Evangelical pastor Joshua Feuerstein, has again created quite the stir online, after uploading a video, in which he claims to be offering a $100,000 ‘reward’ to any atheists who can disprove the ‘existence of God’…
Clearly Feuerstein has yet to fully ‘evolve’ into an intelligent human being, or as creationists may argue, God may have simply forgotten to ‘bless’ this unfortunate soul with any brain cells. The latter option may be perfectly plausible ironically, as giving children bone cancer and wiping out millions of african babies with famine, must be fairly time consuming…
In any case — I am struggling within my own mind, as to whether Feuerstein is simply a troll who deliberately makes these absurd videos to get some activity on his Youtube channel. Or this is a genuine attempt to somehow prove that a God exists, because it can’t be disproved?
The most obvious ‘epic’ fail in Feuerstein’s argument is the illogical idea of somehow being able to ‘prove’ a negative claim. As an atheist, I do not claim that there is no God. In fact, the very definition of atheism is the ‘absence of belief’ in a God. Therefore, the burden of proof lies with the ‘believer’ and not the person who sensibly refuses to believe the unscientific nonsense written in the Holy Books.
I do not believe Joshua Feuerstein has $100k sitting around in his bank account to dish out on a whim, especially when he cannot afford a decent snapback— so even if I were to provide tangible prove that God does not exist, I doubt he would actually fulfil his part of the deal. What worries me most though, is that there are actually people out there that take this guy seriously..
He may as well have uploaded a video asking those that don’t believe in Santa Clause, to disprove the existence of a fat old dude in a red suit, flying around on reindeers… — The reality is, both of these arguments are equally ludicrous and deserve to be ridiculed on every possible level.
With this is mind, I wish to lay my cards on the table — I will pay $100k to anyone who can prove that Joshua Feuerstein is NOT a moron.
The definition of a ‘moron’ according to the Oxford Dictionary, is;
a stupid person.
synonyms: fool, idiot, ass, blockhead, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, imbecile, cretin, dullard, simpleton, clod; informalnitwit, halfwit, dope, ninny, nincompoop, chump, dimwit, dingbat, dipstick, goober, coot, goon, dumbo, dummy, ditz, dumdum, fathead, numbskull, numbnuts, dunderhead, thickhead, airhead, butthead, flake, lamer, lamebrain, zombie, nerd, peabrain, birdbrain, scissorbill, jughead, mouth-breather, jerk, donkey, twit, goat, dork, twerp, hoser, schmuck, bozo, boob, turkey, schlep, chowderhead, dumbhead, goofball, goof, goofus, galoot, lummox, knuckle-dragger, klutz, putz, schlemiel, sap, meatball, dumb cluck, mook
The evidence to suggest that Feuerstein is actually a complete ‘numbskull’ in every sense of the word is almost beyond doubt, and at least from this video, scientifically provable — which ironically is in stark contrast to the evidence he presents that there is a God…