SES
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Mon Oct 1, 2018 1:32pm
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"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 their god(s)."

Theists (well, some of them anyway) claim that Atheists must prove that god does NOT exist.

Which is the point of asking Theists if THEY can prove that invisible pink flying elephants don't exist.

Theists have to admit that there's no way they can prove that invisible pink flying elephants don't exist.

Which makes it asinine for them to demand that Atheists prove that god(s) don't exist.

The point is that the burden of proof is on the one making the claim that something DOES exist. And if their
"proof" is, as it usually is, "faith" or a personal experience that can only be known to them, without any
external corroboration, then they've proven NOTHING.


  • 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
      • 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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