Thursday, May 16, 2013

What would physical proof of God look like?

Would would it be like to physically prove that there is a God? It seems to me that whatever appeared to us physically, we could draw the conclusion that whatever it is, it isn't God? It would, for example, have to occupy space, but God is not supposed to be a being with a location. 


Zach said...

Jesus occupied space.

finney said...

But even Jesus was not sufficient proof for the masses.

Dan Gillson said...

Isn't the view that God can't occupy space biblically ignorant? Cf. Moses seeing the backside of God on the mountain top, or God residing in the tabernacle, or as Zach says, the existence of Jesus Christ. In some instances, it may even be theologically ignorant: many Catholics and Lutherans claim, the real presence of Christ is in the wafer and wine.

goliah said...

How about this, quoting from a review of The Final Freedoms:

"this new teaching is predicated upon a precise, predefined, and predictable direct experience of transcendent omnipotence"

"that confirms divine will, law, command and covenant, which at the same time, realigns our flawed human moral compass with the Divine, "correcting human nature by a change in natural law, altering biology, consciousness and human ethical perception beyond all natural evolutionary boundaries."

And it's on the web. Check out what could be a history changing development at

John W. Loftus said...

No one I know of is asking for physical proof of God. What we are asking for is physical proof that he has acted in history. And you have already linked to what I said on that.

David B Marshall said...

Victor: I just posted a "new" argument for God, which I call TACT: Theistic Argument from Cultural Trancendence:

It's not physical evidence, but then, I don't believe the words "physical" and "proof" belong in the same sentence, anyway.

I'd be interested to know what you think -- more Chesterton than Lewis, however.