Is it possible to search for God without first having an expected answer in mind?
Perhaps it’s simply how our minds work –we first have a hypothesis and then must test to see if it’s true. Through that testing we may not have a definitive answer but we have discovered something.
Whether a person of faith, atheist, or agnostic…is it even possible to continue to search for God in true objectivity? The atheists and agnostics will both claim that believers are the ones with a bias, and they are true third-party observers…but that’s not really the case.
Atheists have already decided that God doesn’t exist, making their search for answers more of a “prove me wrong” type of perspective.
Agnostics have already decided that the existence of God is unknowable, and so their bias would naturally prevent them from knowing God if God could be known.
And people of faith…well…you get the idea.
There is no truly unbiased approach in this sojourn for answers. Searching for God has to begin with even the slightest notion that God is there and able to be found; otherwise why would you embark on a quest to find nothing?
So, my atheist friend, would you dare to consider God’s existence in order to truly find out?