Minimalist wrote:Ish, until you can present actual evidence for your spirits I simply can afford them no more credence than Arch's bits of lunacy.
In the meanwhile, when you try to put words in my mouth, expect to hear about it loud and clear. You've known me that long.
Min , do you really not understand what this argument is about? Or are you deliberately slithering around here?
It began because you said it was more rational to be an atheist.
I asked you for your reasoning on this, and apart from citing some very silly individuals who are nothing to do this debate, you have been unable to come up with any cogent argument for why it is more rational to be an atheist.
Whether or not I believe in spirits, or in the Flying Spaghetti Monster, is neither here nor there. My beliefs are a personal matter, just as your belief that there is no God is also a personal matter and not, I'm afraid, an indication of your superiority through being more rational.
Are you seriously telling me that no scientist can be a good scientist who also has religious beliefs or spiritual experiences?
And are you saying that archaeologists who do have those personal beliefs and experiences should not post on this forum?