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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 27 2012: [341�270 B.C.] Greek philosopher "Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?"
    Epicurus
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      Jun 27 2012: Recognize that good cannot exist without evil, and visa versa. Dark cannot exist without light. Cold cannot exist without heat (nor does it exist). Now address the question "Does God want you to be good because He commands it, or does he want you to be good for the sake of others?"
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        Jun 27 2012: Or ask the question does evil exist or is it a human construct aimed at improving ourselves. And by improving I mean that someone could call something evil then not do it.

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