Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Sye's argument

Sye said….

"Look folks, whether you agree with me or not, 220 posts ago, I asked how universal, abstract, invariants such as the laws of logic make sense in the atheist worldview. Don't you find it odd that no one has answered that yet?"

The reason I have not answered this question that is that I refused to be deflected from the specific issue at hand, which is to push home my conclusion that your original argument, as presented on your website, is not a "proof" of God’s existence – certainly, it does not establish its conclusion beyond all, or even reasonable, doubt.

I have, several times, explained that whether or not I am justified in using logic is irrelevant.

Here’s why. We both agree that a valid argument containing a contentious and unargued-for premise does not establish the truth of its conclusion. Now, even if, as an atheist, I am not justified in believing this, you (by your own lights) are justified in believing it, so, given your original argument does indeed contain a contentious and unargued-for premise, you are justified in supposing your argument fails to establish the truth of its conclusion.

You need to address this specific point Sye.

Now to my views about logic… see following post.

1 comment:

Paul C said...

Sye does not appear to be interested in addressing your argument. Quelle surprise.