Originally Posted by zumby
Splendour, these sentences are exactly the reasons that atheists use the FSM as a rhetorical device. What's more, we KNOW you agree with the principle of the burden of proof because your second favourite book is The Apologetics Of Jesus - a book whose entire purpose is to persuade Christians to own up to the burden of proof! Therefore, Geisler shows that he understands that a non-Christian does NOT have the burden of proof.
Yeah, philosophy tricks a lot of people.
In real life the people that accept responsibility for others (accept burdens) are the real heroes.
There's a limit to the value of freedom you know.
Imagine you have 2 siblings with a little old widowed mother who can't take care of herself. One accepts responsibility for the old mother and one insists on having their own freedom and not taking care of their mother.
Who's the real hero?
You can lie to yourself with a superficial argument.
You can't lie with a real life example.