Not at all I responded to it appropriately. That it seems went over your head. That is why you only part quoted what I said. Read the rest of my post. When I said that I do not know of anyone that believes in pixies or have made a religion out of pixies, I said this for a reason which it seems you missed.. So your example here is not relavant when comparing billions of people that claim God has revealed himself to them personally. If your talking about an isolated case you have to wonder if there is any truth in it. When your talking billions or people throughout time all world-wide all believing the same thing you have collective witnesses of truth that begs investigation IMO. Further you claim is that you do not believe in God yet here you are not able to prove that God does not exist or can you prove there is no God. You simply have no evidence for your view therefore you live by faith just as those who believe there is a God. Without definitive evidence you view is no different to anyone elses except it is in the opposite direction.
Sure it does, that is the part that went over your head I guess. When your talking billions or people throughout time all world-wide instead of one witness all believing the same thing you have collective witnesses of truth that begs investigation.
Plenty of believers is a very subjective term IMO. How much is plenty of believers? 10-100? Is this figure from all time or collective? Where are they found etc? How does this compare to 1/3 of the worlds population claiming that God has revealed himself to them in a single generation collectivelty all over the world? It doesn't. Now back to your example. I personally believe that out of the billions of planets in the galaxy we would have to be pretty niave to think we are the only planet that has life on it. Wheather these people have had an experience with aliens or not I do not know. I believe they believe their experience. If I am being honest with myself I do not know what experience they had one way or another. That would be my position as I have no evidence to prove them to be wrong.
Just a few points here. If you do not believe them why do you not believe them? If there are billions and billions of planets out there and our world has life on it why would you think so many other planets or which we are only one do not have any life on them. Just the fact that our world has life is evidence in and of it self that there is the possibility that perhaps other worlds have life on them. Can you prove that these people did not have an experience and if so how? My position as stated earlier is that I cannot prove they did not have their experience I simply do not know. If your making the claims that you do not believe someones experience is true is the burden of proof now on you to prove they did not?
Well it is a claim. You claimed in an earlier post you do not believe there is a God and you do not believe in the existence of God. It is your belief and you are entitled to your veiw. I do not beleive your view but I respect you are entitled to your opinion even if you cannot prove it.
Well of course I would disagree here. As a Christian, I believe I have had an experience with God and believe God has revealed himself to me personally through prayer and an finding him through his Word. This is my experience. Though I cannot prove my experience to you I can freely tell you about it as can 1/3 of the current worlds population and people from the beginning of time. I have no definitive evidence to prove that there is a God or the existence of God but I know he is real and maybe if I took a lie detector test it would show I am telling the truth like your alien friends. Now I accept that for some things I believe I live by faith as I do not have definitive evidence to show you God but I am at peace with my belief as you cannot disprove my own personal experience thay I know I have had. At the same time you believe that there is no God and you believe that God does not exist yet you have no evidence to prove that my experience with God is not real like you have no proof that there is no God and God does not exist. So you my friend wheather you agree or not because you have no evidence for your belief or lack of believe are simply living by faith in your view about God. If you believe there is no God and your trying to tell me there is no God then the buden of proof is on you to provide your evidence for which you simply have none.
Here we will agree to disagree. You simply shared your opinions for which you have no evidence that there is no God or that God does not exist. It is your opinion of what you believe for which you have no evidence therefore you also live by faith but in the opposite direction of those who believe in God.
Thanks for sharing your view though TM. I enjoy talking to you
You're just repeating the same nonsense that has already been addressed.
As I said, I don't know how to explain it any differently.
You don't understand the burden of proof.
You don't understand the difference between believing a claim and not believing a claim.
You don't understand the difference between not believing a claim, and making an opposite claim.
I don't know what else to tell you.