When atheists argue against God why do they so often have some fairy tale being in mind, like the celestial teapot or the spaghetti monst…

My @Quora answer to When atheists argue against God why do they so often have some fairy tale being in mind, like th…

Answer by Jim Ashby:

Where do you get the notion that atheists 'always' have some fairy tale in mind?

I don't really argue against God so much as I argue that there's no objective basis for belief in God. I mean, there's no information about God to argue from or about, pro or con. There's scripture and theology but, no matter how well you know them, you still don't know anything whatsoever about God. Arguing about God is more rightly termed, 'conjecture'.

I've been taking every opportunity, here on Quora, to explain exactly why there's no objective basis for belief in God. It applies to ALL gods.

Look around, 'out there', in the world and universe around you. There's nothing 'out there' you can point to that confirms the existence of God. Everybody knows that's true because, if there were something 'out there' that confirms God's existence, everybody would know what it is.

And, if there's nothing 'out there' that confirms God's existence, where do you suppose that confirmation comes from? Where else? Your mind. God is all in your head. He's imaginary: a mental concept in which belief is 100% subjective and 0% objective.

I don't need to conjecture about God when I can incontrovertibly prove that there's no objective reason to suppose he exists in the first place.

This doesn't mean God does not exist. It just means there's zero objective reason to believe he does.

When atheists argue against God why do they so often have some fairy tale being in mind, like the celestial teapot or the spaghetti monst…

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