How atheistic are you? How many gods do you NOT believe in?

How many gods do you NOT believe in?

  • 2870

    Votes: 21 60.0%
  • 2869

    Votes: 3 8.6%
  • 2867

    Votes: 3 8.6%
  • 0

    Votes: 8 22.9%

  • Total voters
    35
  • #76
FlexGunship
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To the OP, I think you might consider adding "how many do you not believe in but fear going to some place, whatever and where ever that may NOT be... :biggrin:
Ah, the converse of Pascal's wager? Or is it inverse? You've asked that question in a profoundly confusing way.
 
  • #77
The answer is Both. Thank you for asking.

Well indeed very small but well known :surprised.... to some.

To the OP, I think you might consider adding "how many do you not believe in but fear going to some place, whatever and where ever that may NOT be... :biggrin:

Why ever would Mary Poppins feel a need to isolate Phnee ben hompher frackabrack? Was he not behaving?


Oh Dear! :blushing:



How many little lads do you have staying with you? Poor Dear. :redface:
Hmmm, if you mean do we fear going to, "the bad place"... probably not... if you mean a fear of possible extinction, I think the universal answer would be yes.

Oh, and Phnee would have to be one unlucky guy to be the son of Hompher! Kids can be cruel, but I think that's a name-set that would really haunt a kid.

Flex: It's a decent wager, but it's not called a wager for nothing. Personally, I decline, but I know some atheists so superstitious that it may as well be religious sans organization.
 
  • #78
DevilsAvocado
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"hey, I just invented this god--"
Not so fast my dear lad. All new inventions must be approved by the Supernatural Patent Office. My client has since the beginning of time been in office as the head clerk.

In case your invention is not sufficiently incompatible with the other 2870, and thus capable of creating a great deal of pandemonium, it will not be accepted. End of story.

If you do not get the point – we have all the papers ready for a comprehensive lawsuit, thank god.

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  • #79
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So many Lads, so little time.
:rofl: :devil: :rofl:...
 
  • #80
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What about the Great Green Arkleseizure? or Almighty Bob?
 
  • #81
drankin
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So if I only believe in one God, then I don't believe in zero gods, right? This is a similar type of poll used in politics. Confusing enough to get the desired result by the pollster.
 
  • #82
Evo
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So if I only believe in one God, then I don't believe in zero gods, right? This is a similar type of poll used in politics. Confusing enough to get the desired result by the pollster.
If there are 2,870 gods and you only believe in one then you don't believe in 2,869. That would be your choice.
 
  • #83
drankin
If there are 2,870 gods and you only believe in one then you don't believe in 2,869. That would be your choice.
But not 0 could mean 1 as well. And who counts these things anyway?? Poor guy.
 
  • #84
DevilsAvocado
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So many Lads, so little time.
:rofl: :devil: :rofl:...
Yup. The only reason for time is so that every lad doesn't happen ... at once ...



Chicken soup? Yes please!
 
  • #85
Evo
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But not 0 could mean 1 as well. And who counts these things anyway?? Poor guy.
No he explains it in the OP. Choosing zero means that means that you believe in all gods because the number of gods that you "don't believe" in are zero. In other words, out of 2,870, you choose to disbelieve none, which means you believe in all.
 
  • #86
DevilsAvocado
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But not 0 could mean 1 as well. And who counts these things anyway??
I think the Indian scholar Pingala counts all the 0 and 1, but it’s a mess, because 10 means you’re something between a monotheist and polytheist...
 
  • #87
I think the Indian scholar Pingala counts all the 0 and 1, but it’s a mess, because 10 means you’re something between a monotheist and polytheist...
A monolatrist?
 
  • #88
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So how exactly would an agnostic fit into your scheme?
 
  • #89
FlexGunship
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Flex: It's a decent wager, but it's not called a wager for nothing. Personally, I decline, but I know some atheists so superstitious that it may as well be religious sans organization.
It's really not a decent wager. It's an intellectual-coward's wager. Pascal's wager is a thinly veiled threat not different from the threat Catholic priests would hurl at my every Sunday until I was 18.

No he explains it in the OP.
I thought I actually did pretty well with the explanation. Sheesh. Sorry, everyone.

So how exactly would an agnostic fit into your scheme?
Uh, I guess I don't know. Agnostic seems a little silly at this point, doesn't it? I mean, what data are you realistically waiting for? A few more miracles?

Sorry... that sounded rude. I didn't mean it like that... bad night, everyone.
 
  • #90
Ivan Seeking
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not different from the threat Catholic priests would hurl at my every Sunday until I was 18.
So it isn't just me! I can understand their position. :rofl:

:biggrin:

It's really not a decent wager. It's an intellectual-coward's wager. Pascal's wager is a thinly veiled threat
A threat, but not veiled.
 
  • #91
Math Is Hard
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What is "thinly-veiled" here is a dig at people of faith. We're pushing hard against the religious discussion guidelines.
 

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