“Damien, you don’t know gods are lies, no atheist could know this.” – Challenger
My response, Yes, I can and yes we can, we know that the god myth is man-made nonsense as we can know about what time male gods myths came along and a hypothesis for why.
Archaeological/Anthropological/Historical (evidence showing the god myth is man-made nonsense):
It’s around 5,500 to 6,000 years ago (seemingly not any further back than 7,000 years ago) that the male gods emerge, with the birth of state cities (birth of masculinity worship). But female goddesses seem to go back at least 12,000 years ago close to around the time of animal domestication and the cultivation of seed-bearing plants (fertility goddesses) or maybe to 40,000 years ago as fertility (female figurines) and hunting magic/protection (female items) of the peoples labels Aurignacian culture and the birth of developed art it seams shamanism, totemism, and animism. It is the earliest modern human culture, which, like modern humans (like us) which started accruing around 50,000 years ago. But, we do know that the first worship and it was not likely a god or goddess just a reflection of nature worship by means of a stone shake around 70,000 years ago around the time of a supervolcano in Indonesia and humanity almost going extinct. This time was an ice age and smoke may have lingered in or on clouds possibly looking similar to snakes. And, at 100,000 language development begins around the time human burial begins, do language and magical thinking help each other? Yes, they sure do today and it is not so strange to think myth needs language too. So, it’s safe to say we worshiped nature long before the gods we thought created it, thus we know all gods and goddesses are made up lies. I Believe Archaeology, not Myths. The value (axiology) of archaeology (empirical evidence) is knowledge (epistemology) of the past adding to our intellectual (rational) reality of actual events. On the other hand, myths (collection of stories) inaccurate accounts of the past or tails to establish thinking or behaviors, supporting faith (nonrationality) in some unreal belief, behavior or creative fiction of nonevents or actual events. The interconnectedness of religious thinking Animism, Totemism, Shamanism, and Paganism? So, to me, it all starts in a general way with Animism (theoretical belief in supernatural powers/spirits), then this is physically expressed in or with Totemism (theoretical belief in mythical relationship with powers/spirits through a totem item), which then enlists a full-time specific person to do this worship and believed interacting Shamanism (theoretical belief in access and influence with spirits through ritual), and then there is the further employment of myths and gods added to all the above giving you Paganism (often a lot more nature-based than most current top world religions, thus hinting to their close link to more ancient religious thinking it stems from). My hypothesis is expressed with an explanation of the building of a theatrical house (modern religions development). Humans are Part of Evolution, not a Special Creation, 400,000 Years Old Sociocultural Evolution, My thoughts on religious progression, Religion is an Evolved Product, Religion Progression, Superstition to Religion “The Tree of Lies and its Hidden Roots”, Yes, you need to know about Animism to understand Religion, Animism, Totemism, Shamanism, and Paganism, Sky Burials: Animism, Totemism, Shamanism, and Paganism, Sedentism and the Creation of goddesses as well as gods, Paganism, Folk religion, & Ethnic/indigenous religion, Promoting Religion as Real is Harmful, God is us?, Who knows what a “god-claim” really is?, You will always fail to prove a specific god?, Don’t Spend Your Life Chasing Invisible Shadows, I reject that even the term god has any valid coherent meaning outside myths., My Atheism: “Axiological Atheism”, Arguments over the term god?, Vague Theism or god Somethingism: just say NO, I proudly reject gods and religions, Doubt or Disbelief Requires Justification just like all Other Beliefs., A Rational Mind Values Humanity and Rejects Religion and Gods, You say you believe in a possibility of your favored god-claim?, gOD Believer, Pease Think Critically, Who determines what’s reasonable?, It’s Not the Deity You See as Possible But How Many You Reject, Religion is a Form of Malignant Inflated Egotistical Narcissism God translates as I don’t know things but like the comfort of thinking I do, even if to do so denies reality. No, Humans are Not that Special, (good without and before god)
And this is not even mentioning all the other science and philosophy that can be used to accumulatively finish the answer with we know that there is no gods as much as we relatively can claim to know anything. Science and Philosophy?
Scientific (evidence showing the god myth is man-made nonsense):
Science is not common sense?, Origin of Logics is Naturalistic Observation, Analytical atheism, Atheistic Null Hypothesis: There is no God/Gods, Science Facts Should Make Religious Belief Impossible, What Do YOU mean you don’t Trust SCIENCE?, Religion vs. Science, Don’t Confuse Beliefs, Religion and Science are Completely Different Epistemologies, What is the Difference Between Science or Non-science?, Science and Justified True Beliefs, What do you mean by god Evidence?, Religious Faith as Evidence, is an Intellectual Reasoning Error, Sorry You Have No Evidence, Naturalism and Logical Positivism?, The Religious Faith Problem?, Scientific Thinking not Faith Thinking, The Scientific Method & Naturalistic Rationalism, If you believe in science as well as evolution how do you believe in an afterlife?, Aquatic Ape Theory/Hypothesis? As Always, Just Pseudoscience., Creationism (pseudoscience), Science and Philosophy, Explaining science to remove MISCONCEPTION, Quit Trying to Invent Your God From the Scraps of Science., Science vs. Religion, Science Facts Should Make Religious Belief Impossible, I Hate Religion Just as I Hate Pseudoscience, Evolution Of Science, Genetic studies on Jewish DNA is not 6,000 years old but has origin links to about 20,000 to 30,000 years ago?, Thinking About Our Belief Motivation, “Damien, I have a question, can something come from nothing?”, Yes, Karma is the Same Old Nonsense, Why are lies more appealing than the truth?, Scientific Realism & Scientific Anti-Realism?, Religious OCD Subtype?, How could a religion be a lie is it because it’s not true?, Empiricism-Denier, Experiential Atheism, Creationism is a Debunked Religious Conspiracy Theory., The Harm of Conspiracies, Metaphysical naturalism?, Is Evolution a Theory or a Fact? “It is both.”, Belief in god(s) May Involve Suppressing Analytical and Critical thinking, “Dead is Dead” no ghosts, spirits or souls…, Interview of Formal Axiological Atheist Dr. William Kelleher, Scientific Values: fallibilism, realism, & rationalism, My review of “Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism” by Aron Ra, Ancient Aliens Conspiracy Theorists are Pseudohistorians, Evolution of the Earth?, Authoritarian Truth Seekers and Anti-Authoritarian Truth Seekers?, Oxygen is an Evolutionary Constant as well as a Constraint., Humans are Prone to Thinking Errors, and Yes This Includes Theism., Evidence Against a Caring God?, Thoughts on Spirituality?, Technological Advances in Evolution, Scientific Misinterpretations Promote Relativism, We All Should Reject the Supernatural, Spiritual Woo Woo, Trying to Make Magic of Reality.
Philosophic (evidence showing the god myth is man-made nonsense):
To Believe???, Philosophical Skepticism, Solipsism and the Denial of Reality or Certainty, The Rational Imperative, How Does One Know Things?, Don’t Talk About Beliefs, Without Justifying They are True and How You Know This., The Beginning of Atheistic Doubt, Folk Logic: YOU CAN’T PROVE A NEGATIVE because you can PROVE A NEGATIVE, The Trap of Intellectual Honesty and the Freedom from Moral Theism, Using Ontology to Attack Theistic Errors, Who knows what a “god-claim” really is?, You will always fail to prove a specific god?, Challenged or Challenging? (questions of ontology), Ontology, Epistemology, & Axiology argument/challenge protocol, Error Crushing Force of the Dialectic Questions and the Hammer of Truth, “The Hammer of Truth” Process, “The Hammer of Truth” (scientific philosophy: Ontology, Epistemology, & Axiology) in action., No there is No gods and No we are not a Brain in a Vat, The Battle of Truth, Psychological certainty and Epistemic certainty?, To Find Truth You Must First Look, Theological Noncognitivist & Ignosticism, Epistemological Atheism, Pragmatic theory of truth, Coherence theory of truth, and Correspondence theory of truth, Rationalist atheism, Arguments over the term god?, Ignostic Atheist?, The word FAITH?, Faith is not Reason, Epistemically Rational with Beliefs?, My Methodological Skepticism Style, Why not Find Out if what you believe is True?, Incapable of making a decision on if there is or not a god?, “I have no beliefs”, is a Confusion (about beliefs) I Hear Some Atheists Say, That is not accurate in any way… Challenging Claims?, Real Truth Seekers?, All positions if questioned far enough are circular?, My “Methodological Rationalism” approach, My Methodological Rationalism: investigate (ontology), expose (epistemology) and judge (axiology), Axiological Atheism Morality Critique: of the bible god, Grasping the status of truth (ontology of truth), Being Epistemically Rational, Discussions on Agnosticism and Atheism, Questions and Challenges to My Atheism., My Anti-Agnostic Atheism Thinking, Agnosticism Beliefs Involve “FOLK LOGIC” Thinking?, Yes, We All Have Beliefs; But What Does That Mean?, Axiological Atheism Explained, Philosophy to The Rescue, Two Atheists philosophers: debate “spiritual”, Crazy Beliefs Need Rational Thought, Addressing The Ethics of Belief, ,
Do you believe in god?
What is a god? Are you asking me if magic exists? Well, my answer as an ignostic atheist is, first prove the actuality of simple magic before you try to ask anyone about the possibility of some supreme magic. I am a hardcore methodological rationalist and will believe nothing without valid and reliable reason and evidence neither will I ever be pushed any skepticism unless I first appeal to its reason. Thus my default is like a null hypothesis: “no beliefs are true” then it must be proven otherwise with valid and reliable reason and evidence before I entertain any firm belief. I strive to employ an intellectually high standard in my thinking and value good belief etiquette.
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