Is it that much to ask to provide some proof of your beliefs?

like why is nobody parting oceans now or talking to angels. do you really think people should just automatically assume they happened?

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  • .
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    We live by faith.

    And who says there's no proof for any religion?

    Why don't you become a Christian apologetic for a day and maybe you'll find some proof, Red Eye Agnostic.

  • x
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    It is only too much in certain situations. For instance, if a person makes a comment like, "I am a Christian," asking is too much. After all, people are entitled to believe whatever they want. Besides, by definition, faith is something that is based on hope of being true. In other words, faith can never be proven.

    However, there are some times when demanding proof is appropriate. An example of this can be found all over this website. Plenty of people ask, "How can you possibly not believe in God?" or "Why aren't you a member of this religion? Aren't you afraid that if you don't convert, you won't get to heaven?" In these cases, the "believers" are asking "non-believers" to show proof of their beliefs (or lack thereof). In these cases where proof is asked for one belief, the other belief needs to be justified as well.

    Shorter, simpler, clearer summary of my point: It's wrong to demand that people prove their beliefs just for having them. After all, faith is simply faith and demanding evidence will never change someone else's view. However, if someone asks for proofs from others, than that person should be expected to provide evidence as well.

  • 1 decade ago

    I believe in Judaism because there is more evidence to support it than any other ‎worldview. In science, any event or phenomenon testified to by witnesses is considered a ‎fact. ‎This is especially so where the evidence is identical and comes from witnesses of ‎various ‎interests, education, and social background. If such evidence exists, it is ‎considered an ‎undeniable fact, even if it does not fit into current scientific theory.‎

    Once a year at the Passover Seder, Jews all over the world retell the historical ‎account of the ‎exodus from Egypt and of God giving the Torah (the teachings of ‎Judaism) to the people of Israel at Mount Sinai. We know that this is a fact because ‎millions of Jews in our day accept ‎it as such, because they received it as such from their ‎own parents. These millions in turn ‎received the evidence from the previous generation, ‎and so on, in an uninterrupted chain ‎of evidence from millions to millions of witnesses, ‎generation after generation, back to ‎the original millions of witnesses who saw the event ‎with their own eyes. Among the ‎original witnesses were surely many initiated in the ‎sciences of Ancient Egypt, some ‎achievements of which baffle even modern scientists. ‎Also included were thinkers and ‎artisans of all kinds, as well as the uneducated; and men, ‎women, and children of all ages. ‎Yet they all reported the exact same event. The ‎testimony of one man could be a lie, but how could you get millions of eyewitnesses to ‎tell the exact same lie without exception?‎

    The divine origin of the Torah is well founded. I know of no other fact which can ‎match this one for evidence and accuracy. It is ‎unfortunate that this basic difference ‎between the Jewish faith and others is so little ‎known.‎ ‎All other faiths are based on the ‎word of a single man or a few, but Judaism is the ‎only one that is based on the testimony ‎of millions.‎

    Source(s): The Kuzari, a classic work of Jewish philosophy from the middle-ages
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    you call yourself an agnostic...hmm....

    okay, we can't part oceans, (actually, it was the Red Sea and the Jordan River that were parted), and we may talk to angels. we just don't know they are angels, because, as it says in Hebrews 13:2, "Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels." and as for parting the waters, =), 1 Corinthians 13: 8 says "...But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away." basically this is saying that all "special powers" are gone. sorry!

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  • John r
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    No it's not to much to ask. The problem is we can NOT give you any "proof". Faith is Christ is a gift of the Holy Spirit. We accept our beliefs on faith. No one can prove that the Red sea was parted or that Jesus rose from the dead. It can't be proved scientifically, but that doesn't mater to those of us who believe. we know it to be true.

    Source(s): My source: The Holy Spirit. Here where you call me stupid, gullable, insane, etc.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No I wish everybody would quit telling me what happened and whats gonna happen if I dont conform to their way of thinking or believing. I wanna see proof to. Sometimes you get some good answers. But most of the time its a joke or a bible quote, or other hahnd me down source of info.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Proof = Science

    Assume/believe = faith (basis of religion)

    If God just appeared to the world and said "Here I am, believe in me." Then it wouldn't leave much room for faith, would it? Seek and you will find, knock and he will answer.

    If you are looking for a big neon sign, you are not going to find it.

  • 1 decade ago

    We have been commanded to walk by faith. I can't show you anything that you will believe, but I know because I have talked to God. He has answered my prayers. All can offer is my Testimony, and I don't think that will change you right away, but I do believe that God can change you. It may happen before you know it. Jesus can save you. Accept Christ

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You know, that might be a good comeback to th eold "If you reckon we are descended from monkeys".

    How about "If Noah's flood actually happened, why don't doves nest in olive trees". Or, "why do we have to grow grapes, why can't we just turn water in to wine"

    Nice one.

  • No. Be aware of something though; something(s) may be evidence (and proof) to one person; and 'blown off' by another person. To me me presently, there is plenty of evidence (which became 'proof'). What do you consider 'proof'?

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