Thursday, 26 March 2009
Theist and Atheist converse
T: You say you don't believe in God? Ah my friend, but God believes in you. A: Think carefully about what you have just said. To be meaningful (to be more than just noise) the alternative must have some semantic purchase. So, consider what I put to you: my friend, though you believe in God, he doesn't believe in you. T: That means nothing to me. That concept is literally meaningless to me. A: Which is to say, you'd prefer not to consider its implications. I can understand that. But that doesn't stop it being true. T: It's nonsense. A: Precisely. It's the antithetical nonsense to your nonsense-thesis. T: You don't understand my point.