The reason why God will never make sense to atheists

News24, it seems, became a battle ground between atheists and Christians. For better or worse, I don’t know. I see people with high intelligence spending many hours typing away at insults, arguments and such trying to convince the other side of their own correctness.  The reason why these exercises in logic will never bear fruit is the fact that understanding God do not require your intellect, your cleverness or understanding logical fallacy. Understanding math, quantum weirdness DNA, evolution or gravity will not bring you one step closer to understanding God. You demand proof on your terms, forgetting that Reality could include so much more than a naturalistic worldview. Your desire for understanding God will never be able to satisfy because your approach will disable your ability to do so. You cannot, because you don’t know. You don’t know because you think you already know, and you think you know because you have answered your own questions. If you really, really want to know if God exist, why don’t you ask Him yourself? Forget everything you think you know and just ASK Him… He will answer. Just because it is you that need an answer, you yourself need to do the asking. You, and nothing less than the whole you is required to search for God. There is absolutely no argument available to convince you of the existence of God, because God wants a personal relationship, not an intellectual exercise.  Besides, being convinced is so trivial when compared with a real faith in God, and that is why God won’t make sense to the unbelievers. The only proof of the existence of God is inside you, the moment you want to dissect it and show it to the world you removed a very important ingredient, namely : YOU. So…next time you comment on an article, telling people how stupid they are, or that you demand proof, just think of this: maybe there’s a good reason you cannot understand, and that there is a very obvious way of setting this right. It worked for me.

ProfAndyZulu 2014-08-21 10:57:51 AM
Prove God's existence on any terms, your own for one. And what are your alluding to when you say that "reality could include so much mre than the naturalistic worldview" - such as?
MerryMartin 2014-08-21 11:00:09 AM
Mauritz, do you not think that most atheists have asked God? And received no answer? Most of the N24 atheists come from religious backgrounds, Christian backgrounds... This is the usual "you have to ask and listen, and if you don't hear the answer then you didn't ask in the right way"... Sorry Mauritz, some people do not believe in God/gods simply because there is no evidence for God/gods. It really is as simple as that.
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Wehr Wulf 2014-08-21 11:07:30 AM
We can't understand god because god does not exist. That you've chosen to believe in Santa is your problem and you are free to waste your life. Stupid people, yes, need fairy tales to get by in life. I get that. And I get too how pathetic it is in this so-called age of enlightenment.
Bryan Staind 2014-08-21 11:08:40 AM
I wasted over 40 years of my life asking god. I finally understood he was simply the product of the overactive imaginations of bronze aged, goat herding desert dwellers who spent too much time in the sun. Then I started reading that bible from cover to cover. It simply confirmed what I thought. The Abrahamic god and religion is nothing but woo.
Wehr Wulf 2014-08-21 11:15:24 AM
How does god answer? Does he whisper in your ear? Do you hear a voice in your head? Do you see signs like a car backfiring? Mate, you have issues.
Coenraad Van Der Westhuizen 2014-08-21 11:21:03 AM
Oh, I see now. That is also the exact reason why most people just won't believe in Anu.
Seek Anfind 2014-08-21 11:21:55 AM
" ? Forget everything you think you know and just ASK Him… " I have a problem with that statement for two reasons. 1. you refer to god as a he.. have you seen his testicles? maybe a penis? you see what you're attempting to do is make your daydream seem more accessible yet.. if you think about it, why does god have to be anything? can you see how childish you make it? 2. you are expecting people to: forget logic.. forget reason.. forget their educations!! because the only way you god makes sense is if you reduce yourself to being an idiot!!
Balstrome 2014-08-21 11:24:54 AM
The reason why these exercises in logic will never bear fruit is the fact that understanding Odin do not require your intellect, your cleverness or understanding logical fallacy. Understanding maths, quantum weirdness DNA, evolution or gravity will not bring you one step closer to understanding Odin. You demand proof on your terms, forgetting that Reality could include so much more than a naturalistic worldview. Your desire for understanding Odin will never be able to satisfy because your approach will disable your ability to do so. You cannot, because you don’t know. You don’t know because you think you already know, and you think you know because you have answered your own questions. If you really, really want to know if Odin exist, why don’t you ask Him yourself? Forget everything you think you know and just ASK Him… He will answer. Just because it is you that need an answer, you yourself need to do the asking. You, and nothing less than the whole you is required to search for Odin. There is absolutely no argument available to convince you of the existence of Odin because Odin wants a personal relationship, not an intellectual exercise. Besides, being convinced is so trivial when compared with a real faith in Odin and that is why Odin won’t make sense to the unbelievers. The only proof of the existence of Odin is inside you, the moment you want to dissect it and show it to the world you removed a very important ingredient, namely : YOU.
CosmicBob 2014-08-21 11:26:33 AM
Oh, so don't use your logic and reason. God exists in some wibbly wobbly timey wimey space that somehow exists if you wish it to and only if you ask with your "whole self" (whatever that means). Come dude, stop insulting our intelligence. This stuff just doesn't work and all you are doing is making a special pleading argument.