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b_sharp8/10/2010 11:19:26 am PDT

re: #203 BishopX

Atheism is a religion. It relies on the belief that there isn’t a god just as much as Christianity relies on the father, the son and the holy ghost.

This is the old “absence of evidence for the positive does not prove the negative” thing. People seem to have trouble with this for some reason.

Atheists also believe there is no Santa Claus, no Tooth Fairy and no giant invisible tea pot orbiting the Earth.

Most of us base our conclusions on probability, we do not expect 100% proof before we can conclude the truth value of an observation is positive. We may not be able to test for the existence of a god, but we can test the physical basis for the evidence some give for the existence if a god.

Just as we can conclude there is no such thing as a unicorn, or Zeus or even magic because of the limits imposed by physical reality, we can apply those same tests to the Christian/Jewish/Muslim god.