Richard Dawkins and some of the new atheists are fond of saying that everyone is an atheist, and that atheists simply believe in one less God than we do. It occurred to me last night while thinking about this that there can be dozens of parodies of this argument. For example:
"You believe the Steelers alone will win the next Super Bowl. I simply believe that one less team will win."
The point of the parody is to show that it may be the case that some God or other must exist, just as some team or other must win the Super Bowl. Obviously, this contention may be disputed, but that's where the debate ought to shift to the arguments of natural theology.