Yet another argument log (Ugh, I get into too many pointless arguments) wherein a Cult of Gnu brand atheist makes a few interesting moves.
* When arguing that fairies don't exist, they fought against the idea that they have any need to define what fairies even are, preferring to go with a kind of 'We all know what they are and that they don't exist so therefore let's not even define them but just agree' argument.
* Likewise, apparently they can apply this sort of reasoning to God, without defining what God even is.
* A sidebar atheist (the usual plagiarist) insisted that it's 'axiomatic' that all claims start out assumed negative.
Bonus: after attempting to argue that agnostics are just atheists of a particular variety, they proceeded to fight tooth and nail against the idea that, in the absence of evidence for or against a given claim, the proper position is one of agnosticism. Huh.
All in all, a pretty fun argument just for the unintentional hilarity of it all. Meeting a Cult of Gnu brand atheist who can't give much of an argument against the existence of God is nothing new. Meeting one who cannot even give much of an argument against the existence of *fairies*? Maybe that's not new either, but it's my first actual encounter with such a creature.
Intellectually, the valuable lesson here is that Ockham's Razor can be weaponized for theistic and anti-naturalist use. I doubt this is original to me in any way - I'm pretty sure George Berkeley arguably or even explicitly made use of this when he advanced idealism - but it's something that doesn't get seen often enough.
Theists and anti-naturalists have to learn how to be skeptics and blasphemers. This doesn't mean abandoning anything relating to theism or anti-naturalism.