Sunday, November 9, 2014

Hemant Mehta Inadvertantly Admits That He Cannot Prove There is No Deity

And that's why he won't debate the issue.

Right around 2:10 to 2:15...

Apparently science and logic have failed him on that point.


Stefani Monaghan said...

Relevant assertion comes at 2:08: "In the case of whether God exists, you have two sides trying to make points that neither of them can prove definitively."

But Mehta can't seem to make up his mind as to what debates are about. He won't debate the existence of God, because he insists neither debatant is going to change his mind. Yet he asserts his belief that atheist the atheist side in some debates has made points that have probably changed some audience members' thinking.

The purpose of public debates has never, it seems to me, been about either participant convincing the other (else why not just have a private debate), but about putting ideas out there for the audience -- to, in Mehta's words "put on a show".

Phoenix said...

I suspect the reason why Mehta has given up on "God debates" is because he has finally realized theists have very strong arguments in favor of God's existence which can't be discredited by mere rhetorical tactics.