Does God Exist?

Does God Exist?


This application helps you explore an age-old question, "Does God Exist?" It starts by asking you to consider what you mean by God, then presents a series of observations. You'll be asked to indicate how consistent each observation is with the existence and non-existence of God. In the end, the odds that God exists are computed.

Obviously, this application isn't likely to settle the debate, but it should provide food for thought and lively discussion. I've had Christians tell me the app promotes atheism and atheists tell me it promotes belief in God. However, the result is not predetermined nor is this app intended to expound one conclusion. Rather, it is designed to help you think about the issues.

After you've done a calculation, you can share the results via email, Google+, etc. (Facebook doesn't work, but that's Facebook's fault not mine.)

Some suggestions for use:
1. Facilitate discussions between believers and non-believers, to help understand differences.
2. Guide a discussion in an introductory philosophy class.
3. Conversation starter when you are sitting on an airplane or bus. (Ok, maybe not.)

Questions you can try to answer using the app:
1. Is an indifferent or evil God more probable than an all-powerful, loving God?
2. Is a God with limited power more probable than an all-powerful God?
3. How do your answers to the individual questions differ from those of a friend with different beliefs, and why?

Your suggestions for improving this app are welcome. Please use the "Email developer" link to send your suggestions.

Mathematical note: the app uses Bayes' theorem to perform the calculations, with a prior probability of 50%. Individual probabilities are restricted to the range 1% to 99% to prevent any single consideration from determining the outcome. Note that the reason that each observation has two questions is that we need these two responses to apply Bayes' theorem. If you are interested in Bayes theorem, check out my "Bayes Rule Calculations" app.

Permissions:
Internet access is needed to load ads.

Recent changes:
V2.9: Improved odds presentation.
V2.8: Rearranged items in list to roughly alternate between observations that are more and less friendly to the God hypothesis.
V2.7: Added "waning power" as an option for definition of God. Added indicator of progress (page number).
V2.6: Fixed bug that caused unintended reset of all inputs. Removed spurious warnings about not setting all inputs.
V2.4: Undid last changes due to problems on Android 4.3.
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About Does God Exist?
This application helps you explore an age-old question, "Does God Exist?" It starts by asking you to consider what you mean by God, then presents a series of observations. You'll be asked to indicate how consistent each observation is with the existence and non-existence of God. In the end, the odds that God exists are computed.

Obviously, this application isn't likely to settle the debate, but it should provide food for thought and lively discussion. I've had Christians tell me the app promotes atheism and atheists tell me it promotes belief in God. However, the result is not predetermined nor is this app intended to expound one conclusion. Rather, it is designed to help you think about the issues.

After you've done a calculation, you can share the results via email, Google+, etc. (Facebook doesn't work, but that's Facebook's fault not mine.)

Some suggestions for use:
1. Facilitate discussions between believers and non-believers, to help understand differences.
2. Guide a discussion in an introductory philosophy class.
3. Conversation starter when you are sitting on an airplane or bus. (Ok, maybe not.)

Questions you can try to answer using the app:
1. Is an indifferent or evil God more probable than an all-powerful, loving God?
2. Is a God with limited power more probable than an all-powerful God?
3. How do your answers to the individual questions differ from those of a friend with different beliefs, and why?

Your suggestions for improving this app are welcome. Please use the "Email developer" link to send your suggestions.

Mathematical note: the app uses Bayes' theorem to perform the calculations, with a prior probability of 50%. Individual probabilities are restricted to the range 1% to 99% to prevent any single consideration from determining the outcome. Note that the reason that each observation has two questions is that we need these two responses to apply Bayes' theorem. If you are interested in Bayes theorem, check out my "Bayes Rule Calculations" app.

Permissions:
Internet access is needed to load ads.

Recent changes:
V2.9: Improved odds presentation.
V2.8: Rearranged items in list to roughly alternate between observations that are more and less friendly to the God hypothesis.
V2.7: Added "waning power" as an option for definition of God. Added indicator of progress (page number).
V2.6: Fixed bug that caused unintended reset of all inputs. Removed spurious warnings about not setting all inputs.
V2.4: Undid last changes due to problems on Android 4.3.
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Apr 21, 2015
I love it So great
A Google User
Mar 13, 2015
Works The questions and texts are worded in such to be anti-god it seems. I could easily put in different facts that would get different responses more in tune to pro-God. Plus unless you actually have an real understanding of Christianity have open mind you couldn't accurately answer any of it truthfully.
A Google User
Feb 24, 2015
Great App....... I like it
A Google User
Feb 18, 2015
Very Helpful App I believe in God's existence, Humans may not have enough wit to challenge the question of the extent of His love and Powers, for the wisdom of man is unwise before God.....
A Google User
Feb 15, 2015
God is real Even though I an young child I know for a fact that God is real and he is still alive and is not dead. And if little children like me can obviously see that and u can't then something is wrong with you and your life and u should change it immediately before it is too late. Cause you never know when you're gonna die and see him face to face and by then it will be too late. And BTW I'm not ashamed of Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior. And neither should you be.☆Happy☆ ♡Valentine's♡ ☆Day☆. God loves you!!!😊
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