Michael, I appreciate your honesty, and like when you write here, because I think the world needs to see what it's up against.
No I have not missed your point nor did I ever surmise that the lack of evidence was evidence. I clearly stated, "is it possible?"
Any evidence contradicts a faith based religion.
RE: "Where is the evidence for all this?"
Mike has faith and the gift of prophecy, he don't need no stinking evidence, right, Mike?
Well most of us on this site come from Christendom and are well aware of the importance of faith to the belief system. Sorry if I took that for granted. I advise that you consult any online biblle commentary. I recommend www.thebiblegateway.com or .org
This proposition is an offshot of my philosophical musings. After six decades of life I have observed patterns and coincidences to the extent that I would say that every day is authored.
Here are but a few that tip the iceberg:
These are only the recent ones.
This to me is telltale signs of eternal authorship. As it is written, "a man may plan is ways, but it is God that determines his goings". "A man may plant a seed, but only god can make it grow"
If so, then he must deliberately author each day such that there are enough people debunking his existence to the extent that he is relegated to the unfalsifiable or simply non existent.
Thus anyone having faith is relegated a fool by the wise of this world as prophesied.
It's reached the point where I only open a Michael post when I need a little comic relief.
I know what you mean!
Recently I was watching one of those videos of the trumpets sounding around the world and I thought to myself, "this is from the soundtrack of some movie I watched recently!" Then I noticed a related video that confirmed my suspicions.
The day before 9/11 I was listening to the theme from Barney Miller - and in the opening credits to that show the twin towers are clearly visible!
And today the weather here got really warm, and so I was thinking about buying an iced coffee when, what do you know, one of my coworkers showed up drinking an iced coffee!
Totally bizarre! This really could be proof that Anu actually exists.
I watched that movie a few months ago and thought it was the same thing. People will seriously do anything to f$#k with people... hilarious that it's actually been taken seriously by a few.
I know, right? In 4th grade, I do report report on Vikings and I find a NFL Vikings pencil.. then some 12 years later I move to Minnesota, home of the Vikings.. Spooky.
The other day I realized that reflection in the mirror looked just like me.
(now that one really IS no coincidence...)