If we expect to prove the existence or non-existence of a supernatural God that displays the superlative traits of a true God –It doesn’t even have to be all five. I will concede the trait of Perfection as it, among the other four, would seem redundant, but I will insist on the other four; Omnipotence; Omniscience; Omni-benevolence; and Omnipresence.—, we must find a way to test the supernatural theory:
1. The test must be live-streamed around the world.
2. I am to be legally exonerated of any crime as I did not make the supernatural claim but I will be ecstatic to administer the test. I will probably have trouble keeping a straight face when it doesn’t work as I find anyone who would volunteer for this insanity to be stupid enough that they deserve their fate and the world will be a better place without them.
3. Sufficient doctors must be on hand to confirm death of subjects.
4. Doctors must be removed, forcibly, if necessary, if they try to revive the subjects.
5. We will require a transparent chamber which can be completely sealed.
6. We will require 10-15 human volunteers who have professed their faith in a living God with the ability to restore life, who keeps his word to answer the prayers of those with even the faith of a mustard seed.
7. The volunteers will be given a chance to opt out at the last minute.
8. The world audience must be warned that what they are about to witness will be the most PTSD inducing spectacle they will ever see, or, on the other hand, the most awe inspiring faith affirming event ever.
Here is the procedure for the test of Burden of Proof:
1. The tank or chamber must be large enough to comfortably allow at least 20 adults to sit or stand.
2. The tank or chamber must not only be sealed and airtight, but must be soundproof as the audience will be traumatized enough watching the faces of the volunteers as death nears without having to hear the final screams, gurgles and gasps as the gasses begin to work.
3. The test subjects will be led to the chamber but before entering will be given the option to stop this insanity. Those who decide to continue on will be allowed to enter the chamber and get comfortable.
4. At this point, the procedure will be reinforced to the subjects and they will be given one more chance to opt out. Enough of them will continue to make this a certifiable proof event because, in my opinion, anyone choosing to continue on is certifiable, themselves.
5. Deadly gasses will be forced into the chamber and all Oxygen, Nitrogen, Hydrogen will be evacuated.
6. Once it is apparent that there is no life left in the volunteers, about 20-30 minutes, the chambers will be vented and the doctors will be sent in to evaluate the status of the test subjects.
7. Once the doctors have pronounced all of the test subjects the subjects will be thrown out, willy-nilly on a large tarp on the floor outside the chamber. Not to worry, God will fix everything. Won’t he?
8. After another 20 minutes to observe this pile of flesh to insure that no life sparks yet in any of them, large prayer groups around the world will join hands and will faithfully pray to their deities to restore the gift of life to these, the FAITHFUL followers of the various Gods. Raise them up as Jesus did calling out to Lazarus and the daughter of the ruler who had FAITH! Matt 9:18-26
John 14:13, 14 “And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
“If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.”
When, after a couple of hours, the rigueur of death begin to set in it would probably be a good idea to call it a ‘wrap’, but some folks are going to say that God can raise them up even after they start to rot, so cover them and keep praying. Better idea would be to bury them without embalming and let God just open their caskets for them when he decides to prove his power.
I promise you this, if those volunteers suddenly erupt from their graves and face me unblemished by death; I will fall to my knees and become the most pious of all Christians! But I don’t mean just one. If he is a real God and not just some sleight-of-hand trickster, they will all come forth and proclaim his power to the Earth!
Can anything be fairer than that?