The question is not whether "God" exists, but whether your God, as defined in your God-concept exists. An independent mind understands that the Christian God-concept is an artificial construction that makes no sense until one is so heavily indoctrinated it feels natural.<quoted text>
Quite a few actually
But nothing I expect you would believe
You have been here long enough to read the testimony and experiences of many posters, including myself, and still reject even the possibility God exists. I have no reason to believe sharing more experiences with you will make a difference and your mind is made up and your heart is hardened.
There are some subjects I don't get into a lot of detail with, depending on the poster, as I feel it cheapens the subject itself. For me to explain faith and God and why I am confident in the existence of God to someone I know won't change their mind is pointless. And while I am not adverse to having exchanges at times that are unlikely to produce anything productive, certain exchanges such as why God exists, in such circumstances, won't be among them. To preach of God to someone without the ears to hear is something I don't do
That is why it was made into a dogma to prevent people from criticizing it. And why Christianity is not a viable philosophy but relies on belief.
Christians project positive experiences on their belief and thus think it is proof. But any other belief about God could have been used for that purpose.
So what you have to prove is the Christian God-concept, not God. The Christian ideas are the most far-fetched of any religion.
For instance God came to earth to save human kind by letting himself be tortured and put to death? That only makes sense to sadomasochist soldiers that serve in the army. That is where Christianity was most freeely adopted, Roman slave soldiers.
The Jews and many other religions expected a saviour to save them from tyranny. Jesus did not free people from tyranny, neither spiritually nor physically. In fact it led to the worst spiritual repression the world has known and endless religious conflicts in which hundreds of millions of innocent people were killed for this God-concept, "in his name".
The Christian God-concept is belief, or rather make-belief. But it is constructed as a clever mental trap. Once people embrace it they can not get free as the belief entangles them in fear. God will eternally torture them, if they even consider leaving. It is a harmful mental program that if it were no religion would be regarded as a mental virus. But as Christians aggressively defend their belief, people have to free themselves from this prison.
Once free, people will testify that their mental health and happiness improves considerably. They can do that without losing God, but rather replace Christian ideas with more philosophically sound and mentally healthy ideas about God. But they have to do it themselves, Christianity like Islam offers no room for philosophical debate. It is a carefully constructed prison.
One of the cunning lies is to make it belief that rejecting the Christian God-concepts equals rejecting God. As if only this far-fetched concept is the only one possible and only one that can be possibly true. They burned people on the stakes until it was no longer contended. It is a religion based on repression both mentally and physically to create fear to reject it.