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God: The trial and the evidence. You be the judge!

19 March 2014, 11:56

I have read a lot of arguments by various authors on the subject of God’s existence. I have come to the conclusion that no empirical, verifiable evidence  exists  to either prove that God exists or any evidence to the contrary for that matter! Now I ask myself:” Who is right and who is wrong?” Let’s assume for the sake of argument that this matter had to go to court and  that a judge had to rule on this matter. Being a Christian and thus a believer in the “supernatural” as some may call it, I will call on witnesses to state my case. As we have already established that no evidence other than personal witnesses exist,(unless someone can give us empirical, verifiable, peer reviewed evidence)  atheists are welcome to  state their case as well.

As my first witness I give you the following paragraph taken from  http://quantumunlimited.org/vem/articles-english-mainmenu-82/1593-dna-is-changing.

HYPER-COMMUNICATION IN HUMANS

In humans, hyper-communication is most often encountered when one suddenly gains access to information that is outside one's knowledge base. Such hyper-communication is then experienced as inspiration or intuition (also in trance channeling).

The Italian composer Giuseppe Tartini, for instance, dreamed one night that a devil sat at his bedside, playing the violin. The next morning Tartini was able to note down the piece exactly from memory. He called it the Devil's Trill Sonata.

For years, a 42-year old male nurse dreamed of a situation in which he was hooked up to a kind of CD-ROM of knowledge. Verifiable information from all imaginable fields was then transmitted to him, and he was able to recall it in the morning.

There was such a flood of information that it seemed a whole encyclopedia was transmitted at night. The majority of facts were outside his personal knowledge base, and reached technical details of which he knew absolutely nothing.

[We can assume the identity of this male nurse is revealed in the German version of this book.

There are many other examples of this. Mainstream mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan came up with mathematical formulae in the late 1800s that were so advanced they are still being used in 'hyperdimensional physics' calculations. When asked how he accomplished such staggering feats, he said he simply received them from the "Goddess Namakkal" in his dreams.

Many child prodigies seem to be tapping into something along these lines -- developing incredible abilities at a very young age. Furthermore, the 'savant' phenomenon has never been adequately explained, where people with cognitive challenges in most areas have incredible talents in others. This was portrayed in the Dustin Hoffman film "Rain Man", as one example.]

Now before you get all worked up about the fact that nowhere in this article it refers to God, we will get to that a bit later. Witness number one was just to establish that the “supernatural” exists for without it , God can’t exist. I also called the first witness to prevent someone from quoting their favourite line “Prove to me that fairies don’t exist.” There is no proof that “fairies” , which in my opinion are demons, don’t exist either.

As witness two, I would like to call on someone to explain why some people have “supernatural” experiences and others don’t. Reference: http://witnessthis.wordpress.com/2011/05/09/a-dummies-guide-to-quantum-physics/

The most esteemed quantum physicists readily admit that they know what an observer does, but have no idea what it is. Yet we all have a shared experience of being an observer. Scientists have scrupulously searched all regions of the brain for something they can confidently call an observer, and have found nothing. As a result the observer is often referred to as “the ghost in the machine”.

The story of Columbus’ ships and collective meditation

What I find most appealing about theories of quantum physics is how they spill over into other fields of thought and practice. Biology, psychology, history, chemistry and even several self-help ideas are all integrated. A good example to illustrate this is the idea that we are only able to see what we believe in, or what we believe is possible.

For example, it is believed that when Columbus first reached the Caribbean islands the native peoples were unable to see his ships on the horizon. The tribal chief was only able to see ripples on the water and assumed that something must be causing them. After days of observation the ships eventually took form in the minds-eye of the chief, who was then able to describe them to others also once blind to the ships’ presence. Urban legend or not, we are all subject to the same limitations, which may suggest why we are unable to see UFOs if they appear in a form unfamiliar to us.

In 1993 an experiment which may also be hard to believe, was undertaken in Washington DC to reduce violent crime. Four thousand people from a hundred different countries were brought together to collectively meditate for extended periods of time to prove the theory that thoughts have substance and effect. Several prior studies had already been undertaken on smaller scales, but it is reported that this particular exercise yielded a drop in crime (as defined by the FBI) of 25%.

There is a further fascinating experiment which shows the effects that thoughts or blessings can have on water molecules, but that will have to wait until next time…

Now that we have established why certain people have “supernatural” experiences and others not, lets move on to the subject of God.

Several accounts by people who claim to have seen Jesus can be found in books or online.”The Lazarus phenomenon; A trip to hell; The heavens opened etc.” to name but a few. I personally have thousands of testimonies of encounters in which there can be no other explanation than  “God stepped in and helped me!” I won’t go into that too deeply, but were it not for the fact that I called out to God(watching from the car in front of them) when my wife and daughter were in a car accident many years ago ,I believe they would be dead right now! Just “Google” “miracles” and you will find  45 600 000 sites that you can have a look at to hear more evidence on this matter.

So the final question may be: “How do you know that Jesus is the Son of God?” A short answer will be that the Bible says so, I believe it and that settles it! I can also tell you that I have met Jesus and experience his love and kindness daily, but I guess nobody will truly understand what I am trying to say if they haven’t experienced it themselves.

I have presented my case and will leave it up to the reader to make his/her own mind.

 "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. 17"For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him(John 3:16)

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