Evidence for God
Why don’t you believe in God?
And what is the strongest evidence you’ve ever had supporting that he does not exist?
As well as what’s the strongest argument you’ve ever heard as to why he DOES exist (so that I don’t repeat anything that would not be convincing)?
I guess my story is, in case you decide to ask me why i do believe in God i’ll go ahead and say it, I was raised in a Christian home so I really didn’t know anything else. BUT in my senior year of high school, we took an apologetics class with a very brilliant teacher and that is what has really given me the backbone to what I believe. I mean, I’ll be honest with you (because I know alot of Christians pretend like they’re better than everyone and God is amazing and blah blah, which I think is terrible and really gives Christianity a bad name, but whatever, we’re human and fallible.) I have my days where I say he doesn’t exist or he hates me or what not, but really deep down in my core I know that he exists- I just get mad at him sometimes. So that’s me I guess- I know he’s up there and has a plan for me but sometimes I just get pissed at him for seemingly not being there.
I lift my eyes to the hills-
Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord
the maker of heaven and earth.
And we know that in all things
God works for the good of those
who love Him, who have been
called according to his purpose.
Good questions — cutting right to the chase, as it were.
Why don’t I believe in God? Because I see no compelling reason to believe in God. The concept of an all-powerful, all-knowing, being that exists outside of nature is a pretty complex one. As such, in order to believe I would need to either have a very compelling reason, or I would have to lower my standards for belief so much that I might be intellectually compelled to believe in additional complex, non-natural things.
What is the strongest evidence that God does not exist? I wouldn’t seek to prove a negative of this sort, and I don’t think that there is a compelling argument that God definitely does not exist. That said, I do think that specific descriptions of God or God’s actions might be shown to be incorrect, but showing that these details are wrong does not disprove that God exists, only that He is being incorrectly described if He does exist.
What is the strongest evidence I’ve heard that God does exist? Probably the argument that the universe is too complex to exist without a creator. However, I think that this argument is flawed and I do not find it compelling.
Another good question along these lines is, “What is the strongest argument you’ve heard for the belief in God?” It’s a good question, and it’s one you answer yourself: “deep down in my core I know that he exists.” I think that’s an acceptable reason to believe God exists. However, it is not compelling to anyone but the person who has such feelings, and the person who believes in God for this reason should not pretend that belief is based on anything but these feelings.
I look forward to hearing more from you.