If a complete stranger came up to me and told me they had met an alien i would talk to them. I would cross examine them and find out the context, the reliablity of the witness and his/her background. If i accepted that they were sane, healthy, and honest, then I would accpet any tale they told me as probably true. It has nothing to do with god being in the mix.
This could be the same for a ghost, poltergeist, alien etc. My dad once met something he described as a yowie in the australiana bush. it errified him and the teenage friend he was with at the time. He described it clearly despite over 60 years having passed and the description matched other sightings of a similar creature in the Australian bush. I believe he and his friend saw something inexplicable and described it accurately.
It is realtively easy using questions, and reality checkers, to ascertain from a physical description and conversation whether something observed was more likely real, or an hallucination etc.
There is no scientific evidence to show God isnt real.
People see what they want to see despite atheism not being safe.
Edited by Mr Right Wing, 06 December 2012 - 12:10 PM.