Why don’t Atheists believe in God?

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Sapporo's picture
I was born an atheist. I am

I was born an atheist. I am now an atheist for the same reason I was an atheist back then. I cannot believe in something which has no evidence. Anything that can be observed must happen within the laws of nature, so it is meaningless to say there is evidence of the supernatural.

Sheldon's picture
Well said...took the words

Well said...took the words right out of my mouth, and whoever disagreed with you can do the same to me, though they have the usual theistic reticence when confronted by rational arguments.

Foe4500's picture
God is supernatural so like a

God is supernatural so like a fish in water you cannot see the thing that keeps you moving~ :-p

Sapporo's picture
Foe45: God is supernatural so

Foe45: God is supernatural so like a fish in water you cannot see the thing that keeps you moving~ :-p

You have no direct evidence of that. You are asking us why someone would not believe in something that by your admission cannot be observed.

If a thing cannot be observed, it can neither be proved true or false.

Using your reasoning, there are an infinite number of things that can be said to exist. How can you meaningfully say they don't exist or tell us what properties they do or do not have?

edit: typo

LogicFTW's picture
God is supernatural so like a

God is supernatural so like a fish in water you cannot see the thing that keeps you moving~ :-p

Again I hope you are trolling, or some sort of tongue in cheek humour, there is so many things wrong with that quote it is hard to know where to begin.

MinutiaeAccreted's picture
@Foe45 - "God is supernatural

@Foe45 - "God is supernatural so like a fish in water you cannot see the thing that keeps you moving~ :-p"

Hopefully your little text emoji indicates you really were being tongue-in-cheek with this crappy analogy. If fish couldn't perceive water, then why the hell do they struggle like hell to get back to it by flopping around like mad? Fish need water to survive, and atheists living long, productive lives is proof that one does not need God in order to survive.

Why are theists analogies always so terrible? Seriously, can you answer that for me? There are always so many glaring holes, and they never anything more than specious clap-trap - they reveal nothing, because they are about nothing. One might start believing that theists simply don't think before they speak.

Sheldon's picture
"Why are theists analogies

"Why are theists analogies always so terrible?"

Have a cigar sir, I've been pointing this out for years. Their facile parent and father analogies are the most cringeworthy nonsense.

Sheldon's picture
Foe45 "God is supernatural so

Foe45 "God is supernatural so like a fish in water you cannot see the thing that keeps you moving"

Blah fucking blah, what a load of hokum nonsense. You haven''t offered a sensible cogent post since you started stinking this place up with your vapid rhetoric, and facile claims, and I have more chance of fucking a nun on Good Friday, than ever seeing you demonstrate any objective evidence for your superstitious guff.

Foe4500's picture
You are by definition a slave

You are by definition a slave to your base senses.

Sapporo's picture
Foe45: You are by definition

Foe45: You are by definition a slave to your base senses.

And how do you know that?

CyberLN's picture
Foe, Please provide that

Foe, Please provide that definition.

Foe4500's picture
Arm

Arm
Leg
Leg
Arm
Head
ALLAH
this world is a lot more simple when you stop trying to cram your mind with useful info.

toto974's picture
These are not senses.

These are not senses.

Sheldon's picture
"this world is a lot more

"this world is a lot more simple when you stop trying to cram your mind with useful info."

Then it must be very simple to you, judging by the egregious nonsense you keep posting here.

Allah is no more real than mermaids and leprechauns, and a lot less fucking use.

LostLocke's picture
What grounds you to Earth

What grounds you to Earth

Gravity

what keeps you breathing

My lungs

what keeps you guessing

My brain

Not sure what this has to do with atheism, as every theist I know would also answer the same way.

arakish's picture
Damn LostLocke, I posted

Damn LostLocke, I posted almost the same exact post before reading the responses. Great Minds.

rmfr

Tin-Man's picture
@Arakish Me too.

@Arakish

Me too.

arakish's picture
@ Tin-Man

@ Tin-Man

Saw that. And all others who answered the same way. Great minds.

rmfr

Foe4500's picture
LOL nah none of those things

LOL nah none of those things keep you “alive”, grounded, or guessing..I suggest you look into dry fasting and see how weird this “hexperience” can get.

And to the dude saying that your appendages and top aren’t senses..Lol buddy how do you get around?

LostLocke's picture
Your brain and lungs do

Your brain and lungs do absolutely keep you alive.
Gravity keeps you alive in that it prevents you from flying off into space, where your brain and lungs will be useless in less than one minute.

toto974's picture
The dude has a (pseudo) name.

The dude has a (pseudo) name. So your head is a sense?...Granted, it has sensory organs.

Sapporo's picture
@Foe45 why don't you believe

@Foe45 why don't you believe that Muhammad was sodomized by a winged horse?

Foe4500's picture
Sapporo please leave if you

Sapporo please leave if you’re going to taint the thread..

Aether and electromagnetism keep you afloat in this part of the boonies, brah

LostLocke's picture
The amount of

The amount of electromagnetism that's required to keep a human body "stuck" to a planet like Earth would kill you.
Before your body as a whole was magnetized to the ground, the iron in your body would be ripped out, basically acting like teeny tiny bullets flying down through your organs.

Sapporo's picture
Foe45: Sapporo please leave

Foe45: Sapporo please leave if you’re going to taint the thread..

Aether and electromagnetism keep you afloat in this part of the boonies, brah

Could you give a list of supernatural things you do and do not believe in, and why you are so inclined?

arakish's picture
Foe45: "Sapporo please leave

Foe45: "Sapporo please leave if you’re going to taint the thread.."

You already tainted this thread and others.

rmfr

Tin-Man's picture
Re: OP "Why don’t Atheists

Re: OP "Why don’t Atheists believe in God?
What grounds you to Earth, what keeps you breathing, what keeps you guessing?"

1. I prayed for a purple pony for my seventh birthday and didn't get it.

2. Gravity keeps me grounded to Earth

3. Air and my autonomic nervous system keep me breathing.

4. People asking stupid questions usually keep me guessing.

Foe4500's picture
All of you should look into

All of you should look into the Thunderbolts Project reallly good insight as to what is and is not, pertaining to physics and the like.

arakish's picture
@ Foe45

@ Foe45

Thunderbolts Project? Please enthrall us with your advanced intelligence.

rmfr

David Killens's picture
Oh geez, those Thunderbolts

Oh geez, those Thunderbolts Project people are prime candidates for the Flat Earth Society.

Foe45 are you a flat earther?

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