Nope, I say "it works" meaning "my business works" and im not talking about the "business proposition" is what one would be believing before seeing but the business itself. A proposition or business model is all words and numbers, its not a business yet, so you cant really see the business yet because it isnt there yet, but would you believe the business?
Once again, you keep changing definitions of the term "believe" in order to accomplish your agenda - and I already pointed this out numerous times. Why would you just keep doing this so dishonestly?
Now, testing something BEFORE putting tentative trust (which can easily be changed) into it IS NOT THE SAME as your "faith" in your religion. They are completely different! And this is what you just can't stand to admit b/c it would mean your argument fails miserably. Religious faith is absolutely nothing like trusting the findings of evidence or having a working hypothesis for the purpose of testing. Tentative trust in evidence can easily be changed (based on counter evidence), and it is NOT fixed (like your religious faith is). In fact, I would argue that you do not JUST have faith in your bible. You have a pre-commitment to it in spite of the evidence. Again, that is nothing like testing or tentative trust.
Would you do it if you dont believe it will ever work?(question unanswered)
Stop using the term "believe" in two different ways and maybe we can continue this part of the discussion. Again, testing is NOT the same as believing-no-matter-what (which is what you are doing with your religion).
Testing is already the act of doing it, still comes around the question would you waste your time testing something you believe wont ever work?
Again, stop equivocating on terms. It's irrational and logically invalid. Testing is NOT the same as your faith.
They dont put their money at risk in the first place, when they put out their money, give them products and services that is Value For Their Money, so ROI is immediate, no risk, not Foolish.
I'm glad that you're willing to admit this. Notice how this is NOTHING like your bible - which requires LIFE commitment and devotion - otherwise theirs hell to pay. Again, you are not comparing apples to apples and that's why your argument is a miserable failure.
Now when it comes to Jesus, i wonder why your reply is so Jesus-centric, what do you have against the man really?
The Bibles words i treat as a system for my life to follow, i believe it so i do it and it works.
Some would go all too philosophical and ask if "would you kill your son if god asks you to?"
Im saying that kind of remark shows they just dont get it. Its simply an extreme example of obedience.
No it's not. It's called cherry picking. You (just like most other Christians) are picking n choosing which bible passages to follow and which to ignore. Do you do that with your important business decisions? Again, you aren't being fair in your reasoning. You keep trying to compare apples to oranges. It simply doesn't work.
The alleged god of the bible mandates and endorses: slavery, stoning unruly children, killing homosexuals, human sacrifice, genocide, and infanticide. But since you have a double standard (AND a precommitment to interpreting it favorably) you refuse to see that. If you did that with your business (cherry picking) your business would fail.
Btw, why did you ignore my response to your post regarding what is DEMONSTRABLE?
Again, businesses are demonstrable. Your Yahweh god is not. So they are nothing alike. We have millions of examples of successful businesses. WE DO NOT have such demonstrations of Yahweh deity god 'things' doing anything.
What you are trying to argue here is fundamentally no different from superstition. "My superstitious belief 'works' so it must be true, right!"