If the god of the bible existed
Could I really perceive Him as true?
When I see all His qualities listed
Is that something that mortals can do?
Can I tell that a god is omniscient
As opposed to just smarter than me?
Could He just be some guy who’s efficient
And can google or wiki to see?
Can I know He’s omnipotent, truly?
And not merely a really strong guy?
Do I think him immortal unduly,
If He’s still hanging ‘round when I die?
All His qualities pass comprehension
They exceed what a man may perceive
Yet the truth, that I hardly need mention,
Is that billions and billions believe.
In some of yesterday’s arguing, it became quite clear that there are different standards for knowing stuff for science and religion. It’s amusing, really, that things we can observe and agree upon, we admit we have uncertainty about, and express our observations in terms of probability levels. But for one particular construct, the characteristics of which are beyond our ability to measure, there is no uncertainty at all. It is known as a fact that god exists, and has particular characteristics. It might be a bit annoying that these certain known facts, these universal constants, vary from believer to believer… but at least they know them to be true.