whats your reasons for believing or not believing?
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Yes i do.
Why? Because i came to this belief based on reason and logic. Christianity provides a coherent basis for trusting our cognitive faculties as reliable sources for discerning truth. An atheist materialist belief system doesn't provide that, in fact it pulls the rug by which its own belief rests on. Evolution pretty much contradicts naturalism. An atheist reductionist aapproach to knowledge pretty much shuns any capacity to understand the world sufficiently.
It dismantles scholastic meta physics, sociology, history, science etc in favour of atheistic reductionism, materialism and scientism which shapes its beliefs rather than the other way around.
Logically i can be a Christian and believe in reason precisely because I'm a Christian. There is in fact contrary evidence against atheism than supporting. Part of what made me become a christian was the historicity abs abundance of data
Or as c. s Lewis put it
"“Supposing there was no intelligence behind the universe, no creative mind. In that case, nobody designed my brain for the purpose of thinking. It is merely that when the atoms inside my skull happen, for physical or chemical reasons, to arrange themselves in a certain way, this gives me, as a by-product, the sensation I call thought. But, if so, how can I trust my own thinking to be true? It’s like upsetting a milk jug and hoping that the way it splashes itself will give you a map of London. But if I can’t trust my own thinking, of course I can’t trust the arguments leading to Atheism, and therefore have no reason to be an Atheist, or anything else. Unless I believe in God, I cannot believe in thought: so I can never use thought to disbelieve in God.”
- C. S. Lewis
Something that's been widely recognised in biology for centuries now.
"With me the horrid doubt arises whether the convictions of a man's mind which if arisen as a result of random processes, no different to that of a monkey is of any reliability at all" ~ Darwin
Although lacking in philosophy to understand this dilemma. Its interesting to note Dawkins even recognises this
"There is no such thing as free will in a naturalist universe, we're nothing more than a random collection of atoms, dancing to the tune of our dna" ~ river of Eden, Dawkins
Refer to my answer here