Atheist: I’m an atheist.
Christian: Which would also make you a naturalist.
Atheist: Correct. Nothing exists that is not matter or energy.
Christian: And this is something that you just believe, like one of Dawkins’ faith-heads.
Atheist: That’s correct. What? No. No I don’t just believe this. I have proof that nothing but matter and energy exist.
Christian: So you wouldn’t believe that nothing but matter and energy exist if that wasn’t empirically verifiable.
Atheist: That’s right. I’m NOT like a faith-head. That’s what Dawkins was talking about. I’m a Bright and you’re not.
Christian: And what would that proof be?
Atheist: What proof? Proof for what?
Christian: Proof that nothing but matter and energy exist?
Atheist: Well, the 1st Law of Thermodynamics.
Christian: But that only comes into effect after matter and energy were created.
Atheist: Well, there isn’t any proof for God.
Christian: How do you know? I thought you couldn’t prove a negative.
Atheist: That’s right.
Christian: So you don’t actually know that God doesn’t exist.
Atheist: Well, I’m pretty sure that He doesn’t exist.
Christian: But you state dogmatically that matter and energy are all that exists when that is pure speculation. Why do you do that? You’ve told me on other occasions that you don’t accept anything unless it’s been shown to be true by the scientific method of inquiry.
Atheist: Ya. So?
Christians: Naturalism hasn’t been proven by the scientific method of inquiry. It’s takes faith to believe it, and an anti scientific mind-set to state it.
Atheist: Go away.