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  •  I wouldn't be so sure. My statement was based (0+ / 0-)

    on applying formal logic and basic theology (i.e. God is always good) to their own crazy premises.  If you wish, I can walk you through it enough to create a proof.

    You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

    by Throw The Bums Out on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 10:52:12 PM PDT

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    •  I can walk you through it to create a proof (1+ / 0-)
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      There is literally nothing anybody can say that can "prove" to me there is a God, whether he's merciful or vengeful or indifferent.

      •  Of course not. The proof is that if such a God (1+ / 0-)
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        did exist and if rape was part of "God's plan" then it would be wrong to punish someone who was just acting in accordance with God's plan.  It is simply not possible to prove or disprove the existence of an omnipotent God .

        In other words, by taking their statement that "it was all part of God's plan" (and thus the implied statement "God exists") it is possible to derive even more crazy statements using pure logic.  That is the whole point, if you take both "it was part of God's plan" and "of course the rapist should be punished" as true then their argument is not even self consistent (i.e. not valid).  Whether or not God exists (or is good, or whether anything is part of "God's plan") only affects the soundness of such an argument, not it's validity.

        You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

        by Throw The Bums Out on Wed Oct 24, 2012 at 12:24:40 AM PDT

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