A question for believers


In the Abrahamic religions.

How many of you became converted to your various beliefs after reading Anselm’s Ontological argument or were persuaded to the belief because of Paley’s teleological argument?

How do we make the jump from argument to the being of a god?

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About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

34 thoughts on “A question for believers

  1. Arkenaten says:

    I wonder how many takers you will get for this?
    Perhaps you should consider posting the question on a few Christian blogs and see the response?

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  2. I became a devout Muslim when I read these words in the Koran: “This book is not to be doubted.” I mean, COME ON!!!! If that ain’t a mic drop then i don’t know what is! Who in the hell could argue against THAT????!!! No one with a functioning brain–that’s for certain!

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  3. jim- says:

    For me it’s the magic crystals and tarot cards that prove to me there is a god. How does that stuff work, without some super genius, all powerful and righteous creator behind the curtain? BTW, tarot and crystal are more accurate than any abrahamic religious dogma. Just be wary of the evil spirits—that can turn you into a bible verse

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  4. Ubi Dubium says:

    As a former believer, back when I believed it was because the people I trusted told me it was true. They told me which book was the correct one and which preachers to listen to. I grew up with everyone around me agreeing that it was true. By the time I was mature enough to need apologetics to rationalize belief, it was too late, I was already well on my way out.

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  5. renudepride says:

    Funny, I always thought that the severity of a brisk wind blew folks into the belief in a deity. Now you say they jumped. What is this world entering here, a magic show? 🙂 Naked hugs, my Kenyan brother!

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  6. Nan says:

    I would say the chances are VERY good that most believers have never heard of either of those arguments. I mean, c’mon! It’s the Good Book and only the Good Book. All else is from the big D.

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  7. I “joined” the Catholic Church and parochial school as a young child for just one simple reason… my mother grabbed me by my earlobe and dragged me there. In the classroom, the nuns reinforced my “faith” with a snap of a pinewood pointer onto the back of my swollen hand.

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  8. Missio Opus says:

    I prefer Thomas Aquinas’ philosophy that God is incomprehensible, therefore all attempts to argue his existence are futile.

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