What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without it.

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What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence.

- Christopher Hitchens

Quote Source: Mommie Dearest, Slate, 20 October 2003

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Can I get an Amen to that!

Can I get an Amen to that! All the time we see people who approach us trying to say evidence is all around us or in the Bible or Quran or that even the bible or Quran itself is evidence of the existence of God Some even go as far as to state some rendition of the Kalam Comological Argument and they say therefore God.

All these people have one thing in common and that is, they don't get the concept of evidence. When you painstakingly define evidence for them and they finally seem to get the concept they try to turn the able on you and say Prove God does not exist which is technically impossible to do. They think that the burden should be ours to prove something they proclaim to be not to exist when they can't even procure evidence of its existence. they don't seem to get the concept that you can't disprove anything the t does not exist not to exist in this potentially infinite universe. they don't understand that teh burden of proof lies with the person stating the existence of something.

When you get to this point it is clear your dealing with an irrational person and you can take one of these two of my favorite options either endlessly pick items for them to prove to not exist including other gods form other religions which they will then likely try and disprove with their religious beliefs and text again proving that your work getting them to understand what constitutes evidence is far from over or simply ignoring them.

I am not one to choose ignorance but with some people who are ignorant ignorance is your best option, I mean how much of our lives should be wasted on the ignorant rantings of the faithful.

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