As far as how to get faith, I think the best an atheist can do is to ask God, if he exists, to make it clear. Once you have reasons to believe he exists, then you have to decide whether you are going to put your trust in him or not. Bzzzzt. I'm not buying that. You can't just "decide" to believe something.If you could, then go ahead and decide to believe you can fly - then go to the top of the highest building and give a leap.But you won't do that - because you know there is more to believing something than "deciding" to believe it - which is impossible.You either believe something or you don't.It's like a light switch going on. Or off.I'm not sure what triggers it - and the trigger is different for everything, it seems - but, once triggered, you either believe or cease to believe. You don't sit around pondering whether or not to believe.The best an Atheist can do is seek information. And demonstrable proof of such information. Somewhere along the way of gathering and digesting information, the light switch will be triggered.Good example: Bestest friend :) told me once that there were just as many even numbers as there were numbers. Hmmmmm... I says to myself. I don't believe it. Show me. And he did. Step by step he explained it to me and, even though I've forgotten how it works, there was a moment when the light switched on - and I believed it. I still believe it, even though I can't explain it - and one of these days, soon, I'd like him to take me through it again. AM
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