posted on Aug, 4 2008 @ 02:55 AM
I'm an atheist for many reasons. Some of these reasons are listed below, though this is only the tip of the iceberg. Also, most of these reasons are
directed towards Christianity, as this is the religion I know the most about.
1) Religions base their belief on faith and emotions due to a lack of proof. Emotions are highly blinding and illogical.
2) If God created us, he created us to use logic. If we use logic, we require proof. God (having infinite wisdom) would have known this, and thus
altered the way our mind works, or provided proof. Neither is true therefor, either a) God wants a percentage of us to not believe and burn in Hell or
b) God does not exist. If 'a)' is true, then God is a lier, as he states in the Bible that he is a loving God.
3) A being of infinite wisdom and knowledge would not create anything, as that would be illogical. It's like saying a being that encompasses negative
infinity to positive infinity creates the number 2. Why? He already encompasses all and there can be no more.
4) Many who believe in a god also say that they have "felt" their god and "can't describe it". When I was a kid, I believed there were monsters
under my bed. The more I focused on them, the more they became real. I 'felt' them there. Even though I couldn't describe it in words, I knew they
were there. Turns out I was wrong.
5) If any god did exist, he/she would see all the religions in the world and know that what you believe in is determined by where you live 95% of the
time. If you're born in China, and the Christian God is correct, then you're screwed. If you're born in America, and Buddhism is correct, then
you're screwed. This makes god a racist.
6) A belief in a god is an attempt to explain the unknown. The more we find out about our universe the less reason we have to believe in a god. To the
people who lived ages ago and knew next to nothing about the universe, creating a deity was the only thing that made sense. Even if you believe in a
god, you cannot deny that human psychology plays a major role in why we have so many religions today.