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Atheism: why do people don't believe in God?

My question to all atheists is that, why don't they believe in God? Can't they see His signs and can everything that happens on Earth happen by chance? If I don't believe in Allah, Jesus, Buddha or any other God, how can I live? I'll have no direction or paths.

Ok. I agree. There are somethings that we don't know about God, i.e. where did he came from but I believe there is a difference between the knowledge he possesses and we possess. If we'll get all that knowledge, what will be the difference between Him and us? There are numerous points where his knowledge is way better than ours.

If I don't believe in any God, then (I suppose) we are saying that everything that happens, happens by chance. What will be the purpose of living then? Other than living for the betterment of the people, is there any other reason for living? We already live in such chaotic conditions, so isn't it better to die in this case?

Now, I am not trying to hurt anyone's feelings (and if I have done that, I apologize from the depths of my heart) nor am I saying that atheists should die or have no reasons to live but I still find it difficult to NOT believe in God. Thank you.

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  • Sep 5 2012: Science?

    I don't believe in unproven things. You don't believe in Santa anymore, right?

    There is as much evidence for the existence of Santa as there is for God. None.
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      Sep 5 2012: Hi Lucas,
      I don't believe there is a god either, and I am compelled to address your comment, because your reference to Santa, reminds me of something my mother used to say:>)

      The idea of Santa Clause/Christmas are feelings we can carry in our heart all year long. We try to pack love and giving into a day or a week, when in fact, we can have the feeling in our heart always...all ways:>)

      I suggest that it may be the same for some people and their belief in a god? Believing in something is a "feeling", is it not? I don't see any problem with people having a "feeling" or belief that is different than mine. What I DO object to sometimes, is those folks trying to convince me that they are "right" and I am going to hell, or even worse, when they use their "feeling" or belief in a destructive way.
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      Sep 5 2012: Lucas :

      Let's assume there is no proof for God , why don't you just believe in God ? You see , you didn't really answered the question .

      "I don't believe in unproven things."
      Really ? Randomly said : with proofs means science . We don't have science about anything that happens in our lives , in fact we don't have science for the biggest part of our lives . You don't believe , you only accept by proofs ? Then you are the poorest being in the world .
      What about extraterrestrial life ? How does it seem to you some actions of NASA ?

      To believe is an wonderful natural thing , it's part of life . Atheism for life : what a irony . Even only for this distortions atheism should be damned forever .
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        Sep 5 2012: Eduard,
        I do not believe Lucas is the "poorest being in the world" simply because he does not agree with you, and that is an unkind thing to say....don't you think?

        People respect your beliefs Eduard, and it might be helpful to respect other people's beliefs as well.
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          Sep 5 2012: I didn't say what I said simply because he doesn't agree with me and you know it I guess , you should .

          I don't respect the others wrongs , if you do that's your problem but don't ask me to do this ........ that would be 'unkind' .
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        Sep 5 2012: Eduard,
        I only know about you what you write in these comments. People's beliefs are not always "wrong" Eduard, simply because they do not agree with your beliefs.
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          Sep 5 2012: I explained or at least I tried to explain why his view is wrong regardless of the fact that I don't agree with him .
      • Sep 6 2012: Because believing in unproven things is stupid.

        I don't believe in Santa, if I did, I wouldn't get any presents.
        I don't believe in God, if I did, I would receive no guidance or whatever you guys believe it gets you.

        You don't believe in flying cars, time machines, wizards. They do not exist, so one does not believe in something that doesn't exist. It makes zero sense.

        There is NO proof God exists, no proof of his actions, no proof of him actually helping somebody, actually helping such as change things or circumstances not just via a placebo effect.

        Y'all are believing in the oldest lie of mankind.

        Which makes me kinda sad. To know grown people believe in lies and unproven things is just, sad...

        But it actually explains the current state of the world, too much naivety and stupidity.
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          Sep 6 2012: Lucas :

          You don't know what you're talking about , more than this you contradict yourself , any word you spelled is a contradiction .

          Example . You claimed 'believing in unproven things is stupid' , however you claimed unproven things like : 'there is no proof God exist' --- maybe there is and you don't know , maybe I know and I don't wanna tell you .
          " Y'all are believing in the oldest lie of mankind." can you prove it ? Nobody could so far . So who's doing something stupid here ?

          By the way I believe in flying cars , it's really cool believe me . I believe in time machines too , did you see the movie "The pursuit of happyness '' ? Maybe I'll invent one one day ... .

          What about NASA ? do you really think that guys are stupid ? Just think a bit MIT , Harvard ... .

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