It could also be an enemy country who wants to take

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way to make people do what you want than to pretend that you’re their god. It could also be an enemy country who wants to take over the world, all they would need is superior technology. Just like the ancient Aztecs who though the conquistadors were gods because they possessed technology (guns, ammunition, big horses) that the Aztecs had never seen before however, the most plausible reason that God showed himself is that it was not God at all but rather it was the devil. If the devil ever wanted to take over the world or cause mayhem and chaos all over the world the absolute best way to do this would be to pretend you’re God. Besides those reasons as to why God would show himself one must also consider the fact that God would never show himself because if he did it would ruin our freedom and it would ruin his only way to judge our true moral character. Not only can big miracles not prove the existence of God but small miracles, only happening to or witnessed by a small number of people cannot prove the existence of God. A good example of a small miracle is the Milk Miracle of the Hindu religion where one of their god’s statues “awoke” and drank some milk. Along with the aforementioned miracle we have all of the miracles written about in the old testament, new testament, Islamic religious texts, and the book of Mormonism. The average response when someone tells you that they heard or saw a miracle is disbelief and then laughter however, somehow people subscribe willingly and without question to the miracles of their own faith. Plain and simple no one knows for sure that any of the miracles in all of the worlds religious texts didn’t happen but we also don’t know they did happen. This state of
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knowing/unknowing at the same time is exactly what God wants. When you’re not sure is when you’re truly free to show your true moral character. This concept of needing doubt or uncertainty to judge ones moral fortitude can be seen in many terrestrial examples. For instance, when someone is driving on the freeway and they see a cop behind them they will never speed. This is why the police departments began to use motorcycle cops,
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  • Spring '07
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  • Philosophy, true moral character, Temptation of Christ

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