1. I have no idea who said that. I would suspect that if someone actually did say it, it would be something along the lines of "I believe I am God because one day when I was praying, I realized I was praying to myself".<quoted text>
1. So they claim. Finding this God seems to be something - that over time - is exempt from actually proving. The claim appears to be the only criteria.
I dont recall who said this, or if its a mash-up..."I have found God...and found him lacking." That claim is as legitimate as the opposite. Who is to say the God was not found in this case either?
2. This is the inherent problem with Xtianity - all Religions - this long and constant relying on personal claims as absolute truths! They simply are not, and they most certainly are NOT facts!
3. Which is really the brick wall you are all running headlong into these days...with all the push-back from various sectors. This long over-due revocation that personal beliefs are absolute truths as well as facts. Xtianity in the West due to its long link to the POWER structures was given an absolute free-pass on such real and needed scrutinies, and that time seems to have passed. Its now the time when Xtianity and all Religions are going to be put under a microscope, by individuals and societies in general and taken apart, layer by layer. And the first layers to come off are the ones of being off-limits from personal and more importantly public scrutiny.
You guys are done! You will no longer get a free-pass on making unsupported claims, unsubstantiated claims that you say are absolute truths and therefore factual!
And out of this process the day will finally arrive when the Bible is relegated back to it's original purpose. As a mere spiritual guide book under a very small umbrella of beliefs that are all based on faith and not facts!
2. And the problem with the activist atheist movement is that they do exactly what they accuse people of religion, which is claim something to be 'fact'. The only difference is that they are not claiming any particular religion, at least not an established one to be fact. It's the same problem they run into when they maintain that Christians are intolerant for rejecting other religions. Atheists do the same, and add one more to the list.
3. If you're waiting for that day, it will a very long time because it's not going to happen in the world as we know it today.
For one, being 'right', or having the "right religion" is meaningless, irrelevant. When someone becomes a believer, there is no "See? I was right and you were wrong", "You've finally come around to see it my way", etc. There's no embarrassment (or shouldn't be) by one who becomes a believer because he has to face those who they may have argued with. The only reason anyone believes at all is because of the sheer grace of God. There are no second class citizens in God's Kingdom because they are not Jewish or European. There's no shame because a believer is Arab, or Indian (Asian 'or' Native American), Far Eastern, South East Asian, etc. due to being from a region with a different religious background.
Unless one can grasp that, the atheist will likely end up doing exactly what he accuses Christians and those of other religions do (claim a fact(s), claim intolerance, etc.).