Posted: Oct 07, 2010 10:46 pm
by Ubjon
When you look at God from the perspective of the null hypothesis the atheist position becomes clearer and accusations that it required faith are shown to be misplaced. The null hypothesis being that there is no supernatural agent and in the absence of evidence to support the hypothesis that there is a supernatural agent out there the null hypothesis stands the God hypothesis is discarded.

It does not require faith to recognise that a hypothesis lacks the evidence to supplant the null hypothesis. It takes faith to supplant the null hypothesis with an unsupported hypothesis, the God hypothesis.