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nataliesteiner asked: So, if it would only take proof, are you seeking it at all?! It would make sense that you wouldn't be because you believe there's nothing to seek. Though, if this is correct, than wouldn't that mean you are just as 'close minded' as the rest of us in claiming that you are correct that there is nothing when you aren't constantly seeking to prove yourself correct? Then again, you may also not seek to find because you don't want to... because what would happen then?!
I don’t understand how many religious people develop this condescending view that Atheist don’t believe because they just haven’t “found god” yet. Not found in any literal or real sense of course but in the metaphorical experience beyond our understanding in some way that people attribute it to a “higher power” kind of way. No one has ever found any real “proof” of god because the proof I am referring to is not subjective and not something that should be falsely attributed to a divine being without warrant. Christians really have not advanced beyond Thomas Aquinas’ “proofs” which are simply worthless points of argument.
If what Christians say is true, that god wants all people to know him, why doesn’t he reveal himself? From how he is described he clearly has the ability. If he is real, why doesn’t he stop bad things from happening? If I had the ability to, I would, am I more moral than god is? There are things that we can imagine that would settle this argument once and for all, yet still we have the discussion.
Like many non-believers I went through a time in my life when I did believe and a time when I had to reevaluate that belief. If proof was ever to be presented to me I would gladly look at it but it would have to meet what I feel to be an acceptable level of proof. More time and energy has been devoted to attempting to prove god than any other concept in the history of humanity, yet we have nothing to show for it. My mind isn’t “closed” to any information, but it is closed to pseudo-science and demagoguery.