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Subject: There is a God, a Creator Who created everything which exists and gave it purpose. Yes, there is lots of evil in this world, but that evil is perpetrated by Man, who has been given the free will to do whatever he pleases but was also instructed to do good, not evil, and will be held to account for that.
This how the debate started:
The fact is that you don’t know for sure, since you cannot verify it (you in fact can, which is what I did), so your conviction that there is no God is also nothing but a belief, a belief which does not make that much sense, since it entails believing that everything which exists has created itself somehow (even the Big Bang or the compacted energy which led to it; the fact is that if nothing existed but a single grain of sand, that would be all the proof you need, since if no one created it, it wouldn’t be there in the first place; there would be nothing at all)
The second chapter of the Quran, entitled The Cow, is more than enough for anyone to no longer have a single shred of doubt that there is in fact a Creator, that this could be the speech of none but Him, and that He is the One Who sent all the prophets of old, including Moses and Jesus, with the same core message.
Of course, anyone will always be free and able to deny it, since that is the essence of the free will we were given, but at least they will no longer doubt it.
As is quite obvious, I’m also available and willing to answer all questions, though I’ll be working so I might only answer after a good amount of hours.
Just as background info: I was born a Christian in Belgium to Belgian parents, obviously baptized, went to Catholic schools, did my first communion and confirmation, couldn’t believe in the God which they were telling me about by the age of 10, but still believed there had to be “something”, but then by the age of 14 became a convinced atheist. I used to love to debate “believers” to instill doubt in their faith, sometimes quite successfully, but then at 22 (so 18 years ago, still in Belgium) met a Muslim who actually had some knowledge and was in fact able to answer a lot of the questions I always had had before. After a while, I started to “believe” but did not want that, so I decided to convince both myself and him that there was no God and that his faith was nothing but fantasy and wishful thinking, so without telling him that I had started to doubt my atheism, I told him I wanted to read in the Quran for myself to see what it was. My intention was to find mistakes (just like I had in previous holy scriptures [those are only there cuz priests and rabbis changed them - there are lots of different bible versions with actual visible differences between them, and there is no original, but there’s only one Quran]) and that would be my proof.
Just read the second chapter of the Quran for yourself; you can easily find it online.
The Quran is the reason I believe God did send all the Prophets of old, including Moses and Jesus, as well as the Old and New Testament