Must God Prove He Exists?
by Alan Shlemon
On occasion, I’ve heard a skeptic or atheist make the following comment (or something similar to this): “If God levitates this car, I’ll believe He exists.” After staring at the car (which never moves an inch) for a few moments, he triumphantly declares, “See, nothing happened. God doesn’t exist.”
Several thoughts come to mind about such a “test.”
First, even though this approach presumes the atheist would be open to believing in God if there were sufficient evidence, I’ve never been convinced that such a person would actually believe in God even if their condition was surprisingly met. I suspect they would rationalize the phenomenon away. Perhaps they would think they were on candid camera or there was some geo-gravitational anomaly that occurred that day. Either way, they’d try to find an alternative explanation…