The “God Particle” — I do not think it means what you think it means. « Monicks: Unleashed
This is why it's useless to make fun of the uber-religious. They just don't get it.
Yes, you're right, we should say to them, discovery of a particle that had been predicted by scientific theory is actually proof that god exists.
Even though you always used to say that we shouldn't need proof, so that's sort of confusing that you now are so eager to 'claim' proof.