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The Religious Challenge
To all religious believers

Billions of believers world-wide are brought up to believe there is only one religion that is true Ė theirs. To rationalists, this just doesn't make sense. All religions contradict each other, themselves, and known facts. There is no objective evidence to sustain the assertion that any are true. It is just an ethnocentric, culturally supremacist, arrogant supposition.

Therefore I, in all sincerity, issue this Challenge:

"Provide any proof that any religion is the true religion.
Reward A$100,000."

Merely quoting from some ancient book, that you have been told is true (the "Truth"), does not constitute proof. By proof I mean evidence that can be tested empirically. That means scientifically and legally. This evidence must demonstrate beyond doubt that your religion is true, and that it is the only one that is true.

Difficult, yes, but that is what you believe isnít it? There must be some reason for your belief. Or are billions of people just suffering from a mass delusion? If you are not deluded, then prove it.

This is a serious challenge. Do not challenge unless you are serious.

All applications to challenge must be submitted in writing, and you must first accept the Terms and Conditions. These must be signed and witnessed and returned with your application.

John L Perkins

Challenge Convenor
The Religious Challenge, PO Box 6004, Melbourne, Vic.8008 Australia.
28 October 2007

NB: this page can be found at http://challenge.theAtheist.net

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"I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world." Richard Dawkins

Atheism is the acceptance that there is no credible scientific or factually reliable evidence for the existence of a god, gods or the supernatural. Atheist Foundation of Australia.

John L Perkins
PO Box 6004, Melbourne 8008
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