Amadeus
Depends On The Context
Mon Oct 1, 2018 9:23am
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Try that argument in church.

Amadeus

  • Theists are making the assertion (allegation) that god(s) exist. Atheists reject (deny) that assertion (allegation). It isn't the Atheist's burden to prove the negative - that the assertion... more
    • Very Similar Indeed.Merlin, Mon Oct 1 9:39am
      Legally, the burden of proof is upon the plaintiff. The defendant can simply deny the allegation, as did Manafort. Legally, the burden of proof is upon the plaintiff. In the Court of Public Opinion... more
    • Depends On The Context — Amadeus, Mon Oct 1 9:23am
      • Theist: "You can't prove that my god DOESN'T exist!" Atheist: "Can YOU prove that invisible pink flying elephants don't exist?" Theist: "No one can PROVE that invisible pink flying elephants DON'T... more
        • Well, Can You?Amadeus, Mon Oct 1 12:17pm
          You can't prove that invisible, pink, flying elephants don't exist, can you? You can't. So? Neither you nor the theist you oppose has any evidence they exist nor any desire to prove they exist.... more
          • ???SES, Mon Oct 1 1:32pm
            "Neither you nor the theist you oppose has any evidence they exist nor any desire to prove they exist. However, the theist may wish to offer some evidence (not proof, mind you) of the existence of... more
            • Your Analogy Is Flawed...Amadeus, Mon Oct 1 4:12pm
              By comparing their god(s) to IPEs (which you assume everyone agrees do not exist), you presume the god(s) nonexistence which is, of course, the thing about which you disagree with the theist. You... more
          • Of course we cannot prove thatSprout, Mon Oct 1 1:31pm
            invisible, pink flying elephants do not exist... Yet, at the same time, any reasonable and rational person would not make any serious real world decision that DEPENDS on the existence of invisible,... more
            • Here, Let Me Try Again...Amadeus, Mon Oct 1 4:12pm
              http://disc.yourwebapps.com/discussion.cgi?disc=206964;article=698454;title=Civilized%20General%20Discussion
            • This Is A Good Example Why Y'all Should Avoid Making OrAddressing Analogies - Merlin, Mon Oct 1 2:47pm
              Analogies are useful when both parties understand what an analogy is and what are an analogy's valid uses. Otherwise one or both parties go off track to argue the analogy instead of the issue.
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