Poseidon is accused of moving the tides.
Every ocean, every day.
Does this God exist?
Millions of intelligent Greeks thought so.
And the movement was all the evidence they needed.
When the Aztecs cut the hearts from living humans, and offered them to the Rain God, Quetzlcoatl, more often than not, it DD rain within a few days or weeks.
And that is all the evidence they needed.
A small child went missing, a few years back.
Its body has never been found.
IF some respected community leader were to read a few passages from one of the ten BEST SELLING books printed in the last thousand years, and CLAIM that those passages PROVE that the reason the body has not been found, is because YOU ate it, bones and all, would that be acceptable proof?
If fifty people believed that to be true, would that make you guilty of the atrocity?
If fifty thousand believed?
At what point does the number of people who Sincerely Believe a thing, cause that thing to become reality?