I can see you are obviously a very devoted Christian, and believe it or not I respect that. The one thing I take issue with is this:
faazshift wrote:...but I have gained, what I consider, strong evidence. Its not tangible evidence, but it is personal evidence.
I hear this from many Christians. "It's a personal experience" or "God touched me in ways I never thought possible" or some variation. Almost immediately following (or preceding) that comment is something along the lines of what you asked earlier: "Do you have any scientific proof that God does not exist?"
Read that again.
"Do you have any scientific
proof that God does not exist?"
Many Christians will demand that in order to disprove the existence of God, an Atheist must provide tons and tons of scientifically accurate information. This information must be presented in a flawless manner, lest it be scrutinized for the slightest imperfection. It must have sources cited, and will be examined from all angles regardless of its authenticity.
It addition, it has never been the goal of the scientific method to disprove anything, since doing so is statistically near impossible. We can prove there are rainbows on Earth, but we cannot disprove acrylic leprechauns in deep space. As such, asking us to disprove God is a low-ball request in the first place.
On the other hand, all a Christian must say to "prove" God's existence is "Well I believe in Him, so He exists." All it takes is faith, "personal evidence" as you called it, and not proof.
Now, you might have heard about science "proving" God. This is incorrect. For example, Ray Comfort, a very popular Christian "advocate," if you will, honestly tried to use the Atheist's Nightmare (vid
) as scientific proof
of the existence of God. Scientific proof. You cannot scientifically prove God any more than you can scientifically disprove Him. All that video proves is that people domesticated the banana to be that way. Google it.
In the end, it is really very hypocritical to demand scientific evidence to the contrary, when there is none supporting your (impersonal) claim.