I just read what I thought was going to be the debate. All I can say is wow.
Sometimes I discuss belief with my mother. She is devout. At least she will respond to questions in a reasonable manner.
Junebug, believer or not, you are so difficult to discuss belief with. He asked you point blank what constitutes evidence? You just ignored him and said I believe in God, end of discussion.
It is 2013, there are so many intelligent believers in this world. People of all backgrounds use critical thinking all the time to solve complex problems. Junebug could very well be one those talented believers.
Yet when it comes to this simple discussion she can deny her critical thinking all together. Now if the discussion involved any inanimate object, that critical thinking would reappear and factual based claims would be made. I find it phenomenal. One reason why I no longer discuss belief or religion with family and friends.
Junebug, when he asked you the hypothetical questions about stepping outside your box, looking and situations where you don't have a belief, and what evidence you would require; I also took a step back and looked for myself what I would require. It made sense to me to ask that as an observer.
You stated you just believe, right? Your heart races, you may sweat, or you may feel elated. You can feel it therefore you know it is there. I get what you are saying. Easy enough. Only, as an observer you really didn't prove your point. I hope you understand why. It is perspective right? I am totally assuming right now that you would not take that as evidence if someone came on here with the same story for Thor, unicorns, or a silly magical sock.
Point is please try to apply the same critical thinking skills that you use in your everyday life for inanimate objects, to your religious beliefs. I know you have emotional proof, but try to look at it from a different perspective.