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I refuse to prove that I exist, says God, for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing.


But," says Man, "the Babel fish is a dead giveaway isn't it? It proves you exist, and so therefore, you don't," "Oh dear," says God, "I hadn't thought of that," and promptly vanishes in a puff of logic. This is quite profound. The basic axiom is indeed that proof denies faith, because faith is a belief that stands upon the strength of its own convictions. It's very easy to believe in something that can be proved. In a sense, doing so isn't true belief at all. Is that a good analysis of the exerpt from The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams?

 

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    Robert the Bruce 2 years ago

    We believe the car will start because it has started every time before. This cannot be said of "God." You may believe that God saved you from a car wreck, but you cannot prove it. It may equally have been chance. See?


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    Robert the Bruce 2 years ago

    Maybe "enough said" for you, but not for thinking people. I challenge you---outside of what the Bible itself says (unverifiable at best), what empirical evidence has God given for his existence?


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    Kiss andTales 2 years ago

    He did not interfere because he will undo all injustice done by satan and his wicked followers. He has allowed things to happen . But has the power to undo anything he wishes.

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