Originally posted by sonship
One hour and a half - Christopher Hitchens verses Dinesh D'souza.
Its nice to see somebody standing up to the neighberhood bully - (I mean Christopher Hitchens).
Yeah. See the problem is i have seen that and I think that Hitchens won that debate.
And that Quote is perfectly correct.
If you assert something without evidence then it can be dismissed without needing to
find refuting evidence.
If I say that there is a fire breathing dragon in my garage then you would be perfectly justified
in dismissing that claim unless and until I actually presented some convincing evidence that I
do in fact have a dragon in my garage.
Anyone could (and often do) claim all kinds of nonsense without any evidence at all and it's
nonsense to require people to go and find evidence to refute every random claim anyone makes.
If you claim something you must provide evidence that justifies such a claim BEFORE anyone
should pay you any attention whatsoever.
The claim that a god exists is not exempt.
There is no evidence that ANY gods exist let alone evidence for a specific god or gods.
Thus any and all claims that a god does exist can and should be dismissed until such time as
those making the claims can present some evidence that justifies those claims.
There are many things I disagreed with that Hitchens said/advocated.
That was not one of them.