I found a discussion on an artiest sight, or at least a sight with lots of atheists, where a guy seemed to be arguing because he knows there are no unicorns he knows there's no God.
I thought he was implying that there is a common knowledge that there's no God just as there is a common knowledge there are no unicorns. I brought up certain of my experience God arguments and the fact that 90% world pop believe in some form of God as an argument that there's no "common knowledge" of there being no God He immediately questioned the 90% I will document this figure then talk about the exchange.
According to sociologists Ariela Keysar and Juhem Navarro-Rivera's review of numerous global studies on atheism, there are 450 to 500 million positive atheists and agnostics worldwide (7% of the world's population), with China having the most atheists in the world (200 million convinced atheists...) 
The Famous Phil Zuckerman of the Sweden argument for atheism weighs in:
According to the latest international survey data, as reported by Ariela Keysar and Juhem Navarro-Rivera in the recently published Oxford Handbook of Atheism, there are approximately 450-500 million non-believers in God worldwide, which amounts to about 7% of the global adult population. And according to the Pew Research Center, of we broaden the category to include all non-religious people in general — those unaffiliated adults who do not identify with any religion — we’re talking 1.1 billion people, which equals about 16.5% of the global adult population. As such, “non-religious” is actually the third largest “religion” in the world, coming only behind Christianity (in first place) and Islam (in second). Thus, there are more secular men and women on planet earth — many of whom are atheists and agnostics — than there are Hindus, Buddhists, Mormons, Sikhs, Jains, or Jews.
OK so now what do we make of all this? Here is a sample of the discussion on "Word on Fire!"
I think you might mean that 90% of people (if indeed it is that many which I doubt) believe in A god or some various gods.Crucially, most people do NOT believe in not the same god as the one that you believe in, because just 33% of the world's population is the world's largest religion, Christianity (not even taking into account the different branches of christianity which, it could be argued, believe in different gods).
By your own earlier 'logic' ( that "six billion people testify to belief in God based upon personal experiences and logic, as well as tradition" somehow proves them to be correct), the fact that most people do not believe in your god must suggest that your god is the wrong one (and therefore does NOT exists)Notice I did not say it proves then to be correct I said it negates the idea of an atheistic common knowledge,
it also follows from the same logic, that all gods believed in by humans are similarly in the minority, and are similarly therefore the wrong ones, and therefore also do not exist.By that logic no religion could be true,It just seems odd that groups with 33% of humans in them are wrong, and all groups are wrong,except one with 3% in it. Of course I;m still not saying that popular = true I'm still going on the 'common knowledge' assumption. If there is just a common knowledge that there's no God and it;s so basic it doesn't require explain as to how it works, why is it only knowledge commonly to 3%?
Unless of course we accept that your logic that 'belief is proof' is a complete fallacy.Which of course, is the case.The fact that many people share a delusion does not make that delusion valid. It only suggests that the brainwashing is very effective.
I have no doubt that some people derive pleasure and benefit from their beliefs in gods. Many people also suffer real harm and misery because of theirs beliefs (and the beliefs of others). None of which goes anywhere near proving that the subject of those beliefs (gods) is/are real.That is disprove by my studies. But he's talking about a different kind of religious experience he means the experience of being religious,I;m talking about a level of consciousness associated with divine encounter. My comments:
Joe Hinman to Cliff Langdon
I never asserted that it's true because more people believe it. You asserted that you just know it's true even though you can't tell me how,I assume you mean because no one is talking about seeming unicorns. That does not lend itself to opposing bleak in God because most people believe and most people beehive because they experience God's reality You base your unbelief in unicorns upon your experience of a world with no unicorns,but I find a world filled with people who experience God.
Your assertions about the nature of religious experiences are wrong, The studies show RE is very good for people it helps across the board, There are no negative results from mystical
experience. The negative experiences of religion come from people.
Joe Hinman to Cliff Langdon
What do you have against the term "humanity?" Humanity is people, Yes it is 90% that is easily quantified. One artocle say onlys 7% don't believe: https://www.quora.com/Is-it...
That believers in God have different notions of what God is about is unimportant. Cultural constructs mark the distinctions between faiths but the one reality lurks behind them all. This is demonstrated by the fact of those religious experience studies I spoke abouit. All the experiences of God from around the world are the same, that indicates they are encountering the same reality.
No. You are attempting that use the (dubious) statistic that 90% of 'humanity' believes in some concept of god as 'evidence' for the existence of gods in general. You therefore have to accept that.....the correlating statistic is that most of humanity actively does not believe in any particular god or gods and that this is likewise evidence that all of those gods do not exist. (neither argument stacks up, btw. I'm just pointing out that if you can use your claim, I can use mine).The stuff at the first proves the 90%is good figure, notice it;s from atheist sources.
For example most people do not believe in the Christian God; most people to not believe in Allah, most people do not believe in Ganesh the elephant god & remover of obstacles; and most people do not believe in Cardea the Roman goddess of door hinges; nor Hathor the cow goddess, nor Tawaret, the Hippo goddess of childbirth; Phanes, the god of procreation is similarly shunned by the majority, as is Ananke, the goddess of inevitability, and Brigit the Celtic goddess of fire & poetry; likewise, Anoia, the Goddess of things that get stuck in drawers, and not forgetting of course The Flying Spaghetti Monster (Blessed be His Noodly Appendage) is not as popular as he should be.Ah youth where did you leave me? I made that very argument in high school when I first started calling myself an atheist, to impress a girl who was in debate. She was the reason I got in to debate, I found she had boy friend who was national debate champion so I was no competition for him. But he had good dope.
A person's faith in a god does not mean that that god exists. Sorry, but it simply doesn't. By all means argue that this is practically a definition of Faith: to be Faithful is to believe without proof, and I would agree.But it isn't proof.
my answer to Langdon on the net
you are not paying attention. I did not say 90% is evidence I said it's equivolant to your methodology about the unicorn, we might call that epistemic justification,This is false on two counts. first you have not demonstrated why they must believe in "a particular God" nor have you proven they don't. what you really mean is they don't believe in the same identity for God, That is also wrong since most people believe in a creative being with mind who has will and volition, there is no logic or empirical evidence to say it's not the same one, Just because people have different ideas of what he wants doesn't prove it's not the same one,
and finally, no: not "All the experiences of God from around the world are the same". What a ridiculous claim.That is just the fact that he knows nothing about the studies about which I wrote about in my book the trace of God.
Here is an article you can read about those studies.
Of course there is no coloration between the number of people who believe in something and the truth of it. Yet it seem to me that Landon is arguing that while you can;t prove God exists just because the majority believe in some form of God, it's proof that he doesn't that there is no unified overwhelming consciousness. I think that is just a study in trying to have it both ways. I may have created a straw man kn response but I actually think that, ironically. my straw man is a better argument than his was. He basically said I know there are no unicorns because there aren't any.
I wouldn't put much stock in the common knowledge argument, a lot of crap has been justified under that rue-brick. I used to make a religious instinct argument this would be useful there., The problem is if the situation was reversed (90% did not believe in God) I would still believe based upon other things. That's partly why i don't make that instinct argument anymore. But Ii think the 90% statistic is a good refutation of the kind of argument I saw brewing with Langdon,
 Cliff Langdon, comments,in Matt Nelson, "How To Prove That God Doesn't Exist" Word on Fire (July 12,2016)
the comments are quite recent within a few days,
 Ariela Keysar and Juhem Navarro-Rivera in Phil Zuckerman, "How Many Atheists Are There?" Psychology Today (Oct 20,2015)
Original publication Keysar, Ariela; Navarro-Rivera, Juhem (2017). "36. A World of Atheism: Global Demographics". In Bullivant, Stephen; Ruse, Michael. The Oxford Handbook of Atheism. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0199644659.
 Phil Zuckerman, op cit
 Langdon, comments op cit https://www.wordonfire.org/resources/blog/how-to-prove-that-god-doesnt-exist/5216/#comment-4156529925
 Joseph hinman, The Trace of God Rational Warrant for Belief. Colorado Springs: Grand Viaduct. 2014. no page indicated.
 Joseph Hinman, "The Empirical Study of Mystical Experience." (2016) Religious A priori http://religiousapriori.blogspot.com/2016/10/berninis-ecstasy-of-st.html
part 2 http://religiousapriori.blogspot.com/2017/04/the-empirical-study-of-mystical.html