God: Good enough?
So, let's have ourselves a little thought experiment.
Let's say that a god, specifically one of the many versions of the Christian god, were to make itself appear and provide evidence that it did exist, and it did in fact create the universe. It then declares one particular branch of Christianity to be the correct one, and that all should follow its teachings, both in how you should live your life and what happens to you after you die. Of course, this could fall on a spectrum anywhere between actually following the transcribed word of Jesus and loving your neighbor with little to no mention of an afterlife, or the Westboro Baptist Church.
Would you worship that god? Whether or not that god demanded it?
At what point should we be morally obligated not to worship that god, but to instead collectively try to kill it?
Looking forward to reading your thoughts.
Interesting. If this God came and said He/She/It was the creator and we should act like Westboro Baptist Church I would REALLY question what this creature is. To act so selfish, evil and hateful towards others isn't the word of the God I would want to believe in. I think at that point I would question a great deal about what I've been believing in.
If God came and said to love thy neighbor, to do unto others as you would have them do unto you, to be charitable to your fellow man/woman, I would be more apt to listen and follow and try to learn.
I suppose that means I would follow the God I most wish to learn from.
I agree. If someone shows up claiming to be deity, I am already dismissive. If they then claim to support certain perspectives, I will weigh them against what I already believe to be correct perspectives. I think most people would be this way. Which means the answer to the question for most people is no. A god of this sort is not good enough in and of itself.
My faith is not in miracles.
Sufficiently advanced technology could be used to make it look like anything happened.
The God I believe in is The Supreme and Ultimate Reality.
If you understand what that means, it should be pretty obvious that denying God or even demanding evidnece is a wicked thing to do.
The unbelievers who are true skeptics? They probably aren't going to buy into any of these tricks either unless they are really dumb or scared.
The God I believe? The God I believe has already been revealed to me. The God I believe in is written on the hearts of all. Those who deny God are deaf, blind, and without understanding.