Lately, i've been contemplating the mysterious doctrine or belief that many religiously inclined theists have called revelation. It is through this revelation from a god, defined in a certain rational or un-paradoxical way, that many ideas or reality specific conclusions may be presented without literal involvement or experience. I myself do not hold this doctrine, i'm an atheist or an agnostic if any have quarrels with the way many atheists define atheism as being the lack of belief in a god, but in what way could we attain knowledge of how this reality came to be seeing as i clearly have no knowledge of it.
Its not like I know how this reality (Or universe depending on how you define it) came to be because I created it and remember what I did, how I did it, Why, for what reasons, etc. I cannot affirm any greater knowledge on the subject on the same stiff ground as declaring that there is a red cup in front of me. It may be outside my mind or only inside it or I might be in the matrix and so forth. But the statement, "there is a red cup as I define 'red' and 'cup' tautologically through my own experiences at this moment" is in some sense absolute and without disagreement; course this may be because it is a vague statement but it gets the point across.
I don't know how many times i've witnessed an atheist and theist arguing for or against many of the classical or more modern god centered philosophical arguments, whether they hold water or not, they seem to be useless at first and last sight as we do not know how anything truly came to be. Your guess may be more educated or better concluded than mine but we may never know.
Hope this was not to long winded, first time posting here and really thinking more philosophically than logically positivistic.