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'If God existed we would have evidence to prove it'. Do you agree.

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?If God existed we would have evidence to prove it.? Do you agree? These days, the issue of the existence of God is a very prominent one, especially as fewer and fewer people are religious and our society is becoming increasingly secularised. This might cause one to question their faith, and therefore look for evidence for the existence God. This raises the question whether God should give us a sign of his existence or not. Christians would argue that ultimately, as with all religions, Christianity is a faith. There is no reason to believe as it is a matter of faith. Whether God exists or not is not necessarily important as Christianity has given many people comfort and support. ...read more.

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Other Christians would say that miracles are evidence for God?s existence. Conservatives believe that miracles demonstrate higher truths about Jesus and God?s, and in particular his power and love. Miracles are God?s intervention in the world and therefore healing miracles, such as those found at Lourdes, are proof of God?s existence. Pentecostal churches go as far as saying that miracles are only possible through the Holy Spirit and that healing is one of the ?spiritual gifts?. However, as some Liberals conclude, miracles may have been exaggerated or distorted through time. For this reason, I think that miracles are not the most compelling evidence for the existence of God as they are very personal and most can be easily explained by science. ...read more.

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I therefore think that this is not strong evidence for the existence of God. More evidence for the existence of God is the ontological argument. The philosopher Descartes stated that by definition God must be ?the most perfect being? and it is more perfect to exist in reality than in the mind and so God must exist in reality. However, this only works if God exists in the first place and so is not good evidence for the existence of God. Although there is no real scientific evidence for the existence of God, I think that it is not necessary to have evidence as those who believe in Christianity will automatically have faith and therefore will believe in God. For this reason, I think that whether prayers or other examples of God?s intervention are answered in makes no difference, as what is more important is that despite this lack in evidence, Christianity provides millions with support and guidance. ...read more.

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