You can't have knowledge of something that doesn't exist.


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  1. No, but I can have knowledge that the claims in a holy book have been consistently proven false, and I can know how logic dictates that it is a terrible idea to believe in anything that can't be supported by evidence. So, yes, my atheism *is* supported by knowledge.

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  2. state your evidence. what claims have been consistently proven false? disprove the resurrection. explain how 300 prophecies in the Old Testament about Jesus Christ were fulfilled by Him centuries later.

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  3. This only further demonstrates what I have seen from this website time and time again, a misunderstanding of atheism. We aren't basing it on knowledge. Atheism is a lack of belief in theistic views. Having knowledge of the world can certainly help one to see that theism is rubbish, but the key is not the knowledge. The key is the method of thought. Logic and reason are the basis upon which I make my decision to reject the claims of theism.

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    1. Logic and reason are not valid methods to know and check emotions, for example trust, love. If you do it so, you will keep without knowing them. If you are able, state your logic and reasonable evidence.
      In the same way that we, in life, use different tools according to what is needed, we need to use different tools of knowledge according to the kind of realm we want to know: science (observation, measure, repetition), history (evidence of eyewitnesses' testimony, as history can't be repeated or measured), emotions (faith or confidence in others, in oneself), in the same way Judges use in judgement courts to decide the veredict of a case.
      Let me give you a couple of examples: Do you believe Samoa islands exist? Have you ever been in Samoa islands? (or think of a place you've never been). If the answer is 'no', why are you believing? You didn't check it. Maps and photos and testimonies of someone who claims having been there or knowing them is not a logic and reasonable argument for you to believe they exist.
      Do you believe the found form of the Earth? If the answer is 'yes', why do you believe it? did you be in space and checked by yourself that round form? If not, let me tell you that you are ONLY believing BY FAITH (or confidence) in what others say or show as true about that (your parents, teachers, writers, etc).

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