But just 'cuz you tell me to doesn't mean that I will. My unwillingness to do it doesn't mean that I don't exist, or that I don't have that skill.
I think I can prove God doesn't exist... I've discussed it with religious people who insisted on being a pain in my ass and wouldn't take "let's not discuss this" for an answer, and I've left a few of 'em in a major crisis of faith. One lady pitched her Bible in the garbage, right in front of me. (I fished it out 'cuz it was a Catholic Bible and I didn't have one of those ). But ya can't do it with something as quick and easy as the mango trick. And you shouldn't even try to do it to anyone who's not trying to use their beliefs as a weapon against you. Don't try to take anything away from someone that's a help to them and that's not being used to hurt you.
People here may disagree on things based on their religious beliefs, but they can't try to harm you with 'em via a message board. So, no need for mango-challenges. Everybody should believe what they want.
My point, Zwolf, is that it's all talk, but when one single action is demanded as proof, nothing happens.
All the "proofs" in the Bible are just more endless words and talk. There are reams of claims of miracles and proof.
All I'm saying is, "Okay, well, let's see one. I'm waiting. Where's my mango?"
I don't agree with the assertion that people are entitled to their beliefs. The Catholic church, for one, is a huge, powerful organisation whose powers extend far beyond mere words. In some countries people are held hostage to those beliefs, in such areas as birth control, abortion, marriage, divorce, and so on. Those infringements are infringements of civil liberties.
Those infringements stem from people's beliefs.