Because early man needed an explanation for things that it couldn't otherwise explain. That seems the most logical thing to me. "Why is the ground shaking? Must be a god that's mad at us."Rubicon wrote: ↑Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:27 pmAbsence of evidence is evidence when evidence should otherwise be present. Evidence of what, exactly? Maybe it depends on the context of the answer being sought.
But with gods, why have so many been created? Why were gods created before and after the god you believe in? What makes you different than those believers? Do you have more evidence of your god than they did of the gods of their lore?
A personal god is a meaningless god if every personal relationship with the defined character morphs into what that individual wants their god to be, and not to be. Seems that god is always find with killing homosexuals for some people, but with gay people their idea of the god doesn't like that. If the relationship with this god is dependent upon what the individual wants, and is not congruent across everyone (eg wants the same thing, says the same thing, and is the same personality throughout all individuals and history) then we can certainly say it's the individual who's comporting this god as a reflection of themselves.
Definitely not reasonable. I think it would be good for people to think of the god that they believe in, then take that information and weigh it against what they themselves want. When they find that their god wants the same things they want, and doesn't want the same things, and then contrast that with people of differing ideas, backgrounds, locations, and times, then it would see that there are a few propositions;Rubicon wrote: ↑Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:27 pmI suppose it’s not impossible, but is it reasonable to believe? At what point do we begin to suspect our personal emotional biases are weighing in more than the evidence? Or rather, the lack thereof?
I don’t care if someone wants to believe in a god, but I hope they realize why they’re doing it.