Before I ask my question, I want to give you some background as to who I am. I was raised Protestant Christian. When I was about 13 I became a Bible believing fundamentalist Christian. I spent many years struggling over the question of how to be saved. The Bible seemed to contradict itself in the matter. Finally I decided I was going to believe I was going to heaven regardless of how I prayed, believed or acted otherwise I was going to go insane trying to figure it out. Over the years I began to fall away from the faith, doubting the inerrancy of the Bible. It has gotten to the point where I cannot continue to call myself a Christian. I just got done reading Richard Carriers book On the historicity of Jesus. I am pretty much a mythicist now. I am still however very socially conservative but I tend to stay out of politics preferring not to vote. I have Aspergers and Bipolar and take medication. And yes, I have been locked in a mental institution several times. If you think I am crazy, thats ok. I am more of an agnostic and freethinker. I don’t really buy into molecules to man evolution but I don’t really know how we got here either. From reading several NDE’s I believe we will all be greeted by a loving light sooner or later after death. Is that God? I don’t know.
Now for the question. Since we can’t determine whether or not God exists or some have determined he doesn’t, what then does exist? What is existence? Does life exist? How about thoughts. dreams. emotions, consciousness, free will, love, time or even the computer you are using, how do you know they exist? Is it inherently obvious that they exist? Does one need proof, if so what kind of proof? If we can answer these kinds of questions It would go a long way in helping us get grounded in reality and give us some sliver of hope in determining wether or not a god exists that is of course if we can even define who or what God is.