I'm not sure how similar this thread is to Bananas', about a person who does the exact same things that Jesus did back in his day. If this thread is too similar to Bananas' then I appologize (I personally only skimmed through it). This thread, I hope, will be focusing on the hypothetical idea of God revealing himself to mankind in different ways, and whether or not you will acknowledge/realize that this indeed is God. In the tanach (I cannot vouche for what is written in the NT) we say many times that God spoke to prophets via a dream-like state, Moses being the only one who could be awake to converse with him. If God were to reveal himself in your dreams, giving you an explicit vision concerning the existance of God, leaving you in no doubt in the dream that that was God. In your waking state would you toss this dream as just another dream or would it have some kind of impact on you? If God were to perform miracles, by your own request in front of your very eyes, would the skeptics among you, toss them aside and declare that there must be an explaination for whatever he did, and assume it is just another optical illusion/trick/etc? If the answer to such a question is yes, that you will be skeptical and you will not be able to accept the revealance of God in any way, then the only conclusion I can come to is - that is the reason God doesn't reveal himself to mankind this day and age. There will be too many skeptics even when he does reveal himself. So I cannot fathom why those who are skeptic, keep saying they want proof. The way I see it, even if they had proof infront of their very own eyes they still will not believe!