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uberllama42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-31-08 05:45 PM
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105. The burden of proof rests on the person making the positive claim
I don't have to prove a damn thing to justify not believing. I refrain from believing in angels until I am presented with sufficient evidence to convince me that they do exist.

If I claim that there is a fire-breathing dragon in my garage, do you believe me, or do you ask for evidence? I apply the same standard to the claim that there are angels.

As others have written, the willingness of so many people to believe something without evidence has real implications for the rest of us. What about all the decisions these people make that affect us every single day?
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