Yes. That’s what it takes to convince me.
That would be you setting your conditions
For what I find persuasive, yes. Because I know myself and what convinces me. It would be really weird if I were to provide a set of conditions that would fail to convince me, don’t you think? At the very least I think I should be honest about what I would find convincing.
We all have conditions for what it would take to convince us. Either we feel compelled to believe or we don’t. Could you just choose to sincerely believe anything out of the blue? I don’t think so. I certainly can’t.
that you insist he comply with and effectively daring him.
If he wants me to believe he exists, yes. Entirely reasonable I might add. I’m not asking to have the red sea parted before my eyes (I’d find that convincing too, though, and Egyptian soldiers were treated to such a miracle despite their defiance).
It doesn’t work that way.
Of course it works like that. I am the sort of person who will be convinced that a person exist by the person show up and say hello. What I am convinced by is what I am convinced by, that is how it works. If that which it takes to convince me is not provided, then I will not become convinced.
That’s a condition for getting into paradise it seems to me. I have not asked for that. And it seems to call for unquestioning belief. I’m not capable of that. I could say the words, but I’d be lying.