John Loftus writes “there is no independent way to determine what God thinks, if he exists at all. Believers simply create their own religion, their own Gospel, and their own God in their own image.”
Of course there would be no independent way to determine what God thinks. Loftus seems to require a third “Verificator” being to exist outside of humanity and God in order to verify the thoughts of God and put his stamp of authenticity on it. But, then how do we verify the Verificator? Shall we require a fourth being to certify the thoughts of all the previous beings? What about a fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth? Loftus has walked himself into a vicious circle. Yet he seems to be unconcerned about his next statement or its need for verification: “believers simply create their own religion.” Unless, Loftus advocates a sort of faith in himself, we need to verify his statement. But, who’s going to verify that? Whoever it is would have to exist outside of humanity and at least have similar cognitive abilities. It seems Loftus requires an alien to exist for verification purposes. But, then who’s going to certify the alien? John, really, is this the logic of an atheist? All you have here is circular reasoning.