From Christian apologist James Bishop’s Blog, under the post title: “How to Defeat Modern Day Atheism With Three Easy Questions”:
Question 1: What would you count as “actual, credible, real world evidence for God?” If the atheist refuses to answer, he/she will be exposed as Hiding the Goalpost, demonstrating the inherent intellectual dishonesty in such a demand. If the atheist finally answers, there is a very, very high likelihood he/she will cite some dramatic, miraculous, sensational demonstration of God’s power.
Question 1: What would you count as “actual, credible, real world evidence for God?”
Answer 1: First we need to ask the Christian to be more specific. Is he (or she) asking what evidence we would count as actual, credible, and real world for the existence of a CREATOR God, or, is he asking us for actual, credible, real world evidence for HIS god, Yahweh/Lord Jesus?
For the first question regarding the existence of a Creator, I suggest that we defer to the expertise of cosmologists, physicists, and other scientists who are currently studying the origin of the universe. And what is the conclusion of these experts? Answer: There is insufficient data to make a consensus opinion at this time. In other words, the evidence available could indicate the existence of an Intelligent Creator, but it might not. The experts can’t say for sure at this time. I suggest that we non-experts adopt the same attitude. Let’s not rule out the possibility of a Creator, but let’s not assume his/her/or its existence either. Let’s wait for more evidence.
Now, what about the second question, the existence of Yahweh/Lord Jesus?
Christians claim that Yahweh/Lord Jesus is a real being, however, they also claim that, currently at least, he is not visible to the human eye. He is INVISIBLE. Now, who do we turn to for expert opinion on invisible entities. Answer: Scientists! Scientists will tell us that many entities exist which are not visible to the human eye. They can give us evidence for their belief in such entities.
Have scientists discovered any evidence for the existence of invisible BEINGS? Answer: No.
When scientists detect evidence for the presence of invisible beings, then we non-theists will take seriously the possible existence of Yahweh/Lord Jesus. Until then, we will reject any attempt based on subjective feelings, perceptions, and the reliability of ancient religious texts to convince us of Yahweh/Lord Jesus’ existence.
So you see, we skeptics are being very consistent in our world view. We believe in invisible protons, quarks, and oxygen molecules because scientific experts have discovered these entities using the Scientific Method, the most reliable method to date for evaluating universal truth claims. Scientists have NOT discovered any such evidence for the existence of invisible fairies, goblins, devils, or gods. When they do, please let us know! We will be all ears.