How can you prove that there is no higher power, a God, a higher being of existance?
How many times must these superstitionists throw around their faulty guilty-until-proven-innocent argument? The first post I ever made at this blog was entitled Burden of Proof, and here is the first paragraph of that post:
The first step in refuting both the afterlife and god arguments, is the burden of proof. The burden of proof means that the one who asserts a positive statement, like "there is an afterlife," is the one who must support the statement. The asserter is "burdened" to prove the assertion.
Attention all afterlifers and superstitionists: It is up to you, first and foremost, to support your afterlife and God claims. While I personally enjoy supporting my anti-afterlife arguments, it is not up to me to prove the non-existence of an afterlife in the same way that it is up to you to prove that there is one.
Atheism and anti-afterlifeism are negative claims. Negative claims are defaults; they require no proof to stand on their own, for they don't actually claim anything positive.
A positive claim is like saying "Blark exists." It is asserting a positive. It is saying what something is.
A negative claim is like saying "Blark does not exist." It is not asserting anything positive. It is only saying what something is not.
Now, when a positive claimant presents his arguments or evidence to support his positive claim, it is then only proper for the negative claimant to respond to those positive arguments and refute them, or accept the positive claimants argument. So, a negative claimant isn't exactly free from having to do anything.
However, the negative claimant is not the one who has to make the first shot. The negative claimant has nothing to do until the positive claimant first makes his argument. Just because negative claimants like myself take pleasure in providing evidence for the negation of something, doesn't mean that the positive claimant's position is the default. It does not mean that the positive claimant's position is already assumed. It does not mean that the positive claimant has no responsibility to support his own claim absent of the negative claimant's refutations or objections.
The ball is in your court, you superstitious, immaterialist, Neverland seeking, fairy-tale believing, gullible storybook readers!
Think there's a God? Think there's an afterlife? Prove it!