Argument from Religious Experience


An argument from religious experience seeks use certain experiences of individuals to provide weight to the hypothesis that God exists. There are several important considerations, however:

  1. Many people from different religious backgrounds make claims to religious experience
  2. An individual’s experience cannot examined by others

These two facts make these types of arguments difficult for general use. However, if the person making the claim is trustworthy and level-headed, a person might be persuaded that their claims are relevant. But any such arguments rely totally upon the trustworthiness of the person making the claim.