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Instead of trying to prove or disprove existence of a god, why don't we simply prove or disprove the relevance of a god's existence?

If it ain't relevant then we save ourselves the trouble of proving it or disproving it.

If it is proven to be relevant then okay, that's good, then we can at least feel good knowing it's going to be important. So my question is, why not do first things first? In other words why argue about something if we don't yet know whether it matters?

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Yes, but then, why does it matter if it matters?








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Living life loving

Good question. It is relevant to those who need it.
Back when I was a god damned Christian I had some very good arguments for the existence of a God. Such as Love. What is the evolutionary necessity of Love? Animals mate and breed just fine without it. But my fellow Christians didn't like that one because they didn't understand it either. It was the other Christians that drove me away. And I am thankful to science and philosophy for saving my soul (mind).

Relevance to what?

Do you find your existence relevant?

Maybe because this moment of clarity makes to much sense for religious types to accept. A sense of logic to something illogical is to much of a stretch to them.

Answering a question with a question: Once one has grown into an adult moves out and marries, becomes a parent and now has a family of his own. Does the existence of his own parents become relevant or
irrelevant ? Obviously relevant , because they existed before he did.

You seem too have some sincere questions. There is a Christian philosopher ,Ravi Zacharias, has some great stuff in this kinda field. He has several books but I watch him a lot on YouTube. The best answer I can give is that if my God is and if he is personal (as described in the Bible and my personal experiences) than I find it logical that he is extremely relevant. He would be the source of the universe, love, morality, and his word says he has a plan and purpose for me and a great love for me. I find it logical that if he is, he is relevant.

philosophy is an intricate, difficult, tough, confusing, complicated and at the same time interesting subject... in each theory there's an element of sophistication and refinement pumped in... these things cannot be understood without the help of a proper guide... one should have a guide compulsorily to know the crux or real essence of philosophy...

both the roads suggested by you lead to the same destination...

we for the life of me cannot prove anything about god, so we could just all agree that we don't know... wouldn't that just simplify things!

let me sum it up.........prayer does nothing, all outcomes are the same regardless of one's religious beliefs (non-beliefs)... miracles are the result for confirmation bias and wishful thinking, at proper it's a statistically rare event with natural explanations... personal accounts of god experiences and/or supernatural occurrences are always anecdotal... relevance?.........there's none...

Well of course God is relevant, it's a coping mechanism without which millions of people, if not more, would be too scared of the big bad world to walk out the door. Religion was invented to account for the unexplainable and to 'reveal' the unknown, to make it known as the unknown is frightening as it could just as easily be something harmful as it could be something good, and it is incredibly vast, so in order to not be overwhelmed by it and be able to live, God was invented to hide the unknown and create the illusion that the unknown is being managed by a higher being. God is a coping mechanism for those incapable or unwilling to handle reality.