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Why have people (Atheists) Chosen not to believe in God? Does this give freedom to live life without becoming answerable to anyone?

Many people are atheists because of the way they were brought up or educated, or because they have simply adopted the beliefs of the culture in which they grew up. So someone raised in Communist China is likely to have no belief in God because the education system and culture make being an atheist the natural thing to do.

"Other people are atheists because they just feel that atheism is right." It is on this premise that i am asking this question.


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    Jun 26 2012: Well most people in America believe in God for the same reason most people don't in China, they were brought up that way. I was brought up to believe in a God, but am now an atheist. I contribute my atheism to education. The more I learned throughout the years, the more my core beliefs were not matching up. I never wanted to not believe in God, it just hapend. Infact, it would be nice to know that their was a God so that I could see all my loved ones when I die,and I wouldn't have to worry about dieing because I would have everlasting life on the other side. However, just because something sounds good does not make it reality. Reality leads me to believe there is no god. My evidence is all the wars on this planet, all the suffering and starving people around the world, and the absence of an omnipotent force. All it would take for an omnipotent force to change these atrocities is the will, and if we would quit looking for this God to end it, I am sure given the will, Mankind could solve thesr problems.

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