Saturday, April 4, 2009

Rebuttal - Hitchens

The proposition "Atheism is true" is a misstatement that I have to prove it. I don't have to prove tooth fairies or Santa Claus doesn't exist. However, since the term "atheist" is popularly used in the debate, (unlike be an a-tooth fairy) it seems people assume I have to prove such a position.

15 comments:

  1. how many people grow up to believe in the tooth fairy or santa?

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  2. 1 Point for those who chose "rhetorical firestorm"!

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  3. of course you have to prove santa claus doesnt exist...theres no one in the north pole! I dont have a chimney! duh....lol

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  4. Non-substantive rhetorical firestorm in 3..2..1..

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  5. He has to demonstrate the arguments for God exising are not sound. Still waiting....

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  6. Wait... wait... guys.. are you kidding me this is blowing my world. There is no Santa!!!

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  7. i trust your breath is not being held Mark?

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  8. Where have my teeth been going that I put under my pillow then?

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  9. Wow...it's almost sad, most of this stuff is going over his head:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCy8MpT45gk

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  10. the question of God isn't as crucial as the question of tooth fairies, as there can be a logical answer to where the money under your pillow comes from than the question of where the universe came from, which has the logical answer of God.

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  11. "Atheism is true." "God does not exist." They are both truth claims. Where his evidence to support those claims?

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  12. Sorry, Mr. Hitchens, but the burden of proof IS on you to demonstrate why the existence of God is so logically untenable that one can positively say that God cannot, and therefore does not, exist.

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