Keep in mind, though, that by making the definitive statements that you have, you are purporting to "know" something that you have no knowledge of.Once again you need to read all of my posts before commenting. I am not here to prove anything to you and likewise you are not here to disprove.
You have a belief.
Any attempt to use this god as an explanation for anything will result in your assertion being addressed.
Really?As far as using God as "an explanation to anything", refer to above post. I have not used His name to explain anything or justify behaviors in others.
Yes melyssakaye, you did.It all started with the creation by God (Genius) and nature took it from there, a set up created by God.(post #129)
Maybe you might consider reading your own previous posts before commenting?
There is no evidence.Whatever you choose to believe in is your right and mine too. All evidence provided about God, for centuries people (like you) have tried to disprove. It is all a matter of personal insight and interpretation.
Therefore, there is nothing to disprove.
This is a simple concept.
You are the one making the extravagant claim that this god is real. Therefore, it is your responsibility to provide the (extravagant) evidence.
There is no way to "disprove" something for which no evidence exists in the first place. It is no different from asking a person to "disprove" the existence of elves. "Personal insight and interpretation" are by their very nature nothing more than one's opinion.
Do you not understand what is meant by "evidence?"
It is not until you make definitive statements like you have that you start doing harm, in the form of misinformation. One of the dangers with the logic you use is that it contributes to intellectual laziness; it eliminates the urge to understand the world and instead uses some deity as a catch-all excuse to pretend to provide an answer to something.It does not matter to me if you or anyone else believes, I am not pushing it on you or demanding that you do, I also am not hurting anyone.
If religious folks could keep their religion to themselves, inside their homes and churches - a private matter - then there would be no problems. The problem arises when a group of people begin trying to incorporate their religion into, e.g., public education, politics, taxpayer-funded public institutions, etc. This very thread is a great example of that - asking if religious thought should be in schools.
Now, I'm not saying that you personally are guilty of this, indeed you have said that you are not in favor of religion and school being mixed together. But in too many places of the world, this is certainly the case with too many people, and for too long the nonreligious crowd have stayed silent on the matter out of respect of religious people.
The time is over to be silent out of respect for the religious community. As Richard Dawkins has suggested, the time has come to hold religion to the same standards of analysis that we give everything else in our lives.