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Louie Gohmert Proves God's Existence With One Simple Equation

Posted by Curt Anderson 
Louie Gohmert Proves God's Existence With One Simple Equation
July 15, 2014 06:25AM
Mocking non-believers for failing to grasp the logic behind the existence of God, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) cited an exchange with the late Texas entertainer Bob Murphey to disprove atheism during a prayer rally in Washington, D.C. Wednesday.

“Bob Murphey used to say, ‘You know, I feel so bad for atheists, I do,'” Gohmert recalled at "Celebrate America,” a three-week-long revival event. “‘Think about it, no matter how smart they think they are, an atheist has to admit that he believes the equation: nobody plus nothing equals everything.’”

"How embarrassing for an intellectual to have to say 'Yeah, I believe that,'" Gohmert said, citing Murphey. "Nobody plus nothing equals everything."

Gohmert delivered his final point to a chorus of applause as he concluded, "You couldn't get everything unless there was something that was the creator of everything and that's the Lord we know.” [www.huffingtonpost.com]
Re: Louie Gohmert Proves God's Existence With One Simple Equation
July 15, 2014 04:13PM
How embarrassing for theists to have to say, "I can't explain everything, so I made up a Supreme Being that explains everything. The universe can't have come about as the result of something I can't understand, so I made up an explanation simple enough that I can understand."

Re: Louie Gohmert Proves God's Existence With One Simple Equation
July 18, 2014 10:01PM
I believe the correct equation for that would be...

Nobody + Nothing = Supreme Being
Re: Louie Gohmert Proves God's Existence With One Simple Equation
July 20, 2014 10:10PM
Ergo...

Supreme Being = Nobody + Nothing

If A+B=C, then C=A+B

Re: Louie Gohmert Proves God's Existence With One Simple Equation
July 20, 2014 10:58PM
Clever. I would show that one to my parents, but they would cut me out of the will. smiling smiley
Re: Louie Gohmert Proves God's Existence With One Simple Equation
July 26, 2014 07:14AM
Yikes

Quote

"nobody plus nothing equals everything.”
.So, the initial conditions are "nobody + nothing". This is of course ridiculous and no atheist that I'm aware of suggests this to be so.

Further I think that we can ultimately prove that it's equivalent to the identity form x + 0 = x.(1) Given this it follows that anything + nothing = Anything. So, the equation reduces(by the identity rule) to "nobody + nothing = nobody"(See footnote 1)

So the theist equivalent would be : "Supreme being" + "nothing" = "Universe"

But is not that in contradiction of the identity principle of addition/subtraction ?

But, to be fair to theists, we should reformulate that as :

"Supreme being" + "Act of creation" = "Universe"

But what would be an "Act of Creation ? Is not to create in this context mean to make something from nothing" ?
So. would not "Act of Creation" still be equivalent to "nothing" ? And is not that still equivalent to : "Supreme being" + "nothing" = "Universe"



A little dose of sanity.

Currently, the best evidentially based cosmological hypothesis is that the universe we know started from a singularity, (At least as far as it's possible to know due to the event horizon of a singularity)

So, the Atheist equation should properly be stated as : Singularity" + "natural process" = Universe

Conclusions:
Seems to me the Theists argument is the more problematic.



Footnotes
(1)
x + 0 = x Identity principle of addition/subtraction
"nothing" = 0 Definition of 0 (0 = no value = nothing)
x + "nothing" = x Substitution principle
Re: Louie Gohmert Proves God's Existence With One Simple Equation
July 26, 2014 07:08PM
"Conclusions:
Seems to me the Theists argument is the more problematic."
-Cinci

Yeah. Just a tad.

Re: Louie Gohmert Proves God's Existence With One Simple Equation
July 31, 2014 09:54PM
Theist + faith = The greatest story ever told smoking smiley
Re: Louie Gohmert Proves God's Existence With One Simple Equation
August 16, 2014 08:04PM
It's always been amusing to me how every theist's "proof" of the existence of God always begins with the assumption that God has to exist.

Sam
Re: Louie Gohmert Proves God's Existence With One Simple Equation
August 17, 2014 07:34AM
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/18/2014 06:07PM by Sam.
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