Friday, January 9, 2009

Passing the Onus

In an article about a controversial London ad campaign (see right), Christian activist Stephen Green is quoted as saying the following:
"I believe the ad breaks the Advertising Code, unless the advertisers hold evidence that God probably does not exist."

Mr Green has challenged the adverts on grounds of "truthfulness" and "substantiation", suggesting that there is not "a shred of supporting evidence" that there is probably no God.
Perhaps Green could explain how one can show evidence of a nonexistent. Still, I'm sure that if the question were turned around on him (as the onus for the existence of a God is on he who is claiming the hypothesis to be factual), he would have a "shred of evidence."

HT: Matt Briner.