__/ [ Jim ] on Wednesday 15 March 2006 23:19 \__
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> That's the logical equivalent of a scientists who is set to discover life
>> in another planet and whose sole aim is to disprove it. This reminds me of
>> the requirement from an atheist to prove that there exists no God
>> (disprove the existence of something is impossible, let alone prove the
>> inexistence of something).
> I've got to jump in here, by paraphrasing the late Douglas Adams:
> Nobody can prove that God exists. You can only disprove it. Thusly:
> To prove that God exists, denies faith in Him (proof denies faith, faith
> being the belief in something unprovable one way or the other), and
> without faith, He is nothing.
> Ergo, the only logical proof is that God does not exist.
Drat. Now I'll have to come up with a proof as to why a big scary monster
does _not_ live below my bed. The point about faith as the power for
existence is an interesting one.