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Single Idea 1466

[catalogued under 29. Religion / D. Religious Issues / 1. Religious Commitment / b. Religious Meaning]

Full Idea

An assertion is logically equivalent to denying its opposite, but claims about a 'gardener', or God, make neither claims nor denials of anything, so no evidence can count against the claim, or for it.

Gist of Idea

Claims about God don't seem to claim or deny anything tangible, so evidence is irrelevant


report of Antony Flew (Theology and Falsification [1950]) by PG - Db (ideas)

Book Reference

'The Existence of God', ed/tr. Hick,John [Macmillan 1964], p.226