In response to a Christian posting a personal testimony as a reason for their faith an atheist wrote,
“personal testimony is also invalid. People are quite capable of being delusional”.
Really? This is yet another example of the atheists’ inability to reason correctly and to thus contradict himself in the most glaring manner.
The courts of justice everywhere on earth rely enormously on personal testimony for solving cases from theft to fraud to murder. Remove the eyewitness personal testimony and you have demolished a humongous part of the entire legal system. Worse, if personal testimony is invalid, then this atheists’ own personal testimony is also invalid and should not be considered worthy of credence. If personal testimony is invalid then we have little or no reason to believe anything at all, including scientific discovery, and of course including the atheist delusion.
The entire world of reality is based on personal testimony. Scientific knowledge – that which is considered fact – is based on personal testimony as well. No personal testimony equals no belief in anything historic events and no belief in anything scientific. Since all of it is transmitted through personal testimony, in the form of words, books, …
Thus with this claim the, theist just destroyed every possibility for real knowledge. How do we know anything in the history books is factual? Personal testimonies.
How do we know anything that scientists claim is factual? Personal testimonies of many scientists.
We can never prove much without some degree of personal testimony. If personal testimony is invalid then we can NEVER convince anyone of anything anyone claims happened in their own life, based on their own personal testimony.
“People are quite capable of being delusional,”
Indeed. But of course, the poor atheist here forgets that he may be quite delusional himself. He forgets that we may justifiably consider him to be delusional. Why should anyone, therefore, believe anything the atheist say?!
How foolish can you get? Typically new atheist foolish that’s how. This poor befuddled atheist just ruined all possibility of debate on any issue s8ince all debate is verbal or written testimony to ones’ knowledge. It is irrational to exclude a major means of obtaining knowledge in the world without excluding oneself in the process.
This is so typical of the skeptics’ arrogance, so visible in discussion forums these days. Always so sure of their own intelligence, all while making blatant errors of reason like this poor soul did, shooting himself in the foot in the process.