At the Godless Cranium blog, there has been a rather lengthy (and sometimes intense) discussion related to a post entitled “The Devil’s Ministry.” As is often the case, participants have meandered somewhat away from the original topic (i.e., the devil). One such sideline has been about the existence of the Christian God. (Funny, how this topic comes up so frequently when anything related to religion is discussed.)
A particular participant, who goes by the moniker “Silence of Mind,” recently made this comment:
“The existence of God can be reasoned out logically or you can partake of the various modern scientific proofs that demonstrate beyond doubt that God exists.”
Such thinking is not limited to this individual. Many believers throughout the blogosphere have made similar statements. But is such an assertion valid? Can a person truly “reason out logically” the existence of God? And what “various modern scientific proofs” have been formulated to demonstrate this existence?
From my experiences online, I know some believers will say a person cannot recognize the true existence of God unless their lives have been changed by Jesus and they have the “Holy Spirit.” But if this were true, how did these individuals arrive at this belief? Doesn’t one have to have indication something exists before they can believe in it?
I already know how most of my atheist followers would answer these questions so I would like to hear from those who have taken on the designation of “Christian.” However, anyone reading this is invited to offer their thoughts.