Why should someone start believing in God?


#386

I don’t think that you’re going to get Christians believing in Zeus.
There is such a thing called Faithfulness in today’s society still.

I’m not really sure how everyone is an atheist, but uuuuuuuuuuuuum ok?
pretending can be fun, however illogical it maybe. lol.


#387

Do you believe in Zeus? If not your an atheist in regards to Zeus. How about Odin? Ra? Any other non christian gods? Your an atheist toward all of them to. Only difference between your atheism and mine is that I disbelieve in one more god out of hundreds or thousands of all the man made gods out there than you do.


#388

“Less broadly, atheism is the rejection of belief that any deities exist.
In an even narrower sense, atheism is specifically the position that there are no deities.”


#389

Christian’s used to be charged with atheism.


#390

Shouldn’t each person decide instead of being told something that may not fit for them?


#391

I’d be more interested in what it would take for an atheist - in my definition someone who believes in no higher power, nowhere - to believe in any God.

I think Someone demonstrating their power so clearly that it could not be misunderstood or misinterpreted would cause me to believe.

…Course whether I"d worship this God after such a demonstration would all depend. If I had actually witnessed the psycho actions of the God of the Old Testament, I certainly wouldn’t feel him worthy of my worship


#392

Yep. It doesn’t have to be much. Maybe like an annual review for 15 seconds. God could pop in during breakfast and be like “keep being you!” then vanish into the air.


#393

Basically what you said. If the God from the bible showed up tomorrow and somehow demonstrated irrefutable proof of his existence I might believe he exists but I wouldn’t worship him because the God described in the bible is a petty, narcissistic, bastard. If he came out and said the bible was lies it would be something to consider though.


#394

No…something as innocuous as that would just have me questioning my sanity.

I’m talking about a sign so extremely powerful that could not be missed or misinterpreted…


#395

Hmm. Like what? Maybe like a physical healing that confirmed by a doctor? Like green mile bladder problems or cancer on the spot


#396

A lot of medical stuff could be too easily faked by charlatans. And sometimes there are fluky cases where people just do get better for no apparent reason.

I’d need something huge and flashy. Like arriving on scene like Superman and doing some very obvious things right in front of me that obviously aren’t magician fakery or trickery.