Very simple! god wanted the world to believe without knowing or seeing!
If you are brave enough to throw off your logic, your intellect, and your knowledge, you too could be a believer!
You too can start your own denomination! Just pick a verse, or even a part of a verse, claim that god told you that it was the most important part of the bible! Soon, you will have idiots beating down your door to be part of the 'truth'!
If hal lindsey, joseph smith, and paul could start their own, highly successful religions, why can't you?
Playing with deadly snakes has already been taken.:(
Hi Black Sheep
Ok Let's talk philosophy and logic.
You said "If you are brave enough to throw off your logic, your intellect, and your knowledge, you too could be a believer!"
If our premise is:
If many people can form different opinions of a Truth then the Truth does not exist.
There would be no science
There would be no philosophy
There would be no psychology.
etc etc etc
Therefore, just because there are different opinions of God and what is Truth does not mean these do not exist.
Of course we do have specific common sense criteria to help us know if a certain opinion is closer or farther from the truth.
Just my thoughts