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Does anyone have absolute proof that God does or doesn't exist?

personal experiences, anything will help really. thanks

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No. No one does, and no one can prove or disprove God. God exists beyond the realm of proof. If you wish for theories, many of us have them and can logically explain them and personally attest to what we perceive to be God's hand at work. Others attribute the same evidence to random chance.

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Love it:)
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Good answer!
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Excellent, and reveals a lot of maturity in your faith.
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JK. yes. Well said! . I would just comment with the obvious...that both cannot be correct, and there is a right answer. So it is a worthy struggle to find this answer.
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oanna

yes, I do!.. and on YouTube I know two people that have seen God

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There lying
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oanna
no there are not,I know those people
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Nope! There's no God!

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Prove it
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How can you say such a thing...Lol
There is a God and I wanna go up there in heaven already but can't, I'm stuck in this world until God decides when it's my turn to go home, can't wait HaHa
Until that time comes, just gotta make the best of what I'm left with in this world :)
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@jessaroni: Amen!!
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I thought God made this world. Did He make a mistake?
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The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Psalm 53:1
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I was only joking.
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It's a fair request, shaylen.
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Genesis 3:23 (KJV)
[Therefore the ] Lord[ God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.]
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Does that answer your last question ree
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Well, I was never a part of the evangelical tradition. I was taught that God thought His creation was good, and that there is not one square inch of this world He does not claim as His. That's why statements like jessaronii's don't make sense to me. Also, life is a blessing, and she seems to be bearing it as a curse. Dissing God's world and eschewing the gift of life seems a bit blasphemous. JS.
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ALOT of people say they have seen God. If you don't believe them than try going into a medically endused coma.

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Great answer...and SO very true
It's kind of like a good thing that I was in a coma cuz I was like this close to entering the gates of heaven....member coming back to Earth and being SO disappointed that it wasn't my time to go /:
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Good God! Morbid much?
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We all have received His Grace. Just some people like to put their faith in luck instead of calling it what it really is; a Blessing from God

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Paraphrasing Romans 1:19,20 What we can know about God is plain to us and clearly understood by the things that are made, so those who deny Him are without excuse. And we really do understand this. We see the marvels of the universe, life and all creation. No matter where we look, and whether we look up to the heavens or down into the smallest cell, we see the print of God and of design. We must make an effort to deny the evidence of design, so that the even the Atheists concede they see what "looks like it was designed." Consider DNA and the huge amount of information in it, that makes Bill Gate's WINDOWS look trivial. So God says if we deny him, we are without excuse for knowing of Him. Unfortunately the passage in Romans 1 goes on to say that there would be those who deny God and worship the creation, rather than the creator, and that is what we see happening even within some of these answers. In the end, we all have faith in something. Either in the creator God, or the spontaneously occurring Big Bang with no causal explanation and in life coming out of a pond of slime...a foundationless faith in the nothing that began it all. I choose faith in God.

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Faith can't be proven. That's why it is faith. To prove it would defeat the purpose of it. It's easy to believe in something you can prove. Faith demands discipline, and is tempered in doubt. If you've never doubted your faith, you've never really had it.

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Very good reply, thoughtful and insightful.
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Why, thanks:)
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My classmate last night after studying Noah with me said (semi-sarcastically): "I wish I still had simple faith. Faith was so much easier when it was simple." I succinctly replied: "If you want simple faith, you're going to have to have a simple God." In paraphrasing the conversation to my wife I said, "If we could ever come to a full understanding of the nature of God, what does that say about the nature of God? Is God such a lowly being that we could ever master him? I'd hope not..."
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I love this answer!!
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@jk-exactly. I love your insights!
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Thanks shaylen:) That means a lot. And jk: I couldn't agree more. God must by definition be beyond human comprehension. Very well put:)
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There is a God. There's a whole book on it. It's called the Bible aka the number one bestseller in the world.

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That's not proof. That's a book of faith.
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It's both really. The Bible and everything in it is true. If u don't believe tht then how can u have faith?
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I don't have faith in the Bible anymore, but when I did, I recognized it as a book of faith, and realized that citing it as proof of God's existence is never going to work on non-believers. It's fine that it is proof to you, but again, proof negates faith. If you can prove it, what's the point?
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edmoltimore

Yes, look in the mirror and the beauty of life. There is God for He is The Spirit of life.

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Yes Ed...
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There are three ways of inferring the existence of something: direct observation, indirect observation, and testimony. You can either see the object, see the effects the object has on something, or take testimony from experts or other direct observers. Everything short of direct observation requires a measure of faith or trust, and direct observation may not ever be complete.
For example, Prove the existence of God? In truth we must analyse the question before we attempt an answer. What is considered a proof? How does one prove that anything exists? Take, for example, a blind man. Does colour exist for the blind man? He cannot see colour yet it still exists. That fact is established by others who can see. The blind man believes and trusts that his fellow men can see that colour does exist although it is beyond his personal experience.

For a further example, take electricity. When we turn on a light can we see electricity? The answer is no, we see only its effect. Take gravity. When an object falls we cannot see, hear, feel, taste or smell gravity - we see only its effect. All agree that gravity is an undisputed fact of nature - since we see its effect. Scientists today are still baffled as to exactly what is the "stuff" of gravity. And we cannot see a black hole, but we can see its effects.
God dwells in deep darkness, in obscurity, according to Scripture. On the one time when he manifested his presence at Mount Horeb, the people asked not to hear him lest they die (evidently it's scary to see God), so He said he would never again be directly seen, but would talk through his servants (and the Prophet). So, we must rely on indirect observation and testimony.
On indirect observation, do we have any evidence?
1. Evidence of creation
2. Evidence of conscience
3. Evidence of the religious nature of man
4. Evidence from the life of holy men.
5. Testimony of Moses and the fathers
6. Testimony of other faithful believers
7. Testimony of His word.
One may ignore one source of evidence, but one has to be willfully blind to ignore the evidence which demands a verdict.

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thank you, amazing answer :)
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Good answer Shiny...
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All is good, and I award you one thumbs up. One slight nuance though: "fact" is observable data. Gravity is not a fact but rather a law. The fact is the apple fell from the tree to the ground, and 100's of apples fell to the ground. Facts can never be future events or explanations of future events or explanations of processes.
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I stand corrected!
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You stand nuanced! It wasn't meant as a correction :) (And I only have the authority to grant one thumbs up. That wasn't a hidden insult.)
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No offense taken, ever. I strive to be both pelagic and full of equanimity.
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There is no evidence for or against god, as jk a few people above me stated. The answers and logic pate gave is only circular logic as far as indirect observance (we exist so god must exist). The testimonies he mentions have no basis as no one knows who wrote most all of them, and surely not Moses as if he had it would not have been in Hebrew. The only evidence of god is in the faith you exert to believe and nothing more.

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Seedy, I understand your point and it makes sense but I suggest that there is evidence. One must decide what to do with it, but none-the-less, it is there. When I walk through a field and find a campfire, and some Dorito bags, I say there is evidence that some people were there. It may not be hard proof. If I find a Rolex watch on a pile of rocks, I can distinguish the watch as having been designed for a purpose different than the rocks, so that is evidence. But your point is taken, that one must process that evidence to reach a conclusion. I would also add that you must do the same thing for the NO GOD position and say for example, that stuff of the universe came from nothing and then, self organized counter to entropy.
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Moses is the only person who saw God before he died when he went unto mount Sinai to receive the ten commandments.
Everybody who has ever lived has and will come face to face with God when they die. Everybody will believe there is a God at that time. Unfortunately those who don't believe while on earth will not receive his kingdom.

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Have faith

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