If God provided proof that he exists, then it would be logical to believe in him.  The absence of proof leaves only faith for belief.  You do not need faith if you have proof and vice versa.  By God’s own choice, he can only be known by faith.

But why have faith in this particular God?  If God won’t give us proof, what’s to stop us from believing in Allah or Zeus?  To have faith is to deny logic.  What alternative is there to logic?  How do we think?  Mindlessness is the absence of logic.

Would God really create intelligent beings just to require they abandon intelligence?

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Comment by Atheist Exile on August 25, 2011 at 4:20am

@Christian Free Thinker,

 

Hmmmm . . . shouldn't you change your name to Deist Free Thinker? :-)

Comment by Atheist Exile on August 25, 2011 at 4:18am
This quote sums up my post: "I refuse to prove that I exist," says God, "for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing." ~Douglas Adams

@Jeremy Raines,

No, I wasn't aware of The Smack-Down at the World's Summit.  I hope it will show on re-runs, here in the Philippines.
Comment by Jeremy Raines on August 25, 2011 at 12:16am

But God is just testing our faith.

 

Zeus and Amun-Ra had their deity revoked when Jesus died, went to the summit of Mount Everest, and faced off with them in a kickboxing championship. Obviously Jesus won because we haven't heard from them since. I thought everybody knew that.

Comment by Steph S. on August 24, 2011 at 9:32pm

Would God really create intelligent beings just to require they abandon intelligence?

The answer is no.  I agree that there is no god.

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