Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Razor Hitchens Cut Himself With



 We, I'm sure, have all heard the notion "the simplest solution is usually the correct one." This is known as Occum's Razor and it's often used by atheists in a pathetic attempt to discredit Christianity and religion in general. When he was alive, Christopher Hitchens thought he would be cute by reviving an old Latin phrase in his dismissal of religious claims. Tell me if you've heard an atheist say this:

"That which is presented without evidence can be dismissed without evidence."

Atheists, being the arrogant fools they are, think this kills anything a religious person can do in converting the atheist. Frankly, I see several problems with that phrase:

1.       It doesn’t define what counts as evidence.
2.       The notion is self-refuting
3.       The people who tout it wind up dismissing evidence they don’t feel like listening to, thereby making reason relative at best.
4.       The statement makes even less sense when it comes to probability theory
5.       It ignores the burden of proof
6.       It doesn’t consider plausibility
7.       It is not the correct translation of the original Latin: Quod gratis asseritur, gratis negatur.

That last one needs a little more explanation.  Hitchens and atheists would have you believe the Latin translates to the first phrase when in reality it translates as "what is asserted without reason may be denied without reason." Reason is a kind of evidence but is not the sole type of evidence.

Feel free to print this out to prove atheists wrong and if they still insist on it, tell them Ne sutor supra crepidam and see how smart they really are.

But we all know they're not smart at all. Atheists are idiots.

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