A (not so) quick question... -
February 9th 2012, 09:59 PM
Directed largely at the believers (of any religion):
You believe in... well, let's say you're Christian. So you believe in the Christian God. But you don't believe in any other god, so Allah, Shiva, Zeus, Thor, they're all out of it.
Presumably you believe in whichever god you believe in for a reason, but I was wondering:
Why that/those god/God/gods and not any other?
Let's take it a bit further and concentrate on the second bit: Why don't you believe in any of those other gods? There must be a reason that you believe in your god, and equally there must be a reason that you don't believe in the others - otherwise you wouldn't believe in the one/s you do and not the ones you don't.
But how do you know that any of the gods you don't believe in don't exist?
I may as well cut straight to it:
Can you prove that all gods other than that/ those in which you believe do not exist, using logic which cannot be used to prove that your god/s does/ do not exist?
Because if you can, then fantastic.
If not... then there's two possible explanations.
One, you can't prove that any gods don't exist, in which case any or all of them could, in which case which one should any of us believe in?
Two, you can prove that none of them don't exist, in which case... well.
I'm just interested to see the response to this, so... thanks.
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