I can perform the same experiment right before your eyes. You can too, you might have trouble at first but anyone can learn how to pray God or... well, I suppose some people just refuse to accept God in to their lives....
How telling that you completely ignored the part in my last post mentioning that for the first 14 years of my existence I did indeed accept "God" in to my life. I sincerely
believed in a loving father-figure type entity that would answer my prayers. And still
I never once "heard" him. And still
slowly but surely... a few of those people I had asked him to keep from harm either suffered from an illness, accident or even died of non-natural causes. Perhaps I was asking this omnipotent creator too much. Perhaps I should have kept things simple, like praying for me not to stub my toe.
Which leads us to this next "gem" of yours:
God won't protect people against their will. He can protect you.
If I prayed for God to keep from harm a loved one of mine who also believes in God, then by your logic his (God's) interference to keep them from harm would not only not be against their will, but would be graciously accepted, wouldn't you agree? After all, the logical opposite of your statement "God won't protect people against their will" is "God will protect people if it is their will".
And even if the subject of the prayer to be kept from harm was a non-believer or even a member of a different faith, that at the very instant when a prayer to keep a particular individual safe... say, in a horrific automobile accident... at any point said person is thinking anything along the lines of "You don't have my permission to intercede, God!" (against their will) is ludicrous, don't you think? "There are no atheists in foxholes", as the adage goes.
Which one? the one where I ask you to prove the existence of Math outside your mind?
You can pray him in the living room listen and hear him. Change room and pray him again, listen, you'll hear him. Same result every time.
I can perform the same experiment right before your eyes. You can too, you might have trouble at first but anyone can learn how to pray God
You had proposed a hypothesis (to pray and listen and you will hear "God") by performing an experiment (testable) that would get the same result every time (verifiable). Whether knowingly or not, you had called upon the scientific method to make your case and I had accepted your challenge. So, go ahead. Prove it.
No I'm not. Where?
Yes you were. See above.
No. You won't impose you will on me. I won't impose mine on you.
One: I am not imposing anything. Consider it a suggestion.
Two. I am giving you my permission of my own free will.
Don't you have faith in your concept of "God" to be able to perform such a tiny miracle?
Then I don't understand the question.
My initial question:
Can your definition of "God" interact with the environment? Can He manipulate physical objects?
He can, but won't. He will use me instead.
My follow up question:
Are you privy to how your concept of God operates at all times? Has your concept of God specifically told you that he will operate through you and you alone?
It's a yes or no question. I though you loved these types of questions?
Me or any believer (Mary was a believer) SO God worked through her to bring Jesus into this world. He didn't make Jesus appear out of nowhere. (even if he could've)
But you had previously stated that, and I quote, "He can, but won't
" in regards to interacting with objects (or entities) or the environment:
He can, but won't. He will use me instead.
This immaterial thing can either I'm incline to say b) But there is this "God made it all" thing. So, he wrote the code of everything and hit run.
a. Interact with the material world - like you say your god can
b. Cannot interact with the material world.
Here, you have just stated that he directly interacted with Mary ("God worked through her
"). So, obviously he both can and will interact with the material world when the mood suits him. So, since he has interacted with the material world (thus leaving behind "evidence"), it then follows that the actions ascribed to your concept of "God" are indeed susceptible to being proven or disproven through the scientific method.
<edited for spelling male instead of make>