My sister kinda believes in God, but she's not really religious.
When she became pregnant there were complications with her baby, doctors were worried the baby may have Downs Syndrome, and would be unlikely to live.
Further tests were issued, and in the mean time my sister prayed and prayed and prayed to God for her baby to be okay.
A few days later, doctors told her the tests were okay and her baby was going to be fine.
My sister was delighted, thanked God repeatedly, and her belief was strengthened.
A week later, the baby died of kidney failure.
You tell me, what kind of an asshole God would put her through that?
Some atheists pray, some don't. When atheists pray it's not because they secretly believe, it's because the world is a harsh and brutal place, and
even the staunchest atheist for a moment just hopes he is wrong somehow, but I tell you what, even if God is real, if he is willing to answer your
prayer only to throw something ten times worse at you right afterwards like he is playing a sick game, what the hell is the point?
My example above is a good one I think, because her baby could have lived, and I am sure she would have credited God for saving the baby, but it goes
to show it was just chance, God was never there, and if he was, he certainly doesn't give a crap about the happiness and wellbeing of us
edit on 19-7-2013 by humphreysjim because: (no reason given)