It would really put this site on the map if we could prove or disprove the existence of God here once and for all. We'll all get on Larry King. We could write a book together. It would be great.
Honestly, though, there have been people far more educated, intelligent, spiritual, scientific, and dedicated than us who have debated this for thousand of years with no conclusion. Still, we just can't help ourselve, can we? I sure can't, so here it goes.
The following statement:
That which can be claimed with no evidence can be dismissed with no evidence.
is self contadictory for the purpos of proving God. If you are saying that there is not evidence to support a hypothesis, that hypothesis is proven false. Okay fine.
I say "There is a God."
You say "Prove it."
I can't, so I'm wrong
But, you say "There is no God."
I say "Prove it."
You can't, so your wrong.
Simply not being able to see or feel God does not prove that he isn't there. From a scientific point of view, if you consider all that we know about the universe, it is only a small percentage of what there is still to learn. Introduce quantum mechanics into the mix and we get alternate dimension to worry about as well. If God did, in fact, create all this, do you think he wouldn't be able to hide from us if he wanted to? Or reveal Himself to us as he chooses. Do you think we could hunt down God and corner him? Many religions provide valid explanations as to why God would want to hide himself from our physical eyes.
But to say that there is no evidence for God is untrue. First, we must define evidence. Many sources may say that evidence and proof are the same thing, but evidence my also mean "that which may cause one to believe something."
For instance, because I found the bloody knife in your car doesn't prove that you killed her. The killer may have put it there, but it will still be evidence in the court of law and lead the jury to believe, beyond reasonable doubt, that you did it.
In the same way, there are many evidences of God. The idea that an infinitely complex universe exists suggests that someone had to design it. The fact that many physically separated people groups independently developed various religions that all preach the same basic principals of goodness would suggest that there is an attainable spiritual influence present in our world. (I have personally experience God in a way that leaves me without doubt, but I don't expect you to take my word for it.
These points may be debated and are certainly not proof of God, but they are evidence as they would suggest the possibility of God.
In the same way there is no proof that God doesn't exist. As explained above, not being able to see or touch him is not proof enough. Evolution or the Big Bang, to me, only suggest a more elaborate and dramatic method of creation.
It is beneficial to all to keep these debates going, unfortunately they usually end up in insulting remarks. So...should I post this? Oh, why not?