According to this study:
It is believed that 8 to 10 % of people will hear voices at some point in their life. And yet if an Atheist is told such voices point to the existence of something supernatural, he or she will generally discount or dismiss the claim. However, this creates a double standard in which the Atheist is claiming his own existence via the Cartesian proof, “I think therefore I am.” And such claims are both derived from the same truth - ie. the inner voice.
To eradicate such dubious double standards, the 8 to 10 % of the world who hear supernatural beings will henceforth deny all Atheists’ claim to Selfhood. Henceforth, there will be no such thing as an Atheist.
In chess this is called “a fork”. Why? Well, in order for the Atheist to reclaim his fortune of Selfhood, he or she must recognize the validity of the voice hearing people’s experiences. And thus, ultimately the Atheist has no leg to stand on as a) he is denied Selfhood or b) he recognizes the existence of the supernatural.
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