The error in ‘God does not exist.’

I presuppose that we all accept that all logical contradictions are false.

Thus when one uses the proposition “God does not exist” is committing a logical contradiction – self-contradiction. It is so since for “God” to be the subject of predication assuredly exists, as indeed all things exist.

Therefore, the proposition “God does not exist” is false.

All arguments that mix categories are fallacious.

Evidential arguments against the existence of God confuse material and spiritual categories. That is why you hear some atheists refer to God as an ‘imaginary daddy in the sky.’ Therefore, evidential arguments against the reality of God are fallacious.

No absolutes are validly inferred through inductive reasoning.

The concepts of reality, the imaginary, and the distinction between these two are absolutes.

Therefore, these concepts have not been validly inferred via inductive reasoning.

Consequently, the atheist either takes these concepts to be heuristic principles which evince some value relative to their utility, or affirms that these concepts are true and truly obtain.

Atheists do not hold that these concepts are heuristic principles evincing some value relative to their utility.

Therefore, the atheist holds that these concepts are true and truly obtain.

Thus the statement “God does not exist” is self-contradictory;

The proposition “God is an imaginary being” is a conclusion drawn from a fallacious argument that rests upon a confusion of spiritual and material categories; the theist’s failure to furnish evidence for his beliefs does not necessitate that his beliefs are false; the atheist’s concepts of reality, the imaginary, and their essential mutual exclusivity, since they are necessarily arrived at via inductive reasoning, cannot be arrived at by employing valid logical argumentation.

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