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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 14 2009,00:54   

Quote (Daniel Smith @ Mar. 12 2009,17:07)
Do you really want to know?

If you really want to know if God exists, he'll reveal himself to you.  But (and this is the one that usually kills the deal) it has to be on his terms - not yours (he IS God after all).

Did God reveal himself to this guy ? If not, how do you distinguish your experience of God from his ? It's not like the God of Abraham hasn't told people to kill on occasion.

OK, I'm being snarky, but it's a serious question. If you don't rely on reason, how do you distinguish your experience of God from mental illness, brain injury or the effects of certain chemicals ? All of these produce what the subjects believe to be genuine religious experiences. What's special about yours ?

  
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