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Look up the definition.
You seem to be under the impression that atheists, agnostics and such spend some appreciable fraction of their time looking for evidence of the non-existence of "god", and that they also spend their time attempting to convince persons of faith that there is no "god".
We do, don't we?
I also, in my spare time, like to prove that 1 + 1 = 3, and when I find evidence of this I will be able to prove maths entirely wrong.
I am still trying to make my own maths, so this is a worthy endeavour.
Belief in a God or not is ones personal choice, its their human right, those who try to force their opinions and beliefs on others are abusing that right.
Those who set out to disprove the existence of a god probably feel they are backing the easier option.
Never let man or religion get between you and your chosen God, and never let it become a lame excuse to back up an argument.
Those who do not believe in any God should just keep quiet and get on with it because there's nothing to argue about.
reply to post by zeevar
So you are of the opinion that atheists should shut up and move along.
My answer to you is I refuse. Such a declaration aims to suppress free speech and dialogue about a matter influential in almost every aspect of our societies. No one has a right to make unsubstantiated assertions, or vouch for the truthfulness of unsubstantiated assertions on the basis of “sacred” texts, without expecting objections from thinking folk. It is simply amazing that so many have the opinion that atheists should be quite yet they have nothing to say about theists like they are the only ones with rights.
If you believe in a god keep your covenant with that god, if you dont..what is there to argue about?
I am not advocating the suppressing freedom of speech, just expressing my opinion.
Atheists have every right not to believe,
but what is the point of trying to convince others there is no God, and the same applies to the other side,
As I have already gone over the premise of proving a negative the burdon of providing evidence is on the theists.
evidence to back up both arguments is sorely lacking, and there for remains just a belief.
If I dont believe in something, I would quite happily say so, but I wouldn't want to convince someone who does otherwise if I have no proof to back up my argument.