OK...just one quick response, seeing you asked so nicely: I can't say if God appears to be designed. I don't know what His physical appearance is, or even if he has a physical appearance such as we understand that. There is a lot I don't know about God. But what I do know is enough for me to trust God and get to know Him better rather than use what I don't know to pretend what i do know doesn't need to be responded to and beleived.
Of course he doesn't have a physical appearance, he doesn't exist. This "experience" of God you keep telling us about is little more then a socially accepted imaginary friend that believers are encouraged to foster and nurture within the confines of their mind. You're constantly creating a well crafted fiction in your head that acts as a sort of reality filter, the only thing is, you don't know it's fiction. When a tsunami hits a vulnerable city, and thousands are killed, a Christian overlays the fiction of a loving creator with a divine plan onto the tragic reality of the disaster to soften the blow.
You see the thing is, magicmiles, what we've been saying through the course of this thread is that you have no evidence
to support your claims. You can try and throw us off with epistemological bullshit all you want, the fact is, scientific empiricism works, and furthermore, it can be applied to answer the question of whether or not your god exists. When you pray, does it affect the outside world in any real or meaningful way, or do the events in question play out just like they would if we lived in an atheistic universe? How do you explain the existence of evil if this deity you worship is benevolent and empathetic to human suffering? Does God have an observable affect on reality, or only your mind?
Sorry..I can't respond further now. I gave this thread a big build up, but as always I bite off more than I can chew. I'd rather cop your wrath and sacrcasm than choke.
It's ok, you don't have to respond. We all know you'll be carefully reading the responses, and whether you want to admit it or not, i believe they're starting to make an impact. Do try and leave your defensiveness and Christian bias at the door, and honestly process all the arguments that have presented so far. Oh, and good luck with your computer troubles, maybe you should try praying. We'll wait and see what happens.