Someone sent me this
blogpost, and I'd like to see what other persons thinks of this view.
The belief in the non-existence in God isn’t based on logical proof, probability or plain old common sense - belief and disbelief in God are intuitive - because there just isn’t any logical proof, empirical evidence, or probable basis for asserting God doesn’t exist. Atheists who try argue that they require no evidence to support their disbelief, rely on the Latin maxim: ei incumbit probatio qui dicit, non que negat, meaning (”the burden of proof rests on who asserts, not on who denies,”). But this just shows their ignorance: this is a legal maxim not a law of logic. The absence of proof isn’t proof of absence. In logic, the burden of proof always lies with whoever asserts the proposition, whether the proposition is positive or negative. Atheism rests on a proposition that cannot be logically proved, i.e. God doesn’t exist - so it’s just another faith-based belief system.
This is why atheist philosopher Antony Flew, (who has since rejected his atheist faith and is now a supporter of ID theory!) tried to redefine atheism to include agnosticism precisely to circumvent the irrationality of atheism. But his defintion was rejected by atheist and theist philosophers alike - atheism means the rejection of God/Gods - anything less just isn’t atheism.
There are numerous logical arguments for God existence, including Exodus 3:14: ego sum qui sum (I am who am) - a form of the ontological argument - but none of the arguments(ontological cosmological or argument by design) prove God’s existence. The best argument for God’s existence isn’t rational, it’s Pascal’s beautiful maxim: “The heart has its reasons which reason does not know” — which is also the only sensible argument for disbelief in God.
It is intellectually dishonest to pretend that atheism has any more logical, scientific or moral foundation than theism, both are faith-based belief systems, and anyone who would claim otherwise is either a fool or a fraud.
: There is no use commenting in the blog, I've (and a few others) had 3 of my comments deleted. So I'm making a discussion here for those who should agree or disagree with the post.