Is there anything that would change your religious beliefs/affiliation (or lack thereof)?
I like how agnostics and atheists are the most open minded. Shows something doesn't it?
If God himself, or an angel messenger, came to me and told me to change. I actually question a lot of my religions teachings but I stay active because I love their focus on the family and I can’t think of a better place for my children to be on Sunday.
There are over 500 religions in the world with over a thousand deities....all of which claim to be the only true one...and all of which are invisible. Want to change my beliefs? Have one of these 'fake' religions deities materialize in a physical form and perform a supernatural act for the world to witness. That would automatically debunk all other religions. I'm waiting....
Either people can’t understand the idea of theoretical proof of something (although it doesn’t currently exist), or they are unbelievably cocky and bigoted, saying they can’t be swayed when provided with evidence. I consider myself an atheist, but if I were given solid proof, I would surely change that in a heartbeat. That’s how it should work for everybody. We can’t tolerate anything else if we are to advance as a species, thinking we can just avoid proof.
If there was proof for god
My Christian faith? No way.
My denomination? Sure, could conceivably happen. But not likely.
I'm pretty comfortable where I'm at religiously. I doubt it.
anything is possible, but I would say it is unlikely.
Compelling proof that God cannot possibly exist.
I deem that impossible.
Mhmm. And because of the modal ontological argument, we know if it is at all possible that God exists, it is impossible that He does not exist.
So it looks like it's impossible that God should not exist.
Just evidence, I've never experienced any sort of evidence.
How do you define "evidence"? How about "propositions which, if true, mean it is more likely that a given thesis statement is true"?
Like I'd actually be able to see something, like physical hard evidence.
You're categorizing evidence within a definition, but not defining it. What about the definition?
The point being, the existence of the universe as we know it is evidence of God. And you can see it.
Beliefs yes, if there were strong evidence. Even then, I might not become affiliated with a religion. My belief in a supernatural power and my approval of/desire to worship it are two different things.
Only the weak bend
Sure, proof that those claims are true.
Yes. If Jesus’ body was found or something like that happened I would change my beliefs.
No, it's not something I can get arrogant about and say something like "That will never happen." because keeping your faith is never 100% certain, but it is a strong goal not to lose it.
If God came out and said " I don't exist". 🤔
Mind... blown 😀
Something really dramatic would have to happen.
Yeah, if God or any God actually spoke to me, I would.
Yes. I’m agnostic, not atheist. There is a chance of my conversion, though it is rather low at this moment in time.
I answered yes because although I can't think of anything and I believe my faith is strong, you never know what could happen.
Not really. Even if a god showed up in person, and did enough convincing magic to sell it, I still wouldn’t become religious, affiliate with any of the current (all man-made) religions, or pledge allegiance to the magic king. I'd concede at that point, that at least one god exists, but whether it is the only one or worthy of my attention (in other words is nothing like the ones we have made up so far) remains to be seen. Changes nothing for me personally.
I think a far advanced alien civilization could come up with enough convincing magic and display of power to convert many.
Just hope they aren't able and willing to change your thought patterns...
If they change my thought patterns to make me believe in something that is patently irrational at every level, then I'm just a puppet. I haven’t willingly gone along with anything.
Yes. If God came down, whacked me over the head with his Holy Bag Of Nickels, and boomed, 'What's wrong with you boy?!', I'd be like, 'Sorry, dude, I didn't know.'
Unlikely but not impossible.
New findings might, but what could they be?
A personal revelation might overpower my agnosticism but just as likely spook me and make me question my sanity.
A worldwide rapture/revelation/second coming would but I deem it extremely unlikely.
Arrival of far advanced space aliens who know more about transcendental issues will, but again, very unlikely imo to get contact in my lifetime.
Yeah, of course.
Nice dramatic pause
The problem is that only positive evidence is possible.
Negative evidence (no higher power exists) is imo unattainable.
Negative Evidence doesn't need to be found. Theism makes the claim that deities exist. The burden of proof is on *them*. Until it can be done, I'm an atheist.
The supernatural is inherently unprovable. Otherwise, it wouldn't be supernatural.