No, he is saying religion is evil and since it is impossible to prove a negative the burden of proof lies with the one making the claim
It's possible to prove a negative. For example, I can prove that there is not a elephant in the room with me right now.
Religion is an evil that preys on the willfully ignorant. Once we outgrow religion only then will the human race truly advance at a more rapid pace.
You can't judge the truth of a viewpoint based on the behavior of its adherents. The issue is not "how much evil has been done by people in the name of religion", the issue is "which system of beliefs is true?". Atheism is simply another system of beliefs which should be judged against the evidence to determine its truthfulness.
Why not build several, perhaps 3, at the time?
I doubt it would make the project three times as expensive.
yeah, probably more like 4-5 times more expensive. government-run projects, you know...
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