It's up to the person who puts forward a thesis to prove it.

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The notion of God is gratuitous; there are no facts to support the existence of an invisible, conscious, good and all-powerful Being who takes an interest in human beings. The burden of proof lies with believers, who put forward a hypothesis and must provide facts to back it up.


“Many orthodox people talk as if it were the job of skeptics to disprove dogmas rather than those who support them to prove them. This is obviously a mistake. If I were to suggest that between the Earth and Mars lies a porcelain teapot in elliptical orbit around the Sun, no one would be able to prove the contrary, provided I took the precaution of pointing out that the teapot is too small to be detected by our most powerful telescopes. But if I were to assert that, since my proposition cannot be disproved, it is intolerable for human reason to doubt it, I would immediately be considered a lunatic. However, if the existence of this teapot were described in ancient books, taught as a sacred truth every Sunday and inculcated in children at school, then any hesitation to believe in its existence would become a sign of eccentricity and would earn the skeptic the care of a psychiatrist in an enlightened age, or of the Inquisitor in more ancient times.”

Bertrand Russell, “Is There a God?”, Illustrated Magazine, 1952.


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  • Argument againstProof exists
  • Argument againstThe unexplained
  • Argument againstThe universe is not self-sufficient
  • Argument againstThe universe makes sense
  • Argument againstAtheists also put forward a thesis