Atheist Community of San Jose Message Board › Setting off my BS meter
|Invisible Pink Uni...||
Morgan Hill, CA
I know several Christians who maintain the following:
-God is omniscient or knows everything
-God is omnipotent or can do anything
-They can communicate to God
-God communicates back to them
-God wants all of us to believe he exists
So I'll say, "I'm thinking of a number from 1 to 10,000,000. Please ask God what number I'm thinking of. When he reports back to you what number I'm thinking of, tell me what the number is. If the number is the same as the number I was thinking of, then I will believe that an all-knowing, all-powerful God exists."
If Christians believe the nature of their god is precisely as they describe, then there would be absolutely nothing unreasonable with this request. Yet the response I get from Christians is typically one of hostility and resentment towards me. "You don't get to call the shots when dealing with God" or "God is not going to do things at your request".
As we can often learn more about a person from their actions then their words, this type of response from Christians strongly suggests they have doubts as to whether their god truly exists as they describe. Take for example the multi-level marketing recruiter who tells you he made $10,000 in his first month. Then when you express your doubts and ask him to show you the checks, he says, "we don't show people our checks" - you know he's BSing you.
My BS meter has been pegged so many times by Christians, it's about time to replace it with a new one.