Long time ago, I met my Lord, He showed me His light, and revealled Himself.
In most states, that's a felony.
He told me "I gave my one and only Son to the world, why should I prove anything more"
The thing is, though, he hasn't even proved that. The historicity of Jesus is controversial and becoming more so all the time. For my own part, pretty much all I'm willing to admit is that there may have been a man named Jesus who called himself the son of god and had followers who were completely convinced that that was true. Unfortunately, that's also an accurate description of David Koresh, so it doesn't really prove anything.
Someday, my Lord will reveal Himself to you, like He did to me.
So what's he waiting for?
I have seen So many God's people give up some or all they have. And gladly become God's servants and do God's work for the rest of their lives, do you think all those people are just religious crazy?
Not necessarily. Most Christians these days don't really even know what they believe in. They have read little or none of the bible and are so illiterate about their own religion that, according to Stephen Prothero's book, "Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know -- And Doesn't":
1) Fewer than half of Americans can identify Genesis as the first book in the bible.
2) Only one-third know that Jesus delivered the sermon on the mount.
3) 75% of Americans believe that the bible says, "God helps those who help themselves." (It doesn't.)
4) Just over ten percent believe that Noah's wife was Joan of Arc. I am not making this up.
5) Only half of Americans can name even one of the four gospels.
6) Fifty percent of high school seniors believe that Sodom and Gomorrah are a married couple. Again: I am not making this up
7) Nearly 25% of Americans believe that Moses was a disciple of Jesus.
8 ) Less than 40% of Americans can name at least five of the Ten Commandments.
So those who are ignorant can be excused. Well, sort of. They can't be excused for insisting that the bible is the "word of god" when they don't even know what it says, but they can't be called mentally ill for that reason, either.
Then there are those who are like most of the atheists on this site: they started off as believers, then lost their faith when they read the bible and realized what a monster Yahweh is. These people aren't crazy, either. They're sensible.
Those who have read the bible and continue to insist, for example, that Yahweh is a god of perfect love? Yeah, I'd have to say that that's indicative of some form of mental illness or something. Maybe Stockholm Syndrome, where you start to sympathize with the terrorists who have taken you hostage. Or the battered wife who believes that her husband beats her only because he loves her.
For us, believing is not an option, it is a matter of life and death, for eternity.
Ah, Pascal's Wager. Gotta love it.
If you were walking down the street and saw someone drowning in a lake and you happened to have a rope, what would you do? I couldn't picture myself just walk away.
Of course you couldn't. You would try to do something to help because you're a decent human being. Just out of curiosity, though... isn't this irrelevant?
I was doing the same thing here.
No, you weren't. According to the bible, human beings aren't "drowning in a lake". They are being held underwater by someone who says he will deliberately drown them unless they love him and worship him.
It's OK to laugh at me
I don't need your approval for that, but it's nice to know that I have it.
but just think about it, If you were me, wouldn't you be doing the same thing
No, because your analogy is seriously flawed.