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originally posted by: polyath
I understand the reasons and benefits of having proof. However, when you say proof is required - that is something different. Not having proof that God exists does not mean He doesn't exist anymore than not having proof of a conversation does not mean the conversation never took place.
Which is the most honest approach one can take because none of us actually know if God exists, or if there are multiple gods. We know only what mythology tells us. History is silent. Science offers no proof either way of God. Everything is faith. And trust in humans to accurately report unbelievable events.
originally posted by: GemmyMcGemJew
a reply to: LittleByLittle
Need can also unlock other doors. When a need is that great you will find it anywhere you want and just fill in the blanks.
I just find it strange than god would help someone who has a comfortable life and ignore those that pray every minute in much worse situations. Baffling.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: CapstonePendulum
Everyone is only agnostic from your point of view.
I say I've had experiences. I have. I absolutely believe, utterly, beyond doubt.
But I have no way to prove that to you, so in your point of view, I can't really know. Certainly you can't really know about my claims in any tangible way that matters to you, so it is simply much easier to claim that everyone is agnostic.