Are religious experiences real?
And do they prove that God exist?
Firstly, I am not sure that religious experiences are real and I'm not sure that they are evidence of God because currently science hasn't got an explanation of it. But, I am confident to declare that I agree with this, but I also disagree.
The philosopher Immanuel Kant said that it was impossible for a physical human being to experience a non-physical God.
I agree with this because it makes sense that it was impossible for a physical human being to experience a non-physical God like how, for example, a box can't experience us and talk with us. However, in the bible, they described that Jesus was a part of God and/or a part of the trinity, so when Jesus was human he came down to earth and talked to humans and this means that we can experience God.
It is impossible to prove or disprove whether they are genuine - because the experience is private to the person
I agree with this because if my sister is thinking about food even if I am sitting next to her I don't know that she is thinking, I could guess, but I don't know the exact thing she is thinking. However, what we think does not change the reality, for example, I think that the apple is big but my sister think it is small but no matter what we think the apple is going to remain that big. And sometimes we don't even know that if what we think is true.
Religious experiences cannot be genuine because people in every religion believe they experience their gods
Religious experiences cannot be genuine because people in every religion believe they experience their gods. There are so many gods that if they all exist it will not fit logical common sense. However, God could exist in all kinds of ways and they could change into your most familiar form, for example: for a Chinese person, God could change into a Chinese God...because such as: even though we are very different from an apple, we are all made from cells or molecules so even though gods could be very different, they could all come/made from the same thing.
You should believe the person who has had the experience unless you think that they are untrustworthy
I agree because I always tend to believe what my mom says and if she says that she had a religious experience I would be very likely to believe her. However, we might not always believe a trustworthy person because all trust has a limit, for example, you would not believe that a person(even if she is your mom) is always right, therefore, if we know that someone we trust is lying we could hesitate before we come to a conclusion but we will definitely not believe what they say.
It is more likely that they are hallucinations caused by drugs or illnesses then they are experiences of God.
I agree with this because It is scientific and it is the explanation most likely to be true or backed up with evidence. However, I think that there is always a possibility that God exists or we just haven't experienced God yet.