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"Cogito, ergo sum" (Usually translated in English as: "I think, therefore I am", but can be less ambiguously translated as "I am thinking, therefore I exist" or "I am thinking, on the account of being"), sometimes misquoted as Dubito, ergo cogito, ergo sum (English: "I doubt, therefore I think, therefore I am"), is a philosophical statement in Latin used by René Descartes, which became a foundational element of Western philosophy. The simple meaning of the phrase is that if someone is wondering whether or not he exists, that is in and of itself proof that he does exist (because, at the very least, there is an "I" who is doing the thinking)
Originally posted by watchtheashes
reply to post by Psychonaughty
Time does not apply.
God exists outside of time. He had no beginning. He is the Beginning and the End. He is the only One who could tell the end from the beginning. That is why prophecy is important especially to today's "I seek absolute proof generation." The people who don't want to accept it take it as the powers that be are fulfilling prophecies on purpose!!! They are Satanists. Why can't the simple explanation work? God would be the simplest explanation for all this.
Sorry, this made me laugh. Although the jist of what your getting it is valid, you do not ask the right questions.
Originally posted by Astyanax
reply to post by Eight
Absence of evidence isn't evidence of absence.
This is one of those specious falsehoods that is endlessly repeated on ATS. Absence of evidence is evidence of absence, especially when so many people, over so many millennia, have sought for evidence and found none.
There is no evidence for God. It is the Unnecessary Hypothesis.
If I came to you and said that I was God after the scoffing and disbelief you would immediately ask for proof. Of course you would. And not just any proof but proof on a grand scale. Proof like levitation or walking on water. No normal person in his or her right mind would accept anything less than indisputable proof from a person who claims to be God. Why should it be any different with God?