As is well known, the burden of proof of any statement lies upon he or she who makes it.  One can not prove that something does not exist; only that something does.  The following argumentative procedure is designed for those who wish to debate or prove to an oponent the statement; God’s existence is impossible.

Keep in mind that, strictly speaking, in this argument you will not be proving the non-existence of God, but rather the impossibility of his existence.  Clearly, however, if you are able to prove that it is impossible that God exist, it is manifest that he doesn’t. 

First things first:

If your opponent is willing to accept the validity of standard deductive logic, proving your point should take no longer than 60 seconds. If, however, you’re opponent is not, find another opponent.  The one you’ve got is not capable of rational deductive thought.

The procedure:

The following augment requires the acceptance of two basic ground rules.  If ground rule #1 is broken, you will have demonstrated the impossibility of God’s existence.  If ground rule #2 is broken, you will have demonstrated a failure, on the part of your opponent, to sustain a valid contrasting perspective.


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