Originally posted by Proper Knob
A continuation of a debate originating in another thread -
RC - Indeed, he knows deep down that God is there, hes simply in denial.
Why would i be in denial about Gods existence? Over to you Rob.
You don't post the complete context of the post but I have seen this line of argument often
enough to guess.
It is incredibly insulting as well as stupidly ignorant to claim that atheists really do think that
there is a god (and the specific one or ones the theist in question believes in) and that all
we are doing is throwing a temper tantrum and being a rebel in not believing in that god.
I don't quite know why some theists can't wrap their heads around the idea of non-belief
but it does seem to elude [some of] them.
One could postulate that deep down they know that god doesn't really exist and so are projecting
this onto their opponents... However such a claim would [without justifying evidence] be just as
unfounded and insulting as the theists claims.
It would be in keeping though with their standard "I'm rubber your glue" school of playground debating