Are Atheists looking in the wrong place?
Hi all, these are my thoughts and my thoughts only.
Atheists most commonly are after external proofs for Gods existence. To me, this creates a number of problems.
If God exists, why does belief in him have to be dependent of external proofs?
If God exists, wouldnt he make himself accesable to anyone and everyone for belief in him? The only way this can be possibily done is for "something" to be inside of every single human being for belief in him rather than "external proofs".
By looking for external and relying on external proofs, it creates a form of discrimation.
If God exists, wouldnt belief in God be independent of how smart you are, what access to information you have, where you live, what era you live in, how long you live, how well your senses and cognitive faculties work?
The only way to solve this, is that God put something inside each individual person so that we can believe in him.
Lets look at a few examples and you will get the jist of what i am trying o say
1.Many Atheists have said , why doesnt God put a sign in the sky or roar words from the sky? Ok, what good is that to the person who is deaf and blind? Would God make himself available to exclusively to people whose senses are working well? Does that mean the deaf and blind miss out? Bad luck? By looking for this type of evidence, it is discriminating against the deaf and blind.
2. Scientific proofs. Lets hypothetically assume that the Kalam Cosmological argument is a slam dunk 100%. It proves beyond any doubt that God exists. Now, the KCA is a combination of scientific and philosphical arguments. It goes into detail about the big bang, quantum mechanics, inflationary period etc etc. These are trivial and require a certain level of intelligence to understand and grasp. Does this mean that people who have a lower leve of intelligence or who are dyslexic who cannot understand these concepts and cannot make anything of it, miss out? If proof of God is to come by this way, does this mean that God is making himself exclusively available to the intelligent? The Dyslexic miss out? Bad luck? The same can be said with any other arguments, ie, Intelligent design, moral arguments etc etc.
3. Accesability. Again, lets assume that the KCA is a 100% slam dunk argument, or the moral argument or the design argument OR ANY ARGUMENT. What about people who never hear of these? Does this mean they miss out? Lets say an Atheist dies and goes before God. Do you think an Atheist will say "i couldnt make it to the lecture on the KCA , or science never made the discovery of your existence while i was alive etc etc"....Do you think that will wash down?
Rather, if God exists, for us to believe in him, wouldnt he put that "something" inside each and everyone one of us so we can believe in him. Something that is not dependant on how smart you are, how well your senses are working, how well your cognitive faculties are tuned, how much access to information you have, how much money you have, what era you were born in. By looking for external evidences or arguing for external evidences, in a way, you are discriminating against the type of people who i described above. Rather, that something would be inside of each and every single one of us which doesnt matter who you are, where you are or what you are. its inside of us like a heart is in each human being regardless of anything.
Therefore, in my opinion, the most powerful proofs for Gods existence is the proper basic belief, which isnt a proof, rather a description of belief that is available within each individual person independent of how smart you are, what info you have access to , where you live, when you were born, how well your senses work, how well your cognitives work.
Please, not for one minute am i suggesting that you have tried and are lying. No not at all, rather, maybe , the emphasis of where you are putting your thoughts and energies could be in the wrong place.