It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
originally posted by: deadeyedick
I just thought it could be educational to hear from people about where they draw the line between proof of GOD and decption or mental illness. Let's say that he decides to come and convince everyone that he has always been real. What would it take to convince you and how would you discern any signs from illusion or someone calling you ill? With todays technology growing will there ever be irrefutable evidence that you would accept?
originally posted by: EVOL88
a reply to: deadeyedick
It Would Have To Be Hearing His Message. If I Heard Him Speak And His Words Range True With Me And Everyone Else And He United All Of Mankind Together Then I Would Believe Him To Be The Almighty.
Verified, specific prophecies that couldn’t have been contrived.
Scientific knowledge in holy books that wasn’t available at the time.
Miraculous occurrences, especially if brought about through prayer.
Any direct manifestation of the divine.
Aliens who believed in the exact same religion.
A genuinely flawless and consistent holy book.
A religion without internal disputes or factions.
A religion whose followers have never committed or taken part in atrocities.
A religion that had a consistent record of winning its jihads and holy wars.
originally posted by: canucks555
In my heart I may believe in Pixies. Doesn't, no matter how hard I try to convince you, make them real.