If I were to find out that he does in fact exist, I would accept him as the prime deity he is, but I wouldn't convert to Christianity per sé. Christians, at least the majority of them, have forever tarnished what is actually a beautiful religion. I would however accept him as God and worship him in my own way.
If it were one or the other, I would do the same thing. I would conform my "beliefs" to something that lined up with what I believed in and stood for before finding out my beliefs were untrue. I don't think finding that out would "change" anything.
If I knew there was no god I'd stop studying to join a religion at an older age and move on... If I knew there was, well... Id just keep on going like normal... At the moment I don't know what to think anymore...
Burn my dirty movies and start attending church. I'd delete a staging amount of data from my lap top that is writing of arguments against the existence of god and refuting arguments for. I won't go into total detail but I'd make a lot of changes. As it is- no one has even come close to presenting good evidence though.
I'm always open to valuable information. I'm not perfect but have learned that its very possible that I can be wrong. That's why I have always said that we need to respect whatever others believe. Teach me and I'm all yours.
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I consider myself an agnostic... open minded toward the truth. Definitive proof of God's existence would cause me to persue what he exspects of me. Definitive proof of his non existence would not change me by much, with the possible exception of being less tolerant of those who preach religion.
Not much I guess. I'd still feel regret over past mistakes. The difference is now, I have a repentant heart, soul & spirit, not a sorrowful one. I'll always know I have a spirit within me, even if I found out, there was no God, not everything would be fruitless or a loss. I'd still feel that I have a lot to learn, have a lot of love, acceptance, forgiveness, and a willingness to grow.
I honestly don't know if I'd change too much. The reason... b/c I currently live my life pretty much based on the golden rule. I don't go above and beyond with helping my fellow man... but on the flip side, I don't believe that I do anything to cause strife. With that being said... how would I know WHAT to change? So many religions have their view on what/who god is and how he/she expects us to act. So if god is real... that being would pretty much have to come tell me to my face what I'm supposed to change.
That would depend on which god we're talking about.
While definitive proof either way would make a person foolish to deny, worship of said god is a different story. For example, if it were the Judeo-Christian god that were proven to exist, I would believe in him but not worship him. I don't believe tyrants are worthy of worship. Then of course you have the problem that even the three religions that worship that god can't agree on HOW. But if we're talking say, Norse gods? Those are some gods I could deal with.
Ones worldview is built slowly and typically any information that challenges the worldview will be rejected unless confirmed by accepted authorities. When the church was confronted with Galileo's solar system, it maintained their position in spite of evidence; it took a new generation to look into the evidence. Similarly, the Newtonian laws of physics were challenged by those of quantum physics, and so on. . I personally would be rocked to my core if I had indisputable proof that my worldview is incorrect. Adjustments at the margin I can accept. But I have lived 60 plus years and it has not been seriously challenged in all that time.
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I didn't believe in God until I started writing my novel and then he revealed himself to me. His name is Loki and he has a much better reputation than That Other God who lives at the eastern end of the Warm Sea. Unfortunately, in my novel, I learned that Loki has feet of clay so, having proved to myself that he exists, nothing will change in my life.
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There may be Satan to try to stop me from believing in God's existence and love for us, but it won't. God has cleansed me and made me pure from all unrighteousness; from the forces that try to draw me away from the truth. He has pulled me closer to Him and made me believe. Plus Jesus' miraculous effect on my life, and all the dangers God has saved me from.
There's nothing that would change me because almost everyday of my life I'm told God doesn't exist but I know he is there. Everybody in the world could say he didn't exist and I'll still believe in him and love him nothing will change that.
I would never change a thing because I live a very clean life and good to others. Anyone that would change or not change because of God or no God is not a person I'd ever trust in my life. People need to be kind and loving to all and it should never matter based on religious beliefs.