Q. How do we know God is real?
A. Perhaps we are born with that Gnosis and most of us lose it and have to take a journey to re-find it. Or perhaps the knowledge comes via faith. Or, perhaps it is different for each of us. Or perhaps we actually have to go down into the pit of suffering in order to reach the absolute knowledge of that higher power. Or perhaps… .
Or perhaps our minds just think thoughts like, “God is real”, and that’s where it stays.
And there is a time when we Just Know It. That’s the essence of the gnosis word, anyway.
Direct knowing. No mechanism for the knowing. It just is.