Re: Refutation of Charvaka
First define atheism before generalizing their views.
Weak Atheism: I dont beleive in God.
Strong Atheism: I beleive there is no God.
agnosticism: The existance of God cannot be verified.( both theists and atheist versions are possible)
They are fundamentally different positions.
What is God? Zillions of definitions, so which God is being denied?
A typical atheist may be strong or weak to specific definitions of God.
Most atheists are strong when God = a being sitting outside the universe and watching and controlling the show.( the Christian god for instance)
Most atheists are weak on a deist god.
Like many Hindus beleive, God=everything, or God=energy ; most atheists are weak or perhaps even take agnostic positions here.
He is the one on whom our hope depends. For if Hanuman survives, all we though dead are yet alive. But if his precious life be lost though living still we are but dead: He is our hope and sure relief -Jambavan (Yuddha Kanda. 74). Impossibility=Hanuman