Is blaming God for tragedies a non sequitor argument?
If we blame God we are indirectly claiming He/It exists.
I don't think people who do not believe in God would blame him for something, unless they were being sarcastic.
Atheists do it all the time and seriously use the argument without any sarcasm. It's all over HP and the net.
The question here is about non sequitur arguments NOT theist/atheist wrangling
Without reading the specific arguments others are posting, I can't speak for individuals online. If they're true Atheists I would guess that they're blaming the actions of people of faith on those people's belief in God, not on an actual God.
that's very convoluted but all it really means is they are indirectly blaming God on behalf of what they think others are thinking. Thats non sequitir plus plus.
Your question puts words into people's mouths (following the logic of your comments). Saying someone does something because that person believes in God does not equate to the sayer claiming God exists. In this scenario, the answer to your Q is No.
If an atheist is using that argument seriously, and isn't using it to point out the flaw in the believer's logic, then they aren't really an atheist.
Yours is a very tangled web of logic to the obvious faux pas that atheists make frequently blaming God (then turn it around "cuz that what theists think").
I haven't blamed God for anything, nor do I. He doesn't exist.
as soon as an atheist ventures on to this ground it becomes a tar pit. They shouldn't try to use the blame God tactic
Tragedies do occur because of the faults/serious lapses and also as a result of God's will that He tests those whom He wanted to. The believers in God shouldn't argue with Him, no matter how logic or rational their arguments are. Rather it's preferred that they should analyse the situation and rectify faults/serious lapses and move on. Of course prayers do help in over coming the unhealthy impacts of tragedies.
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