I don't see how you lot don't believe in God. You can see his creation everywhere,
First off, welcome to the forum. I hope you stick around.
Seeing a beautiful sunset or landscape, or hearing the laughter of a child, etc., is no more evidence for a supreme creator in the sky than seeing a garbage dump or a pile of dog poop, or seeing a tragedy such as a teenager die in front of you in the emergency room, is evidence against
the existence of a god. Life has ups and downs, beauty and ugliness, times of joy and times of tragedy. To quote Jerry Seinfeld:
"Life is truly a ride. We're all strapped in and no one can stop it. When the doctor slaps your behind, he's ripping your ticket and away you go. As you make each passage from youth to adulthood to maturity, sometimes you put your arms up and scream, sometimes you just hang on to that bar in front of you. But the ride is the thing. I think the most you can hope for at the end of life is that your hair's messed, you're out of breath, and you didn't throw up."
It is a pretty sad life if you have to delude yourself into believing in an imaginary invisible friend in order to appreciate the beautiful things around you.
you can feel that he exists, and still you don't see it.
How in the world would you know what I "feel"? I dont feel any such thing. I would venture to guess you dont either. Just because you get a happy feeling when you talk about your beliefs doesnt give them any credibility. Heaven's Gate cultists probably felt similarly just before putting the plastic bag over their heads. When you convince yourself that you have an invisible friend that's going to make everything allright, it gives you a good feeling, a safety blanket. Doesnt make it true.
Can anyone tell me what led you to your current beliefs?
Be happy to answer you, but really a better question would be what led YOU
to your current beliefs? You didnt have them when you came out of the womb. Did you arrive at them through rational thought after examining all the possible explanations critically? Did the god you believe in appear directly to you and speak (I'm not talking metaphorically, I mean did you actually see and hear him)? OR...was it what you were raised to believe?
As far as what led me to NOT share your belief, it's not a particularly exciting story. I didnt have some horrible experience or bad situation in life that made me turn away and now you can just make me talk about it and share and suddenly I am going to cry and see the light and be "saved", praise the lord! It was pretty similar to the way I discovered there was no Santa Clause. Basically I was raised christian and believed devoutly when I was a child. But as I grew into my teenage years and asking more and more questions and getting more and more bogus answers, I realized the only reason I believed what I did in the first place was because it was what I was raised to believe. And when I realized I would have believed differently if I had grown up in a different time and place, that pretty much did it for me.
Hope you stick around this site. Odds are you've probably already left, and I just wasted a bunch of time with that post. But we'll see