Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Atheist's Challenge

Atheist: Science has facts. You only have your faith. Don't tell me about Jesus. Prove that God exists. Evidence. Do you know what that is, Christian?

Me: That's fair. But first, I'd like you to scientifically prove to me that George Washington existed.

Atheist: That's easy. Open a history book, you idiot Christian.

Me: So, you're telling me that reliable historical documents are admissible as scientific evidence?

Atheist: Well, Washington had to exist as a real person. He's printed on all of the money!

Me: So, you're telling me that being printed on money makes someone scientifically proven?

Atheist: There are monuments all over that prove he existed. There are even places...cities, states, and universities that are named after him.

Me: So, you're telling me that having monuments named after you or in your honor validates your existence, scientifically?

Atheist: Look. I know what you're doing, but you don't seem to understand. History teachers teach about him all of the time. There are historians who have written books about what he did and how he led the country. People devote their whole lives to Washington's historical existence.

Me: I'm pretty sure I understand. I just wanted to make sure that when we talked about evidence and scientifically proving something, that we were using the same terms and using them the same way.

Me: Prove that God exists? Check this out and see if it makes sense to you. Feel free to ask any questions you might have in the comment section.