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Sep
5
comment Effectiveness of prayers of intercession
I am the downvoter :-) If you can make it clearer that you mean what you explained in the comment, I'll be more than happy to change the vote.
Sep
5
awarded  Analytical
Sep
5
comment Effectiveness of prayers of intercession
There is clearly a way of having a control group: patients that are not being prayed for. Both groups will have random natural remissions, however the prayed for group should show statistically more remissions than the control group to show correlation. This also corrects for placebo, etc.
Sep
5
comment Why does God not show Himself beyond reasonable doubt?
Sure: why is that?
Sep
5
revised Why does God not show Himself beyond reasonable doubt?
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Sep
5
comment Why does God not show Himself beyond reasonable doubt?
I do not object to the use of the Bible. I strongly object to forgetting that there are lots of non Christians not believing the evidence you call reasonable. Therefore, either the proof is not reasonable, or the people disbelieving it, are.
Sep
5
awarded  Talkative
Sep
4
comment Why does God not show Himself beyond reasonable doubt?
Jesus is an historical figure, certainly not someone I can chat with :-) So, I wouldn't really count that as valid proof.
Sep
4
comment Why does God not show Himself beyond reasonable doubt?
I think you totally lost me here. I am asking: why does not God give away cups of coffee, but you are saying he does? Not to me, honestly.
Sep
4
comment Who created God?
@fli: that does not prove that God is not an effect, nor that the Universe is.
Sep
4
comment Why is the number seven special?
It's definitely not a Judeo/Christian thing: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7_(number)#Religion
Sep
4
comment Why does God not show Himself beyond reasonable doubt?
I think there's a big range of proof that could be given, starting from no proof, total faith (what we actually have today) and total proof, no faith (what you are suggesting). I claim "reasonable" sits somewhere in the middle. Could you expand your answer so to analyse that as well?
Sep
4
comment Why does God not show Himself beyond reasonable doubt?
To be honest, Jesus is not very convincing as proof--unless you already believe! :-) I don't think I like to think that God would get "tarnished" if he came in contact with us. After all, He does that a-plenty in the Bible. Why not today?
Sep
4
comment Why does God not show Himself beyond reasonable doubt?
I actually don't demand proof. I ask why -- and this is not an answer :-)
Sep
4
comment Who created God?
How do you know that God is not an effect, but the universe is?
Sep
4
comment Is there a name for believing but not obeying?
Could use a little less ranting, but it's actually a veery accurate answer.
Sep
4
comment Why does God not show Himself beyond reasonable doubt?
-1 for calling all non Christians unreasonable...
Sep
2
comment Why does God not show Himself beyond reasonable doubt?
Both are acceptable. I just want to know why he doesn't show himself through proof. Whether this is through a mathematical or convincing visual proof is irrelevant to the question. If there are separate answers then you can specify that in your answer.
Sep
2
comment The voice of God vs the voice of Satan
Why would God and Satan have voices at all? God is NOT an old guy with a beard or someone that looks like Morgan Freeman... or has a voice.
Sep
2
comment The voice of God vs the voice of Satan
"since angels are purely spiritual beings, they likely can manifest in our realm in any form": if they are "purely spiritual" the cannot manifest in our realm at all.