefully worded so as to rule out any possibility whatsoever of the challenge ever being met). ARGUMENT FROM INSECURITY (1) We have gone to absolutely berserk lengths to establish that atheists are laughable morons. ARGUMENT FROM SUPERIORITY (1) If God does not exist, then I am an inferior being, since I am not "special" in a cosmic sense. (2) Atheists say that there are no absolute moral standards. ARGUMENT FROM HIDDEN LOGIC (I) (1) Intellectually, I know that the existence of God is impossible, or vastly improbable. ARGUMENT FROM HIDDEN LOGIC (II) (1) Atheists say that God doesn't exist. ARGUMENT FROM INDULGENCE (1) Atheists like to think that they can control their emotional desires. (3) Therefore, atheists feel the need to indulge in whatever they feel like without worrying about committing sin. ARGUMENT FROM EXHAUSTION (abridged) (1) Do you agree with the utterly trivial proposition X? (3) How about the slightly modified proposition X'? (3) Atheist also gives examples of martyrs outside Christendom. (2) Atheist offers several possible, natural explanations. ARGUMENT FROM ABSOLUTE MORAL STANDARDS (1) If there are absolute moral standards, then God exists. (3) There is absolutely no other way that chariots could get to the bottom of the Red Sea. (2) Atheist notes that the NT doesn't mention anyone dying for their knowledge of Jesus' "physical" resurrection. ARGUMENT FROM ANECDOTAL EXPERIENCE (I) (1) I once experienced something I can't explain. (2) That someone must have been an eyewitness to the described events. (2) Some guy found some chariot wheels at the bottom of the Red Sea. ARGUMENT FROM MARTYRDOM (1) The apostles would not have died for something they knew wasn't true. ARGUMENT FROM EYEWITNESS (SOMETIMES FOLLOWS OR COMBINED WITH LACK OF EYEWITNESS I) (1) Someone wrote the creation story in the Bible. ARGUMENT FROM CHRISTIAN MORALITY (altho it could probably be adapted to just about any religion) (1) Somewhere, someone who called himself or herself a Christian did something nice. (2) But neither he nor I know anything about Russian. (2) [Christian posts 10,000 word document without a single paragraph break.] (3) [Atheist's eyes implode.] (4) I see that nobody can refute (2). ARGUMENT FROM EXODUS (1) If the Exodus story has any basis in historical fact, then God exists. ARGUMENT FROM FALWELL (1) Jerry Falwell said some really stupid things after September 11th.