Yes, I am. People experience God in subjective ways. If you can't accept that, then stay an athiest.How am I contradicting myself? Are you implying that the spiritual world is subjective? So it has no objective truth value whatsoever?
Oh come on! You want us to believe that you are just innocently coming to a Christian forum to say that you don't think God exists? Please!I don't believe I've told anyone what they should believe. There remains no sufficient justification for me to conclude that any God, including the God of the Bible, exists.
Right and so if we don't apply your standards accross the board then that justifies your campaign against belief in God? No, I don't want to play. Thanks.I'm not really interested in getting you and other theists to not believe in God. I'm more curious about your explanations for your belief in God, and whether you apply those standards for belief consistently to other such claims.
I thought you were not going to tell us what to believe?But like I said, the scientific method tells us what is and can certainly help inform your position on what ought to be.
What a hypocrite! Scientists do it all the time. One guy has a hypothesis that leans one way and some other guy has a different hypothesis and they each base it on what they have seen and experienced themselves. Each scientist believes that he has "the Truth" but it's not the whole picture. Why would the search for spiritual truthes be any different?I find it difficult to ascribe the property of "truth" to subjective value assignments like "meaning" and "purpose". It may be true that you find meaning and purpose in your belief in this one particular God, but that doesn't necessitate the objective truth that this God exists. It also doesn't necessitate that this meaning and purpose is the "one true" meaning and purpose (whatever that really means).
Why pretend that you respect my beliefs? Don't insult to my intellegence. You came here to pick a fight. Respect implies that you value my position, which clearly you do not.What is the spiritual world?