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Featured Atheists what should God do to make you believe in ?

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by chinu, Feb 26, 2021.

  1. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    The gods problem, not mine. Any god who does not know how to reveal them selves is no god worth the name of god
     
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    I think I could do that, but I don’t think you should keep me as a God then. :D
     
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    I expect that if such a God exists, they'd know the answer to this.
    So either God doesn't exist or God doesn't care whether we believe or not.
     
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  4. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    You are still putting this on the human, wassup, don't you think a god would have the intelligence to prove themselves ?
     
  5. Subduction Zone

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    If you can make a real beer volcano you will find plenty of followers. It would truly be a miracle.
     
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  6. chinu

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    Okay.

    What is your suggestion? What should God do to make you believe in ? Please put that in some clear words to understand.
     
  7. Left Coast

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    No no, bourbon volcanoes!
     
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    Okay. If it does reveal itself, how would you know?

    What criteria would you use to know if its god that, say, cured all children or get rid of death or so have you?

    (i.e. Christians say they experience god and know it exists by what they experience-and that bias lets them see god everywhere. However, many atheist do not find this criteria useful. So what -do- they accept as god who should be here to cure the world?)
     
  9. Subduction Zone

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    That might be a fire hazard:eek:
     
  10. Left Coast

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    Not if a bourbon god made it. :D
     
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  11. mikkel_the_dane

    mikkel_the_dane Shadow Wolf's Aspie sibling

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    So what about a female God?
     
  12. chinu

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    What should God do to make to believe that he really cares and is already trying his level best ?

    Or what makes you think that God isn’t trying his level best ?

    Or what makes you think that you cannot deny his existence if would have really cared to prove his existence ?
     
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    It depends on what god is and its nature. I was never raised with knowing what a god is; so, to use it as a concept (outside of what I learned on RF) would be near to impossible.

    In order to make sense of this question, I would have to have some idea what you're speaking of. Since this is a question you've asked, I'd assume you'd know more of what you're asking than I would.

    Many atheist on RF had christian experiences where upbringing or otherwise. So, like christians, it's easier (in my opinion) to speak of god the way christians do. If you're speaking to someone who does not have that background (there are many surprisingly), they'd look at christians and atheist funny wondering what in the world are they talking about.

    @Subduction Zone
     
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    You know it's funny. If God did appear to you, people would say you had a psychotic episode and lock you up. There's no winning for God.
     
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    Elvis?
     
  16. mikkel_the_dane

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    To me that is not possible, because it might not be God, but an alien race running a computer simulation of this universe.
    The only way to know that it is God, is to be God.
     
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    Gods problem, not mine.
     
  18. chinu

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    Isn’t this a very small sacrifice? :)
     
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    I think if someone showed up and did the kinds of things gods are described as doing in, say, the classic Greek myths, it would be difficult to deny they are either gods or extremely godlike. If you find someone who can hurl lightning bolts out of their hands, instantaneously transform themselves into a bird or other animal on command, and cannot be killed, tell them to come knock on my door.
     
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    Why this is such a difficult problem for God ? :)
     
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