Okay but be honest. There have been MANY claims made by people about the supernatural that had affected the natural world and you STILL have yet to believe.
Sure, there have been unfounded, unproven claims that the supernatural has occured, just like there have been claims of alien abductions, Big Foot sightings and Elvis still lives. You can make claims until the cows come home, but the tough part is actually proving that your claims really happened. Not just proving the claim itself, but proving the source of the claim is supernatural.
So its kind of a “switch around” a claim is made that god exists and you want proof that effects the natural world BUT when a claim is made that the natural world was effected because of god, you then question if god was the cause or not is that not a bit incoherent? Feel free to correct yourself if you think you made a mistake in your wording unless of course the real issue is admitting that God is a very rational explanation given certain scenarios :0)
Of course I question the cause, why would you not? If someone claims their cancer was cured because they prayed to God, why on earth would I take that at their word? You cannot attribute actions to a being that you still have not proved even exists. You have this weird idea that saying something strange happened is proof of your God, but it's not, it's just another claim. The assertion God exists is a claim that needs to be proved. The assertion that your God cured your cancer is not proof, it's another claim that needs to be proved. There are many ways in which cancer can be cured that are explained by the natural world, so why would I assume a supernatural explanation for something that has a natural one? When you see a paper on your doorstep, do you assume aliens beamed it there, or that a paperboy placed it there early in the morning? When natural explanations exist, you do not assume a supernatural one.
But as for your dragon,
I am not totally sure how others have answered this but it appears to be some kind of trump card and depending on what we are talking about, it actually is. But here is the thing.
I personally would have some stipulations for believing this thing exists and they would be hardly different than what I use to believe in the God that I follow.
The claim is very simple, I have an invisible dragon living in my garage. I have several friend who were verify his existence, but even though you cannot see, touch, hear or smell my dragon, we all know he exists because we really, really believe it and feel his presence in our hearts. Is this claim enough to make you believe me, or would you need something else?
Next, you have listed several pieces of evidence that make you believe that your specific God of your specific sect of Christianity exists. For evidence to be considered valid it must represent the BEST possible explanation of the claim you're trying to prove. In this case, you're attempting to use these events to prove the existence of an invisible, supernatural, universe creating entity specific to your sect of Christianity. So, let's go through them one at a time and see if an invisible, supernatural, universe creating entity specific to your sect of Christianity is the BEST explanation for them. We need to first determine if there are any natural explanations for them before assuming a supernatural one.
I find this claim dubious because I think you are exaggerating. Are you literally saying that every single thing you have ever prayed for has come true immediately, or are you simply saying some of the things you've prayed about have sometimes eventually come about? This claim would be very simple to test scientifically. You would simply need to pray for something in private, telling no one else of your prayer. It would need to be something that could not happen naturally or at least is very unlikely to happen. Then we simply sit back and see if your prayers are answered. The problem is, this test has never passed scientific scrutiny, so are you claiming that your prayers are different from everyone else and your God answers them all? Until I have more information about your prayers, it's hard to comment much on them, but unless you're claiming that things you've prayed for have literally materialized out of thin air, there is clearly a natural explanation for good things happening to you.
filling me with his spirit
So, you're saying your religion makes you feel really, really good inside. Your beliefs give you a euphoria and you have no doubt that God exists and blesses you. Firstly, how do you explain the billions of other people with thousands of different, sometimes contradictory beliefs to yours, who make these same claims and use them as proof of their God? Are they lying, or are you? Clearly you cannot all be correct, but you can all be wrong. A Muslim will make this exact claim as you and be just as certain that his feeling come from Allah. Why do you disregard his God claim? What makes his claims less believable than yours? You both come to the table with the same amount of evidence, so who should I believe and why? Even if this was evidence of a supernatural entity, clearly it cannot be evidence of your specific Christian God.
Secondly, science already has an explanation for this phenomenon. It's well understood, well studied and accepted as a common experience from the brain. It doesn't mean you're crazy, stupid or weird, it just means it's extremely easy to convince yourself of things that aren't real.
So, with this in mind, would I trust proven science that has established testable, repeatable empirical evidence, or would I trust baseless assertions of a supernatural entity? You yourself trust the real world, natural explanations for claims outside of your religion every single day. There is no good reason to make an excuse for that kind of logical thinking in this case.
being led by the spirit
So, by this I assume you mean those euphoric feelings in your brain cause you to perform actions that you are convinced are instructions by your God? This is not evidence, it's another claim. The claim is that your God leads you through some magical force you call "the holy spirit". So, prove it. You cannot prove one extraordinary claim by simply making another extraordinary claim. Every claim must stand or fall on the merits of is own EVIDENCE. Giving us dozens, or even hundreds of pieces of unprovable "evidence" does not suddenly equal one piece of solid, provable evidence.
First, we need to confirm what your meaning of the word "miracle" is. To me, a true miracle would be an event that cannot be explained by natural means. Something that would be so rare as to be practically impossible. For instance, someone's cancer suddenly being cured would not be a miracle. Cancer goes into remission all the time for various reasons. Someone growing a limb would be a miracle.
Second, for such a miracle to be truly confirmed, it would need to be tested under laboratory conditions in order to eliminate all possible natural explanations. My guess is that you witnessed something you couldn't explain and considered it a miracle. This is simply an argument from ignorance. You don't know for sure what you saw and are simply trusting other people that everything happened as you think it did. Again, you need to prove that your specific God of your specific sect of Christianity was the cause of such a miracle, which you haven't done.
People of all religions claim miracles are performed by their Gods. Are they lying or are you? Again, you cannot all be right, but you can all be wrong. Even if you prove a miraculous event occurred, how do you prove it was your God and not Allah, or the Flying Spaghetti Monster, or aliens from another dimension? The answer is, you can't and until you can, this is not evidence of your specific God.
literally seeing lives changed
This is by far the weakest of your "evidence" and I think you must know it too. So, you've seen people whose lives were crap take on your religion and turn their lives around? Again, people do this with every religion as well as no religion, so how is this an example of evidence of your specific God? Is there anything your God does that everyone else's God doesn't also do?
the constant confirmation that his spirit is dwelling inside
Yes, it's called confirmation bias. You're convinced that your God exists and your religion is the true one so you are constantly reaffirming this belief. I hate to keep beating this drum, but how do you explain all other theists who make this same claim? What further evidence to you bring to the table to prove the source is your God that these other theists don't have?
and remembering the very day and location of when it happened
Yes, of course you remember the day and location of an important day in your life. I still remember October 21st 1995 as the day of my baptism, which at the time was an important day to me. Most people remember dates and locations of important events, this is not even close to proof of the supernatural.
My friend if your dragon had performed similar things in your life that you cannot deny you saw, then you are NOT an atheists/naturalist based on this claim.
Sure, my dragon is awesome, he performs great feats all the time. Might I say though that believing in a dragon does not make me less of an atheist. Atheism is the disbelief of God claims, not dragon claims.
You can reject it in the end but you know what happened and who am I to say your mistaken, lying or delusional? What I am lacking is NOT evidence but rather experience of your dragon..which is really the biggest issue in all this..
Sure, you're lacking an experience of my dragon. So, what you're saying, is you need evidence of my dragon's existence before believing in him. However, if the standard of evidence for believing in my dragon is simply the kind of stuff you outlined above, your standards are weak and could be met for any claim ever.
NOW. Lets say there are also certain conditions and requirements like sincerity, honesty, openness as opposed to hard heartedness, scoffing and slandering. What if your dragon resists the proud and promises to show himself forth to them that truly cares to give him the chance?
So, possessing qualities that practically every human possesses would be evidence to you? Your proof of the supernatural is that your entity matches your morality? That's pretty weak and certainly not evidence of the supernatural.
Remember we are dealing with an intelligent being and if you say that being is living in your garage then tell me where you live!
Yes, clearly this is just an example, so let's assume you know where I live and could come to my garage and see the nothingness in it. In fact, let's assume my dragon is standing right next to you now, do you believe he's really there?
So yes depending on what we are discussing your dragon argument is a little hard to get around but if you tell me he holds those kinds of descriptions then I would begin to think there is more in your garage then your imagination…
So, if I make a bunch of unfounded claims about the dragon that I cannot prove, you will believe it? Then sure, he possesses all that stuff you said above.