Seems to me that the demand for proof is generally in response to unsubstantiated claims that He is there coupled with a demand that the listener believe the claim and behave "appropriately" (whatever that means).
Just as your claim does. My eyes are at least as good as yours, but they see no proof. Just rationalization by believers that want to believe so badly that they will claim anything at all as absolute proof.
Looking to my own thoughts and emotions, however, does not provide a definitive answer. There is absolutely no way to tell where those thoughts are coming from; my own mind or were they "implanted" there by a god?
"Asking" god for help produces the same dilemma; does the answer come from own emotions and desire, or from a god that stuck the answer there? Believers are happy to declare the answer is from God, but they cannot know that irregardless of what they may claim. People DO have a conscience, they DO (generally) know right from wrong and they CAN make guesses as to the future. They can produce the same answers as God can, without any intervention from Him. No way to tell where it came from.
I've always thought the people who continuously demand proof of God do want it. Why would they seek out religious people and ask for it? If they weren't interested; then they'd find more interesting things to do. But, I don't see how telling them the proof is all around them is helpful. If they believed that, they wouldn't be asking for proof.
I posted for proof of God and really would like proof. I desperately want to believe. I feel my life would be better if I believed in God. Some people just blindly believe. I can't do that. For me it's hard to believe in something that there is no tangible proof.
People who ask for proof of God usually do so in response to a religious person pestering them about their lack of beliefs. Of course they don't want any proof and there is none anyway. They just want the religious people to leave them alone and keep their religious beliefs to themselves.
Interesting. I've never once pestered someone about their lack of belief. Why do athiests insist on joining religious threads? Why don't they just stick to politics or Brittney Spears or Princess Kate's breast shots? Those are the really important issues, are they not?
Unfortunately, like politics, Britney Spear and breast shots of celebrities, your religion is out in the public forum where it doesn't belong and we would be very happy to ignore it entirely if it just remained behind closed doors where it does belong.
But unfortunately, you support the organization, the beliefs and the commands to pester the world with that religion and you create threads and posts telling us to accept Jesus. That indeed is pestering.
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