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I was asked whether it was fair to dismiss God due to a lack of evidence, whilst being unfairly open to the idea of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe with an equally empty portfolio of facts backing it up.
God has more responsibility to let himself be known than any alien race. Of course God does! There is a reason why we have insufficient evidence for aliens, there’s light years between us and habitable planets.
There is also a another huge factor to take into consideration, aliens do not claim to love us and answer our prayers, meaning much more justification in failing to contact us. If they are indeed present, it doesn’t mean they have the technology to prove it.
They aren’t boasting that they do.
Why do we struggle to find evidence for a God that does claim all of this?
No one should be stating with full conviction that we are not alone. Unless the conspiracies are true and a select few have indeed been in direct contact.
However unlike religious people, I’m open to the idea of aliens yet I won’t be getting down on my knees and worshipping them every Sunday or praying to them before a meal.
A belief in alien life is being open to the idea of it without changing lifestyle, whereas a belief in God has just as much evidence, but many people change their lives to work around it despite no evidence.
That, is the the difference.