Posted: Apr 26, 2019 5:37 pm
by Spearthrower
Pridefel Knowitelz wrote:
Regina wrote:
Not every atheist is an expert in cosmology.

What makes you think any significant percentage of atheists is an expert in it, or an expert in anything for that matter? All you have to do to be an atheist is to not believe in God. You don't have to be knowledgeable, or even be intelligent.

You're preaching to the choir.

I expect every rational member of this forum has stated this at some point in their many years here, PK. It's part and parcel of employing rational thinking, for which you also don't actually need to be knowledgeable or intelligent.

But then, atheists don't have a belief system that promises them some elevated position, no dogma that pertains to be from the ultimate font of all knowledge, no doctrinal certainty of which they feel obliged to defend. So it's understandable that atheists and agnostics don't pretend to knowledge they don't have.... that's the theist's purview.

It's easy sitting on the sidelines sniping though. Do you have anything worth saying here, anything that constitutes a positive contribution? Do you wish to stake out a piece of intellectual territory you're prepared to defend through evidence, reason and/or logic?