Why don't you believe in God?

Posted: August 24th 2007

vjack www

I do not believe in any gods because there is absolutely no evidence to support their existence. I suppose another way to look at this would be to say that I do not believe in gods for the same reasons you do not believe in unicorns, fairies, etc.

As Carl Sagan famously said, “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” That a god exists with the characteristics attributed to the Christian god is certainly an extraordinary claim. And yet, there is simply no evidence to support this claim.

Posted: September 1st 2007

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bitbutter www

I don’t believe in the biblical god for the same reason that I don’t believe in Thor or fairies—lack of evidence.

Posted: August 27th 2007

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flagellant www

I don’t believe in god/allah/yahweh (very briefly) because:

  • God is grott, merdeiful: clearly man-made and a vicious bastard to boot.
  • There is no evidence that such a being can exist/has ever existed.
  • I do not accept things without reasonable explanations.
  • ‘Faith’ is not a virtue; it is gullibility.
  • The ‘first cause’ argument always leads to the question ‘Who made god?’
  • Two thousand year old texts are inevitably suspect.
  • Human knowledge, underpinned by science, has pushed back the ‘unknown’ frontiers.
  • Theistic explanations, e.g. of our Solar System and the Universe, are wrong.
  • The supporting evidence for Darwinian evolution explains our existence, elegantly.
  • The concept of an afterlife is absurd.
  • There is no heaven; there is no hell. There is only an inevitable death.
  • We derive moral rules without sticks and carrots from imaginary sources.
  • Finding the idea of god ‘comforting’ does not make it true.

This is a very short summary of my reasons for finding belief in god/allah/yahweh ridiculous. The more I look at the issue, the more convinced I become. And I haven’t even started on the organised religions yet…

Posted: August 27th 2007

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brian thomson www

Which one?

Posted: August 27th 2007

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I don’t believe in God because there is no reason, evidence, or need.

When I was first taught (at age seven) that God made me, I silently wondered who made God. It just never made any sense to me, and therefore, I had no motivation to cultivate the necessary faith in order to sustain belief in a supernatural entity, and a very unsavory one, to boot.

Like many atheists, I am completely perplexed by religious belief. I have no idea how religious folks manage to pull off the faith trick. Perhaps, neuroscience will be able eventually to clarify the mental/emotional components necessary in order to take the faith leap.

Posted: August 26th 2007

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