>>I've encountered a few questions that I can't seem to
>>answer in a Satanic sense, since I've never encountered
>>them or even had any interest in thinking about them.
I think it's good for Satanists to at least know
how to stand for themselves in a debate. It's a good skill to sharpen now and then, and I enjoy a healthy study of logic and fallacies.
However, as others have pointed out, you do run the risk of getting your mental energy being sucked by these people, and giving attention to attention-starved masochists. Usually the best move is to not give your opinion when you're not asked, and not to be like a solipist projecting your understandings on somebody who doesn't have the same congnitive skills as you (sound like familiar "rules" and "sins"?).
>>#1. Where has everything come from?
If you want answers on biology, abiogenesis, evolution, or cosmology, then I say pick up a book on one of those subjects. Unfortunately, people are stupid and don't want to make the effort to read a book that goes beyond layman's terms, so they take comfort in the ignorant position of "a big invisible man did it". In any case, evidence overwhelmingly rules out the idea of people being made out of clay and ribs.
Or, along the lines of what Nemo said: ask who created this "creator". If he answers "Well he always was here", then why can't we assume the energy and physical laws of the universe were always here? Similarly, if he argues that humans are "too complicated" to have arisen by natural processes, then surely a deity would be far too complex to have existed naturally.
>>He said there's a difference between killing and murder.
I'd agree with him.
>>"Stop talking in religion, science is religion".
Neither of you obviously know how science works. Look at the steps of the scientific method. Now compare that to the concept of "revelation" and "dogma".
>>Now, I know that Scientology is religion,
That's as relevant as bringing up Marxism in a conversation about Groucho, Chico, and Harpo.
- Common theism arguments
- Logic & Fallacies
- Archive/FAQ to talk.origins
"Debate is an art form. It is about the winning of arguments. It is not about the discovery of truth. There are certain rules and procedures to debate that really have nothing to do with establishing fact [...] Some of those rules are: never say anything positive about your own position because it can be attacked, but chip away at the weaknesses in your opponent's position."
- Stephen Jay Gould