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What would make you believe in a God?

What would need to happen for you to be able to distguish between a God and more advanced technology.

By paul1967
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If 'god' exists, it would know exactly what would convince me. Either it is unable to, unwilling, doesn't care, or simply does not exist.

Rikachu Level 3 Sep 29, 2017

That's a Mattism but worth repeating as you have done.

I agree with your every word. In fact, this god would know what it would take to make any person believe and that would be the evidence god would have provided. Scripture says god does not want anyone to perish, so why the lack of evidence? It can't be about "faith." Did the 500 people who saw the risen Jesus have faith? No, they did not need it. Paul wanted to convince everyone, but we might ask if Jesus even knew 500 people. If he did, how would they know him? Was he floating in the air or did he show them all his hands that will now remain nail scarred forever? For the record, I no longer believe the Goat and Sheep Herders Guide to the Galaxy. Too much nonsense.

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Drugs or a head injury

daniellaws Level 5 Nov 17, 2017
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Undeniable proof.

Bingoboy Level 3 Oct 12, 2017
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First, the god would have to be coherently and consistently defined. It would have to be a sound, logical definition followed undeniable, empirical evidence in support of it.

AMGT Level 8 Oct 10, 2017

great answer

God exists as a divine principle. This same principle governs every thing in the physical and meta-physical universe. There is nothing that exists outside of this "divine" principle. While this principle is not judgmental in any human way, all actions have undeniable results consistent with the laws of cause and effect. "Divine Love" is the attractive property of human Love minus human emotion. It's this attractive quality that binds everything in the known (and unknown) universe together. Yes' obviously you can use secular terminology to describe all these qualities. Terminology doesn't change the truth anymore than human language does, however. That's pretty much the Post Modern Christian definition but, I won't bore you with any Biblical quotes that support this definition. They are too numerous and subjective anyway.

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Waterboarding would get me to say it, but short of scientific proof, I would never believe it.

Valscate Level 2 Oct 21, 2017
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Nothing - there can't be proof of something that does not exist.

doxytux Level 2 Oct 21, 2017

Very true! You cannot prove a negative.

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As Bill Nye said - evidence. And none of that "god is in a baby's smile" shit. Actual peer reviewed evidence.

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God to me is out of question. It was at the begining of the civilisation, that people all what was beyond their understanding mistified. This is how all religions started. There was no scientific explanation for nature laws _ so there was gods and goddesses.Unfortunately, religious people still believe the tales of the ancient generations. Therefore if there is something to what sciences have no answers just wait untill the smart heads find them.

Lonely Level 5 Sep 23, 2017
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Nothing. I just don't believe and I've seen too many people hate in the name of God, or quoting scripture that homosexuality is a sin, hurricanes happen because of sinning, etc. Such BS, and I have no desire to belong to that 'club.'

gingervista Level 4 Sep 22, 2017
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When he knocks on my door & when I open it, he gives me the things I prayed for when I was religious. He would also give me the things I chanted for when I was a Buddhist. He would apologize for taking so long to get to me & he would actually show me heaven without me having to believe, have faith or be dead. Then he would bring me home here in Montana & we would have a discussion about the important things he has done nothing to help; the environment, overpopulation, christians who would kill women for having an abortion or kill gay people just for being gay. He would eliminate all those types of idiots. I could go on but I think you get my drift.

nancy-talcott Level 3 Dec 12, 2017

I enjoyed reading that. It starts off with me confused as to what you're saying, and the more I read, the more evident your point became. That was very well done.

Yes, yes, yes

When smile038.gif he knocks on my door he'll get it slammed in his face, and no doubt all the Jews who died in the holocaust will too - as one of them said "If there is a god, he will have a lot of explaining to do. I wouldn't waste my mind speaking to him.

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I say all he/she has to do is just speak up! This is what I always ask my religious friends . If God created everything is all powerfull ect. ect. Why can't he just say hello?

Marko Level 2 Nov 13, 2017

He keep sending us powerful hurricanes because we keep masturbating. Can't you hear the howling? smile002.gif

The problem is, he DOES speak to an awful lot of people. The fact that they are all insane doesn't stop them believing, but it certainly stops me.

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If Satan allows me to sign a contract to get my money, women, and Trump in a Mexican Jail.

AtheistInNC Level 6 Nov 6, 2017

To believe in Satan is to believe in God

Exactly.

@Major8 - I think this was a joke.......

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if he put a new paint job on my truck , it needs new paint

RonaldJames Level 4 Oct 21, 2017
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There's an important difference between belief and worship at play here. If I saw a god appear in the sky, and so did everyone else, and there were no other logical explanation, then I would accept that this god existed. If this god were anything like the God of the Bible or the Qur'an, then that God does not deserve to be worshiped.

Dylan Level 5 Oct 7, 2017

Agreed

There is no possible "logical" explanation for seeing "a god appear in the sky" - just because you see something doesn't mean it exists - the mind plays many tricks, as many people can confirm they have already "seen" and spoken to god. That would not be evidence for me.

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Solid empirical evidence. A double blind study with test groups and well documented experiments.

ErichZannIII Level 7 Sep 30, 2017
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Proof...and even then I would wonder if someone put something psychedelic in my drink.

IamFreethinker Level 5 Sep 29, 2017
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Have a limb re-grow on an amputee. Carve the 10 commandments on the moon. Have a cross appear & orbit the earth.

atheist Level 8 Sep 22, 2017

The limb regrowing on an amputee would almost definitely be science based... and is not entirely impossible.

But improbable given the current level of our knowledge.

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Much like Bigfoot and Nessie, I require irrefutable physical evidence that would withstand the rigorous scrutiny of science. Nothing else would be sufficient for me.

sol65 Level 3 Nov 5, 2017
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I would believe in a god if it presented itself to me in no uncertain terms. Like I believe in gravity.

Ash831 Level 4 Oct 22, 2017

Behold, god stands at the door and knocks. If you open the door and let him in, then he will not do all those bad things he's going to do to you if you do not open the door. Sorry. That's how religion works.

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If someone could scientifically explain how any deity's miracles apply to the laws of nature

Selah613 Level 4 Sep 22, 2017

Exactly my thoughts

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Nothing at all.

SACatWalker Level 7 Jan 14, 2018
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Winning the lottery may help but then I never ask god because it is pointless.

valentine4real Level 5 Dec 21, 2017
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Tangible evidence ... valid proof.

Gary4234 Level 5 Dec 17, 2017
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A person encounter and perhaps seeing someones prayers being answered. Prayer and the lack of response is one reason I am a "skeptic"

DonaldGerard Level 3 Dec 17, 2017
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I'm convinced that it's impossible to prove the existence of god. Only god itself could possibly make me abandon logic and reason and believe in god. So far, I'm unconvinced.

JimBen Level 4 Dec 17, 2017
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