reply to post by BenReclused
You can't prove the nonexistence of something all the more so where that something lies outside the purview of Reason.
We can certainly give evidence that X event purported to have occurred with Y attribution is false based on Z evidence which would in turn dispute any
attribution given magical mystery mythologies.
We can certainly dispute the existence of magical mystery mythology people in the sky as well and back that disputation up with independently
Proving that any X attribution or agency doesn't exist, however, especially where the explanation equates to "Magic", that's impossible.
No one can argue against "Magic".
Further, the burden of proof isn't on anyone disputing the existence of something.
The burden of proof is always on anyone making claim to existence of any quantity.
I can't prove that unicorns don't exist.
I can say there's no reliable evidence for their existence, but, that's as far as I can go.
Meanwhile, anyone laying claim that Unicorns DO exist, need to produce a Unicorn.
Thus, proving a negative is logical fallacy.
Proving a positive, however, well, produce a god for us. Show us one. Even a small one.
Even so, even if, there are those of us that couldn't care if you or anyone were to produce a thousand gods.
I for one don't want or need any gods, even if they were tinker-belling around sprinkling miracles everywhere.
I'm fairly capable of answering my own prayers by making what I want to happen, happen, through my own hard work.