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← An atheist plays God's advocate

PaulJ's Avatar Jump to comment 12 by PaulJ

If I say "there are microscopic scraps of food on the plate", it's up to me to prove there are, not up to you to prove there aren't. I think this takes us back to the you can't prove a negative rule.

In the case of gods, there's a larger space than just a plate involved. But can you really prove that, say, a consecrated communion wafer is not the body of Christ? (Not that I'd expect you to try - the onus of proof remains on the believer to prove the positive.)

Sat, 09 Aug 2008 14:02:00 UTC | #215278