Reading an article in the Post this morning got me thinking. Scientists have discovered microfossils in Australian sandstone dating back some 3.4 billion years, which they hope will provide clues for Martian life. Of course in today’s environment, all science is political – Young Earthers will quaintly dismiss scientific evidence as contradictory to their beliefs.
So the question that I ask, and hope for a robust response to is this: for religious readers of this blog, what would it take for you to put aside your beliefs and see the world through a new light? It’s a pure hypothetical – I’m not suggesting a change in your religious views, just asking, what kind of evidence would you need to see that would prove, irrefutably, that whatever book you hold holy is false?
There is a reason for asking the question – despite the common view of atheists being Devil pawns and craving the taste of Christian baby flesh, nearly every atheist I’ve come to know is open to the possibility of a deity; however, in the absence of proof, refuses to buy into man-made superstition. So, faith aside, I’m curious to hear from the theist view – all things being equal – is there any possible conceivable evidence that would make you step back and reevaluate your faith?
Look forward to reading responses 🙂