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I heard a line from Matt Dillihunty recently where he said "I have no idea what could ever convince me" when asked what it would take for him to return to Christianity. If he ever saw an angel, witnessed a miracle or heard the voice of god then the reasonable answers are hallucinations, drugs, lucid dreams, real world trickery or mental illness. You would have to remove all of the more likely answers before a supernatural cause became feasible. Having seen magic tricks on stage and optical illusions that can blow your mind, it seems always more reasonable to think there is a real world answer. 

Once you become sceptical it must be very hard to ever go back. 

Is there anyway you could be convinced? 

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I think there is a difference between convincing me that God is real compared to God of the bible is real.

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I'm pretty sure the rest of that quote is something like ".....but god, if he exists, knows what that would be" which is kind of where I am with it. I don't personally believe anything would ever bring back to christianity, short of some sort of personal experience. But even then, I don't know that christian dogma is the same as a spiritual experience. 

 

I'm solidly agnostic, in general, because I think we should humble enough to just say we don't know. It's one thing to wonder about the universe and all the things that could be out there, but to claim existential truths as a little primate is amusing to me.

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On 8/6/2019 at 10:53 PM, Wertbag said:

Is there anyway you could be convinced? 

There is nothing that could cause me to believe in or follow a Christian god. Even if the dude came to me in scientifically provable form, he is such a sonofabitch that I want nothing to do with it. 

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A certain poster on ex-C once wrote very wise words which I wll repeat.

 

I will become a Christian again if I hear the literal, audible voice of Jesus of Nazareth speak to me from the heavens, invite me to touch his hands and side, and give me explicit instructions on what I ought and ought not to believe. Nothing short will suffice.

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