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JBnTX 12-27-2012 12:30

What Would You Accept As Proof Of God's Existence?
 
This is for the atheists that infest this forum.

What would you consider as absolute proof that God really does exist?
And please be very specific.

If you say he should show himself to the world, then what would you require he look like in order to prove himself to be God?

If you require him to speak, what would he have to say in order to convince you?

If you require a miracle, then what miracle would you require?

If you require he show you heaven, what would it take for you to believe he was actually showing you heaven?

What would he have to do to convince you to believe in him?

John Rambo 12-27-2012 12:32

Well, he better not need a starship, for one.

Geko45 12-27-2012 12:34

Not sure, but I'd place the bar slightly higher than you did for the Mayan prophecy.

cowboywannabe 12-27-2012 12:43

im agnostic, not atheist.

im not sure what woud do it since there are so many undeniable ways to do so.

something that science has no way of explaining would be a start...i guess seeing that scientist (hawkins?) all crippled up and bound to a wheel chair straghten up into a "normal" man before my very eyes would be one. i mean Jesus supposably did this to many.

seeing the miracles spoken about in the bible happen today in real life would be a start....stevey wonder having 20/20 vision over night.

famine stricken parts of the world having furtile fields and crops over night....

all the while with a man looking like jesus (as we know him) standing next to me and telling me what he is doing as it happens.

JBnTX 12-27-2012 12:54

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Originally Posted by cowboywannabe (Post 19786080)

...i guess seeing that scientist (hawkins?) all crippled up and bound to a wheel chair straghten up into a "normal" man before my very eyes would be one.

....stevey wonder having 20/20 vision over night.

famine stricken parts of the world having furtile fields and crops over night....

all the while with a man looking like jesus (as we know him) standing next to me and telling me what he is doing as it happens.

Thank you for your response.

Glock36shooter 12-27-2012 12:59

I would need to see him descend from heaven with a host of angels and cure all disease and suffering in the world. I would need to see all people in wheelchairs get up and start walking again, all people in cancer wards get out of their beds and start going home, people with diabetes suddenly free from their shots and pumps. I would need to see a being that was willing to actually pay up on his promise to love all mankind. I would need to see a being that had true command of a world that he says he created. I would need to see that he was the being he claims to be.

nursetim 12-27-2012 13:19

I already believe but it'd be a hoot if pelosi, reid, boxer, and feinstein just poofed into a pile of dust at the same time w/o aid of an excelerant of any kind.

Sarge1400 12-27-2012 13:29

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Originally Posted by nursetim (Post 19786187)
I already believe but it'd be a hoot if pelosi, reid, boxer, and feinstein just poofed into a pile of dust at the same time w/o aid of an excelerant of any kind.

I'm atheist, and that would work for me as well!

steveksux 12-27-2012 13:53

Just have to beak any law of physics and regrow someones missing limb. Or make you say something smart in RI regarding atheists. :toungeout::rofl:

Randy

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G23Gen4TX 12-27-2012 14:16

He can make Diane Finestein disappear.

G26S239 12-27-2012 15:09

I don't negotiate with minions who lack critical thinking skills. If your scary guy in the sky is really omniscient than he knows what he needs to do to convince me of his existence.

BTW JB you used he 6 times and him twice without capitalization in your first post. You might want to watch that, he might get old testament on your ass.

Bren 12-27-2012 15:27

Quote:

Originally Posted by JBnTX (Post 19786028)
This is for the atheists that infest this forum.

What would you consider as absolute proof that God really does exist?
And please be very specific.

If you say he should show himself to the world, then what would you require he look like in order to prove himself to be God?

If you require him to speak, what would he have to say in order to convince you?

If you require a miracle, then what miracle would you require?

If you require he show you heaven, what would it take for you to believe he was actually showing you heaven?

What would he have to do to convince you to believe in him?

I guess any of the proofs suggested by your questions would result in, "well how do you know he's god and not satan or some other god from some other religion or some other sort of supernatural being?" Which, of course, leads all the way back to, "you're the one that believes in him, what proof do you have and why should you accept it?"

Gunhaver 12-27-2012 15:34

YECs here start understanding things like evolution and BBT. That might just do it for me. When you guys show up and say you're sorry because Jesus stayed up all night with you ***** slapping you every time you lost concentration while reading AG's evolution primer. So many way He could prove Himself.

elsielover 12-27-2012 15:34

Good spelling on GT.


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NAS T MAG 12-27-2012 15:59

I'd have to be presented with 10 dead relatives (including my parents) to explain what Heaven or Hell is really like.

I, personally, have never been reunited with someone who's died. It's my opinion that once you're gone, you're gone.

And maybe my favorite dog from the Rainbow Bridge, would really seal the deal.:rofl:

Religious and political beliefs have made fools of all of us.

Japle 12-27-2012 17:10

Your question makes an invalid assumption.

nursetim 12-27-2012 17:38

Hay elsielover, wats rong wit my speling? :wavey:

elsielover 12-27-2012 17:43

Nurse Tim: nothing I can see.


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yellowhand 12-27-2012 17:51

"Hello":wavey:

RWBlue 12-27-2012 18:08

"A" god, or "the" god of a specific religion?

RWBlue 12-27-2012 18:08

Quote:

Originally Posted by G23Gen4TX (Post 19786359)
He can make Diane Finestein disappear.

Hell, I can do that.

Geko45 12-27-2012 21:50

Quote:

Originally Posted by RWBlue (Post 19787169)
Hell, I can do that.

I think you should "take one for the team" on that.

ArtificialGrape 12-27-2012 21:50

As G26S239 mentioned, an omniscient God would know what would be required for each nonbeliever to believe. It could be many things.

God could levitate the city of New York, appear at a podium under the city, and give a press conference that is simultaneously broadcast on every electronic device in the world in the native tongue of the audience. In the press conference God could explain some scientific question that science has not explained and provide proof of the explanation. It would also help His street cred if He told the Young Earthers to STFU and stop making Him look ridiculous.

It would also be nice if He sent a literate prophet to edit the Old and New Testaments into a single coherent volume that clarified everything that distinguishes the various sects of Christianity, so that there was no room for disagreement, and Christianity really became one single religion instead of thousands.

Oh, wait, while the above would work, he could merely demonstrate to all religious, non-Christians that He was the One True God such that they all converted to Christianity over night. If all Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, ... woke up converted to Christianity, I would be pretty compelled to believe.

-ArtificialGrape

LAWDOGKMS 12-27-2012 22:13

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Originally Posted by Bren (Post 19786590)
I guess any of the proofs suggested by your questions would result in, "well how do you know he's god and not satan or some other god from some other religion or some other sort of supernatural being?" Which, of course, leads all the way back to, "you're the one that believes in him, what proof do you have and why should you accept it?"

God, Satan, Buddha, Allah, Zues...I'd follow and worship any one of them that actually proved they exist and could wipe me off the earth with a lightning strike for blaspheming them..but they're gonna have to put some effort into it..

Like...giant trumpet blasts from the sky..unexplainable by any scientific means..(yeah, I liked that scene from Red State)..

Until then, they're all just "imaginary friends in the sky"...made popular by the those (edited..I wrote something mean here and took it back ) who need/crave/desire attention and reinforcement that they're here on earth for a higher purpose..

Animal Mother 12-27-2012 22:32

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Originally Posted by ArtificialGrape (Post 19788048)
As G26S239 mentioned, an omniscient God would know what would be required for each nonbeliever to believe. It could be many things.

More importantly it could be utterly unique and simultaneous for each person being convinced. That would be far more convincing than some single apparent violation of physics or biology.

That being said, if a one eyed guy with two ravens shows up riding an eight legged horse, I'm probably going to start paying attention to what the Eddas say.


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