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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-21-11 04:07 PM
Response to Reply #157
161. You are incorrect.
Edited on Thu Apr-21-11 04:08 PM by Behind the Aegis
The burden of proof in on the OP and no one else. He made the claim, therefore, he is 'burdened' with proving his claims to be factual.

You and the OP are the one's who have misused Sagan's quote. It means something is not factual until proved otherwise. Claiming "That it never happened and Moses did not exist." is a statement posing as fact, and as such, needs to be proved true in order to be fact. I haven't claimed anything, one way or the other; the OP has. The burden is all his.

To re-quote you: There isn't ANY evidence that the Exodus narrative is false and the burden of proof is on those claiming that it is false.

Read this statement again: Absence of evidence can only be evidence of absence.

The only "proof" the OP has is there is no evidence, that is all. It doesn't mean, it didn't happen or he didn't exist, it simply means evidence is lacking. So, it is TRUE and FACTUAL there is no EVIDENCE that Moses existed. It does NOT mean Moses DID NOT exist.
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