Sight Required To Believe?
Challenging An Assumption
I read a question earlier today that for some unknown reason compared "God" and "Wind". The poster of the question asked that if people do not believe in god because they cannot see him, why do they believe in wind if they cannot see it?
If I submitted to my inner sarcastic side, I would probably be banned from Hub Pages pretty quickly if I were to voice my true thoughts on this.
First of all, I do not need to see wind in order to know it exists because I can feel it. As it turns out however, I CAN see wind, but only under certain conditions (such as a tornado). I can also see the effects of wind on trees, skyscrapers, grass, etc. Even better, I can create wind myself by flapping my hands or waving a small plate back and forth. So even if I were not able to sometimes see wind, I can still see its effects and can even make some myself, but technically I shouldn't think it exists because I cannot see it. That is akin to saying human beings do not exist to blind people because blind people cannot see anything, even though they can clearly feel and hear other people. Doesn't make much sense does it?
God on the other hand cannot be proven to exist because one cannot feel, see, or speak to god. Speaking to the voice in your head does not constitute having a conversation with god. If you can feel and see god, then other people should have no problem feeling and seeing him as well. Even among believers of the same faith, you are bound to get different experiences of people seeing, feeling, and talking to god. Logic would dictate that god is not a physical being but rather a mental and/or emotional construct that does not physically exist would it not?
One cannot prove that god exists, but one can also not prove that god does not exist either. The answer to "Does god exist" simply cannot be answered at this time. In fact it may never have a definitive answer, so why do people continue to assert that god must obviously exist? Although there seems to be more than enough clues to determine that god does not exist, that cannot be proven either. The answer is simply "I don't know", to say anything other than that is either showing ignorance or arrogance.