The burden of proof is on religion. If I told you that there was a million dollars in cash for you sitting next to your keyboard, but you just couldn't see it or touch it, you wouldn't believe me because thats a pretty absurd statement. I would have to prove that this thing that you can't see or touch exists. Pretty tough to do. In this analogy, I'm religion, you're science. So, back to whether or not god exists. Religion is trying to state that something we cannot see or touch exists. So, they've gotta prove that god exists, which they haven't yet done and will never be able to do. Science doesn't have to prove that god doesn't exist. Common sense would tell you that something you can't see doesn't exist. [/b][/quote] The "burden of proof"? There's a reason it's called "faith" -- because you have to truly believe in it, or you don't. Obviously you do not have faith in religion, so you don't believe in it (and I'm not saying there's anything wrong with that). You can't prove for certain one way or another... which is exactly why it's a faith or a belief. You either believe in what happened a couple thousand years ago (well, if that's your style of religion, such as Christianity or Judaism) or you don't. And science and religion do not always conflict. Scientists have stated this over and over again, but some people think it has to be one way or another. I am certain that if you asked some of the most respected scientists in the world that a number of them would tell you that they do believe in a certain religion (not saying any religion in particular, just that they would state they believe in religion). It's not up to people to prove to you that God exists (or the opposite). It's up to you to put faith in it or not. And, I don't mean to sound rude, but your last statement I simply can't agree with... So wind chill doesn't exist? The atmosphere doesn't exist? You cannot physically see these things, you simply put your faith into what scientists have told you. They give numerous reasons why they exist, and you put your faith in them because of their intelligence on the matter. I'm sure you could find just as many things to say about why the atmosphere doesn't exist as why it does.