What reason is there to believe in god?
Here are but a few: http://bit.ly/16XQMKY
Lack of Proof. Take away your Holy Book and you have nothing... We can write a bunch of BS, and Hundreds of years from now your ancestors will believe that.
It's coincidence. Faith healing's are scams.
Answered prayers? Seriously. If someone asked for something in a prayer and it happened, its pure coincidence. There is no science behind religion or prayer.
Huh? Like bogus faith healings, which are all a scam?
I don't see any reason that a god needs to be evoked to answer any question. Also, every claim of a specific god that I have heard that lends itself to be tested, is easily proven false.
These have been proven true: http://bit.ly/16XQMKY
because im not that stupid
scientific fact....<br />
what also puts me off is self righteous, smug christians...
Maranatha, it's no use trying. You should have known better to ask a question like this. Even the Bible is clear on this subject.
Yeah, I was the same way. I've watched a series called "The Atheist Experience" on youtube but after a while, it started getting repetitive. In the end, they are God-haters who hate God without a cause because God never did anything to them. It's sad that the only thing standing between them and a spiritual relationship with God is themselves.
It's obvious man has made up gods goddesses and other-we don't accept Greek gods as real, don't even consider old Norse gods as possibly being true. In fact the list for gods runs into the thousands. They can't all be true, so we have seen devote worship and belief in imaginary gods. So what separates fantasy from reality? Well ob<x>jective evidence. Evidence that is not reliant on faith. And the ob<x>jective evidence for any god claim is something that has not been shown so far to exist. Why would I believe in a god claim?
Why would i believe in any of them if not one have actually been proven to exist?
We know the history of where God came from (the god El) and know that it is a human invention. God is not necessary as an explanation of anything. Sure he may exist, but it would just be a novel fluke if he did. Atheism is an obvious default.
I'm not one anymore but back when I was I measured everything on the basis of science and general knowledge. There are many things that can be explained through science and those that cant be dont exist. So yeah, I cant see, hear or touch God then how can he exist? All proofs of his existence are just writings of people.
Does that mean you don't believe in the electromagnetic force, air, radio waves or radiation either?
Because I have yet to find any evidence that satisfies me. But interestingly, I always capitalize the word God even though I don't believe.<br />
I have yet to find much correlation between kindness to fellow humans and belief in a God.
I don't have evidence that there aren't fairies at the bottom of my garden either. However it doesn't seem likely since I have no direct experience of them, and nor does anyone I know. Direct experiences of God's existence? I don't have any of those either. And while there are people who claim that they have, I think there are usually simpler explanations. I have looked, and tried to understand - but can't find anything that is sensibly explained. So for me it doesn't work. Does that make it right? Yes for me, and perhaps no for others. I don't have any intent to tell anyone else what to do/believe. My beliefs and philosophy suit me.
Consider this-if their is no god, their will never be such direct iron clad evidence AGAINST such an existence. The existence of any god has not been proven, remember. What has been presented are claims that cannot be verified as being caused by a god.
@Dudley ** If you're looking for evidence that conforms to Scientism's materialistic philosophy you won't find any. Just as it is too inept to see the evil in raping a little girl to death or shooting up an elementary school full of innocent children, Scientism is maladroit at perceiving God's existence. Adjust your focus, though, and you'll be able to see what's always been right in front of you :)
I'm not an atheist,,but when one looks at what's happening in the horn of Africa,,It does make one wonder if he's sleeping.
That's not quite what i meant,,those people are starving because of the lack of rain,,nothing grows there any more.
In order for your conclusion to be rational you need to prove there is no good reason God might have for permitting suffering in the world. Can you?
I need to prove nothing at all,,and i didn't conclude anything,,i simply gave an opinion,,and i never follow links.
For me, it's just that the whole universe seems pretty f*cked up. People especially. I hope it wasn't designed.
The way people mistreat each other is precisely because it obviates God's loving guidance, not because of it: http://bit.ly/11EyvgO
Same reasons that we don't believe in unicorns and fairies and elves and wizards and dragons and a million other old fantasies invented by people over the centuries.
It's because we aren't children or retards.