One of my many pet peeves: self-described atheists who are at pains to insist they have no burden of proof. That also applies to those who claim they ‘lack belief’: ?
burden of proof
I’ve talked about God and the burden of proof in the past. (See, for example, “God’s existence: where does the burden of proof lie?” and “Atheist, meet Burden of Proof. Burden of Proof, meet Atheist.”) Today we’ll return to the question beginning with a humorous cartoon. This cartoon appears to be doing several things. But the […]
In my critique of Jonathan Pearce I noted that atheists like Pearce and Loftus: “like to try presenting debates of this sort as if the burden of proof is borne by the theist. But that’s false. If the theist is attempting to argue that we ought to be theists the atheist is attempting to argue […]
The other day in our discussion of burdens of proof Robert recalled the time when he “asked Luke Muehlhauser why we should exclude supernatural agents from our worldview.” Luke replied like this: “If someone is going to add something with such high Kolmogorov complexity as non-physical minds to their ontology, they’d better have a really […]
I recently had an extended discussion with a reader at “Debunking Christianity” named “Joseph Palazzo”. For me, the over-arching goal of the conversation was to see what reasons Joseph had for endorsing his atheistic worldview. After a long converstation it became clear that Joseph was unable to provide clear reasons why he was an atheist. […]