What do you believe and why?

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    How did these gods accomplish this exodus without leaving any geological or archeological evidence?
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    How did these gods accomplish this exodus without leaving any geological or archeological evidence?

    Not a clue. And that would also depend on what one would accept as geological or archeological evidence, wouldn't it?

     
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    Actually most of the bible is fiction, fabrication and lies.
    OK, now which parts are not fiction, fabrication and lies?
    It is a very simply questestion. A question generated by your own statement.

    It is a fact I have proved

     So youkeep saying. But no one, especially me, has seen this proof. When will we see it?


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    The page numbers.
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    The page numbers.

    So, you have absolutely nothing to offer in defence of a single one of your silly unthought out claims.

     Your a little bit of a dunce aren't you really,  Nothing of substance and without aforethought, here only to cause conflict and ridicule people. You have absolutely no intention of debating or discussing anything at all rationally,  do you. 
    I see now why no one has taken to or responded to your one and only pointless, going nowhere   thread. Many here seem to know you extremely well and are giving you a wide berth. It all makes sense now. 

    There is still this little disingenuous statement that you seem to have shot yourself in the foot with;
    Actually most of the bible is fiction, fabrication and lies.
    So, which parts are not lies , fabrication and fiction in your opinion?
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     would also depend on what one would accept as geological or archeological evidence

    Do you have something that you feel qualifies as evidence to present?
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    No.




    Only conjecture rather than knowledge.  Suppositional, theoretical, hypothetical, based on guesswork, putative, academic, notional, abstract.
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    Ok thank you for sharing what you believe and why. 
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    I'm a devout theist, but I don't believe that God's existence can be rationally justified. The physicalist model of the universe is 100% coherent, and there's no rational reason to suppose that any supernatural being exists beyond that.

    My faith in God is ultimately based upon my own personal experience of him.
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    What sort at experience? 
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    i believe that problems about the existence of non-existence of God present an ultimately unintelligible question.  Due to the nature of language, we have ambiguous words (eg. nice, said) that lose all meaning due to overuse.  In the case of God, we can look to E-prime, English without the verb “to be”.  If we take all the niceness from English, and delete is, are, am, being, becomes, exists, we are forced to admit that talking about God’s existence generates a non-real dillemma.

    I do not believe in existence, therefore I do not make certain claims.  I don’t believe I lose anything thereby.
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    What sort of experience? 

    Words cannot describe it.

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    I'm a devout theist, but I don't believe that God's existence can be rationally justified. The physicalist model of the universe is 100% coherent, and there's no rational reason to suppose that any supernatural being exists beyond that.

    My faith in God is ultimately based upon my own personal experience of him.

    I'd also like to note that my faith in God doesn't change much about how I think the universe works. I don't view the physicalist model of the universe as incompatible with God's existence.
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    Words cannot describe it.
    Then I'm not sure how we could have any discussion about them.

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    The page numbers!
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    Then I'm not sure how we could have any discussion about them.
    There's no discussion to be had. I've already conceded that my theism isn't based in rationality.
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    And that is very mature. I'm not sure how you retain your beliefs since that exact realization led to my current skepticism but good on you.