> Hi All,
> Correct me if I am wrong, but it seems to be accepted,
> that, we cannot prove that God exists!
> If this is the case, then how can we prove
> that God dose 'not' exist?
We can't prove the non-existence of gods, but then neither can we
prove the non-existence of fairies, or goblins, or leprechauns,
or water sprites, or mermaids, or unicorns, or any of a thousand
other kinds of fantasy characters, and rational people don't take
any of *them* seriously - It's just obvious that they are all
products of the human imagination. In fact, almost everything
that doesn't exist can't be proven not to exist, so lack of proof
of non-existence is an utterly trivial matter, and effectively
meaningless. It has no bearing on whether it's rational to
believe in something. If we believed in, or even kept an open
mind about, every bizarre idea ever invented by the mind of man,
then there'd be no end of fantasy in our world view.
The only rational approach is to say "if you claim that
supernatural character X exists, then by all means supply
logically satisfactory evidence to that effect, but until then
I'll hold the default position of having no belief in X".