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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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As most have said: evidence. However, just because god proved to me he/she/it existed, doesn't mean I would want any part in following/worshipping him/her/it. There's a lot of evil in this world that god would have to explain before I even considered supporting such a being.

bmc3710 Level 2 Oct 23, 2017
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Evidence. Anecdotal evidence is all that has ever existed. When God supposedly sent Moses to demand the freedom of the Jews, the story says he sent down plagues upon Egypt that every person could see with their own eyes and experience for themselves. When you ask a person of faith why God can't do something like that now, they will tell you. "Oh, the system has changed. Now you have to be saved by faith, and if there were proof it wouldn't be faith." --- Such rubbish.

RichardRolen Level 2 Oct 22, 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 3 Oct 22, 2017
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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.

Chorusofone1984 Level 2 Oct 22, 2017
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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
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Same things that makes me believe in France or Radio-waves or anything.
Credible proof - ideally him (her?) making their holy text appear in the hand of anyone who asks, written in their own language. Wouldn't that solve every question about the right god and the right version of that god's holy book? (Question for believers - why not do that?)

Allan Level 2 Oct 21, 2017
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if he put a new paint job on my truck , it needs new paint

RonaldJames Level 3 Oct 21, 2017
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It would take a lot more than turning water into wine 2000 years ago. a great party trick, but no more. I think the real question is if god finally showed up, why would anyone worship it?

OrmRich Level 3 Oct 20, 2017
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Evidence... Believable evidence is all it would take.

Katrillian Level 3 Oct 20, 2017
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I've thought about this before. At the very least, I'll tell it this, "I'll just keep asking for evidence and for us to define our terms: what makes a god a god and not just a being with better loot and skill-trees than me." I'll Tom Sawyer that som'bitch: If you can paint my fence without using a brush, I'll be a little closer to "believing." If a god is simply something with more capabilities than us as a species, then you get your win, buddy. You're the fart that pooped gold, now go god somewhere else. That's the thing with questions like these, when you say "god" what exactly do you mean? If anything we still have to work on the premise of this discussion.

FuckReligion Level 3 Oct 18, 2017
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that is a question that I have no ready answer to BUT if there is a god HE will know

LeslieSanders Level 3 Oct 17, 2017
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If he comes down from whatever cloud he lives in and knocks on my door with a pizza. He'll have to give me quite a magic show and mind blowing proof that he's not of this world. I'll still have to go through a scientific process to confirm he's a god and not an alien. Or, a member of X-Men.

silvereyes Level 6 Oct 17, 2017
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Maybe a stroke or brain cancer. My late wife had a brain tumor but her atheism had been ingrained since childhood and she sent a message of "no tears and no prayers.
This is the real world and there is no magic or supernaturalism!

JackPedigo Level 3 Oct 16, 2017
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I respect your wife for having her mental power and the world is lessened without her in it. She and other's like her are inspiration to me.
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Nothing! There is on endemic evidence in the existence of a god or gods. They are a construct of the human mind, looking for explanations for the world around them, mostly in a pre-scientific era. Unfortunately, religious organizations have become so rich and powerful that they keep brainwashing people, especially children, into believing that there is a god, and that science, (which is provable), is the lie.

mcfrank Level 2 Oct 14, 2017
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Depends on what you mean by "god". If we are talking about that which brought about life we have to ask we think life came about. Or do we really know how life came about? We have theories.

MarcusF Level 3 Oct 12, 2017
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Abiogenesis has a couple of noteworthy hypotheses, such as "The RNA World" hypothesis which you should look into. A great explanation for this is at Stated Clearly. This channel on youtube is among the best I've seen for people interested in science.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1xnYFCZ9Yg
A scientific THEORY is a provable truth. Like gravity, which we all can agree is real, science has proven that life on earth started in what is known as primordial soup and evolved from there.
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"It" would have to appear in a visible form to me. Then I would believe "it" exists but I'd have quite a few more questions and complaints.

JeffnDFW Level 2 Oct 12, 2017
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How could you distinguish between a God and a being with more advanced abilities to humankind?
John Nash saw and talked to a lot of people who weren't there.
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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 5 Oct 10, 2017
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great answer
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Suspension of independent thought

RoseyRose Level 2 Oct 7, 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 4 Oct 7, 2017
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Agreed
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Well if God was real when people pray things would happen but they pray after a disaster. I.f God was real there would be no need to pray because the disaster wouldn't have happened in the first place. He is supposed to be all caring and loving but look at the world.

Buddadarma Level 2 Oct 6, 2017
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NOTHING

downs2r Level 1 Oct 1, 2017
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brain damage or a god making itself evident ( empirically )

MichaelSpinler Level 7 Oct 1, 2017
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Solid empirical evidence. A double blind study with test groups and well documented experiments.

ErichZannIII Level 6 Sep 30, 2017
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