Do you believe there is enough in the world,to prove there is a God?
July 12, 2008 2:13pm CST
I was listening to some people talk about this.I myself know there is a God,because of what he has done for me.To me this proves there is a God,but to someone who does not believe would this help them to believe,are is there another way I can prove there is a God?
13 Jul 08
A lot of atheists say God can't be believed in because you can't scientifically prove he exists. And it's correct you can't scientifically prove he exists - you'd need 3 Gods for repeat experiments, one variable to change and a whole host of other requirements for a truely scientific test. That said, you can't scientifically prove Lincoln's assassination either, yet it would not be called blind faith to believe it happened. To show this happened you need to prove it from historical evidence - eyewitness accounts, family members etc. So while we cannot scientifically prove or disprove God, it does not mean the question can be put aside as unanswerable. The thing to check out then is the historical claims of Jesus' resurrection. Try looking at Lee Strobel's "Case For Christ". He was an atheist law-school graduate who wanted to prove that Christianity had no real grounds, but came out believing the opposite. Very good read.
12 Jul 08
i guess god is just a physical manifestation of our own believes and faith in ourselves. atheists do not pray but they do have a certain set of faith in themselves. i guess for the rest of us normies (normal people) we need a concrete object to focus our attention on while praying and we also really want to believe that there is a higher power above us.
• United States
14 Jul 08
This question was posed in a different way in another discussion a while ago, and it brings up a very good point. No, there isn't a way to prove there is a God. Its like trying to explain to a man who has been blind all his life what the sky looks like. It can't be done. A person has to have a certain level of faith to believe in God; if they don't have that, then you can point out examples to that person all day long, and it still wouldn't prove to that person that there is a God. Believing in God is a personal choice, and a person must find the proof for him/herself to actually prove there is a God. There is no way that you can prove it to another person unless they are already of the impression that God exists.
• United States
14 Jul 08
Some will listen, and some won't. The problem isn't in getting them to listen, its in getting them to believe. You cannot get a person to believe in faith or God, unless they already do. To use your situation for example, you could explain to a friend that you had a relative in the hospital with a deadly illness. You prayed for them, and they recovered drammatically. That is evidence of God. But the friend can turn around to you and say that was only the miracle of modern medicine. Bottom line is, you can talk to a person til you're blue in the face about God and faith, and they may actually listen. But its a personal choice in that person whether they believe what you are saying or not.