I have listened and read several of the ontological arguments for the existence of God. Though none seems plausible enough for me to suspend my thinking faculty in accepting the existence of anything resembling a God, I must however confess that, the personal experience argument (relationship people claim to have with God) touches my heart.
But then, when you have men like the one in the video below (Pastor Dr. Kwadwo Tuffour) muddying the personal experience arguments with such strong but false claims-personal experience, then some of us would rather like to remain on the fence.
I have always said that, the weakness of Religion and the God Hypothesis is embedded in the fact that FAITH (believing without evidence) is the foundation upon which Religious beliefs are built.
I think because people are asked to believe without evidence and under certain circumstances, without even questioning or without reasonable probing, men like Pastor Dr. Kwadwo Tuffour would continue to remain relevant.
How can we absolutely trust anything else some of these ‘Men of God’ says God has revealed to them? Is God lying to his own Men? How can God reveal to you the NPP was going to win the elections on such numerous occasions and yet they did not win?
I think we would be far better of as human civilization if we probe into things and live in scepticism instead of having dogmatic beliefs grounded on faith, inspired by ancient books and championed by such people who claim to be ‘Men of God’.
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I am sure you have already branded me in your mind as an ‘atheist’ as many quickly do when they hear my take on God and Religion. But this is what I am…Since I cannot confidently make the statement that God does not exist based on available evidence and arguments and cannot also say He does (considering available arguments and evidence), I prefer to remain a sceptic-Agnostic…
All the same, the purpose of this post is to state that, such ‘Men of God’ do not make the God Hypothesis attractive to opened minded people like me. And without God, the so called ‘Men of God’ and Religion, I think the world would be a far better place to live.
Watch the video below