Another believer falsely equating blasphemy to being "smug".
Here is the link to an opinion of a believer calling atheists "smug".
In response to Mr Bushnell falsely accusing an entire group of people being "smug", I wonder what he would think of Thomas Jefferson(a deist, not an atheist) quote of what he thought of the virgin birth?
"The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as his father, in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter.-- Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Adams, April 11, 1823,"
Is it "smug" to say that the earth is a globe and not flat? Is it "smug" to say that DNA proves evolution?
If we never question social norms or traditions, out of fear of hurting someone's feelings our species never would have left the caves. Accepting that Thor does not make lighting is not "smug".
Thoughts require a material process to exist, and until the believer(by any label) can come up with a scientific model that proves a thought can occur outside a material process, ANY CLAIM of a magical invisible brain with no location with magical super powers will remain rightfully the naked assertion it is.
If anything should offend Mr Bushnell, it should be their own lack of evidence, not the skeptic rightfully kicking the tires to insure quality of data.
Here is what Mr Bushnell is doing,
Claimant, "The Chargers won the Super Bowl this year"
Skeptic, "Are you nuts? The Packers won the Super Bowl this year"
Claimant, "YOU HATE ME"
He needs to grow up, and instead of complaining about critics, go work on finding evidence for the claim he makes. "Life is pretty" is not evidence of a god. There are also lots of nasty things in life he hypocritically wont assign to this same god he claims is real.
I would say that he is merely one human in the history of our species who has simply fallen for the same old anthropomorphism our species has always falsely defaulted to because a placebo is easier to swallow than actually testing a claim to insure quality.
Unlike Mr Bushnell, Thomas Jefferson WHO DID BELIEVE, would welcome the blasphemy and see it as the test of his claim he would demand.
Mr Bushnell's god must have a glass jaw if it cant handle criticism or blasphemy. I would suggest that Mr Bushnell grow up and defend his claims with evidence instead of complaining about critics.
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