Posted an essay to do with Religious experiences here after seeing this thread: http://whywontgodhealamputees.com/forums/index.php/topic,24454.0.htmlI read your article.
Here is a good list of reasons
You are going to need to write another one before I'm done with you.
Were you here for my toothache?
I mean, this is getting ridiculous, even though I'm not kidding.
Firstly I didn't write that for you specifically. I don't feel that I need to write another one, as the one I posted contains a concise discussion of most of the issues surrounding religious experience and miracles.
I was not here for your toothache, perhaps you need this man to heal it for you in the name of God.
You are right to be careful and sceptical.
Yes, Yes I am.
If you started from the beginning of this thread,(actually I came in on page SEVEN), and read through all my responses, and made sure to read the stories in the links of mine, then and only then would you be able to come to an educated conclusion of whether my evidence proves God.
I read some of your 'stories' by viewing your past posts. I'd like to post an excerpt from your 'Dark Knight' miracle, where you claim to have predicted the Aurora shootings.
I was so incredibly enticed by the intelligence and craftiness of Jack Nicholson that I found myself bragging about him and praising the movie, only to wake up and realise that I ... quite frankly... had been had. My mind had been raped and I went along willingly. I was delirious for days. [...]
Satan knows what he's doing, Nicholson played a role in the Shining, which means Lucifer. You must not give too much credit to Mr. Nicholson, his inspiration is not necessarily his own.
Now I don't need to tell you that TV is just as bad, but I will try to impress on you that if you put little effort into screening your children from even the most common programs you are selling out to Satan. With a few notable exceptions, Television deserves the gas treatment.
From the above 'testimony' you have given, I think we can quite safely apply Hume's criticisms (explained in my essay) directly to your argument and testimony:
- There is no miracle attested to by a sufficient number of people of good sense, education, integrity and reputation.
From your testimony, we criticise your good sense
. From your spelling and grammar, we criticise your education
. From your ridiculous claims and the fact that you go around handing leaflets to [people in Chick-Fil-a's (see link), we criticise both your integrity
and your reputation
- To suppose that God caused something will always be speculative. We have no direct experience of non-natural causes.
To attribute your 'premonition' to God is ridiculous. It is more likely a co-incidence. We as human beings have a tendency to ignore false claims and big up our own correct ones. This is just a coincidence
From the above excerpt (which is quite tame in its delirium), we can safely conclude that you are not sane. You are deeply steeped in Woo. We cannot trust your testimony.
- Different religions claim miracles as proof of their veracity over other religions. The truth claims of these different religions therefore cancel each other out.
The fact you claim Jack Nicholson represents Satan (not only that it is an unbelievably stupid statement) and that God caused your story to mirror something 23 years into the future proves that not only are you making baseless claims then capitalising on peoples trust when they come true, but also you are also placing unjustified emphasis on your own God. You are attributing things to Him, when in reality there is no direct sign that it was your God at all. Not a single shred of your testimony, when examined from an unbiased perspective, could actually be proven to come from any specific God.
Therefore, you are just making assumptions. There is not a single iota of truth in your claims, except that you probably wrote that 23 years ago (even that can be questioned, as it is not dated). We know not how much else you wrote 23 years ago.
Would you like to tell us about the other stories you have written that never came true?
I believe that after you have done so, you are going to find yourself in a position where to not believe will be the larger leap of faith.
To take a leap of faith is not even logically sound. You cannot just take a leap of faith from 'I wrote a letter 23 years ago' to 'God Exists' through such spurious reasoning. The chasm to leap is literally so gaping, even Honey-Boo-Boo's Mother would fall in.
(Look, even she is skeptical of your claims!)
I was sent to this site to deliver this proof of God, the God of the Bible, and it is in a format to circumvent men's logic. Is it working?No.