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The claims of athiests and believers are both based on confirmation bias. 

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  • Wundt
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    Everyone is subject to confirmation bias.  Believers see God in everything because they expect God to be there.  Atheists will look at the same thing and will not see God because they do not believe.

    The difference is that believers are making a positive claim.  If they seek belief from others they must present a case that can rise above confirmation bias.  This usually comes in the form of consistent and independently verifiable evidence, something theists have yet to provide.  Your "personal experience with God" is not evidence, "most people believe in God" is not evidence, an old book of stories is not evidence, and personal faith is not evidence.  None of those things are consistent and independently verifiable.

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  • 2 months ago

    I'd say that some interpretations of evidence by some atheists and some theists are a result of confirmation bias. 

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  • 2 months ago

    Are Atheist Brainfarts confirmation bias

    Because my faith in God has been confirmed

    • tenn
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      Nice of you to show that you're in touch with a compassionate, loving god, No Chance.  Seriously, why would anyone with a brain believe your claims about your god given your usual behavior here?

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  • 2 months ago

    The syntax of the sentence is correct, but whether the meaning of the sentence is correct is up for debate.  Since believers believe and look at reality as a confirmation of that belief, we could say that they base their claims on confirmation bias (although we'd need to objectively examine those claims first).  Atheists, at least the majority of them, say they don't believe or lack belief in all gods, these are not claims and thus are not subject to confirmation bias, however they may make other claims that could suffer from confirmation bias.

    That sentence might be a lead in for a more in depth analysis and explanation, but it does not stand on its own.

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  • tenn
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    2 months ago

    No. Atheism makes no claims. It merely says "I don't believe you" when someone starts telling about their religion. That's not a claim.

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    • jon pike
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      2 months agoReport

      tentofield, Brahma never walked the Earth, had no friends, didn't eat, laugh or cry with anyone. He/she didn't perform miracles or rise from the dead.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Let's be honest here. Everything humans do is based at least in part on confirmation bias. I don't know how many times I've heard people say that it always rains when they forget their jackets, or that there's always a cop around when they forget to use their turn signals. We all know that's not the case, but we all fall into it.

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  • 2 months ago

    No, it is not......

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  • 2 months ago

    No, it is incorrect. Every year millions experience God for themselves. Everybody should. It's the logical thing to do. Don't let anybody move the goalposts. It's more evidence than atheists have to shore up their fantasy that there is no God.

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  • 2 months ago

    Your forgetting though. Atheism isnt a gang its based on individualism.

    • Agreed-upon individuals who come here for affirmation.

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  • 2 months ago

    No. Two points.

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