The Burden of Proof: Santa Claus and Baseballs
4 January, 2010
By Tristan D. Vick
Should atheists have to disprove the existence of God?
The Curious Case for Santa
Theists say it’s up to the unbeliever to “disprove” God. But nonbelievers don’t believe in God to begin with. This is what is called an error in logic, since believers are making the mistaken assumption they are (undoubtedly) right and so you must start from their understanding (because yours is invalid in their eyes). In other words, they are refusing to consider the atheist’s point of view, and this causes the misunderstanding.
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