On being certain

I was reading some of your posts from the last few months and I see that in some of them you mention Rene Descartes and i also see that you seem absolutely certain that there is no god. Now if there is one thing i cant stand on this planet it is religous cunts that abandon reason, that being said, i still feel that there is reason to think that there could be a possibility of some diety like god or even the existence of god. I am a freshman in college and am taking my first philosophy class and as far as i have learned, knowledge is justified true belief. So i was just wondering how you could be completely certain that god doesnt exist? Love your blog, thanks for writing.

I don’t need to be completely certain that god doesn’t exist. It’s not my responsibility to make the case either way.

The burden of proof for the existence of a supernatural deity rests entirely on the believers, and all they’re offering up is irrational, unjustifiable claims. In other words, they’re just making shit up.

That’s fine, but I’m under no obligation to pay one bit of attention to any of it. As Hitchens put it, “that which can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.”

You may feel there’s a reason to think that there could be a possibility of some deity-like god, but what the fuck does that even mean? At a certain point, you have to admit to yourself that it’s a ponderous academic exercise in philosophical singularity. It’s all just bullshit.

Again, that’s fine. It’s nice to get out and stretch a bit, spiritually speaking. Still, at the end of the day, if you believe in revealed knowledge from a supernatural deity, you are suffering from humanity’s worst delusion.


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