Talk:Shifting the burden of proof

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on 7 January 2009 was this sentence deleted:
 
"However, if a strong atheist makes the positive claim that no gods exist, then he or she has the burden of proving this claim. "
 
  
why?
 
 
and isn´t "A theist is someone who claims that there is a god." a bit incorrect?
 
 
I would propose something like the following:
 
 
"A (gnostic) theist who claims that there is a god has the burden of proof. An (gnostic) atheist who claims that there is no god has the burden of proof too. While the Agnostic theist/atheist would not claim anything in the first place, so they don´t have the burden of proof in a discussion"
 
 
But maybe I am just missing the point here, because I don´t understand what the "positive claim" means??? (I am german and basicly only understand the word positive and claim but not the combination)
 

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