That really is what they all say, perhaps one or two speak truth, who knows. How is it close minded to say some people convince themselves god exists? I would have thought close minded would be to either say he must exist based on what these people say and ignore everything else or that he doesnt exist based on the millions that havnt felt anything. You dont need to 'fit in', whether you like it or not cultures have religious influence in them, i was influenced from a very young age because im in a christian country and if i desperately wanted to believe i may start to feel or experience things that arnt there, like if i desperately wanted to believe in ghosts the chances of me seeing one are likely to increase and i might happen to see one, but maybe spiritual would be a better word than religious in your case, would you feel better if we used that word? Of course, but i think you missed the point, if 500 random people around the world see a comet, but the millions of others dont(and they were all looking of course otherwise there would be a flaw here) does that mean it happened or not? Also there is evidence china exists, and you can even go there to prove it yourself if you so wished it, there isnt any evidence that god talks to you other than what you say, and if you speak truth then he clearly doesnt wish to talk to everyone so why persist in convincing us of anything to do with him? Surely whether we believe you or not doesnt matter if you are sure of your own feelings? In short you wont make anyone believe you based on an 'I've felt it and so have others' arguement, because theres nothing more to back it up, especially when millions dont feel it, or feel a different god, your testimony has no more weight than any of these others. If gods there, he aint talking to some people, and he's using a different voice with others.