Atheist mockers don't seem to understand that the burden of proof falls on the person making ANY claim, not just "extraordinary" claims.
So, when an atheist comes along and claims that God doesn't exist, I have the logical right to demand evidence to support that claim.
It is also true that if I come to YOU, and make the claim that God DOES exist, it is MY responsibility to provide evidence for that claim.
But this does NOT release the atheist from his responsibility when he comes here on R & S and claims that God does NOT exist!
Furthermore, legal evidence IS acceptable; it does not require a "test-tube" type of evidence. If THAT were the case, then the entire legal system would be thrown out the window! (That's not what you atheist mockers are asking for, is it? Or maybe it really IS, since you reject personal testimony as acceptable evidence!)
I am only saying because I have grown extremely weary of those who demand that I NOT believe, just like them; yet they can not prove anything they CLAIM to be false - while at the same time, demanding that I prove them wrong! Why does this have to be explained so often, and why do so many atheist mockers completely ignore this?
Based on YOUR logic, I can claim that you have no intelligence, and YOU would have to prove me wrong, with SOME kind of test-tube type of scientific evidence, such as a vial full of "intelligence", and since you can't do that, I would be right in stating categorically that you have no intelligence, and I wouldn't need to support my claims. So, is it a solid, a liquid, or a gas? What is the chemical compound of your alleged "intelligence"? Does it have a color and/or odor? Does it react with an agent? How about it's affect on litmus paper? Can you even show me ONE shred or iota of scientific evidence that you have even the LEAST amount of intelligence? Obviously, you can't, and logically (at least using YOUR logic), you have no intelligence. Now, prove me wrong!
And thus goes the atheist's argument against the existence of God!