I’ve given a lot of thought to how and what I would or could do to discover whether or not God or gods exist. The following video clip covers a lot of my own thoughts regarding this:
In my own search, I’ve given thought to all of the possible evidences discussed in that video (my own experience, investigations into the testimonies of others, and “a priori” arguments) and in the search for gods my own conclusion is that they all fall short for me to conclude that they exist. As I’ve said before I know I’m not perfect and I am fully aware that there are other people who conclude differently, and some of those theists have also investigated using the very same types of evidential investigations. I believe they are being as honest as they know how, but I simply come to different conclusions. Too often all of us are too quick to judge people with opposing viewpoints as dishonest because we just cannot fathom how they can honestly disagree with us. Granted there are some who are disagreeing because of a hidden agenda, but I personally feel that this is not the norm. I don’t believe that thinking about things of this nature is anywhere near as simple as some like to make it out to be, and that is just one of several reasons for the name of my blog. Falling into wrong thinking, confirmation bias, trusting misinformation, or even just understandable lack of desire to delve deep into thinking about these kinds of frustrating subjects can lead all of us down incorrect roads. In my mind this is all the more reason that when it comes to ultimate questions we should apply rational thinking and objective investigations with all the strict rigors that are applied in all fields of knowledge in universities across the world.
Wishing everyone a very happy New Year!