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Why don't people believe in God?

if it were even the slightest possible chance that there is a hell and its a place of everlasting torment and hate wouldnt you want to make sure there isnt one by checking every possible source of information and proof that God does not exist or does?

And why do most people who ask themselves this question and go search for answers come back a christian?

yeah the whole idea can be denied with logical reasoning but you got to look at where this idea came from and how much we can trust this information. When you search for those facts they cant be denied and once you experience what God does in your life you will know its real. If you dont believe in it you should have proof andt the strongest possible evidence of everything that cant be denied.

I want to look at what you guys think and why you guys don't. Please dont attack other peoples ideas and thought and be open with every ounce of reasoning you can come up with.

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  • Jun 24 2011: I reject god(s)/religion of 1) due to a lack of verifiable evidence and 2) the fact that the pattern of religious beliefs matches temporal, cultural, political and geographical trends.

    1. Lack of verifiable evidence

    A super majority of advancements are due to sustained scientific research. While Mr. Ahmadi has been kind enough to provided his beliefs in this discussion, from my perspective they are assertions based on his anecdotal experience. I respect his experience as a fellow human, but I require a high standard of evidence (scientific) for beleif. I echo Christophe Cop's point regarding the "god-experience." Someone telling me they "felt" god is not enough proof.

    2. Temporal, cultural, political and demographic patterns:

    Predicting religious beleif is extremely easy. Provided a profile (age, country of birth and/or residence, education level, parent's religion, etc.) we could make rather accurate predictions of what religion (if any) they believe in. One example is that living in northern Africa makes a person more likely to be Muslim while living in southern Africa makes them more likely to be Christian. Another is that few people believe in the Greek Pantheon today, but they had a heck of a following when the Greek empire was under Athenian rule in the 5th and 4th century BC. Dominant modern religions are widespread because their cultures are powerful, not because their deities are real.

    Religion moves like language does: by migration, subjugation, and assimilation. European conquerors from Spain took South America by deadly force and early American settlers moved west across Indian territory. Conquered South American natives quickly pick up Spanish and Catholicism. African slaves replaced their tribal culture with English and Christianity. As the structure society changes, so does religion. If your parents speak English; what do you speak?

    I encourage everyone to investigate secular humanism as a means for rational & moral coexistence!

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