An Atheist, a Believer, and Don't Trust Your Feelings

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An Atheist, a Believer, and Don't Trust Your Feelings

"Don't Trust Your Feelings" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

This is the kind of circular arguments we can get ourselves into.

AN ATHEIST, A BELIEVER, AND DON'T TRUST YOUR FEELINGS

Atheist: “How do you absolutely know there is a God?”

Believer: “Because I can feel his presence!”

Atheist: “I have never once felt God… ever!”

Believer: “You shouldn’t trust your feelings.”

Feeling God's presence was my last stronghold for being the kind of believer I was. When I realized we can manufacture feelings that make things seem real to us, that's when my last stronghold finally surrendered and I had to learn how to live differently.

 


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