Quick Challenge Answer: There Is No Evidence For God.
If someone makes this claim, the first thing you need to do is establish some ground rules for your reply. What does the other person consider “evidence”? What are they willing to accept as “evidence”? Get clarification on this point prior to giving your argument for God. Without this safeguard in place, you run the risk of having all of your arguments dismissed out of hand as not being evidence.
A second trap not to fall into is the “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence” ploy. This is used in much the same way as the original objection. The claim allows the objector to simply dismiss any evidence for God as “not extraordinary”, and therefore, not valid. All claims require ADEQUATE evidence.
Both theists and naturalists are looking for the answers to the same questions about life. The evidence we have is the natural world we live in, and our common experience as humans. Questions about where we come from, what is wrong with the world we live in, and how do we fix it need an appropriate answer. These are the “evidences” that we are all looking at. Evidence requires an explanation, and the explanation that best fits the world we see involves a Creator.
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