Why you don't believe in god?

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Why you don't believe in god?


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an_order_of_magnitude's picture
Because, the arguments that

Because, the arguments that god exists are not convincing.

CyberLN's picture
Because I find it it's

Because I find it it's unnecessary to do so.

algebe's picture
From the age of five, I said

From the age of five, I said the Lord's Prayer every morning in school assembly at schools in the UK and New Zealand. Every other child did the same. One day when I was about 13, instead of "amen" the word "bullshit" came into my mind. After that I just phased out and thought about cars, girls, music, and food while those around me were chanting gibberish. The sun always came up every day, and my heart continued to beat, despite my failure to pray.

Millions of children have gone through that same daily school ritual. Some of them have grown up good, and some bad. Some of them have died in wars or accidents, or from diseases, while others have lived long, happy lives. Some of the dead ones were good, and some of the live ones are bad. So the net effect of all that prayer is zero. Less than zero if you count all the wasted time and brain power.

From this evidence, I have concluded that god never answers prayers because god is too busy not existing.

ThePragmatic's picture
@ Dom

@ Dom

What god are you referring to? There are more than just one to choose from you know. None of which I find believable.

Just as I don't find other supernatural claims believable, or other claims that are questionable and unprovable, like alien abduction accounts, cryptozoology, hollow Earth, etc.

chimp3's picture
I don't believe the people

I don't believe the people who tell me there is a god(s). The universe and nature is not telling me this fairy tale. People tell this fairy tale.

miracleman12's picture


Please see my response to you in the other thread. My first argument from "Fine Tuning" still stands as not refuted. Give the other one a go too.

Dave Matson's picture


For some of the reasons I've discussed, I really don't find any fine-tuning argument compelling.

bigbill's picture
since I consider myself an

since I consider myself an agnostic I don`t consider if there is a God or not.I just don`t know about such a claim It`s possible, you look at the cell and the dna in it and I am amazed how the four letters of dna within the molecule and the amino acids that make the proteins it looks like it, but further research needs to be done,As for now I remain a agnostic.

Nyarlathotep's picture
agnostic enlightener - since

agnostic enlightener - since I consider myself an agnostic I don`t consider if there is a God or not.

agnostic enlightener - jesus christ was god in the flesh he was without sin and died for you and me on that all wooden cross.and you my friend will bow from hell to jesus christ i am as certain as that like the air that i breathe.

Just to be clear: are you saying you have had a major world-view change in the last 3 months?

BAACKJD's picture
Since I'm a 36 year old from

Since I'm a 36 year old from a very evangelical family who just cut the cord on my faith in the past month I've been asking myself this a lot. You almost feel like you need some kind of slam dunk summary on why you don't believe in order to avoid a series of very boring conversations with people that trying to save you.

I guess my answer to question is simple. The Bible. The Bible is without a doubt the most valuable tool one can use to illustrate how silly religion really is. The same could be said of any religious text. Read Dianetics for crying out loud-it's hilarious!

ThePragmatic's picture
When asked what made people

When asked what made people drop their faith, "the Bible" is a quite common answer.

Dave Matson's picture
The Pragmatic,

The Pragmatic,

Actually reading the Bible and taking an interest in science are mainly what moved me out of the religious sphere.

algebe's picture
The Japanese holy book

The Japanese holy book/creation myth, Kojiki is quite entertaining. There's even a stripper goddess. The sun goddess, Amaterasu, went into a cave to sulk, leaving the world in darkness. The dawn goddess, Ame-no-Uzume-no-Mikoto, performed a lewd dance, causing the other gods to cheer and shout. Amaterasu came out of her cave to see what the commotion was about, and the other gods immediately sealed up the entrance. And if that doesn't convince you that gods and religions are created by men, nothing will.

The Christian bible arrived in Japan with Francis Xavier in the 16th century. A Japanese writer later complained that all the Christians ever brought them was Satan, sin, and cigarettes.

Andrematomer's picture
I am Christian for 15 years

I am Christian for 15 years and I pray everyday. But I can feel God. So I quit.

MCDennis's picture
Which gods or god are you

Which gods or god are you referring to? Generally, the answer to your question is that I don't believe in god claims because (a) there is no proof that gods exist and (b) there is no good evidence that one or more gods exist.

Pitar's picture
I have no idea, really. Does

I have no idea, really. Does that make me a bad person? I'm willing to reconsider if you can give me a reason to.

Here, people have this incredibly indelible image of their personal god soul-clinging to them in ways no other man can come between. Take this chap. He writes a fine verse does he not?

High Flight

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,

And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;

Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth

Of sun-split clouds, --and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of --Wheeled and soared and swung

High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there

I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung

My eager craft through footless halls of air...

Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue

I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace

Where never lark or even eagle flew --

And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod

The high untrespassed sanctity of space,

Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

His name was John Gillespie McGee. He flew a fighter plane in World War Two with the sole intent of killing his opponent, who was German in this case, and also intent on killing him. A fine lad, god fearing and truly believed in his task knowing god was on his side. His opponents thought the same for themselves. John had a midair collision while flying in poor visibility and was killed. A sad end of a young man's god-fearing life.

My father was also a WWII combat pilot, devout in his knowledge of his god, and dropped bombs all over Germany killing indescriminately everyone along his bomb runs. It wasn't that a war was being fought so much as two men in uniform so very sure that their gods were okay with them killing when both were fully aware of the Commandment "Thou shalt not kill". Funny how god-fearing people twist their gods around to suit their own agendas.

So, there is either a god that can be manipulated by man because, evidently, god cannot manipulate man to do his bidding. Or, there cannot be a god at all outside the one man creates in his own image.

SecularSonOfABiscuitEater's picture
1)Because I don't fear the

1)Because I don't fear the unknown.

2)Because It doesn't add up that a God made me, claims to love me, yet gets mad at me for feeling sexual urges that God included in the Human design.

3)Because everytime we learn something about how the world works, we learn that God is NOT the reason for it (for example night and day occurs because of our planets rotation, not because God occasionally puts a blanket on the Sun)

4)Because what plan for the world involves letting children suffer with Leukemia? What diety that loves all his or children allow them to endure such a thing?

5)Because leaving my problems for God to solve is lazy and less productive than actually solving them.

6)Because too much blood has been spilled in Gods name.

Dave Matson's picture
There are many reasons why I

There are many reasons why I reject Christian god-belief as well as supernatural deities in general. One of the stronger reasons is that they flunk the good reasoning test. If you are interested in the details, see my thread "Science Gives God The Bump!" 08/07/2016 18:47.

mykcob4's picture
Curious? Really? I doubt it

Curious? Really? I doubt it very much. I believe that you and all like you ask this question, not out of curiosity but instead to start an angry rant.
Why can't you people understand that people that don't believe in your myth just don't accept an idea that has zero facts to back it up. There is NO evidence of of a god. None whatsoever!
The question should be why do you believe a myth that was started centuries ago by overly superstitious people that had no concept of science and no method of real investigation.
If you would put your "faith" to the test of real and honest scrutiny you would come to the logical conclusion that it is merely a myth.

curtisabass's picture
I believe the correct

I believe the correct question is why WOULD I ibelieve in a god?

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