Posted: Jan 25, 2015 5:37 am
by Agrippina
John Platko wrote:
Agrippina wrote:To be honest John Platko, I don't think you really believe in God, you believe in the idea of him.

I don't just believe in the idea of God but I believe in all the attributes I imagine the God I believe in to have. At the same time, I know that all I think about God is the product of my imagination or the imagination of others. It's not like God is subject to scientific experimentation- as far as we know.

Sorry, it's taken me a while to respond to this.

Wouldn't you think that if the being actually did exist, there would be standard attributes? Surely that you have to imagine his attributes, really makes him something made up in your own mind, from ideas planted there by men in dresses? Now imagine this: if I imagined that writing or language was something I could just make up as I went along, and only known to me, and accepted by me, I would be incoherent to the rest of the world, and be probably locked up somewhere safe to be prevent my being a danger to other people. Yet you claim that your whole philosophy of life is based on some being that you imagine and that you interpret to yourself, and you expect us to believe that this being actually exists? Isn't this a little like saying you have you have a best friend who lives with you, does everything you do with you, and is always there, and you want us to accept this best friend and invite him to live with us, do everything with us, and have him always with us?

Thanks but I think I'd like to test the existence of my friends, make sure they're actually there before I expect my real life friends to meet them.