If there is no creator
There will be no fate
If I do not belong with destiny
where will my life lead?
All of what I am feeling now
will eventually be gone
and the actions that I make today Continue reading
The best to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust somebody -Ernest Hemingway
I have a pet. He is my dearest companion in the dark. He keeps me safe from the dark beasts and monsters that stalks the night. He guards me from the dangers all around. He keeps me warm, cozy and constantly reminds me that I am loved, by flashing memories into my eyes, inspiring emotions to stir inside of Continue reading
Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself. -Deborah Reber
One of the subjects I encounter continuously and almost certainly is on the burden of proof, and its killing me that I am always getting different answers from the believers. So I will now be visiting each of these and try to give my reasons on why they might not be valid. When I discuss with believers about the Burden of Proof with religious believers, there are four main different perspectives on the subject.
1) Agrees that the burden of proof of god falls on the claim maker
Real life example: “Yes, it is true that the burden of proof falls on the claim maker, however, if the non-believer are rejecting every evidence we provide and being close-minded about it, there is really nothing we can do to convince them otherwise. ”
2) Agrees that the burden of proof of god falls on the claim maker, but also on the person rejecting the claim
Real life example: ” So the atheist has plenty to prove, a few of those things are: the non-existence of God, the non-existence of a soul (or mind), the non-existence of any other abstract entity. The atheist then, has his work cut out for him just as much as the theist does.”
3) Disagrees that the burden of proof of god falls on the claim maker, but lies entirely on the person for rejecting the claim
Real life example: “You are the one denying my claim, so you should be the one proving why you think we are wrong. For example, here I am stating that gravity is true, if you want to deny gravity, you have to be the one with the evidence for denying it!”
4) Disagrees that the burden of proof of god falls on the claim maker or the person rejecting the claim and is ambivalent that anyone has the responsibility to prove their belief/disbelief.
Real life example: “Yes I am sure I will have disagreements over politics or religion with someone but that doesn’t mean I or they have any philosophical burden of proof. I may or may not think I need something but my feelings or beliefs would not create a burden of proof. I hope I gave good reasons for either group to abandon the notion and just think about whatever the issue is for themselves.”
Now, I am going to refute each of these four arguments (all of which came from actual debates I had) Continue reading
“Disneyland is a work of love. We didn’t go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.” -Walt Disney
The acts and words of a great man.