I really don't understand why you keep saying I haven't given any evidence when I have. I haven't dodged one single question,not one!
Very well. Here is a specific question that you have not answered, that goes to the heart of everything we have been saying for the last few pages:
(Do) you agree that everything that John Johnson attributes to his magical talking sock really happened?
And if not, why do you doubt his word?
Here is one that you have dodged:
If someone warns you that there are ghosts in Walmart, who sprinkle aborted fetus powder all over the produce, would you stop buying peaches at Walmart? I don't like to shop at Wal-Mart anyway.
But I believe this sums up exactly where the disconnect comes.
I am a better person for having respect for God in my life. These are definitely facts that are accessible......I have given you report evidence. If you need to verify I will produce character witnesses.
I do not doubt that you can find umpteen people that will be prepared to say "Junebug is a better person since she says she found god". Nor am I disputing that you are
a better person since you believed god was in your life. Neither of those are claims that we require evidence of.
What we are asking for evidence for, is how you can demonstrate that these changes in your life happened as the result of an external force that you label god, as opposed to a combination of internal feelings and thoughts that you misidentified as an external force.
Or, to return to my trivial-sounding question, whether there is any way you can demonstrate that you becoming a better person was due to "god", as opposed to John Johnson's Magical Socks.
That's the first part of evidence we are asking for - NOT evidence that you are a changed person, but evidence that supports your assertion as to the cause behind that change. And to clarify further: we are not asking for evidence that you believe there is a god that has helped you - we are versed enough in psychology to understand the placebo effect, and that belief in something that is in fact nonexistent can nevertheless lead to positive results. What we are asking for is if you have ANY evidence to support there actually being an external force that instilled changes in you?
The second part is, unfortunately, again something that you have dodged when responding to Screwtape by talking about "report evidence". You have also gone on record as saying that your god created everything; that it has desires and wishes; that there is an afterlife. But so far as I can tell, the ONLY evidence you have put forward for any of those is "I believe god told me these things".
I honestly do not believe I can make it any clearer as to what we mean when we say "evidence", Junebug. If there is anything above that you do not understand, please ask.