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Do religious experiences exist?

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How Successful is the Argument for Religious Experiences? Religious experiences have been reported for centuries, but there is no proof that reports of any such experiences are genuine. Religious experiences are momentary links between God and man in which the human involved experiences God. Genuine religious experiences can be life-changing and can affect many people, but it is doubtable whether any reports are genuine since only a single person can experience the experience they claim connected them to God. Religious experiences lack proof since they involve a single person. The public have to rely on this single person to relate the experience, so there is a huge margin for fake reports and exaggerations. ...read more.


religious experience. Devoted people often attribute God to parts of the everyday world. For example, a person could say they felt full after a large meal, while another person could say that they were experiencing God's 'warmth and love'. What people may assume to be religious experiences may be occurrences supernatural only for our time and knowledge. Electrical power two thousand years ago would have been seen as a hugely significant religious experience, but which is now seen as a common facility. Although electrical power has little relevance to religion, its uniqueness and novelty may have caused it to be associated with religion. Similarly a modern religious experience may be an example of what we as the human race would find common in the future. ...read more.


Religious and philosophical and theories are controlled by the mind so people can choose what to believe. We don not know whether or not God actually exists, what he is like, and whether or not religious experiences exist, so the strength or success of an argument depends on public opinion and beliefs, not solid, nonexistent truth. This does not imply that the agnostic view is necessarily the correct view - it may be possible to know the truth about God and religious experiences in the future -; it just means that we do not know what is right at the moment so we have to rely on human beliefs and perception. Many people believe in religious experiences so the argument for religious experiences is very successful. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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