This little inspiration came sort of spontaneously about a week ago when I was talking to a Christian guy: he said to me.. 'if you believe in God..yak..yak' So I replied that 'I cannot prove that I believe in God so I must be an atheist; and how about you.. can you prove that you believe in God.. if he does exist?' He could not find a loophole through that one so I teased him that he's probably always been an atheist even if he always considered himself a believer. I tossed the thing around a bit and the most qualified response I could get was "proof" of belief by faith which is not proving that one does believe in god. So that must mean EVERYBODY is an atheist or agnostic until someone can demonstrate proof that they DO believe.
On the other hand I think I can prove that I believe there is no god by saying that there is absolutely no need for a god.

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Comment by Neo Brave on July 22, 2009 at 10:55pm
Yes, you are right; everyone is born an atheist.
Comment by Sophie on July 23, 2009 at 1:48am
Watch this. Could be a good argument.

Comment by Rick Watts on July 23, 2009 at 2:42am
Yes, Neo Brave- IF there were a GOD. . belief would be natural and instinctive.. GOD is just 'too good to be true', I think. I guess the point is not just to try to win arguments with Christians and end up just making them angry but to try to pry the God and Savior stuff loose a bit.
Thanks Sophie.. another good angle.

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