I've studied God. So yal can be the scientific experts, and I'll be this humble little ole gal from the Appalachians that knows a little bit about God.So go ahead please - post what you KNOW about your god, and how you KNOW it, wth the evidence please, and your workings.
Good Morning Ang. You know all this talk about evidence has got me thinking. Why is a personal witness not evidence? It's certainly used in our justice system. It may not be the evidence you want, but it is evidence. The fact that this planet is here is evidence. Like I said earlier God is where we came from no matter how science proves it happened. There is a power in the universe that creates life. That power is God. It is my choice to respect and honor that power.
Ignoring for the moment the fact that - rather than actually GIVE your evidence, you have chosen a tangent instead.....
"Why is a personal witness not evidence?" Because it is demonstrable that eye-witnesses will contradict each other, will change and embellish their stories, and can entirely make things up. You can add to that the fact that a lot of "god-experience" comes as "feelings", and while you can indeed say that "in this circumstance, I felt this", to do say says nothing
about any truth or otherwise about what made you feel that way.
And quite apart from all that, if YOUR "personal witness" says one thing, and my "personal witness" another - and a third person's something else - then how do you determine which (if any) "personal witness" was actually correct in what they saw? To relate it to the justice system, if one witness says "person A shot her", and the next one says "no, person B shot her", then where do you go from there? Answer is, you look at the physical evidence - the gunpowder residue, blood spatters, or whatever.
And THAT is what I was hoping I'd get from you, Junebug, when you said you had "studied god" - something more than your "feelings".
But once again, off you go with your unsubstantiated assertions. "There is a power in the universe that creates life. That power is God". Really? Says who? What DO you have to back that assertion up?
The other reason I ask is to try to get you to define what the heck it is you actually believe. You bounce from an anthropomorphic deity that cries and values free will, to some vague and floaty "power" that just gives "life" (somehow), through this power being the creator of the universe. I was hoping that as someone who has "studied god" you'd be able to be a little more specific about this "god" that you KNOW exists.
So I'll ask again. Post what you KNOW about your god, and HOW you knowit, with the evidence please, and your workings.
Because at the moment, all I'm getting from you is "I feel it is this way, so it must be true". Which, frankly, requires no more rebuttal than "well, I feel it is this
way, so your way must be false".