reply to post by NthOther
burden of evidence falls on you [ or anyone else who posits that the religions you cite are true ]
so - to take your first example :
the evidence for " karmic causation " is ??????????????????????
hm, well I will say this in defense of the OP and I am a Christian, the OP kind of did prove it, because the OP made a post with a philosophical
statement, and you, a poster, commented on it.
Karmic causation, the OP posits a statement physically, because you can see it, albeit from an intellectual place that you can't see, and you,
physically countered with a statement from your intellect, that can only be seen from the computer screen.
And since Taoism embraces the concept of positive and negative residing in the same sphere, then by your negative comment, you have proven a tenet of
Taoism, thereby providing the necessary evidence or burden of proof.
I'm a Christian and even I caught that one.
I would think you should learn Taoism and what it believes before trying to negate it. And the OP did say that. So twice now you have proven karmic
causation. And karmic causation is kind of like "you reap what you sow", then from a purely philosophical point of view, you have proven it.
Let me tell you how you have twice proven it, first the OP posits a point from non-believers about how non-believers attempt to disprove it by
scientific means and by using veiled tricks in their attempts. You then fell back on the old argument "burden of proof" as though this were a court
of law, and thinking that your attempt is clever in the statement. However, what you have proven by karmic causation is that you have an inward
motivation to disprove an intellectual statement. The OP made an hypothesis, tested the hypothesis,which is scientific method, is it not? And like
Pavlov's dog, you foamed at the mouth to bite at a nugget of something to make your conscience feel better and quiet your cravings.
The second proof lies in that you didn't know the tenets of Taoism and through your negativity to a positive challenge, you have verified that karmic
causation is provable.