When it comes to God your so called open mind slams shut.
Which god is "God" to you? Jesus? It would help if you would identify your god. I don't agree that Jesus is a god. Nor Yahweh, nor YHWH, nor Jehovah. Did you mean one of those? If so,what can you offer an evidence based thinker in support of any of those?
No trick there, Buck. I was accused of having a closed mind about "God," and I just wanted to clarify that he meant the Christian god, and for a good reason - how to respond.Lightbeamrider will not catch the trick you just pulled.bFor rhetorical purposes, you shifted the argument from god as a conceptual term to one of historical storytelling by asking for a name - Jesus, Yahweh, etc. Once you achieve that shift, you can then go about attacking the inerrancy of scriptural descriptions and mythologies. It's the old "which god" trick. You execute the ruse much more skillfully than most Topix atheists. Your evidence-based pose is thus preserved, nonetheless, by trickery.
My mind is open to gods in the generic sense, but not to the Christian bible god. That is, I will look at and consider as impartially as I can any evidence for the existence of a god or gods, but if I ever find any, I will not look to Christianity or its bible for answers about the nature of that god. That god can be ruled out, and has.
I have no tricks and need none. There is nothing that I believe or want to say that I cannot be forthcoming about. Nothing. I have zero use for deceit. And I'm far from alone here. I see the exact same values and habits in many of my fellow posters. They're the values of academia.