There has been a debate raging intermittently in our household between myself, an atheist, and my oldest son, a believer. I need some help with this.
I say that I don't believe there is a god or gods because there is no scientific evidence to support the existence of ANY divine being. HE says that if there WAS evidence it would do away with free will in the majority of the population.
His contention is that if proof was shown of a christian god, Most people (and he DOES stress that there would be exceptions - people who already don't care and commit crimes anyway, etc) would fall into line because that proof would negate free will.
How do I argue against this? Am I doomed to lose this argument?