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Major Bloodnok's Avatar Jump to comment 41 by Major Bloodnok

Yeesh. There's some sloppy thinking around over there. At times like this I resort to the "Easter Bunny" transform - simply replace references to "god" with "Easter Bunny" and see if the argument still hangs together. For example:

Where is Dawkins' evidence that there is no god? As with every theory (whether it's atheism or religion) you need evidence to back it up and I haven't noticed Dawkins giving either of these. Why should a 'godbotherer' have to justify and explain his beliefs but an atheist doesn't? Simply saying "it's a ridiculous archaic belief system" is not an explanation - as Bunting said, it's a childish answer.

transformed, becomes:

Where is Dawkins' evidence that there is no Easter Bunny? As with every theory (whether it's abunnyism or bunnyism) you need evidence to back it up and I haven't noticed Dawkins giving either of these. Why should a 'bunnybotherer' have to justify and explain his beliefs but an abunnyist doesn't? Simply saying "it's a ridiculous archaic belief system" is not an explanation - as Bunting said, it's a childish answer.

Fri, 07 Sep 2007 13:59:00 UTC | #65093