I am sure if a fair minded, open minded person spent several days with a well versed Jewish Rabbi we might understand God in a totally different way that christianity teaches, and one would have to weigh the perponderance of evidence or lack of what suits them in their spiritual journey through life.<quoted text>Great question there,Cowboy Bob.Sounds like I am a blowhard but I truly have read through the philosophers from Socrates to Sartre.I have read the pro and con arguments re God.I then moved to theology.(Remember this is over a lifetime) I read theologians of various denominations. I concluded that faith is just as strong an instrument to know God and reason is an instrumenty to know philosophical Truth.This was not based on emotion.It is analytical thinking. Reason is a poor poor instrument to know God. So is Science. Science cannot explore the spiritual dimension.This is the best way can explain it.A long time ago a dude named Justin Martyr said philosophers have part of the Truth but to fully know the Truth you have to turn to Christianity.The Cappadocians saw it the same way.So does little ole me.
More often than not indoctrination plays a big part in the religious life one decides to follow.
Born at 71 Main street anytown america to a loving catholic family would give a different prospective to the family born to a loving Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, Atheist family born at 72 Main street anytown america.
Indoctrination is most often the determining factor of how or what God one believes in.