The burden of proof is on you, denier!

Hitchens is an intellectual beast, while Wilson seems completely out of his depth all the time. Just listening to his claims that the burden of proof is on us to disprove God made my brain hurt. Also, Wilson’s explanation that snakes can talk because they are animals like us made me want to vomit in my own mouth.

There’s a long pause where Joy is trying to absorb the fact one of her guests literally believes Adam and Eve were the first humans on Earth, and they had a conversation with a talking snake. Clearly, the burden is on us to disprove his claim, don’t you think?

Good thing Hitchens is there to spank him. Do these people not realize how utterly fucking ridiculous they are? I mean, tell me it’s a parable for something, or a moral homily or something, but don’t embarrass yourself by taking that shit literally and then patting yourself on the back for being such a “Good Christian”. Watching you is slowly degrading my “faith” in humanity.

Comments (15)

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    Jim

    poor fellow.

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    LB

    What I like about this is it’s a tolerable discussion. Usually when I hear these guys speaking I feel like ripping my ears off.

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    Razzle

    I can’t bring myself to click play.

    Why should Hitchens have to deal with people who are that moronic, or more likely, intellectually dishonest?

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    Roxanne R

    I think I gained an ounce of respect for Joy Behar. She had some pretty good questions which is tough considering her main viewers are Christian mothers who love talk shows.

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    Zac

    I object to that statement, Roxanne.

    After Joy did her guest-host run on Larry King Live, Joy gained a lot of renewed respect from the intellectual/liberal crowd that she had already garnered by being the most left-leaning member of The View.

    I never really knew she was an atheist, though; or, at the very least, that she didn’t hold a literal meaning of the Bible and acknowledges the horrific nature of some of its texts. That just doubles my respect for her.

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    Razzle

    //that she didn’t hold a literal meaning of the Bible and acknowledges the horrific nature of some of its texts//

    If Behar is a Christian and she doesn’t take the Bible fairly literally, she may be nice, but she is intellectually dishonest. Most of the Bible that Christians try to claim is a metaphor, was clearly meant to be taken literally.

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    Anida Adler

    When I heard the thing about ‘thou shalt not kill’ being an unknown concept to humanity until God gave Moses the ten commandments, I thought of the reason Moses fled from Egypt in the first place: he’d murdered someone, and knew he’d be prosecuted for this, even though he was the Egyptian princess’ adopted son. The Godless, false-gods-worshiping Egyptians…knew murder was wrong?

    How?

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    Zac

    It could have been meant to be taken literally, but perceived as a metaphor anyway. There’s no limitations on those sort of things.

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    Mark H.

    Hitchens made a movie with this guy and he is now doing the media circus to promote it. He spends most of his time preaching to the converted and I can only assume that this is his way of expanding his reach to the intellectual cowards that comprise a majority of America (and the world).

    Go Hitch Go!

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    Isaac

    We still debating the god thing? Seems a bit Bronze age, doesn’t it?

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    Winston smith

    Joy did an excellent job.

    Hitchens explaining how relativistic the ten commandments are within the context of the bible was absolutely brilliant.

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    chocobar

    Looks like Hitchens can debate this guy in his sleep. All his rebutals come out pretty quick and easy. He’s had this debate so many times he doesn’t even need to think about the answers.

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    CybrgnX

    The ConMan (preacher dud) made a point about ‘who has the burden of proof…’ and he thinks it is the atheist.
    In terms of g0d’s existence or not, then they both start off equal in needing to have the burden of Proof in terms of philosophy.
    The rational skeptk is looking at g0d in terms of science and reality. And in this case the ConMan has the burden because he is trying to make a statement in science which requires the positive statement ‘g0d is real’ to be proven.

    As far as the 10 ten statements of BS, George as said it best and it will always be the best. Ya I’m a fan. Sorry he is gone but he lives on in Utube. Did you know there is no such commandment as ‘Do not covet thy neighbors wife’ just as there is no commandment ‘thou shalt not kill’ either-think about it.

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    Richard

    “We’re animals, and we talk… (long pause.)” Piceless.

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    Hector Brenes

    That Wilson fellow is a complete MORON!

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