(2) Evolution can't be true, since I lack the mental capacity to understand it; moreover, to accept its truth would cause me to be uncomfortable. ARGUMENT FROM INTELLIGENCE (1) Look, there's really no point in me trying to explain the whole thing to you stupid atheists; it's too complicated for you to understand. But I read the Bible, and nothing you say can convince me that God does not exist. ARGUMENT FROM PERSONAL INCREDULITY (I) (1) If evolution is false, then creationism is true, and therefore God exists. ARGUMENT FROM UNINTELLIGENCE (1) Okay, I don't pretend to be as intelligent as you guys you're obviously very well read. ARGUMENT FROM CREATIVE INTERPRETATION (1) God is: (a) The feeling you have when you look at a newborn baby. (8) [Atheist gives up and goes home.] (9) Therefore, God exists. (d) Humankind's potential to overcome their difficulties. (4) I can use religious exemption claims to tie the IRS up in court.
(2) Also, our youth group leader Skip once, like, cured a broken leg using only the power of the almighty Lord. ARGUMENT FROM SPEAKING IN TONGUES (1) My friend here, once started spontaneously speaking some jibberish that sounded to me kind of like Russian. (3) [Throws watch into forest.] (4) Therefore, God exists. (3) This something else must be God because I can't come up with a better explanation. ARGUMENT FROM FORMATTING (1) Behold, foolish atheists, I present you with an incontrovertible proof of the existence of God.
(7) With the truths of these clearly established, surely you agree that Z is true as well? (2) [Insert any of the other arguments on this page in here.] (3) [Atheist refutes argument.] (4) I cannot prove there is a God any more than anyone of us can prove we really exist in a tangible world. (3) If the existence of God is proven, then God exists. RANDMANS ARGUMENT (1) This entry from the 1975 World Book Encyclopedia on evolution contains some errors that I claim to have already substantiated. ARGUMENT FROM TEEN CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT (1) God is so totally awesome, dude, and if you would pretend that Creed and POD were good bands, you would realize that. (2) If I find a watch in a forest, there must be a designer. (2) I don't understand how X could be, without something else (that I don't really understand either) making or doing X. (3) Osiris, Mithra, Ishtar, Hercules, Horus, Perseus, Bacchus, Tammuz, Hermes, and Prometheus? (2) I also think that guy called Eternal is smart with all those great arguments.
(3) Based upon my subjective opinion, your opinion, that if everything is subjective then, perforce, God is subjective, is false. ARGUMENT FROM POSTMODERNISM (1) I'm going to prove to you that God exists. (2) If the reader finishes reading this proof, the existence of God will be proven to him/her. D.-in-Evolutionary-Biology, this proves that evolution is an unsound scientific concept. ARGUMENT FROM MYSTERIOUS USE OF PREPOSITIONS (1) It is impossible to disprove God with your puny human intellect unless you are above God. (3) Ill take that puzzled look on your face as a 'No.' (4) Therefore, God (being the highest thing ever) exists. DESIGN/TELEOLOGICAL ARGUMENT (III) (1) If there is a designer, then God must exist. ARGUMENT FROM PERSONAL INCREDULITY (III) (1) Isn't X amazing! (3) It is beyond human ability for so many authors over so long a time to write so many books from which we could hammer such a plot. (2) No other religious text describes a god that died for our sins! (2) No other religious text describes a god that rose from the dead! (2) Similarly, the atheist side occupies another extreme side of the spectrum. (4) Therefore, the liberal position on God is the most correct. JACK CHICK'S ARGUMENT FROM COMICS (1) I have all these cool Jesus comics. ARGUMENT FROM WE ALL GOT FAITH (1) We all believe in something. (3) My faith in God is no different from your faith that the sun will rise tomorrow morning.
ARGUMENT FROM INSECURITY (1) We have gone to absolutely berserk lengths to establish that atheists are laughable morons. ARGUMENT FROM SUPERIORITY (1) If God does not exist, then I am an inferior being, since I am not "special" in a cosmic sense. (2) Atheists say that there are no absolute moral standards. ARGUMENT FROM HIDDEN LOGIC (I) (1) Intellectually, I know that the existence of God is impossible, or vastly improbable. ARGUMENT FROM HIDDEN LOGIC (II) (1) Atheists say that God doesn't exist. ARGUMENT FROM INDULGENCE (1) Atheists like to think that they can control their emotional desires. (3) Therefore, atheists feel the need to indulge in whatever they feel like without worrying about committing sin. ARGUMENT FROM EXHAUSTION (abridged) (1) Do you agree with the utterly trivial proposition X? (3) How about the slightly modified proposition X'? (3) Atheist also gives examples of martyrs outside Christendom. (2) Atheist offers several possible, natural explanations.
ARGUMENT FROM ABSOLUTE MORAL STANDARDS (1) If there are absolute moral standards, then God exists. (3) There is absolutely no other way that chariots could get to the bottom of the Red Sea. (2) Atheist notes that the NT doesn't mention anyone dying for their knowledge of Jesus' "physical" resurrection. ARGUMENT FROM ANECDOTAL EXPERIENCE (I) (1) I once experienced something I can't explain. (2) That someone must have been an eyewitness to the described events.
(2) Some guy found some chariot wheels at the bottom of the Red Sea. ARGUMENT FROM MARTYRDOM (1) The apostles would not have died for something they knew wasn't true. ARGUMENT FROM EYEWITNESS (SOMETIMES FOLLOWS OR COMBINED WITH LACK OF EYEWITNESS I) (1) Someone wrote the creation story in the Bible. ARGUMENT FROM CHRISTIAN MORALITY (altho it could probably be adapted to just about any religion) (1) Somewhere, someone who called himself or herself a Christian did something nice. (2) But neither he nor I know anything about Russian. (2) [Christian posts 10,000 word document without a single paragraph break.] (3) [Atheist's eyes implode.] (4) I see that nobody can refute (2). ARGUMENT FROM EXODUS (1) If the Exodus story has any basis in historical fact, then God exists. FIRST CAUSE ARGUMENT (I) (1) If I say something must have a cause, it has a cause. TELEOLOGICAL ARGUMENT (I) (1) Check out the world/universe/giraffe. (3) Continue process until the atheist admits he doesn't know the answer to one of your questions. "For God so loved the world that he sent his only begotten son into the world, that whosoever believes in him shall not perish from the earth." John . (2) Regardless of their answer, ask how they know this. MORAL ARGUMENT (II) (1) In my younger days I was a cursing, drinking, smoking, gambling, child-molesting, thieving, murdering, bed-wetting bastard. I feel him in my heart, and you can feel him too, if you'll just ask him into your life. FIRST CAUSE ARGUMENT (II) (1) Ask atheists what caused the Big Bang.