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I have been debating this guy online and we are stuck on 2 questions and whether they are different from a language perspective:

Question 1:

Does God Exist?

Question 2:

Do you believe god exists?

He says they are asking the same thing.

I on the other hand say they have 2 different subjects and 2 different actions>

Question 1: the subject is God and he action is existing>

Question 2: the subject is you and the action is believing.


who is right?

Answer
1) Does God Exist?

That is asking a general question requiring proof to back up the answer either way.........


2) Do you believe god exists?

That is a personal belief and would not require any proof because beliefs and faith are like opinions or likes and dislikes- no proof is demanded of a belief.......

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