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The short version is that things need to make sense to me. I need logic. Faith is a notion that requires you to accept things that are inexplicable.0
The question is not "Why don't you believe in a god?" It is "Why should you believe in a god?"
The notion of "a god or gods exist" is a positive claim. Positive claims require evidence to assert their authenticity and value. When that claim is supported by sufficient, demonstrable evidence, then it may be considered more verifiable than another hypothesis. You also have to support the god hypothesis by demonstrating why the other possible hypotheses are not as strong or valid.
Lack of acceptance of the claim "A god exists" is the default, not the opposition.
The opposition would be those who make the positive claim "A god or gods do not exist." This is a positive claim, and therefore also requires evidence to support it.0
I do but sometimes I question my faith. Does this help?20
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Same reason I don’t believe superman, the Easter bunny or honest politicians. Because all evidence available suggests that no such thing exists.0
I don't see enough proof for certain belief that there is a God. Also there are lots of God's throughout history... It would be difficult to say which one is real.0
I believe it exists, but it doesn't have my loyalty or respect. It has yet to earn that privilege0
Just don't have a valid reason to. It's something which doesn't warrant belief. That simple.0
I don't see a reason to do otherwise.0
I believe that the world is influenced by forces that we do not yet understand. A higher power. A god. A pantheon. A creator.
Heck, maybe we’re in a simulation and the universe is controlled by an algorithm.
The truth is, nobody can know the truth for sure.
Nobody can know with 100% certainty that their idea of God is 100% accurate.
I’m open minded and I believe there’s a possibility for all kinds of things.
I value science. I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology and I’ve taken courses on science versus pseudoscience and understand the importance of empirical evidence. But, science is all about learning to understand the world that we live in. How does everything work? What are the laws of the universe?
One of the things that will always stick with me is the understanding that with experiments, nothing is ever truly proven. The most one can say is, “The evidence I’ve collected suggests…”
Nobody can say with 100% certainty that God does exist, nor can they say with 100% certainty that God does exist.
It all comes down to a gamble really. A bet. And you could be wrong or right.
Whether you’re putting your faith in a religion, or science, or mathematical probabilities, you’re trusting in something rather than KNOWing something.
At the end of the day, we’re all just placing bets, and telling each other why we decided to place our bets on one hypothesis over another hypothesis.
Nobody is certain.
Nobody can be.
Not if they’re honest with themselves.
Humans are not infallible, there’s always a risk of being wrong.
Which is also why I’m not a big supporter of organized religions that spread and enforce their ideologies while simultaneously discouraging people to critically think for themselves.
The truth of the universe is complex, and I don’t believe that any one religion has the entire picture.
nor* can they say
nor can they say with 100% certainty that God does NOT exist*