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Posted by Mario Dovalina on April 27, 2001 19:11:15 UTC

"Will you be able to say the same thing one hundred years from today? Of course not. Will God be more likely to exist than you then?"

I really like that argument. But let's go through it step by step. Let's say I consider the chances of my existence to be 95%, and the chances of God's existence to be 10%. If I die tomorrow, the chances of my existence are either 0% or 100%, because either I cease to exist or I don't, and God's will be either 0% or 100%, to ME at least, because I either get to meet him or I just cease to exist.

But let's deal with the probabilities we have NOW, instead of what I will have. If I die tomorrow, then the chances of my existence are 0%, and God's is still 10%, so I suppose that yes, his chances for existence would be greater than mine in that time. (one could make the argument that I DID exist, so the chances of my existence in ANY time are still 95%) But God's chances don't increase. So I'm not sure exactly what point you're trying to get across (It sounded REALLY good, though!)

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