[ExI] No gods, no meaning? (was: Re: Existing as stored data)

Will Steinberg steinberg.will at gmail.com
Tue Apr 21 21:35:29 UTC 2020

Atheism is clearly an assertion.  If it wasn't, then "God does not exist"
would be logically congruent to "meatballs don't exist" or "[anything]
doesn't exist". Clearly the statement has informational content.  Saying
it's a lack of belief is a cop out.  It is a belief because it is a logical
assertion: God does not exist.  Just own it for fucks sake.  If you want to
not have a belief, perhaps agnosticism is right for you.

In fact, there is literally a branch of logic (predicate logic) which is
designed to perfectly quantify statements of existence or non-existence.

It's like saying that the phrase "There does not exist any polynomial with
pi as a root" isn't a logic statement because it asserts non belief.  You
are objectively wrong, sorry to say.
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