50. How Do Atheists Reason That God Does Not Exist?
Aku Visala [+]
University of Helsinki
One argumentative strategy is to insist that atheism is the default assumption and needs no positive evidence for its support. Another strategy invokes the success of science as an epistemic guideline to our metaphysical views: since the sciences do not need God as an explanatory factor, we can safely disregard God from our metaphysics. Finally, atheists have developed powerful arguments against the existence of God, like the argument from evil and the argument from the hiddenness of God.