My response to this are intalics.
I do allow for the possibility of god, and even your god, Perry. At best, it is just a possibility. I am still waiting for that return call.
Tell why do you think that he would come to you if you do not want him? You claim that you do not believe in him and yet expect that he is going to somehow give you a return call. If you took that view with me I would not respond to you either.Most athiests are not exactly respectful when it comes to talking about God and then find it odd that that he never came to them. Once again contradictive thinking.
These arguments are always stimulating to a certain point, as I think it good to revist what I believe and I why I believe. (or do not believe as the case may be.)
If atheists are guilty of anything, they are guilty of rejecting Jesus, YHWH, Allah, the Pope, and the like into the same group. They all fall in the same category.
And yet athiests do not? Exactly when did you become an expert into what people believe? If you do not wish to be categorized do not do it to others.
There are many non Christian theists who would have a great deal of problems with your arguments for one simple reason. They were raised to worship a different god. They know a different god. To them, Jesus is a false god, Christianity is a false religion.
The fact that there are competing "god clubs" around the world is a very precise reason why atheists do not put a lot of stock in reasoning such as you have postulated. Even if at best, your anecdotal observations on physics and certain laws of science perhaps indicate the possible existence of a higher power, there still is no personallity associated with this!
In the direct absence of this personality, god clubs from around the world rush into this void and promote their own deity's personality. You have no more right to claim Jesus is behind all the marvels of science or "creation" then any other deity would have. You are all simply in the same boat.
Because of this, cognitive dissonance is not the issue with atheists. All they are simply asking for is evidence of existence and personality.
And yet you reject this evidence whenever it is presented to you; the Bible. Contrary what athiests assume I have found that the history for Christianity is very well founded. There are hundreds of years of texts that point the the existiance of Jesus and the resurrection as well as the account of Noah's Ark, the flood, Moses, and others (inside and outside of the Bible.)
But athiests deny all of this as myth despite the fact that if it were any other event in history there would be no doubt whatsoever. They come to me and explain that Jesus was a myth despite the fact that so much is written about the man that if he is myth then figures such as Alexander the Great are not even in the running.
The point is this, if someone came to me with historical evidence and I claimed it was all myth I could disprove anything too.
To put a finer point on this Perry, I know for a fact that you exist. I have had online debates with you, I know your views. You have taken the time to respond to me. But your god has not. He has not made himself known to billions of people around the world. This is why atheists exist. While you suggest they don't look at the evidence, it is clear that they only look at the evidence.
And would you be able to prove his existance to anyone a hundred years from now? Who would be able to prove by your writings that he existed? Yet that is exactly what you tell me to do with the Apostles. Take your word, one who was born thousands of years after the Apostles were on the scene and take your view over theirs. Explain to me the logic behind that reasoning.
To put it another way, all of the science and articles you quoted Perry, do not prove you exist. They don't prove anyone exists. All the marvelous cells and physical capabilities happening in all of our bodies right now, in our brains, stomachs, digestive systems, are no proof that we exist, until we actually interact with others.
You are giving a false litmus test to prove the existence of your god. It is a false premise and a sham. The real crux of the matter is this: When will god interact with her creation? Until such time as she does, there is no evidence that a god, (much less a god needing to be worshipped) exists. Atheists realize this, and that is why they clearly have the intellectualy honest high moral ground.
Once again ignoring evidence when it suits your purpose...
Again and again the Bible shows witness testemony and interaction with this God but you reject it as myth DESPITE of consistant information given over the centuries. You reject the idea that Christains have Christ living in them (something that I feel as well) and the overwhelming evidence of the complexity of life and still you say there is no evidence.Once again proving my point athiests are the ones that are contradictive.I just love that you know that all the Christians are liars when they say this and it must be all delusional becuase YOU say it is.
Perhaps the issue is not that there is no God. Perhaps he simply has not come to YOU.