These questions are directed at Christians but feel free to put your $0.02 in even if you aren't.
My argument consists of the following...
Premise 1 - God listens to, but does not necessarily act on, all prayer
Premise 2 - God acts on prayer as long as it is in accordance with his will
Premise 3 - It is God's will that everyone go to heaven and that no one go to hell
Premise 4 - The only way to heaven is to accept Jesus as your lord and saviour
Therefore, if a Christian was to pray for god to give them the words that would convince an atheist to become a Christian, god would have to supply those words to them. To not do so would violate one or more of the above premises & be in contradiction to 2 millennia of Christian doctrine.
Does anyone disagree so far? If so, please point out where you believe I have gone wrong.
However, if you agree, we're just about there. Now, to all the Christians, I propose an experiment...
I want you to pray to god right now to give you the words that will convince me to become a Christian. Then I want you to type those words in as your answer.
Assuming my logic is sound to this point, and I believe that it is, I will either become a believer or I will continue to be an atheist.
In the case of the former, it would not prove the existence of god but I believe that it could be considered as evidence towards that end.
In the case of the latter, however, I believe I will have just disproven the existence of god.
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