Is it possible for atheism to ever be anything more than critical theory?

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    I don't believe it is possible for atheism to ever be anything more than critical theory because there is no affirmative case for atheism. The only argument of atheism is to argue against religion and to criticize religion.

    So my question is... Is it possible for atheism to ever be anything more than critical theory?
     
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    Only inasmuch as gravity is considered to be anything more than critical theory against other magical explanations for why things don't float
     
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    So you are agreeing with me that there is no affirmative case for atheism.
     
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    The theory of gravity can explain why some thing's float and others don't, but it can't prove that the real reason isn't that magical super-beings make it so
     
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    The reason it is so is because of the laws of nature which existed before space and time make it so. We live in a logical universe governed by rules where every cause has an effect which means everything happens for a reason and has a purpose.
     
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    That's a magical assumption based on nothing
     
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    No. It's called inflation theory. You should read up on it. It explain show space and time were created from nothing without violating the law of conservation and began to expand and cool until such time that beings that know and create were ultimately produced according to the laws of nature which existed before space and time.

    Do you even have any science background at all?
     
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    You claim knowledge of what there was before space and time. That's a magical assumption based on nothing.
     
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    So how else do you think the universe was created if not by following rules? Specifically the laws of quantum mechanics and the laws of conservation.

    You really only have two options and it appears that you have chosen magic while I have chosen the laws of nature.
     
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    I don't even consider it that. It's just a lack of belief in a god.
     

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