Greg Koukl: Atheists’ Non-belief

People who claim that “God does not exist” bare a burden of proof.  You can’t claim a universal negative (That something doesn’t exist anywhere in the universe.  Why?  Because we haven’t been everywhere in the universe.).

Even Richard Dawkins agrees that you can’t prove that there is no God.

Remember that anyone who believes something, theist or atheist alike, even if it’s a negative claim (a claim that something isn’t/can’t etc.) bares a burden of evidence.


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Posted on 02/04/2011, in Atheism. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Right, but then claiming that there is a god has its own burden. You conveniently omit that.

  2. Yes, you are correct I did omit that. I will edit it to make sure that point is made as well. Thank you.

  3. There has been a shift by atheists to move to “a lack of belief” in an attempt to avoid having to defend their position. I find that disingenuous and intellectually dishonest.

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