How Do You Know What Real Is?
I'm not sure if this is more a Scientific or a Philosophical question, but I will tell you how I arrived to the question, then I will clarify it.
Inevitably, the debate between theists and atheists will at some point come to the atheist saying "where did God come from" and the theist asking "where did the gas that made the bang come from". When thinking about this I began thinking of the atheist answer to that question, and somehow (ADHD or stupidity? take your pick) came to the question in my mind. You ask theists "how do you know God is real?" So I am not trying to start a debate, or prove any logic here. I can see how you would think that I'm simply mirroring your question to prove my point, but I assume I ask out of genuine curiosity.
How do you know that "real" is real? I ask not in the "what if we are all really just ants and a big kid is playing with us" sort of way, but in that way to say...how do we know that what we see as reality is real, and not what we perceive to be real?
My Master has no desire to be merely victor in a debate: he did not come into the world to fight a battle of logic just
for the sake of winning it. --Charles Spurgeon