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5:27 AM
@NotThatGuy you've offered a strawman of how people develop trust.
@SpiritRealmInvestigator what Mario shares here is certainly consistent with what the God I have come to know is capable of doing; whether this specific story is accurate I do not know.
 
5:45 AM
@NotThatGuy consider that you might not appreciate it too much if someone compared a significant trusting relationship you have to a chat on a dating website. Also, I see no value in believing in a God who just tells me what I want to hear. That seems like an entirely pointless theology.
Maybe we can clear the air on our past discussion at some point, but for now I'm going to have to stick with my comments from earlier. Take care.
 
 
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12:42 PM
@HoldToTheRod It's not a strawman, those are analogies, to demonstrate how being able to distinguish a source, the truth of what a source says and the truth of who that source is are distinct. This can apply to any argument or claim which seems to rely on one following from the others.

"you might not appreciate it too much if someone compared a significant trusting relationship you have to a chat on a dating website" - Firstly, now you're the one saying things others would be offended by: you're underestimating how much some people trust and value those they've spoken to extensively and in
 
 
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2:27 PM
And if you say God has demonstrated to you that he is actually God, I'm happy to grant that you believe that. But, and while I don't know what exactly you experienced, based on accounts of other spiritual experiences, I'll probably maintain that whatever evidence you have doesn't sufficiently demonstrate that what you experienced is actually God.
And that is not a strawman either. You say "X sufficiently demonstrates that God is actually God" and I say "X does not sufficiently demonstrate that God is actually God". I'm not misrepresenting your position, I'm disagreeing with your claims and arguments.
 
2:53 PM
@NotThatGuy: based on accounts of other spiritual experiences, I'll probably maintain that whatever evidence you have doesn't sufficiently demonstrate that what you experienced is actually God - Can you please share examples of these other accounts?
 

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