I would like everyone to notice this post and see how the atheists don't listen to what we have to say!
I think you have the wrong verb there. It's not that atheists don't listen to what you have to say, but that they reject what you have to say because you don't ever provide anything but your opinion. It would be as if you said, "bananas are fruits made by demons, but apples are fruits made by God," but never showed that either demons or gods existed.
This has been answered ad infinitum, but I will explain again!
Other faiths have visions because they are demons. Atheists don't get the proof they are looking for because God does not show up to people who are not seeking Him. It is the same reason you don't show up at people's houses uninvited and take off your shoes and kick back on their couch.
This has been explained ad infinitum, but I will try again.
You've never proved that your own faith is based on anything that actually exists. And even if you did somehow manage to prove that the basis for your faith actually existed, you would then have to prove exactly what it was that your faith was based on. For all we know, your faith is a demon too - just a smart, polite demon.
Plus, I am LIVING PROOF that if you start seeking God, you will find Him because I used to be an atheist.
The only thing you're living proof of is that a person can come up with a belief and then hang onto it with a death grip no matter what anyone else says.
The universe began about 13.8 billion years ago according to cosmologists. Note the word "BEGAN." This means something outside of nature caused it. This is called the supernatural. The natural can not create itself out of nothing. They even say that space and time began as well. So we have time, space, and the universe with a beginning.
Actually, cosmologists do not say that the universe began 13.8 billion years ago. What they say is that the entire universe was contained in a very small space (and was very hot) 13.8 billion years ago, but they don't know what happened before then. A number of people have theorized that the universe began then, but there's no evidence whatsoever to prove that, so it's speculation. That means the rest of what you said necessarily does not follow, since it was all predicated on what you thought cosmologists were saying.
Since God is eternal, God is only a cause and not an effect. God needs no cause because God is not an effect. The universe is an effect, and effects need causes.
None of this is proved, however.
The "eternal universe" model is obsolete because of their research that the universe has a beginning. Anyone who believes in an eternal universe is intellectually dishonest.
Actually, we don't know that for sure, for the simple reason that we simply do not know if the universe actually had a beginning. All we can reasonably say for sure is that the current expansion of the universe had a beginning, but we don't know what might have come before that.
By the way, before you claim that your god is eternal
, don't you think that you should prove your god exists
? That's a kind of intellectual dishonesty too; you're inventing attributes for your god without proving that he actually has those attributes (and I don't mean logical proofs - you can prove anything with logic, even things that clearly cannot work in the real world). For that matter, without having demonstrated that he exists at all.