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Why do atheists need proof to accept that Christians have faith without proof?


I understand that an atheist needs proof to believe in God. That makes sense for them. But why in questioning a believer's faith do they need proof to understand why a believer believes. Isn't it obvious the faith requires no proof? We understand they do not have faith. Why would they require a believer to prove why he has faith?

 

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 20 months ago

    This empty curse of needing seeing to believe is a failure. There is a disconnect between what is and what must be proven. Science is wonderful but for someone to think it is the only is sad.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 20 months ago

    Me thinks it is more than a "slight" similarity. It is the crux. Many see our mind as an obstacle to enlightenment. Perhaps it is so.

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 20 months ago

    Interesting concept to link faith with feelings. Some truth there but only a partial one. Experience is a little more than feelings.Simply by stating "I believe" I prove that part of the equation. Why? Because I do. Is it a feeling. Maybe.

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 20 months ago

    Makes very good sense.

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 20 months ago

    Can one defend faith? Seems impossible. Besides, what is the point. Belief and faith are not contingent on proof.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 20 months ago

    Thank you for that insightful answer.


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