I'm not an atheist but I do like the discussions in that group. Lots of non-atheists coming and arguing vehemently for thier views. I haven't seen that from the atheists when I browse the Christian and other religious groups. I recognize probably 10 or so screen names from each side that like a "spirited" debate- pardon the pun- and 3 or 4 from each that are a bit more than spirited.<br />
What I get from the atheist view for the most part, is not that they are trying to prove that god DOESN'T exist, but that bible quotes and associated histories don't qualify as PROOF of god for them. That is just my general observation of most of the arguments.
I think religion symbolizes hypocrisy, ignorance and oppression in a lot of people's minds. Instead of facing those problems they instead focus their energies on religion itself.
Because people want want quick easy fixes to problems.They don't believe in God because when they pray or if they do and don't get exactly what they expected ,then they believe it must be a sham!
Or maybe people who do find "answers" to their prayers are just searching for an answer a little to hard. Like English teachers.
coz some moron believers provoke them..and pressure on them to believe on god
I dont believe in god and I dont try to prove he doesnt exist, If somebody who believes tries to convince me that he does then yeah i will give my views right back, however i dont just randomly preach NO GOD whenever i can, could the same be said of believers? no, a fair proportion of them will happily try and force their beliefs on others.
Are they? Well, it's better than being satisfied with hearsay.
i dont try to prove anything..i believe in something...just not so much the thought of your typical christian god...dunno why... just never felt it
the key is - i believe. what means - i don't need proves of existence of God. because it's a faith, not physics. your opponent doesn't have enough education to understand what "believes" and "evidences" from very different places.
From your uneducated opponent:
You would believe in something without evidence to support that belief? That's like the definition of gullible. And gullible isn't exactly associated with smart, person who said their opponent didn't have enough education.
People do that because they're mainly sad about something thats happened in their life. Childhood trauma's, death in the family, or maybe they were just brought up differently and/or never looked into it. Or maybe they just havent experienced God. I know that sounds a bit weird but people know when they feel it. But you know, thats my take on why they try to prove God doesnt exist. I feel bad for them, honestly.
I think people try to prove God doesn't exist because their beliefs are of fact and not faith. Fact, or proof, is the only sensible way they see as the way to explain their beliefs to believers. The problem is that believers beliefs are based on faith - proof isn't of any value to them -, so eachother's messages get lost in translation.
The ones that do are not comfortable in there unbelief.
or maybe they are a little too comfortable
Wow. This one of the best questions I've read on EP!
I think it's just knee-jerk reaction to the other side, you know, those people at the opposite extreme of the pole. I've seen both side, and in my opinion they do like to defend themselves. I choose to stand in the middle-ground, so I don't try to prove if God(s) exist(s) or not, but all I know is that at present time, it's all about different viewpoints. Sad how people fight all the time about things like that, right?
i like this question, and when something happens... they blame it on god. who according to them doesent exist. personally i think theyre scared of the possibility of a God... cos that means theres a heaven and a hell <- and thats something they dont wanna think about.
I don't believe in god, I have no problem with those that do, unless they try and enforce their beliefs on me. I have no desire to either prove to anyone he doesn't exist, nor to try and convert them to my view point.
Because it's an effective main argument used against atheists ("can you prove he DOESN'T exist?"). If they manage to find a way to counter that question scientifically or conclusively answer it outright, they'd be able to sleep more peacefully at night and eliminate any lingering doubt.
What blows me away is that most athiests complain and complain and complain about people who believe in God, and they are so bitter about it! I'm like... relax... breathe... it's okay that you don't believe. But the fact that you're trying shove your athiesm down *my* throat is no better than Christians trying to shove their beliefs down yours. Some of them are quite the hypocrites.
They wouldn't be proving what they don't believe. They'd be proving what they do believe....