Instead, I'll just ask one simple question. What would you do if God
started healing amputees? That is, what would you do if a Christian prayed
(or commanded), in the name of Jesus, for an amputee to be healed, and a
limb grew back in just a few seconds or minutes, and there was no doubt that
it was not a trick, hoax, etc., and it was repeatedly happening around the
I would convert to the religion and denomination of that Christian, having seen irrefutable proof of a deity's existence. Providing, of course, that the Christian wasn't pulling any sort of David Blaine on me.
And now for a rebuttal question: What would you do if God never healed amputees? That is, what would you do if a Christian prayed (or commanded), in the name of Jesus for an amputee to be healed, believing in the words of Jesus when he said,
"Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!",
"For truly, I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.",
"Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.",
and a limb never grew back, and the prayer was never answered in any distinguishable way, and we atheists could still look on, shaking our heads, asking, "Why won't God heal amputees?"
You see, you have assumed that Yahweh exists and will yet heal amputees. But in reality, the existence of your god is indistinguishable from his nonexistence.
I will say, however, that I think that God is mostly just waiting for the
It is far more likely that you are deluded.
That moment may not be far off. So, what would you do if God
started healing amputees?
As I said above, if a Christian commanded or prayed for an amputee to be healed instantly and there was no way for trickery to be involved, I would convert on the spot.
So, what would you do if God never healed amputees (as is the case)?
My guess is that your deluded, indoctrinated, emotionally-driven mind would come up with all sorts of apologetica to rationalize away why Jesus lied when he said, "ask, and you shall receive." In your confusion and desperation, you would email skeptical sites, fumbling with explanations like, "well, God might heal amputees one day. You're just assuming he won't." Just like we're assuming rainbows don't have pots of gold at the far ends of them.
You would ignore logic, reason, rationality and cling to your delusion and your crutch belief-system rather than go with the obvious reason: God is imaginary, and your religion is the product of Bronze-age barbarians and goat-herders.
Sadly, when - if I may be so presumptuous to say "when" - God starts
performing creative miracles through Christians on a greater scale, many of
the more intellectually inclined Christians will be alongside you, also
saying that severed limbs growing back is not of God. You see, they also
have hard hearts, full of unbelief, without faith, except (perhaps) for
Faith is belief in the absence of evidence, or believing something because you want it to be true. Also known as the epitome of stupidity.
If Christians were restoring lost limbs miraculously, neither the skeptical Christian nor the atheist would have any need for faith because we would now have evidence.
P.S. The main reason you cannot perceive and understand spiritual truth is
Spiritual truth does not exist.
P.P.S. You are focusing on the wrong things - the Bible, Christians,
empirical evidence, logic, reasoning, etc. - to try to disprove the
existence of God.
We're not trying to disprove the existence of god, proving a negative is a logical fallacy. The burden of proof is on you to demonstrate that your god exists, not on us to demonstrate that it doesn't.