: "Sir, (a+b^n)/n=x, therefore God exists
!" What Leonhard Euler
said to Denis Diderot
when he heard that Diderot was an atheist
but not a mathematician
. The funny part is that Diderot was so ashamed of his ignorance that he fled the country
. One moral
of this story is that, if you're going to be a decent atheist, you ought to be a decent mathematician.
See Catherine the Great, non sequitur, proof by intimidation.