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Author Topic:   Subjective Evidence of Gods
Straggler
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07-10-2011 7:46 PM


Over in the Peanut Gallery the never-ending inductive atheism debate continues......

But Chuck77 has specifically cited subjective evidence as something that should be taken into account. Nor is he alone in advocating this form of "evidence" in this context. So I would like to start a thread specifically on the nature and validity of subjective evidence as applied to belief in gods.

I would like to ask the following:

1) What subjective evidence in favour of the existence of gods is there? Can someone provide some actual examples of this form of evidence?

2) Is subjective evidence limited to entities that can be empirically detected or not?

3) On what basis (aside from belief) is the cause of these subjective experiences attributed to supernatural entities rather than to fluctuations in the matrix, undetectable telepathic aliens manipulating our minds or any other conceivable cause of such things?

4) Is belief itself a form of evidence on which we can justify belief?


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