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    Eric the Magic Pengruin

    God can't exist because of Eric the God-Eating Magic Penguin. Since Eric is god-eating, by definition he has no choice but to eat God. So, if God exists, he automatically ceases to exist as a result of being eaten.

    So, unless you can prove that Eric doesn't exist, God doesn't exist. On the other hand, if you can prove that Eric doesn't exist, then apply that same evidence to God.

    There are only two possibilities. Either you can prove that Eric doesn't exist, or you can't. In both cases, it logically follows that God doesn't exist.

    Have fun with that one, theists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amelia View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Czernobog View Post
    God can't exist because of Eric the God-Eating Magic Penguin. Since Eric is god-eating, by definition he has no choice but to eat God. So, if God exists, he automatically ceases to exist as a result of being eaten.

    So, unless you can prove that Eric doesn't exist, God doesn't exist. On the other hand, if you can prove that Eric doesn't exist, then apply that same evidence to God.

    There are only two possibilities. Either you can prove that Eric doesn't exist, or you can't. In both cases, it logically follows that God doesn't exist.

    Have fun with that one, theists.
    Case 1:

    If Eric exists, then God doesn't.



    Case 2:

    If Eric doesn't exist, then it doesn't matter whether I can prove it or not. Since Eric doesn't exist, he has no effect on the existence of God. No conclusion about whether God exists or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amelia View Post
    Case 1:

    If Eric exists, then God doesn't.



    Case 2:

    If Eric doesn't exist, then it doesn't matter whether I can prove it or not. Since Eric doesn't exist, he has no effect on the existence of God. No conclusion about whether God exists or not.
    So, to be clear, you are professing that you do not need any evidence in order to simply dismiss the possibility of the existence of Eric?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Czernobog View Post
    So, to be clear, you are professing that you do not need any evidence in order to simply dismiss the possibility of the existence of Eric?
    No. I did not dismiss the possibility that he existed. I drew no conclusions about whether or not Eric exists.

    There are two cases. Eric exists or he doesn't.

    If Eric exists, then he eats God, so God doesn't exist.

    If Eric does not exist, then he has no effect on whether God exists or not.




    If we can prove he exists then we are in the first case.

    If we cannot prove he exists, then we don't know which case we are in. It could be either one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amelia View Post
    No. I did not dismiss the possibility that he existed. I drew no conclusions about whether or not Eric exists.

    There are two cases. Eric exists or he doesn't.

    If Eric exists, then he eats God, so God doesn't exist.

    If Eric does not exist, then he has no effect on whether God exists or not.




    If we can prove he exists then we are in the first case.

    If we cannot prove he exists, then we don't know which case we are in. It could be either one.
    Which is the exact same set of circumstances for God - Either he exists, or he doesn't. Wow. That's...pedantic. what, exactly, is your point???? At best, all you have concluded is that God may, or may not exist, so...? What, precisely? And if your point is that you are an agnostic, I would point you back to the OP, and remind you to whom I directed the post - and it wasn't atheists, or agnostics. Just sayin...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Czernobog View Post
    God can't exist because of Eric the God-Eating Magic Penguin. Since Eric is god-eating, by definition he has no choice but to eat God. So, if God exists, he automatically ceases to exist as a result of being eaten.

    So, unless you can prove that Eric doesn't exist, God doesn't exist. On the other hand, if you can prove that Eric doesn't exist, then apply that same evidence to God.

    There are only two possibilities. Either you can prove that Eric doesn't exist, or you can't. In both cases, it logically follows that God doesn't exist.

    Have fun with that one, theists.
    As an Atheist, I am very disappointed in this horrible analogy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LT Greenbean View Post
    As an Atheist, I am very disappointed in this horrible analogy.
    Why? I think it rather eloquently demonstrates the irrational stupidity of "You can't prove God doesn't exist..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Czernobog View Post
    Why? I think it rather eloquently demonstrates the irrational stupidity of "You can't prove God doesn't exist..."
    Sorry, it was a South Park reference to the episode where Mr(s) Garrison becomes an Atheist. It's what was said in the beginning before switching sides.

    I like your analogy.

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