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If the idea...

...of 'no God' is correct, then ultimately, fundamentally there is no such thing as 'arguments', sound or otherwise.

If God is shorthand for the idea that Person, Intelligence, Love, etc. is fundamental reality -- more fundamental than the physical universe, the idea of 'no God' is shorthand for the physical universe (or a quantum mechanical system from which it arises) being fundamental reality, with person, intelligence, love, etc. ultimately being illusions generated by mindless cause and effect reactions within that physical system. Human reason (argument) is more than just cause and effect -- it is inference, involving grounds and consequents, which points to something deeper than cause and effect going on.

Professor Haldane: ‘If my mental processes are determined wholly by the motions of atoms in my brain, I have no reason to suppose that my beliefs are true…and hence I have no reason for supposing my brain to be composed of atoms.’ (Possible Worlds, p. 209)

The very foundation of true Love, Person, Beauty, Reason, etc. being real entities rather than illusions collapses if 'no God' is true. I'm with Plato on thinking these things are transcendent, and I don't see that as being an unhealthy view. And I will never take an anti-depressant. :). It would make me depressed just to think that I was relying on them.