Not too long ago a catchphrase in the office was, “know that you know”, meaning be certain of what you say and what you have done.
What I know that I know about God is nothing…absolutely nothing. In our religion we can become flippant with throwing around the words, “I know”; when in truth we don’t know anything, not in the true sense of the word. We think, we prefer, we assume, we lean toward, we have a tendency, we consider, we propose, we perceive, we infer, we consider our emotions, but we do not know. And just like us, atheists don’t know either. Like us they think, prefer, assume, consider, perceive, agree and infer.
For me to know, absolutely know, with certainty and without doubt, God would have to visibly appear before me and announce himself to be the Supreme Being, creator of all that is. Even so, with my doubting mind I admit that afterwards I would start questioning if what I saw was a vision, illusion, hallucination or actual occurrence. The only thing certain about believing in God is that nothing is certain, seemingly by design.
There are some who at this point will say, “See you know the truth, there is nothing that proves God.” I may not be able to experience God through my physical senses, but it doesn’t change my tendency to believe that he exists. My intrinsic sense is that there is more than what the physical senses can experience or scientific theory can explain. There is that which is unknown and elusive, perhaps designed or intended to be the mystery which calls upon the conscious and unconscious mind to search out.
I don’t know that I know that God exists, but equally there is nothing that tells me that he absolutely does not exist. When the mind is uncertain, the heart leads. My inner self tells me that something beyond what my finite mind can understand “is”.