Can religious experience show that God probably ex
intro- Discuss Swinburne's Principle of Credulity, counter and other factors that could prove religious experience to be false.
para 1- (+) Swinburne's Principle of Credulity. If we experience X it is reasonable to assume that X is present as we go about the world throught experiences. This means if we experience God it is reasonable to assume God then exists.
para 2- (-) Martin says that if an atheist experiences a Godless world then it is then reasonable to assume that we do in fact live in a Godless world.
para 3- (-) Other reasons to suggest that religious experiences can be false for example the use of drugs, Persinger's God helmet, link between Temporal Lobe Epilepsy and religious experience established by Ramachandran (Galvanic Skin Response test).
conc- many people have religious experiences and a majority may be lying, or induced by drugs, etc. but even if just one experience was true, that would be some sort of evidence towards the exixtence of God. However, trying to prove the existence of God isn't what faith is about.