The Burden of Proof

Scientific challenges to the beliefs promoted by the Brahma Kumaris so called "World Spiritual University"
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The Burden of Proof

Post16 Nov 2014

The video relates to arguments and inquiry based on logic, and how to deal with religious fanatics. Society has spent so long dealing with religious exploiters that it has actually developed a legal principle to protect their victims.

It's called "undue influence". Undue influence comes about where one person is taking advantage of a position of power over another person.

'Presumed undue influence' comes about where a relationship falls into certain classes of relationships that, as a matter of law, raises the presumption of undue influence.

Such classes include;

Parent/child, Guardian/ward, Religious adviser/member of the flock, lawyer/client, Doctor/patient etc.

In such cases, the burden of proof lies on the first of said parties, e.g. the priest, parent, or doctor, to *disprove* they did not exercise undue influence over the second parties or victims.


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Re: The Burden of Proof

Post12 Jan 2015

You have shared very interesting post.

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