faazshift wrote:You are entirely set against the idea of a more intelligent being than ourselves having created us, so you will probably never open your mind to the possibility. I am certain that we were created.
My mind is open to believing absolutely anything that can be backed up with a great enough quantity and quality of evidence.
faazshift wrote:First off, I have thoroughly thought out my personal religious beliefs and find it completely logical. Second, I have prayed long and hard and come to know for my self that there is truly a God and that my religious beliefs are correct. So I am not believing against my better judgment, but because of it. I cannot just give you my testimony, but I know for my self that my beliefs are true.
How nice for you. Now if you can provide me with any real evidence to explain why you "know", I'm interested.
I won't lie, you're going to have a hard time getting together enough to convince me... But my whole point is, that's not because I've made any kind of decision on what I'm willing to believe or not. In fact it's the reverse: I'll believe in anything at all, even *gasp*, a world without magical deities, because it makes no unreasonable assertions, requires no suspension of disbelief, and probably best of all doesn't require me to want to grovel in reverence of anything.
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turbo420 wrote:It is not my place to force my beliefs on anyone else, but be a good scientist and explore all options before making a decision. I encourage you to research and decide for yourself. Here is an interesting topic: . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bible_code. As for me and my house, we will worship the Lord.
Even if that link contained absolute unshakable proof that there are hidden messages in the Bible, then that's all it's proved, and nothing else.
Spectre557 wrote:Nothing you could ever claim about god or spirituality could be substantiated or backed up in any way by real evidence, and even if it could, then only the small part for which there was evidence would be proven, not the whole thing.