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Jared F. Bennatt v. Atheism 101 Critical Thinking Exercise!

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    (Note: This exercise has been slightly modified from the earlier version in order to tailor it to Jared s needs.) The Atheism 101 Argument ... Atheism Critical
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      (Note: This exercise has been slightly modified from the earlier version in order to tailor it to Jared's needs.)

      The Atheism 101 Argument

      MAJOR PREMISE:

      > IF (A) man was able to originate the
      > idea/concept of God through the power
      > of imagination,
      >
      > THEN (B) man did originate the
      > idea/concept of God through the power
      > of imagination.

      MINOR PREMISE:

      > (A) Man was able to originate the
      > idea/concept of God through the power
      > of imagination.

      CONCLUSION:

      > (B) Man did originate the idea/concept
      > of God through the power of imagination.

      Atheism Critical Thinking Exercise:

      Step #1:

      Do you think the argument is so constructed that
      if its premises are true its conclusion will follow
      as true therefrom (i.e., that it is logically valid)?

      > Robert Baty - Yes
      > Jared F. Bennatt - ???

      Step #2:

      Do you think that you can take the minor premise
      and conclusion of a logically valid modus ponens
      argument and construct the major premise therefrom?

      > Robert Baty - Yes
      > Jared F. Bennatt - Yes

      Step #3:

      Do you think that the major premise of the above
      argument is properly inferred and properly constructed
      from the minor premise and conclusion of the argument?

      > Robert Baty - Yes
      > Jared F. Bennatt - ???

      Step #4:

      Do you think that atheists implicitly and/or
      explicitly believe the conclusion to be true?

      > Robert Baty - Yes
      > Jared F. Bennatt - ???

      Step #5:

      Do you think that atheists implicitly and/or
      explicitly believe the minor premise to be true?

      > Robert Baty - Yes
      > Jared F. Bennatt - ???

      Step #6:

      Do you think that atheists implicitly and/or
      explicitly believe the major premise to be true?

      > Robert Baty - Yes
      > Jared F. Bennatt - ???

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