Quinny wrote: But the point is can you cannot provide evidence for something which doesn't exist. Does that mean we should be open to the existence of the tooth fairy because we cannot unequivocally prove or disprove her existence?
Anyway, that's a discussion for another thread
Hmm, it's tricky. I would say to a Christian (for example) the same that I would say to an atheist, in fact it's a great Ricky Gervais quote (if I recall correctly) and I used it in my AS Philosophy exam. "You believe it, you prove it." It works both ways IMO.